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Tim Thompson  says:

50 quick road miles on the new Honda CBR600

There's still snow on the fields as I head out onto the back lanes of Cambridgeshire. It's four days since the near-washout of the track launch and this new CBR600RR -- just 90 miles on the clock --  is passing through the MCN lock-up on its way to Sicily for our upcoming 600s group test. I've got one hour. Unlike...

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  • Posted 2 years ago (26 April 2013 15:44)

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Jan 11

Posts: 8428

snev says:


Just wondering how bad the Kawasaki ride is....? only a year ago it was the dogs.

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Sep 09

Posts: 898

Rogerborg says:

14,000 rpm? Public road?

You really should have tried out 2nd gear as well. ;)

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Dec 05

Posts: 47

gjw1992 says:

Better to own?

Yet the cbr did poorly in the recent group test against the Daytona and the rest of this class. Would just about any of the other bikes have been better still - in terms of enjoyment - on these back roads? Or is this a case of real life use being different than a list of the best skills & features?

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Apr 12

Posts: 24

mchale2020 says:

Fuel Injection Woes

Is there some kind of compromise that can be made where the fueling setup of a modern bike can be made to almost mirror the quality of the factory race kit? YEC, HRC, etc... I understand the limitations of selling a bike meant for public roads, but it seems like the customer is getting short-changed when buying a bike with advanced engine controls meant only to pass emissions standards and not enhance the quality of the machine.

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Nov 12

Posts: 39

Danny456D says:

From a riders first person perspective, the view from the saddle is terribly dreary, looks the same as 2003 bike, which looked ancient and boring back then. Nothing wrong with analogue tacho of course, but jesus, tart it up a bit Honda, look at Suzuki Dashes.

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Oct 12

Posts: 64

Room101 says:

So to get a decent ride out of it you have to ride above 8k revs – I thought it was only Harleys that made lots of noise without that bothersome addition of power?

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