Latest report. The CBR 650F brings smile n my face, whenever I ride it. The weight doesn't bother me at all, despite my skepticism at first. It doesn't feel top heavy. . Brakes and gear change is smooth, with "neutral" easily shifted to. All in all, a fairly easy bike to get accustomed to. I put a Moriwaki full exhaust on it, and don't feel any low end power loss. power progression is smooth and linear. What I like most about the new exhaust system is that it's as quiet as the stock exhaust. I like to keep neighbours happy. I didn't replace the exhaust for looks or power gain, nor for the sound it makes, but for shedding weight.
The only complaint I have about CBR 650F is that it runs very hot. I haven't ridden it to 1,000km for its first check up, and hope that it will run a lot cooler after first oil change and tune-up.
Again, thanks to all you guys for your hospitality.