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Make ModelHonda CB 650
Engine: Air cooled. four stroke, transverse four cylinder, SOHC, 2 valves per cylinder.
Bore x Stroke: 59.8 x 55.8 mm
Compression Ratio: 9.0:1
Induction: 4x 26mm Keihin carbs
Ignition / Starting: Transistorized / electric
Max Power: 63 hp @ 9000 rpm
Max Torque: 38 ft-lb @ 8000 rpm
Transmission / Drive: 5 Speed / chain
Front Suspension: Centre axle coil spring forks with 135mm wheel travel
Rear Suspension: Dual Showa dampers. 91mm wheel travel adjustable spring preload.
Front Brakes: 2x 275mm discs 1 piston calipers
Rear Brakes: 180mm Drum
Front Tire: : 3.50-19
Rear Tire: : 4.50-17
Wet-Weight: 212 kg
Fuel Capacity: 18 Litres
Consumption average41.1 mpg
Standing ¼ Mile 13.4 sec / 157.7 km/h
Top Speed190 km/h
The Year: is 1978, model-Year: 1979, and Honda eliminates their Single OverHead-Cam Four-Cylinder (SOHC/4) CB550 and CB750 streetbikes from their offerings. Since 1969 Honda’s SOHC/4 design had captured the hearts and minds of critic and consumer alike. Beginning with the Harley-killing CB750, Honda’s reign on this Engine: technology would last until 1982, the Year: the Nighthawk moniker is introduced as the CB650SC. The 1979 CB550 and CB750 grow up and get themselves, among other things, a second camshaft.
The SOHC/4 replacement is the CB650, which, to some, seems little more than a cubic-centimeter compromise. To others, it’s a last gasp at an Engine: technology that, approaching the early 80’s, is quickly bound for antiquity in the high-horsepower attitude of the late-70’s/early-80’s streetbike market. For many owners, these bikes are examples of the perfect middle-Weight: pocket-rocket.
In any event, the SOHC/4 CB650’s are truly the culmination of Honda’s decade of experience with their ground-breaking SOHC/4 design. …