Honda CX650 Turbo (CX650T)

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Honda CX650T Turbo

The sports tourist model Honda CX650 Turbo was introduced in late 1982 as the successor to the Honda CX500 Turbo. The model was focused mainly on the North American market (out of the total number of motorcycles produced in the amount of 1777 units, 1200 units were sold in the USA and Canada).

Almost indistinguishable from the Honda CX500 Turbo externally, the new CX650 Turbo model received several significant technical differences:

  • Plastic. Instead of expensive GPR (fiberglass) plastic, the model is equipped with cheaper ABS plastic.
  • Engine. Increased its volume (496 → 674 cm³), increased the compression ratio (7.2 → 7.8), reduced the turbocharging, which made the engine performance smoother.
  • Injector. The fuel injection control system has been significantly revised.
  • Rear suspension. Received additional manual rebound adjustment.
  • Transmission. The main and final gear ratios have changed.

Otherwise, the model Honda CX650 Turbo was practically no different from the previous version - Honda CX500 Turbo.

Among the features of the model, one can single out a steel frame, pneumatic adjustable suspensions (the front fork has an anti-bite system TRAC - Torque Reactive Anti-dive Control), disc brakes, a 20 liter fuel tank, a 5-speed gearbox and 256 kg of curb weight.

1983 was the first and last year of production of the model, after which it left the market and did not receive further development. Despite the unique, at that time, technologies, motorcycles were in very weak demand due to the high cost and increased insurance premiums.

Turbocharged motorcycle models from other Japanese manufacturers:


Honda CX650 Turbo
Honda CX650 Turbo
Honda CX650 Turbo


Specifications Honda CX650 Turbo:

ModelHonda CX650 Turbo
Motorcycle typesports and tourist
Release year1982 (1983)
Framesteel diagonal
Engine type2-cylinder, 4-stroke, V-shaped (80 °) longitudinal, turbo-supercharged
Working volume674 cm³
Bore / stroke82.5 x 63.0mm
Compression ratio7.8: 1
Number of valves per cylinderOHV, 4 valves per cylinder
Fuel supply systeminjector
Ignition typetransistor
Maximum power100.0 h.p. (73.5 kW) at 8000 rpm
Maximum torque104.0 Nm (10.5 kg * m) at 5000 rpm
Drive typecardan
Front tire size100/90 V18
Rear tire size120/90-V17 (64H)
Front brakes2 discs, 276 mm, 2-piston calipers
Rear brakes1 disc, 276 mm, 1-piston caliper
Front suspension37mm Air Fork with Anti-Peak (TRAC) and Preload Adjustment, 130mm Travel
Rear suspensionPendulum Pro-Link with pneumatic monoshock (adjustable preload and rebound damping), stroke - 105 mm
Motorcycle length2220 mm
Motorcycle width775 mm
Motorcycle height1325 mm
Wheelbase1495 mm
Saddle height790 mm
Minimum ground clearance145 mm
Acceleration to 100 km / h4.3 sec
Maximum speed226 km / h
Fuel tank capacity20.0 l
Motorcycle weight (curb)256 kg

Fuel consumption

The officially declared fuel consumption of the Honda CX650 Turbo is 5.14 liters per 100 kilometers. The exact value depends on the riding style.