This is the maintenance schedule and associated service intervals for the Honda CBR650R.
The Honda CBR650R is a CBR series 650 cc four-cylinder sport bike that’s designed to be a more street-friendly alternative to the CBR600RR. It debuted at the 2018 EICMA in Milan, Italy as the successor to the CBR650F. Its naked sibling, the CB650R, also replaced the CB650F.
The CBR650R hasn’t changed since it was launched in 2019.
This maintenance schedule applies equally to the LAMS or A2-restricted versions available for those on restricted licenses in Europe, the UK, Australia, and New Zealand. The parts are the same, and the engine is the same.
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What you need to service the Honda CBR650R — Parts and Tools
If you’re servicing your CBR650R, aside from general motorcycle maintenance tools, you’ll need a few specific parts.
|Part||Honda CB650R/CBR650R spec|
|Engine oil||Honda recommends SAE 10W-30, JASO T 903 standard MA, like Pro Honda GN4, which is very available and affordable. Use a torque wrench to tighten the bolt to 30 Nm (22 lb-ft).|
|Oil filter||Honda’s standard part number for the oil filter is 15410-MFJ-D01 (for many motorcycles). Tighten it to 26 Nm (19 lb-ft). You can also use Hiflofiltro HF204RC (better quality) for the oil filter.|
|Engine coolant||Use Honda Long-life Coolant, which is based on ethylene glycol.|
|Spark Plugs||Use NGK IMR9E-9HES. This is what the manual suggests. Make sure it’s gapped correctly to 0.8-0.9mm (get a gapping tool) and torqued correctly (use a torque wrench).|
|Air filter||Honda OEM part number is 17210-MKN-D50. You can also get the K&N equivalent, HA-6414.|
|Brake fluid||Honda recommends Honda DOT 4.|
|Brake pads||For the front, you need two pairs of brake pads (OEM: 06455-MKN-D51, EBC: FA679HH), and for the rear you need one (OEM: 06435-MGZ-J01, EBC: FA496HH). (Here’s a combined CB650R/CBR650R brake pad change kit.)|
And the following general consumables are useful as well.
|Paddock Stand — Makes maintaining your chain or doing other maintenance much easier.|
|Motul chain paste — one of the most highly-regarded chain lubes. Easy to apply, doesn’t fling off. If you need more stuff, get the Motul chain care kit as an affordable package.|
|Always good to have on hand lithium soap-based grease for lubing external pivot points (like the swingarm) and bearings.|
|Use Protect all cable life to lubricate your cables and controls.|
Honda CBR650R Maintenance Schedule
Below is the maintenance schedule for the Honda CBR650R.
Notes on reading the table:
- Difficulty levels: Honda has indicated the difficulty of self-service.
- X: Intermediate. We recommend service by your Honda dealer, unless you have the necessary tools and are mechanically skilled. Procedures are provided in an official Honda Service Manual
- XX: Technical. In the interest of safety, have your motorcycle serviced by your dealer.
- Maintenance Procedures:
- I: inspect and clean, adjust, lubricate, or replace, if necessary
- L: lubricate
- R: replace
|Items||Dif.||x 1000 mi||0.6||4||8||12||16||20||24|
|Emission-Related Items||x 1000 km||1||6.4||12.8||19.2||25.6||32||38.4||Regular|
|Air Cleaner*2 (HA-6414)||R||R|
|Spark Plug (IMR9E-9HES)||X||Every 16,000 mi (25,600 km) : I Every 32,000 mi (51,200 km) : R|
|Engine Oil (Pro Honda GN4)||R||R||R||R||1 year|
|Engine Oil Filter (KN-204-1)||R||R|
|Engine Idle Speed||X||I||I||I|
|Radiator Coolant *4||I||I||I||3 Years|
|Secondary Air Supply System||X||I|
|Evaporative Emission Control System*3||X||I|
|Drive Chain (Motul Chain Paste)||Every 600 mi (1000 km): I L|
|Brake Fluid*4 (Honda DOT 4)||I||I||I||I||I||I||2 years|
|Brake Pads Wear||I||I||I||I||I||I|
|Brake Light Switch||I||I||I|
|Nuts, Bolts, Fasteners||X||I||I||I|
|Steering Head Bearings||XX||I||I||I|
- 1. At higher odometer readings, repeat at the frequency interval established here
- 2. Service more frequently if the motorcycle is ridden in unusually wet or dusty areas
- 3. 50 STATE type (meets California).
- 4. Replacement requires mechanical skill.
Tyre size and tyre pressure for the Honda CBR650R
- Front: 120/70ZR17 M/C (58W)
- Rear: 180/55ZR17 M/C (73W)
Tire type: Radial, Tubeless
- Front: DUNLOP D214F Z
- Rear: DUNLOP D214 Q
The manual for the Honda CBR650R recommends the following tyre pressures (when cold):
- Front: 250 kPa (2,50 kgf/cm2) 36 psi
- Rear: 290 kPa (2,90 kgf/cm2) 42 psi
About the Honda CBR650R
The CBR650R is based heavily on the CBR650F that appeared in 2014 and later facelifted in 2017. It has the same steel diamond frame but the section around the swingarm pivot is pressed instead of cast steel and 41mm non-adjustable ‘right way up’ forks are swapped to upside down units. The preload-adjustable single shock remains unchanged. The CBR650R has radial-mount (rather than conventional) four-piston ABS-assisted calipers.
The CBR650R has a bit more power, a more aggressive body position, and frankly, better looks than the outgoing CBR650F. It gets styling cues from the CBR1000RR Fireblade, to the point where they look great side-by-side.
Honda have slashed kerb weighed by an impressive 6kg compared to the CBR650F, but much of that reduction comes from the CBR650R’s two-litre smaller fuel tank (it’s now 15.4 litres) and 800ml less oil capacity.
The CBR650R’s riding position is slightly sportier than the previous F model. Bars set 30mm lower and 30mm further forward to put more of the rider’s weight over the front wheel for extra feel and confidence. Footpegs are 6mm higher and 3mm back, but the seat height stays the same at 810mm.
Like the out-going CBR650F, the CBR650R uses the same liquid-cooled 649cc inline four-cylinder engine. It has new dual air intakes, revised cam timing and exhaust tweaks, which adds up to an extra 3bhp at the crank which is next to impossible to feel in isolation.
The CBR650R isn’t the last word in excitement, but with 94bhp on tap and loads of mid-range torque, the Honda is smooth, engaging, has a decent turn of acceleration when you open the taps and a deep racy growl.
Manual for the Honda CBR650R
The above maintenance schedule comes directly from the user’s manual for the Honda CBR650R.
You can download it from here.