Comeback of the iconic CBR 600 RR
The final version of a 600cc supersportbike vanished from the European Honda catalog in 2017.
The unfortunate demise of the supersport category and one of its most iconic figures, brought about by the emergence of allroads and nakeds.
Take note: the CBR600RR is making a comeback in 2024, and it is unmissable. A 120 horsepower four-cylinder up front, razor-sharp new looks, and the best suspension and electronics available!
599cc inline four-cylinder DOHC, 120hp & 63nm.
We begin with the new engine. A four-cylinder engine with high revs is necessary for a thoroughbred supersport, and Honda is the expert in this area.
With a 12.2:1 compression ratio, the CBR600RR's 599cc inline four-cylinder DOHC sixteen-valve engine will generate 120 horsepower at 14,250 rpm and 63 Nm at 11,500 rpm.
It also comes with a slipper assist clutch and quickshifter as standard, along with an electronics package based on the RC213V-S and Fireblade
(acronims like HSTC, wheelie control, Rear Lift Control, Throttle-by-Wire, IMU, cornering ABS, five driving modes, etc.) and a stylish TFT color screen that will display all of the gadgets, including a shift indicator and lap timer.
Twins-spar frame and Showa USD Fork
But with only an incredibly powerful engine you won't go far in this superbike segment. Thus, the engineers at Honda decided to equip the CBR600RR with an aluminum swingarm and a cast aluminum twin-spar frame that is incredibly light.
A 41mm Showa Big Piston USD fork with complete adjustment and an equally fully adjustable Showa rear shock absorber with Pro-Link support the entire assembly.
An electronic steering damper (HESD) is mounted on the handlebars.
With a steering head angle of 24.06° and a trail of 100 mm, the wheelbase is 1,370 mm. The empty weight is 193 kg, and the saddle height is 820 mm.
Dual radially mounted, four-piston brake calipers with 310mm brake discs at the front and a single piston, 220mm brake disc at the back are responsible for slowing those pounds down.
The 17-inch wheels have standard Dunlop Roadsports2 tires wrapped around them.
The CBR600RR makes it obvious that it aspires to be the fastest in the class with features like the wing logo on the tank, functioning winglets, a finely brushed fairing, LED illumination, and a windshield at a sharp 38° angle.
It is already the first in that regard, with a drag coefficient of just 0.555. The RC213V-S MotoGP vehicle and the CBR1000RR Fireblade's aerodynamics stuck a six hundred cc bike.