2005 Honda CBR600RR
At first glance, the 2005 CBR visually distinguishes itself from the previous model by the aforementioned brakes and fork, but the revisions go much deeper than that. The aluminum frame appears unchanged, but it is in fact a totally new component that scales in 3.6 lbs lighter. The CBR’s Large Project Leader Hitoshi Akaoka told me the walls of the casting were made thinner where it didn’t affect frame stiffness, resulting in a frame that is lighter but just as rigid.
Honda has tweaked its CBR600RR to offer better acceleration, braking and handling. Is it enough to keep pace in this competitive class?
|Engine Type||Inline four-cylinder 4-stroke|
|Bore Stroke||67 x 42.5mm|
|Fuel System||Dual-stage fuel injection|
|Ignition||Digital w/ 3-D map|
|Seat Height||32.3 in.|
|Front Suspension||4.7 in.|
|Rear Suspension||5.1 in.|
|Front Brake||Dual Disc|
|Fuel Capacity||4.8 gal.|
|Dry Weight||361 lbs.|
We invigorate more thrills into our long-term Honda CBR600RR by fitting a slip-on exhaust and fresh set of motorcycle tires.