In Part 2 we add on a Hotbodies undertail exhaust to our Honda CBR600RR and take the project bike out to a couple trackdays. Check out the full story in Project Bike CBR600RR Part 2
- With 15-turns and a multi-elevated layout, the Thunderhill Raceway Park at Willows provided solid testing ground for the performance upgrades.
- A 'Versa-Shield' heat shielding material was placed between the OEM plastic that holds the wiring harness and the Power Commander unit to reduce potential exhaust heat to the rider or passenger seat.
- It took 4 hands and a little persistence, but the K&N Air Filter finally lined up with the right amount of persuasion.
- Stay tuned - we're not done with the 2006 Honda CBR600RR project bike yet.
- We're not finished with our CBR600RR yet. Included in the final installment will be the addition of the red Tapeworks decal kit to match our Hotbodies exhaust.
- Navigating the electronic maze that is the nervous system of the CBR can be daunting, but if you follow the instructions carefully the task of connecting the PC III can be achieved.
- Despite the CBR600RR being factory black, Hutch chose a red undertail to coordinate with his master plan to put on a red Tape Works graphic kit.
- The rear tire has gone from stock to Michelin Pilot Powers and will get Pirelli's Super Corsa III next.
- It's not every day you get the likes of Doug Chandler to dissect your riding abilities.
- The USB software of the PC III automatically gets the maps and notes when it is connected which makes checking RPM and throttle position easy for editor Ken Hutchison.
- Hutch popped the clutch and unleashed the potential energy of the CBR600RR on the curves of Thunderhill.
- Hutch gives a shout out to the folks at PTT for allowing him to do a little two-up testing.
- Duke Danger does it all - test rider, editor, writer, and wrenchman.
- After the faux fuel cell cover and numerous bolts from the subframe were removed, the stock S-bend was unbolted.
- The Michelin Pilot Powers proved their worth after surviving two trackdays and hundreds of street miles.