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2013 Honda CBR600RR Supersport Shootout Photo Gallery
Good luck finding a more agile bike than the CBR600RR. It is the most maneuverable sportbike made today.
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2013 Honda CBR600RR Supersport Comparison
Supersport Shootout X – Horsepower Comparison Chart.
Supersport Shootout X – Engine Torque Comparison Chart.
2013 Honda CBR600RR.
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.
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.
The Showa-sourced BPF fork allows the rider to brake harder into corners but its settings aren’t fully sorted yet.
The Honda steers so quickly it actually takes a few laps to acclimate to its sharp response.
The Honda’s brakes ranked well and were second to only the Kawasaki.
The Honda has one of the more accommodating cockpits. It is more relaxed than perhaps any other machine but still favors smaller riders.
Despite our testers not being totally sold on its mid corner handling the Honda posted very high average corner speeds.
Despite lacking top end power the Honda’s strong midrange proves to be effective when accelerating off corners.
The front suspension and brakes allow the rider to trail brake deep into corners.
The Honda was credited as one of the smallest-feeling motorcycles in this test.
The CBR received a much needed facelift for ’13. We especially love the way it looks in this Team America colorway.
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.
The Honda’s suspension delivers a cozy ride yet still provides an high-level of road holding on canyon roads.
Though it doesn’t offer the tallest windscreen (Ducati or Suzuki) it is adept at shielding the rider when tucked at the controls.
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.
The Honda’s 600cc Inline Four engine pumps out respectable mid-range power which is great for riding on the street.
The Honda’s drivetrain is a quickshifter away from perfection on the street.
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