2010 Honda CBR600RR First Look

September 4, 2009
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For 2010 Big Red once again sticks with what it already has, only giving the CBR600RR the traditional BNG (Bold New Graphics). It gets two “exciting” new looks: Pearl Orange/Black and Leyla, while the C-ABS-equipped model remains only available in the traditional Honda Red/Black. And even though this rounds out the changes, it’s hard to argue they need to do much to the versatile little CBR. That said we had expected for a bit more. Maybe 2011…

2010 Honda CBR600RR
2010 Honda CBR600RR
BOLD NEW GRAPHICS! Well, you build it well enough the year before, maybe you don’t need to build another…

Courtesy of Honda


No other 600cc machine has won more magazine comparisons and AMA championships than Honda’s CBR600. Striking the ideal balance of power and handling, the new CBR600RR blends a light and compact chassis with impeccable power delivery for a combination that’s hard to beat. Also available with the Honda’s unique Combined ABS for the pinnacle of sportbike braking performance, the 2010 CBR600RR continues to set the standard for the middleweight class.

New for 2010

– Exciting new colors: Pearl Orange/Black and Leyla. C-ABS model available in Red/Black only.

2010 Honda CBR600RR Specifications

Model: CBR600RR / CBR600RR C-ABS

Engine Type: 599cc liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder

Bore and Stroke: 67mm x 42.5mm

Compression ratio: 12.2:1

Valve Train: DOHC; four valves per cylinder

Induction: Dual Stage Fuel Injection (DSFI) with 40mm throttle bodies, Denso 12-hole injectors

Ignition: Computer-controlled digital transistorized with 3-D mapping

Transmission: Close-ratio six-speed

Final Drive: #525 O-ring chain

2010 Honda CBR600RR
The C-ABS version of the Honda CBR600RR returns for 2010.

Front: 41mm inverted HMAS cartridge fork with spring preload, rebound and compression damping adjustability; 4.7 inches travel
Rear: Unit Pro-Link HMAS single shock with spring preload, rebound and compression damping adjustability; 5.1 inches travel

Front: Dual radial-mounted four-piston calipers with 310mm discs
Rear: Single 220mm disc; Honda Combined ABS

Front: 120/70ZR-17 radial
Rear: 180/55ZR-17 radial

Wheelbase: 53.9 inches

Rake: 23.5°

Trail: 97.7mm (3.9 inches)

Seat Height: 32.3 inches

Fuel Capacity: 4.8 gallons, including 0.9-gallon reserve

Pearl Orange/Black, Leyla
CBR600RR C-ABS: Red/Black

Curb Weight*: 410 pounds (CBR600RR) / 432 pounds (CBR600RR C-ABS)

*Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel–ready to ride.

Meets current EPA standards.

California version meets current California Air Resources Board (CARB) standards and may differ slightly due to emissions equipment.