Honda CBR650FA-J
Sword Silver Metallic

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  Posted on 31st January 2019


The new Honda CBR650R is due in UK showrooms in a week or two's time. Whilst it looks great the much publicised sportiness of it puts me off, what I love about my CBR650F is that it's comfy, I can ride it all day, I can ride it on the track, in summary it's a fantastic all-rounder.

Time has passed quickly since we picked up the white CBR650F's in June 2016 and we've been thinking about what to do when our PCP agreement comes to an end. We spent some time going around all the dealers and sitting on lots of bikes, but nothing suited as well as the 650F. We test rode the latest iteration of the CBR in June 2018 and were impressed with the small power upgrade and Showa dual bending fork valves, so we starting looking into whether we could get a pair of these to replace our much loved white bikes.

Amazingly we found some dealers that had two unregistered Sword Silver (grey!?) bikes in stock. One dealer put in very little effort into providing a deal, unlike Ian from Dobles who was answering emails out-of-hours and trying his hardest to come up with the numbers we were looking for. It was quite close but we took the decision to stick with our current bikes and pay them off... this all changed when we received another email from Ian who'd come up with a fantastic deal that we just couldn't say no to!

The deal includes:

  • 0% PCP
  • Michelin Pilot Road 4
  • Oxford Sport hot grips
  • Honda Racing red rim tape
  • Levers, pannier rails and windscreen swapped

I'll be hugely sad to say goodbye to our white bikes, but I'm also looking forward to picking the new ones up in a few weeks.

Honda CBR650F Sword Silver

Honda CBR650F Sword Silver