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2013 Honda CBR600RR Supersport Shootout Photo Gallery

Honda revamps its 600cc Supersport for ’13. Read our review to see how it ranks in the 2013 Honda CBR600RR Supersport Comparison.

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Supersport Shootout X – Horsepower Comparison Chart.
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Supersport Shootout X – Engine Torque Comparison Chart.
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2013 Honda CBR600RR.
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The Honda’s new BPF worked well during braking and corner entry but failed to deliver the same level of confidence we remember at lean.
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The CBR is one of the smaller-feeling bikes in this contest and isn’t quite as accommodating for taller riders compared to the Suzukis or the Ninja.
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The Showa-sourced BPF fork allows the rider to brake harder into corners but its settings aren’t fully sorted yet.
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The Honda steers so quickly it actually takes a few laps to acclimate to its sharp response.
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The Honda’s brakes ranked well and were second to only the Kawasaki.
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The Honda has one of the more accommodating cockpits. It is more relaxed than perhaps any other machine but still favors smaller riders.
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Despite our testers not being totally sold on its mid corner handling the Honda posted very high average corner speeds.
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Despite lacking top end power the Honda’s strong midrange proves to be effective when accelerating off corners.
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The front suspension and brakes allow the rider to trail brake deep into corners.
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The Honda was credited as one of the smallest-feeling motorcycles in this test.
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The CBR received a much needed facelift for ’13. We especially love the way it looks in this Team America colorway.
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The CBR’s handling can be best described as effortless. It is free of quirks and is one of the easiest bikes to hop on and ride.
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The Honda’s suspension delivers a cozy ride yet still provides an high-level of road holding on canyon roads.
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Though it doesn’t offer the tallest windscreen (Ducati or Suzuki) it is adept at shielding the rider when tucked at the controls.
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Although it doesn’t have the premium name brand Brembo hardware of the Ducati or Triumph the Honda’s braking set-up is powerful and easy to modulate.
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The Honda’s 600cc Inline Four engine pumps out respectable mid-range power which is great for riding on the street.
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The Honda’s drivetrain is a quickshifter away from perfection on the street.