Honda Bros 650 (NTV650 Revere, NT650 Hawk GT)

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Honda Bros 650

The Honda Bros 650 road bike model was produced from 1988 to 1992. Despite such a short release period, the model still has many fans around the world. At the time of its release, the Honda Bros 650 was considered to be technically advanced - an aluminum diagonal frame, a "Pro-Arm" cantilever rear swingarm, installed on the sports tourist Honda VFR750F.

Main competitors

However, the main feature of the motorcycle is its engine, which is a V-shaped 2-cylinder liquid-cooled block with a volume of 647 cc. see, issuing 56 hp. power and almost 57 Nm of torque, available already at 6000 rpm. The engine has a steady, confident thrust at low and medium revs. This engine was also installed on models Honda NT 650 Deauville and Honda XL 650 V Transalp.

Main modifications of Honda Bros 650:

  • Honda NT650 Hawk GT - version for the American market. Produces 58.5 hp. power, has a 2-piston front caliper. It differs from other modifications in the gear ratios of the gearbox.
  • Honda NTV 650 (Revere) - version for the European market. Equipped with a steel frame, it produces up to 60 hp. power, has a cardan drive, a 19-liter fuel tank, rebound-adjustable rear suspension and a central stand. On the basis of this modification in 1998, the model was manufactured Honda NT650V Deauville.
  • Honda NTV 600 (Revere) - English market version. Identical to the previous one, but differs only in engine size and reduced carburetors.
  • Honda Bros 650 - version for the Japanese market. Shares in common with the American version, differing from it in colors, wheels, 4-piston front caliper, gearbox ratios, engine tuning (56 hp) and a lower clipon arrangement.

"Little brother" Honda Bros 650 - Honda Bros 400.

Despite the generally interesting concept, the Honda Bros 650, NT650 Hawk GT and NTV600 models were completely discontinued in 1991-1992. The only exception was the European model Honda NTV650 Revere, which was on the market until 1998, after which it was replaced by the touring version Honda NT650V Deauville, built on the common basis of the NTV650.

Currently, only Japanese (Bros 650) and European (NTV650) versions are found on the Russian market, all others are extremely rare.



Specifications Honda Bros 650 / NTV650 / Hawk GT:

Model Honda Bros 650 Honda NTV 600/650 Revere Honda NT650 Hawk GT
Motorcycle type Road (street, naked)
Release year 1988-1992 1988-1997 (1991 - NTV600) 1988-1991
Frame aluminum diagonal steel diagonal aluminum diagonal
Engine type 2-cylinder, 4-stroke, V-shaped
Working volume 647 cc cm. 647 cc cc (583 cc - NTV600) 647 cc cm.
Bore / stroke 79mm x 66mm (79mm x 66mm - NTV600)
Compression ratio 9.4: 1 9.2: 1 9.4: 1
Cooling liquid
Number of valves per cylinder SOHC, 3 valves per cylinder
Fuel supply system carburetor, 2x Keihin CV 36 (34 mm - NTV600)
Ignition type digital transistor
Maximum power 56 hp at 7900 rpm 60 hp at 8500 rpm (since 1993 - 57 HP), NTV600 - 55.74 HP at 7700 rpm 58 hp at 8500 rpm
Maximum torque 57 Nm at 6000 rpm 56 Nm @ 6500 rpm 58.3 Nm at 6000 rpm
Gearbox 5-speed
Drive type chain cardan chain
Front tire size 110 / 80-17 57H
Rear tire size 150 / 70-17 69H (150 / 60-18 67H - Bros 650 since 1990)
Front brakes 1 disc 316 mm, 4-piston caliper 1 disc 316 mm, 2-piston caliper
Rear brakes 1 disc 236 mm, 1-piston caliper
Front suspension 41mm telescopic fork, 130mm travel
Rear suspension console linkage Pro-Arm with monoshock, reg. preload + rebound (NTV600 except 1988, NTV650), stroke - 120 mm
Length 2080 mm 2190 mm (2150 mm - NTV600) 2085 mm
Width 750 mm 765 mm (710 mm - NTV600) 750 mm
Height 1075 mm 1080 mm 1075 mm
Wheelbase 1425 mm 1465 mm 1430 mm
Saddle height 778 mm 810 mm (790 mm - NTV600) 778 mm
Acceleration to 100 km / h 4.1 sec 5.0-5.3 sec 4.1 sec
Maximum speed 185 km / h 180 km / h 185 km / h
Fuel tank capacity 12 l (including reserve 2 l) 19 l (including reserve 2.5 l) 12 l (including reserve 2 l)
Motorcycle weight (dry) 165 kg 189 kg 168 kg
Motorcycle weight (curb) 181 kg 208 kg 184 kg

Fuel consumption

Official declared fuel consumption for Honda Bros 650, Honda NTV600 / 650 Revere and Honda NT650 Hawk GT is 4.5 to 5 liters per 100 kilometers. The exact value depends on the riding style and the condition of the motorcycle.