2007 Honda CBR600RR
It truly is impressive how Honda has been able to build a stable bike with such radical geometry. Credit the HESD, but the techie damper – stuffed under the forward end of the fuel tank cover – isn’t without compromise. Street testing in the twisty hills above Malibu revealed a bike more difficult to transition than the specs indicate. A reduction in sub-60-mph damping would increase the CBR’s agility. Still, all of our testers rated the CBR highly, both on the street and on the track.
Sure, a fully-prepped AMA Supersport is better than bone stock, but how much better? Corona Honda lets us find out.
|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||345 lbs.|
We invigorate more thrills into our long-term Honda CBR600RR by fitting a slip-on exhaust and fresh set of motorcycle tires.