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Honda CBR600RR

First released in 2003 as a racier version of the CBR600F-series, the Honda CBR600RR has been widely acclaimed from the day it rolled off the production line. In fact, since its inception it has won every single World Supersport title to date, all at the hands of Dutch tuning experts Ten Kate. With a perfect record like that, it’s no wonder the Honda CBR600RR is one of the best-selling 600cc Inline-Fours ever produced. 

Begining with in 2009 Honda is releasing ABS linked braking on a sportbike for the first time.
Begining in 2009 Honda is releasing ABS linked braking on the CBR600RR sportbike for the first time.
Honda’s Unit Pro-Link rear suspension and Dual Stage Fuel Injection (PGM-DSFI) found their way onto the CBR600RR and were MotoGP technologies that were made available for the first time on a production motorcycle. Because of its emphasis on racing characteristics, such as a braced swingarm, center-up exhaust system, and more aggressive riding position, the Honda CBR’s "RR" designation for "Race Replica" took on a whole new meaning for Honda, a company which up until then was more known for producing much more street-oriented sportbikes.

The 2003 model carried over to 2004 unchanged with the exception of new color schemes. With ’05 came the first update for the CBR600RR. Honda revised the bodywork as well as adding a fully-adjustable inverted fork, newly designed aluminum frame, swingarm, radial-mount front brakes and new rear shock. Mid-range power was said to be bumped up as well.

Two year later, in 2007, came a total redesign for the Honda CBR600RR. The main focus was reducing weight wherever possible, which resulted in a machine some 20 pounds lighter than the previous model. Power was once again bumped up slightly. Bodywork featured all-new and much more aggressive styling, with a very angular design compared to the previous model. A new frame made from Honda’s Fine Die-Cast (FDC) technology highlighted the chassis changes and was a big part in reducing the overall weight. The Honda Electronic Steering Damper (HESD) system also made its debut for the first time on the Honda CBR600.

A slight redesign came for 2009, the majority of which centers around new bodywork that covers more of the engine and updated color schemes. But the big news for ‘09 is that Honda has released the world’s first Supersport machine with an optional Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS). This Combined ABS (C-ABS) will be available in limited numbers on both the Honda CBR600RR and CBR1000RR for ’09 and depending on consumer response production will be adjusted accordingly for 2010. Honda expect European sales of the C-ABS CBR600RRl to be quite high as some countries are currently trying to make ABS a required feature for all motorcycles. Motorcycle USA had the chance to test the system at Honda’s HPCC proving grounds and we came away very impressed.

Honda CBR600RR Motorcycle Reviews
2011 Honda CBR600RR Track Comparison
Monday, June 06, 2011
A perennial contender in our Supersport contests, see how Big Red's 2011 Honda CBR600RR stacks up in the 2011 Supersport Track Comparison.
2011 Honda CBR600RR Street Comparison
Monday, May 23, 2011
Does the 2011 Honda CBR600RR make for an optimal street mount compared to its Supersport rivals? Find out in our 2011 Supersport Street Shootout.
2010 Honda CBR600RR Modified Comparison Part II
Monday, October 04, 2010
Honda’s 2010 CBR600RR remains unchanged, like the rest of the Japanese middleweights, so MotoUSA took the lot and modified them in stages to see how they stacked up against themselves as well as each other in this multi-stage feature called the Modified Supersport Shootout Series.
2010 Honda CBR600RR Modified Comparison
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
MotoUSA puts the 2010 Honda CBR600RR through the ringer and up against the rest of the Japanese middleweights, all featuring equal modifications, in Stage 1 of our 2010 Modified Supersport Shootout.
Lavertys Vodafone Honda CBR600RR
Monday, January 11, 2010
Motorcycle USA takes a ride on Eugene Laverty’s Vodafone Parkalgar Honda CBR600RR and compare it to the competition in our World Supersport Shootout.
2009 Honda CBR600RR Comparison
Friday, March 20, 2009
As our reigning Supersport Shootout champion, the 2009 Honda CBR600RR enters the ring for with the belt around its waist and a target on its back. And a big target it was!
2009 CBR600RR C-ABS - First Ride
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Wet and wild - we put Honda's '09 CBR600RR with Combined ABS to the test at Honda's top-secret HPCC proving grounds and live to tell about it.
2008 Honda CBR600RR Comparison
Monday, May 19, 2008
The high-revving 600cc supersport motorcycles take center stage as we gather six middle-weight track weapons for our sixth annual Supersport Shootout.
2007 Corona Honda Extra CBR600RR Review
Monday, January 28, 2008
Sure, a fully-prepped AMA Supersport is better than bone stock, but how much better? Corona Honda lets us find out.
2007 Honda CBR600RR Comparison
Saturday, March 24, 2007
Adding a pair of fresh challengers into the cauldron of supersport combat is certain to shake things up. Street and track miles tell the story.
2007 Honda CBR600RR First Ride
Monday, December 11, 2006
Honda's design team had a goal: Build the fastest CBR600RR for street or track while retaining Honda reliability and meeting strict new emission standards.
2006 Honda CBR600RR Comparison
Sunday, June 11, 2006
Track testing is really what separates the wheat from the chaff, so we do double duty by spending two full days at race speed.
2006 Honda CBR600RR Comparison
Monday, May 15, 2006
For this year's Shootout we gathered six bikes from three countries with three engine configurations. Only one winner.
2006 Honda AMA FX CBR600RR
Friday, April 21, 2006
When MCUSA prez DB flew back home from Utah after testing Honda's Formula Xtreme machines, he couldn't decide what was more impressive, the bikes or the new Miller Motorsports Park.
2005 Supersport Track CBR600RR Comparison
Sunday, April 03, 2005
It took 14 race-compound tires, three factory-support crews and two racetracks to figure out which of the four supersports performs best at the track.
2005 Honda CBR600RR Comaprison
Monday, March 21, 2005
Major revisions to the middleweight sportbike cards shuffle the deck in this streetbike melee.
2005 Honda CBR600RR First Ride
Friday, December 03, 2004
Honda has tweaked its CBR600RR to offer better acceleration, braking and handling. Is it enough to keep pace in this competitive class?
2004 Honda CBR600RR Comparison
Saturday, August 28, 2004
It's been a long and winding road to deliver this comparo, but the results are in to determine the winner in this critical market segment.
2003 Honda CBR600RR Comparison
Thursday, July 24, 2003
We can't believe how much performance manufacturers are squeezing out of these middleweights. And they're so closely matched it makes our job tough.
2003 Honda CBR600RR First Ride
Tuesday, February 25, 2003
As such, the new CBR600RR is the first Honda sportbike to be developed as a race machine first.
Honda CBR600RR Project Bikes
2009 Honda CBR600RR Project Bike Part II
Friday, November 20, 2009
Our 2009 Honda CBR600RR project bike continues with some new body work and paint along with many parts that sets our CBR600RR project bike on a whole different level.
2009 Honda CBR600RR Project Part I
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
A trackday crash gives us a new project. Follow along as we transform the 2009 Honda CBR600RR from already impressive stock form to a proper trackday weapon.
Project Bike CBR600RR Part 2
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
In Part 2 we add on a Hotbodies undertail exhaust to our Honda CBR600RR and take the project bike out to a couple trackdays.
Honda CBR600RR Project Bike Part 1
Wednesday, October 11, 2006
In the four years that Honda's CBR600RR has been in existence, it has set standards for its unflappable chassis, rider-friendly suspension and, of course, its slick appearance.
Honda CBR600RR First Looks
BNG for 2011 Honda CBR Line
Wednesday, October 06, 2010
With significant redesigns released for the Kawasaki Superbike and Suzuki Supersports, Honda’s CBR600RR and CBR1000RR return for 2011 unchanged.
2010 Honda CBR600RR First Look
Friday, September 04, 2009
Honda's got a solid little supersport in the CBR600RR. So what's new on the 2010 model? Find out in the 2010 Honda CBR600RR First Look
Honda CBR600RR Dealerships