After a year off, the Honda CBR650F returns for 2018 with a few updates. There are three big changes.The 2018 Honda CBR650F gets a new Showa Dual Bending Valve 41mm fork, the motor has revised intake funnels and exhaust, and the gear ratios have been altered to improve acceleration.
Additionally, the Nissin brake calipers have been updated to save weight, with ABS being available as an option. If you get caught out at night, you’ll appreciate the new LED headlight.Plus, when it comes time to check the air pressure, Honda has given the CBR650F L-angle valve stems to make the job easier. What remains is the friendly, semi-upright midsize sport bike that has easy handling that nicely exploits the inline-4 motor.Read our Honda CBR650F Review.Visit our Motorcycle Buyer’s Guide.
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Motos and Friends, the weekly podcast brought to you by Ultimate Motorcycling. My name is Arthur Coldwells.
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In this week’s first segment, Editor Don Williams takes the smallest BMW ADV bike on an urban adventure in Los Angeles. The BMW G 310 GS is a full size motorcycle with a modest engine, so of course we wonder if it is a little too underpowered and might struggle. Don put it through its paces and gives us his take.
In the second segment, Neale Bayly and Kiran Ridley have returned from the Ukraine to Paris where Kiran is based.
Kiran is an award winning photojournalist, and as an accomplished documentarian, he has covered stories as diverse as drug smuggling around the Mexican border, to the devastation of the Australian Bush Fires, to the tragedy of the Mediterranean migration crisis. Neale and Kiran reminisce about their motorcycle adventure in the Ukraine, and their observations and experiences with the incredibly resilient people of Ukraine, who have been put through such brutal hardship.