Honda CBR600RR

Born on the racetrack. Brought to life on the road. The new CBR600RR is a razor-sharp HRC-developed supersport tool with stunning four-cylinder engine, and agile, fast-steering chassis. Electronic and aerodynamic packages taken straight from the MotoGP-level RC213V-S.


Producing 89kW (119hp) at peak, the engine pumps out a direct shot of 14,250rpm adrenaline – and searing top-end speed – and a strong 63Nm torque, with broad spread for smooth drive on hard corner exit. Tuned inlet ports are fed by 44mm throttle bodies ensuring maximum high-rpm gas flow and the cylinder head, valve gear and timing, crankshaft and exhaust are all optimised together. For the road, the engine is also EURO5 and OBD2-2 compliant. 


It looks fast. Because it is fast. The CBR1000RR-R Fireblade was the start point for the way the CBR600RR would look but, more importantly, slip through the air at high speed. And as the RC213V-S was the Fireblade’s base line that means an aggressively chiselled frontal area, reducing wind resistance, fairing winglets to produce consistent downforce during corner entry and going side-to-side while accelerating. Road or track take the advantage. This bike has race pedigree. 


You think it. The CBR600RR does it. That’s how it feels through a set of turns. Kerb weight is just 193kg. The aluminium twin-spar frame sites the fuel load low for optimum mass centralisation while the engine is close to the centre of gravity, giving instant reaction to steering input. Fully adjustable suspension – Showa 41mm Big Piston USD forks and Pro-Link rear shock – and aluminium swingarm deliver fingertip feel for tyre grip, right on the edge. Four-piston radial-mount front callipers provide huge stopping power. 


Carving corners is about building speed. Which is what the CBR600RR’s electronic package does. With the MotoGP-spec. Throttle-by-Wire system – and 6-axis IMU – there are 5 levels of Power, and 3 levels of Engine Brake to choose from. 9-level Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) gives natural feedback as it manages rear wheel traction. Cornering ABS, a slipper clutch, and Honda Electronic Steering Damper (HESD) deliver the confidence to push hard into, and out of, turns. 


Engine Type: 599cc inline-4, liquid cooled, 16-valve DOHC 

Bore x stroke: 67mm x 42.5mm 

Max. power output: 89kw (119hp) / 14,250 rpm 

Max. torque: 63Nm / 11,500 rpm 

Compression Ratio: 12.2:1 

Transmission: Manual six-speed 

Clutch: Wet, multiplate hydraulic clutch 

Final drive: Chain 

Front suspension: Fully adjustable Showa 41mm Big Piston USD, 120 mm stroke. 

Rear suspension: Fully adjustable Showa rear shock operating through Pro-Link. 128 mm axle travel. 

Front brake: 310mm floating discs with radial-mount four-piston calliper 

Rear brake: Single 220mm disc with 1-piston calliper 

Front tyre: 120/70ZR-17 radial 

Rear tyre: 180/55ZR-17 radial 

Wheelbase: 1370 mm 

Seat height: 820 mm 

Kerb weight: 193 kg 

Fuel capacity: 18 litres 

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