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2005 Honda CBR600RR Photo Gallery

Photos of the 2005 Honda CBR600RR. 2005 Honda CBR600RR First Ride. Also 2005 Supersport Shootout Track Test 2005 Supersport Shootout Track Test.

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The CBR600RR remains one of the sexiest 600s around, seen here in its four available color options.
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The black/silver with tribal flames version of the CBR.
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Dunlop's Terry Newby was kept busy fitting new D208GP race-compound tires to the CBR's wheels.
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How would you like to have this group of tire professionals support you during your next track day?
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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.
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A clean, sheltered pit garage full of fueled new sportbikes with tire warmers - it doesn't get much better than this.
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The CBR600RR's stable chassis is even better with the new inverted fork and less weight to carry around.
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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.
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The new CBR600RR inspired confidence around Buttonwillow, even when trail braking into corners.
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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.
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Honda has engineered a lot of rider friendliness into its supersport blade, aided by new front brakes that are even better than before.
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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.
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Honda's Line-Beam headlights get a bit squintier for '05.
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Duke Danger coming at you out of the sinister darkness on the 2005 CBR600RR.
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The new CBR's smaller intake ports boost the lethargic midrange of the earlier models for better drives out of the corners.
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Large Project Leader Hitoshi Akaoka says he's proud of the amount of weight he was able to lop off the old CBR.
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The inverted fork and radial-mount brakes are the tell-tale signs you're looking at a 2005 model.
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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.
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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.
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The 2005 CBR600RR is better than ever, but only a head-to-head comparison test will tell how it ranks among its improved competition.
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Brian Chamberlain takes a spin on the CBR at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, CA.
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Duke Danger found the mid-corner stability to be top-notch on the '05 CBR
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The CBR not only had a motor with little gumption down low, but it also had an abrupt throttle.
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The CBR's lack of midrange cost it dearly in the quarter-mile runs at Infineon.
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The CBR's instrument cluster is universally praised as one of the best in its class.
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Hutch loved the restyled CBR and voted it best looking.
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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.
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Duke Danger heats up the buns for a run down the Infineon Raceway drag strip.
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It may not be the fastest bike in its class, but the CBR is dressed to kill in 2005.
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The 2005 Honda CBR600RR is a good looking machine.
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Shawn Roberti takes advantage of the CBR's extreme lean angle.