2005 Honda CBR600RR Photo Gallery
2005 Honda CBR600RR
Photos of the 2005 Honda CBR600RR.
2005 Honda CBR600RR First Ride
. Also 2005 Supersport Shootout Track Test
2005 Supersport Shootout Track Test
The CBR600RR remains one of the sexiest 600s around, seen here in its four available color options.
The black/silver with tribal flames version of the CBR.
Dunlop's Terry Newby was kept busy fitting new D208GP race-compound tires to the CBR's wheels.
How would you like to have this group of tire professionals support you during your next track day?
The 2005 CBR600RR will be fitted with Dunlop's D218s, which proved to be durable with a decent amount of grip even for the track.
A clean, sheltered pit garage full of fueled new sportbikes with tire warmers - it doesn't get much better than this.
The CBR600RR's stable chassis is even better with the new inverted fork and less weight to carry around.
Honda says the new CBR600RR is 9 lbs lighter than the previous model. Dunlop contributed to the weight loss by re-engineering its D218 tires for less weight.
The new CBR600RR inspired confidence around Buttonwillow, even when trail braking into corners.
Honda's CBR might not turn in as quick as some other middleweights, but it's one of the best in terms of mid-corner stability.
Honda has engineered a lot of rider friendliness into its supersport blade, aided by new front brakes that are even better than before.
It takes a sharp eye to note the detail differences between the '05 CBR and its predecessors. The red 'Racing' badge below the CBR logo is a sure sign you're looking at the new one.
Honda's Line-Beam headlights get a bit squintier for '05.
Duke Danger coming at you out of the sinister darkness on the 2005 CBR600RR.
The new CBR's smaller intake ports boost the lethargic midrange of the earlier models for better drives out of the corners.
Large Project Leader Hitoshi Akaoka says he's proud of the amount of weight he was able to lop off the old CBR.
The inverted fork and radial-mount brakes are the tell-tale signs you're looking at a 2005 model.
The new CBR has been subtly restyled, showing off a few sharper edges. Also note the revised ram-air intake and a slight change to the Line-Beam headlights.
The 'center-up' exhaust system beautifully cleans up the rear of the CBR, but its complex routing (and new catalytic converters) weigh more than a traditionally mounted muffler.
The 2005 CBR600RR is better than ever, but only a head-to-head comparison test will tell how it ranks among its improved competition.
Brian Chamberlain takes a spin on the CBR at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, CA.
Duke Danger found the mid-corner stability to be top-notch on the '05 CBR
The CBR not only had a motor with little gumption down low, but it also had an abrupt throttle.
The CBR's lack of midrange cost it dearly in the quarter-mile runs at Infineon.
The CBR's instrument cluster is universally praised as one of the best in its class.
Hutch loved the restyled CBR and voted it best looking.
Honda introduced the CBR with an underseat exhaust in 2003, but it's now lighter than before even though it now has a catalytic converter.
Duke Danger heats up the buns for a run down the Infineon Raceway drag strip.
It may not be the fastest bike in its class, but the CBR is dressed to kill in 2005.
The 2005 Honda CBR600RR is a good looking machine.
Shawn Roberti takes advantage of the CBR's extreme lean angle.
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