The aftermarket lighter Austin Racing GP1/R slip-on would have gained the 2019 Honda CBR650R around 5 horsepower
A popular Youtuber named Abhinav Bhatt has upped a new video in which Gurgaon-based Speedmonks Performance Centre’s owner Gilles Singh explains us of how his company fitted the country’s first Austin Racing exhaust on the 2019 Honda CBR650R. The Austin Racing GP1/R slip-on takes the place of the standard exhaust unit as the motorcycle’s owner was claimed to be unhappy with it.
The full titanium exhaust comes with a carbonfibre can and GP1/R tip and the work starts with cutting the header to accommodate the slip-on that weighs about 1.2 kg. The stock exhaust unit was removed from the CBR650R and it would have weighed around 10 kilograms and where the cutting began and why it was from that position was explained along the way.
The Austin Racing slip-on is then clamped on and the difference between the stock exhaust and the aftermarket version amplifies the CBR650R’s superbike status with aural excellence. Along with having a lighter construction compared to the regular exhaust, the Austin Racing GP1/R slip-on should have gained the motorcycle around 5 horsepower.
Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India sells the new CBR650R across the 22 exclusive Wing World dealerships. The middleweight supersport replaces the CBR650F and made world premiere at the 2018 EICMA Show in Milan before officially launching in the domestic market in April 2019.
Retailed in two colour choices namely the Grand Prix Red and Matte Gunpowder Black Metallic, the 2019 Honda CBR650R takes design influence from the more expensive Fireblade with a sportier bodywork. Comes under the made-in-India philosophy, it uses a 649 cc liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder DOHC.
Along with new air intake and exhaust design, Honda increased the rev range to 12,000 rpm while the kerb weight went down by 6 kilograms. The powerful motor produces 88 bhp and 60 Nm of peak torque and is claimed to have much-improved torque curve besides the bettered power-to-weight ratio by 8 per cent compared to its predecessor.