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HONDA CBR600F ABS (2011-2013) Review

Published: 18 March 2011

Hornet-based all-rounder was Honda's first stab at reinventing the classic 600F. Superceded by the better CBR650F version

HONDA CBR600F ABS (2011-2013)

Hornet-based all-rounder was Honda's first stab at reinventing the classic 600F. Superceded by the better CBR650F version

Overall Rating 4 out of 5

Honda Europe was asked to produce a modern-day version of its famed CBR600F, the bike that helped kickstart the 600cc supersport arena in 1987. With blessing from Japan, the CBR600F ABS is the finished article. And very good it is too by being easy to ride, comfortable, good looking and can be ridden quickly very, very easily. It’s keenly priced, too, because it’s built in Italy, but mainly because it’s built utilising the tried and tested CB600F Hornet chassis.

Ride Quality & Brakes 3 out of 5

Very balanced bike to ride on open roads. A slight heavy front end feel at slow speeds gives excellent feedback to boost confidence. Front and rear suspension units are adjustable for rebound damping and spring preload but only ever need to be touched when carrying luggage or pillion, or both. Considering the CBR is a level entry sports machine it can dance the back road boogie in a very controlled way. Brake it, lean it and fire it out can be done with no complaints from the chassis. The seating position is a blessing from the gods. It isn’t full on spinal column-snapping supersport-style, nor Billy Bolt-Upright. The clip-on style handlebars are positioned perfectly to match peg and seat height for a comfy seat for many, many miles.

Engine 4 out of 5

A tried and trusted unit with roots dated back to 2007 when it first appeared wedged inside the supersport CBR600RR. Honda then took the motor and detuned it for less horsepower but added a smattering more bottom and midrange rasp. As used in the Hornet 600 and several other Honda middleweights, the engine is perfect to provide everyday ease of use with enough top end punch to have fun and experience high rpm supersport power. Gearbox, top end and all the bits in between are nigh-on mortar-proof. Electronics and decent fuel injection give clinical throttle response to make it one of the easiest bikes to ride.

Build Quality & Reliability 4 out of 5

If the Hornet is anything to go by then the CBR will be perfect – although built in Italy it still falls under the same strict quality regime of the Japanese factories. If you’re not convinced about Italian mechanicals lasting, don’t worry - the CBR’s engine is built in Japan and shipped to Italy. MCN’s first ride of the CBR showed the bike is well put together with no flappy bodywork and the usual quality fasteners.

Insurance, running costs & value 4 out of 5

Honda is hoping the CBR will sell in volumes and has priced it accordingly. Even so it is not as cheap as we’d hoped for – Yamaha’s XJ6 Diversion F ABS is only £6999 – but considering the rising cost of raw materials and poor currency exchange it isn’t so bad, specially when the bike is as good as everyone expected.

Insurance group: 14 of 17 – compare motorcycle insurance quotes now.

Equipment 3 out of 5

Gizmo-wise the CBR is sparsely decked out – but this is reflected in the price. The CBR does have a recognised safety feature of Combined-Antilock Braking System (C-ABS), which is becoming a standard feature on Hondas and it works without being intrusive. The one-piece headlight unit is cool to look at the but it is just a headlight.

Facts & Figures

Model info
Year introduced 2011
Year discontinued 2013
Original price £7,349
Used price £2,900 to £4,700
Warranty term (when new) Two year unlimited mileage
Running costs
Insurance group 14 of 17
Annual road tax £64
Annual service cost £150
Performance
Max power 100.6 bhp
Max torque 47.2 ft-lb
Top speed 156 mph
1/4-mile acceleration -
Average fuel consumption 42 mpg
Tank range 177 miles
Specification
Engine size 599cc
Engine type Liquid-cooled, DOHC, 16v four-stroke in-line four. Six gears
Frame type Aluminium spine frame and swingarm
Fuel capacity 19 litres
Seat height 800mm
Bike weight 194kg
Front suspension Adjustable for preload and rebound damping
Rear suspension Adjustable for preload and rebound damping
Front brake 296mm twin discs with 3-piston calipers
Rear brake 245mm disc with single-piston caliper
Front tyre size 120/70 x 17
Rear tyre size 180/55 x 17

History & Versions

Model history

1987-2006: Honda CBR600F
2011 – reintroduction of new CBR600F ABS

Other versions

(2000 - 2007)

Owners' Reviews

26 owners have reviewed their HONDA CBR600F ABS (2011-2013) and rated it in a number of areas. Read what they have to say and what they like and dislike about the bike below.

Review your HONDA CBR600F ABS (2011-2013)
Summary of Owners' Reviews
Overall Rating 4.8 out of 5
Ride Quality & Brakes 4.8 out of 5
Engine 4.6 out of 5
Build Quality & Reliability 4.7 out of 5
Value & Running Costs 4.3 out of 5
Equipment 4.0 out of 5
5 out of 5

Awesome bike

08 June 2018 by EPL

Easy to live with, but plenty of punch and performance.

Ride Quality & Brakes
5 out of 5
Without a passenger the ride is perfect, and a good allround-bike. It's sporty as well. I can ride for 300 miles on a day without any problem. With a pillion, the monoshock needs some tensioning.
Engine
5 out of 5
Smooth and easy, but with lots of punch on higher revs.
Build Quality & Reliability
5 out of 5
Apart from a few vibrations on certain revs, it's perfect. I've swapped to a full-on race-exhaust (de-cat) and tuned it a bit; now it runs smoother than before.
Value & Running Costs
5 out of 5
I drive 12000 miles per year, very low service-cost.
Equipment
4 out of 5
Lacks a few things as standard (gear-indicator for example) but the price makes up for it. I bought a tail-tidy, seat-cowl, full race system (LeoVince SBK de-cat), dark shield, new brake and clutch levers.
Buying experience

Bought from Honda, perfect service.

4 out of 5

Great all round bike to do everything

15 November 2017 by George

Great all rounder, easy to live with

Ride Quality & Brakes
5 out of 5
Superb brakes, sharp and inspire lots of confidence that they will stop you if you ever needed them too
Engine
4 out of 5
Smooth, refined, good mpg, 101bhp so has enough poke, very flexible will pull from 6th gear (23mph) without any fuss or bother, throttle response excellent with no jerk or snap from the fuel injection system. Not as exciting as a Ninja or GSX-R600, because it doesn’t have a power and like those engines do, but that makes it much more user friendly. It’s still plenty quick enough for most.
Build Quality & Reliability
4 out of 5
Engine very reliable as is drive train, done 30k with no issues at all. Build quality is what lost its 5 star. Plastics vibrate and creak a lot, seat isn’t as tightly fitted as I’d like it to be.
Value & Running Costs
4 out of 5
(Cost is straight service) mpg great 50 mpg no fuss, lower tax band, however only have it 4 stars because it’s substantially more to insure for me than an equivalent Suzuki GSX650f or Kawasaki ZX-6R. Which doesn’t really make any sense as the Kawasaki is a super sport and £50 cheaper to insure.
Equipment
3 out of 5
Abs that’s it. No gear indicator,no mpg computer, oh does have a clock.
Buying experience

Private £4000

5 out of 5

15 February 2017 by bacsiii2000

Never let me down, always a thrill to ride.

Ride Quality & Brakes
5 out of 5
I've ridden around on it for 4-5 hours in one sitting. Sure a bit sore afterwards but not awful.
Engine
5 out of 5
Very smooth and linear. Good pull from low RPM.
Build Quality & Reliability
5 out of 5
Really no issues here.
Value & Running Costs
4 out of 5
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Equipment
4 out of 5
I bought an aftermarket rear hugger, had a Scottoiler and K&N filter fitted. The only thing that would probably not be bad to have is the under tray kit as that part of the bike gets unbelievably mucky, mud guard or not..
Buying experience

I bought mine from a dealer for a price way under the market value. Less than 2 years old with 724 miles on for £5.4k. 3 years on it's still worth £5k.

4 out of 5

Honda CBR 600F

17 December 2015 by Don

Traded in my Kawasaki Ninja 300r (what a delightful little bike) for a Honda CBR 600F a couple of weeks ago as I wanted something a bit bigger. In spite of the year this bike had done only 3700kms. I really love riding this bike, however a couple of things bother me. The gear box is very clunky and the gear changes are not smooth. The back brake is very bad and could have been much better. However I don't regret buying the bike and am enjoying the ride. The petrol consumption is also quite good which came as a surprise.

Ride Quality & Brakes
3 out of 5
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Engine
5 out of 5
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Build Quality & Reliability
4 out of 5
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Value & Running Costs
5 out of 5
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Equipment
3 out of 5
Rev counter is very difficult to see
Buying experience

dealer

5 out of 5

Ideal first "BIG Bike" or commuting work horse!

03 November 2015 by Patrick

I have had this bike for 15 months now and ride it regardless of the weather (except ice/snow!!) and it has been a pleasure developing my riding skills on. Thoroughly recommended.

Ride Quality & Brakes
5 out of 5
As a fairly new rider.... the brakes have gotten me out of trouble a few times...thank god for the C-ABS!!
Engine
5 out of 5
This is a sweet little engine that keeps on giving...It can carry you around town in its top gear at 40mph without a murmor. Its a very flexible setup indeed.
Build Quality & Reliability
5 out of 5
Considering its a 2011 bike there is very little sign of wear or corrosion. The bike as performed faultlessly and has never broken down.
Value & Running Costs
4 out of 5
Just had her serviced last month and MOT plus Service cost me £130
Equipment
3 out of 5
The equipment is sparse but then what do you expect for the price! Bike came with Dunlop Battlax on front and rear but i have changed them michelin Pilot3's which i feel are a better choice for the type of riding i am doing
4 out of 5

More sports than tourer

18 November 2014 by twofish

The CBR600F is a brilliant bike, especially for a newbie - this is my first bike. I did Direct Access and bought this straight away. It's balanced, smooth, easy to ride slowly, and then faster as you learn. You don't need to move up either, unless you desperately want a massive engine. I wouldn't say it's on the heavy side (I'm female and only 5'5"), I can lug it about without too much trouble. Been around a track briefly and it kept up with the big bikes, caught up with them round the corners. Downsides - it's definitely more sports than tourer. Too pretty to attach hard luggage racks to, and no way will it go 170 miles to a tank. Mine does a little over 110, ridden smoothly. The seat is wide and not the most comfortable for a petite backside over many miles. It's also hard work in a traffic jam. I find 1st gear is either on or off, maybe thats just my poor clutch control! Fabulous for weekend jaunts and commuting, not quite so good for touring with respect to luggage handling or garage stops. Position is comfortable if it wasn't for that seat!

Ride Quality & Brakes
5 out of 5
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Engine
4 out of 5
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Build Quality & Reliability
5 out of 5
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Value & Running Costs
4 out of 5
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Equipment
3 out of 5
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5 out of 5

Great sports-tourer

04 July 2014 by Finn34

I opted for this bike both for of its sporty look and great touring riding position. The blue version with a Scorpion exhaust is definitely a looker. Done 140 (with pillion and luggage) but I am sure it can easily do 160. ABS was very useful a few times, wouldn't go for anything else now. Did have some issues with the brakes- the previous owner jet-washed it which made the pistons to get stuck! Would have been great to be able to tell what gear you are in from the display.

Ride Quality & Brakes
5 out of 5
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Engine
5 out of 5
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Build Quality & Reliability
4 out of 5
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Value & Running Costs
5 out of 5
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Equipment
4 out of 5
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5 out of 5

Honda CBR600F Review

16 October 2013 by Anonymous

Having been riding supersport bikes for the last 15 years and approaching 40 I started to find the riding position and suspension settings of my current bike just too uncomfortable for my commute to work and Sunday blast. I started to look for less extreme bikes to the ZX6R’s, ZX10R’s and Fireblades I have owned in the past. I too was a little uneasy about losing some power when I made my decision to buy a new 2013 Honda CBR600F. I have had the bike for 5 months now and apart from taking it easy for the first 600 miles I have found the bike to be a great all-rounder. It lacks the extreme riding characteristics of my previous bikes but in return this has made it a lot more enjoyable to actually ride the bike and to appreciate the scenery, but when you want some fun the power delivery is smooth and the bike certainly has more torque that I remember in the old Honda CBR600F’s I owned at the start of my riding career. I would have given this bike 5 stars all round but the engine isn't quite the modern marvel they lead you to believe and the screen has a really annoying vibration as there is not enough re-enforcement to give it the rigidity in needs and wants . Don't let these few negatives put you off an extremely capable, easy riding and reliable machine. Well done Honda.

Ride Quality & Brakes
5 out of 5
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Engine
4 out of 5
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Build Quality & Reliability
4 out of 5
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Value & Running Costs
5 out of 5
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Equipment
5 out of 5
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4 out of 5

Good First Bike

27 May 2013 by JoolyWumper

Passed my direct access in October last year and rushed out, after months of research, to buy my first bike. Ended up buying the CBR600F 2011 without even riding it as I'd read good things. Turns out they were all right. I'm tall (6'4"), a bit dim and prone to road rage. Combine all this with the fact that I like to ride quick and I reckon this bike was the perfect choice for a first motorcycle. It looks after you when you need it (ABS), is docile low down but goes like a stabbed rat when you give it the beans and it looks pretty good - there are definitely better looking bikes about but you could do worse. I use it for an 80 mile round trip commute most days and am still trying to get my knee down for the first time most weekends and haven't got bored yet. Although the top end rush is quite addictive I'm beginning to long for something with more poke across the whole range... which makes me think this bike is a great, safe and sane step on the road to Firebladesville. I wonder how much I'd get on the trade in..........

Ride Quality & Brakes
4 out of 5
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Engine
4 out of 5
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Build Quality & Reliability
5 out of 5
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Value & Running Costs
4 out of 5
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Equipment
4 out of 5
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5 out of 5

So far so good

07 April 2013 by locktab

Had the bike about a month now and have done about 1800 miles very pleased overall it's a lot smoother than my Versys was and has a linier power delivery with a nice little kick at the top end. I was a little conserned about fuel consuption but averager high 50s mpg with one care motorway run returning a very impressive 80 mpg over a 50 mile trip. Tank range averages 150 miles but I managed 205.7 miles from my last tank full. Can't see any negatives so far so what are you waiting for.

Ride Quality & Brakes
4 out of 5
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Engine
4 out of 5
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Build Quality & Reliability
5 out of 5
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Value & Running Costs
4 out of 5
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Equipment
4 out of 5
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5 out of 5

Good for girls too

28 October 2012 by carolineinoz

I was looking for a replacement for my 'beginning-to-age' ER6f and was convinced by the salesman to take one of these out for a test ride. He knew exactly what he was doing! Fell in love with it straight away, and moreso when I tried to ride my ER home later. It might be a fraction heavy for us weak girlies, but the ER wasn't exactly a lightweight either. Lovely riding position, feels very natural and extremely smooth. Highly recommended!

Ride Quality & Brakes
5 out of 5
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Engine
4 out of 5
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Build Quality & Reliability
4 out of 5
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Value & Running Costs
3 out of 5
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Equipment
4 out of 5
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5 out of 5

screen?

14 August 2012 by mercymercyred

hello anonymous could you tell me what screen you put on your bike, I have the same bike and have put a powerbronze double bubble screen on but I could do with one that is still higher still but cannot find anyone who can supply one? any help much appreciated.

Ride Quality & Brakes
5 out of 5
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Engine
4 out of 5
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Build Quality & Reliability
5 out of 5
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Value & Running Costs
4 out of 5
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Equipment
4 out of 5
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4 out of 5

Suits me perfectly

11 August 2012 by Anonymous

Having owned many bikes, including two Hayabusas, and a 2010 blade, which I px'd for my current 2012 cbr600f, I was naturally a little concerned whether I was doing the right thing. But ... My aging frame was finding the riding position on the blade a little too demanding on my back and wrists, and I was fidning myself wanting an all together more relaxed riding experience. My bike usages is a 30 mile round trip commute through a mix of traffic and country roads, and the occasional longer blast on a Sunday morning. The cbr600f is an excellent commuter bike. Very easy to ride and control, both in terms of easy handling and a throttle response which is glitch free and sublimely smooth and linear throughout the rev range, both of which give excellent, safe control at all times. It's very comfortable for the longer trips too. This all adds up to a very relaxing bike to ride. Very enjoyable. Of course it lacks the punch of the blade or a busa, and the sharp handling and throtle response of the blade, with a much softer feel, but as I said, it makes for a very relaxed and enjoyable ride. It really depends what you want from your bike, but for my usage and more relaxed riding style these days it suits perfectly. The big plus points are the oh so smooth throtle response, easy handling and comfortable riding position. The negatives - can't think of anything. I have had a couple of vibrations creeping in. The first time was the high screen I had fitted ( highly recommended for windblast at higher speeds ) and was resolved by adding some damping. Second time I just tightened up the fairing bolts ( after 1000 miles ) and the vibes went away again. Should also mention I had an 04 plate cbr600f and the 2012 model is very different, most notably with more low down torque which I find a big improvement. I also don't want to give the impression that the bike lacks excitement. It has more than enough power and handling to put a smile on your face when pushed a little harder. Think that's about it. So no regrets so far after the first 4 months of ownership. Just wish the weather was a bit better to enjoy it ......

Ride Quality & Brakes
4 out of 5
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Engine
5 out of 5
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Build Quality & Reliability
4 out of 5
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Value & Running Costs
4 out of 5
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Equipment
4 out of 5
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4 out of 5

Very under rated all rounder

27 March 2012 by Hondavfr800

Some might say going from a CBR600RR to a CBR600F is a backward step but I’m absolutely delighted with my new toy. Yes the 600RR is awesome and having helibars fitted made the slow riding easier but the riding position is fairly compact and I’m now nudging mid 40’s. I originally thought my partners’ 600 Hornet was asthmatic, in comparision to the 600RR, ( until it was run in anyway ) so I doubt the 600F will be a let down and I wanted something like a sport tourer that wasn’t too large or heavy so I could travel on it if I wanted to. The riding position really is smack in between the Hornet and 600RR so not bolt upright nor too much weight on the wrists and it has the slightly sporty undertones. The mirrors are brilliant, seat comfortable, reach to bars fine, good position on the pegs to use the rear brake. Slightly soft rear suspension but I’ll stiffen that up and the Honda after market screen directs the wind blast straight onto my helmet. On the styling front, when you actually spend time and study it, it has lovely flowing lines and everything seems in the right proportion. I can’t really comment on performance just yet as I’m running it in but the signs seem good and the average miles per litre display function seems to be around 55mpg on varied riding. My only gripes are that my first two rides were at night and the headlight isn’t great and sadly ventura don’t do a dedicated pack rack system for this bike! So overall probably a very under rated bike that people bypass for the wrong reasons.

Ride Quality & Brakes
4 out of 5
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Engine
4 out of 5
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Build Quality & Reliability
4 out of 5
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Value & Running Costs
5 out of 5
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Equipment
4 out of 5
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5 out of 5

Great Bike

14 February 2012 by jhoctor

Same as Kebian. Went out for a test ride then on my return traded my ER-6F(2009)in. The Honda is a great bike.

Ride Quality & Brakes
5 out of 5
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Engine
5 out of 5
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Build Quality & Reliability
5 out of 5
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Value & Running Costs
4 out of 5
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Equipment
5 out of 5
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5 out of 5

Awesome bike

14 January 2012 by kebian

I had a go on the demonstrator and immediately put down a deposit when I got back. Lovely bike. Insurance wasn't easy on the wallet though. I'm 35 years old but I've held my full license for only 9 months and managed to insure an XJ6 Diversion F for £300 as soon as I passed but now 9 months later it's costing me £1050 to ensure this bike. If you're a new rider looking for your first 600cc then check the insurance first!

Ride Quality & Brakes
5 out of 5
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Engine
5 out of 5
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Build Quality & Reliability
5 out of 5
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Value & Running Costs
5 out of 5
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Equipment
4 out of 5
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5 out of 5

Dear Anon

06 December 2011 by Anonymous

Glad you like the bike ,you got a real bargain there, I will get myself a hugger in the new year, I have the blue and white one which reminded me of the BMW HP SPORT look wise anyway. Skidmarx are planning to bring out a higher screen for our bikes in the new year if you can wait that long, I have just bought a cargo 3 in 1 tank bag and it is great for keeping windblast at bay, keep safe now the winter is here , let us know how you get on with the bike the longer you have it taff

Ride Quality & Brakes
5 out of 5
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Engine
4 out of 5
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Build Quality & Reliability
5 out of 5
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Value & Running Costs
4 out of 5
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Equipment
4 out of 5
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5 out of 5

Dear Anon

06 December 2011 by Anonymous

Glad you like the bike ,you got a real bargain there, I will get myself a hugger in the new year, I have the blue and white one which reminded me of the BMW HP SPORT look wise anyway. Skidmarx are planning to bring out a higher screen for our bikes in the new year if you can wait that long, I have just bought a cargo 3 in 1 tank bag and it is great for keeping windblast at bay, keep safe now the winter is here , let us know how you get on with the bike the longer you have it taff

Ride Quality & Brakes
5 out of 5
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Engine
4 out of 5
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Build Quality & Reliability
5 out of 5
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Value & Running Costs
4 out of 5
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Equipment
4 out of 5
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5 out of 5

CBR 600F ABS 2011

01 December 2011 by Anonymous

Ok, Ive had mine for 2 weeks now and can report that the bike is superb. Firstly, I bought mine pre-registered and after 2 weeks of feining disinterest and haggling, ended up with a new bike (red/white) with 360 Honda heated grips, Honda hugger, tankpad, free 600mile service for £5400! Without a doubt, the hugger provides not only an important functional role, but also balances the look of the bike. As an engineer I was firstly struck by the quality throughout bike, and was therefore equally disappointed with the design oversight that leaves a small gap between the tank and side panel, but I wont let this minor point spoil my pleasure. And the budget-imposed Hornet mirror lugs have already been sufficiently scorned elsewhere. From the first press of the start button the engine runs with the smoothness of an electric motor. The engine is a perfect balance of restraint and responsiveness for commuting (below 5K) and brutal power for whoohoo smiles above this. The seemingly perfect balanced weight and engine control makes dawdling along in traffic a synch, and its honestly as docile, easy and controllable as riding a bicycle. But then you open the throttle and at 3K the exhaust starts to sing, just a little, but builds gradually to an adrenaline pumping sound that WILL make you want to go faster. Ahh the temptation to dance with the devil, this bike is not for those with poor self control. But however you ride, 50+ mpg is easily achievable and the on-screen meter will let you know average and instantaneous readings should you need them. Front brake alone is mediocre (Im told it will improve with miles) but combined back/front use is impressive and confidence inspiring. Suspension and frame are more than adequate to absorb the worst of Britains roads with minimal fuss. Im 5foot 8 and find the riding position fine, but I do wonder if those with longer legs may find the position a little cramped. The standard screen is very comfortable for non-motorway speeds but ducking behind it does provide a comfortable cocoon when needed. A raised screen is on my Xmas list. What more can I say. Go see it in the showroom - the italian design influence is much more impressive in the flesh. Go sell you mother and buy one, you wont regret it.

Ride Quality & Brakes
5 out of 5
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Engine
5 out of 5
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Build Quality & Reliability
4 out of 5
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Value & Running Costs
5 out of 5
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Equipment
4 out of 5
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5 out of 5

9,000 miles in since july

24 November 2011 by mercymercyred

Got my bike in July and just cant keep off the thing, only one niggle, I would like a higher screen to keep some of the windblast off put a double bubble screen on which is fine but still get a fair bit of cold hitting my chest. Get an average of 55mpg out of it doing all types of riding, put some nice blue wheel trims on the bike heated grips two new b021 tyres. I am going to try and get at least 100,000 miles on this bike to really see what its made of

Ride Quality & Brakes
5 out of 5
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Engine
4 out of 5
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Build Quality & Reliability
5 out of 5
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Value & Running Costs
4 out of 5
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Equipment
3 out of 5
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5 out of 5

Balanced

03 November 2011 by jovee

Bought one for my gas and heating business to run up and down the M6 at busy periods for small jobs. The Honda cbr600f 2011 doesnt excell at any one thing yet it all comes together to do everything brilliantly??. A little slow below 5000rpm but then comes alive or is it me being used to v twin monster bikes. Comfort is second to none for a "R" bike and you could nod off but not adviseable. Beautiful italian design to front end and looks better in the flesh. 0-60 is 4.2 and top speed is over 140mph apparently. ABS a nice touch too. To sum up. The Thomas more of bikes, does everything right.

Ride Quality & Brakes
5 out of 5
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Engine
5 out of 5
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Build Quality & Reliability
5 out of 5
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Value & Running Costs
4 out of 5
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Equipment
3 out of 5
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5 out of 5

Excelent

18 October 2011 by Cent

Bought this back in August, my previous bike was ER6F, the bike is so easy to ride, i am 52 and i wanted somthing sporty but rasonably comfortable, in the past 5 years i have had shoulder and elbow surgery, so there was no way i was going to get an RR. The bike is smooth and agile, the brakes are excelent and the biuld quality is very good. I have almost done a 1000miles riding to work (60mile round trip) on A roads and motorways and a few pleasure trips here and there, it now ready for winter hibernation. My ER6F i bought new its the mk2 it was good but not as good as the CBR660F it has inferior brakes less power and not as smooth, it also felt niggly on bends and didnt seem as good in cross winds on open roads e.g. Motorways country exposed A roads. Overall the CBR is far superior to ER6F, it not a superbike or even an RR but it is an excelent road bike both in and out of town that puts a smile on my face and i guess for most of us thats what matters

Ride Quality & Brakes
5 out of 5
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Engine
5 out of 5
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Build Quality & Reliability
5 out of 5
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Value & Running Costs
4 out of 5
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Equipment
5 out of 5
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5 out of 5

Very good

07 October 2011 by Anonymous

I am extremely happy with mine. Having owned a ER6f (2011), a 650 Bandit (2008) and a 600 fazer S2 (2007) I can now say that in my opinion this is by far the best bike out of the lot. Yes, it is a bit more money than the others mentioned but the extra quality of the bike by far exceeds the extra cost. I am in my mid 40s so I didn't want an RR model, but neither did I want an OAP bike. This is the best of both worlds. It handles well, it is fast enough for most people, it is reasonably comfortable and the quality of the build is just superb considering the 7k price tag. I particularly like the fully adjustable suspension and the light and easy handling. The only niggle is that the fuel gauge is a little difficult to read. I would recommend anyone thinking of buying one to take their deposit with them to the dealer on the day of the test ride, as this will save them the time and trouble in returning to the shop to buy one the very next day. It's that good !

Ride Quality & Brakes
5 out of 5
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Engine
5 out of 5
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Build Quality & Reliability
5 out of 5
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Value & Running Costs
5 out of 5
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Equipment
5 out of 5
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5 out of 5

Love It

27 July 2011 by bigcrules

Just love it

Ride Quality & Brakes
5 out of 5
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Engine
5 out of 5
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Build Quality & Reliability
5 out of 5
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Value & Running Costs
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honda cbr600f 2011

10 June 2011 by mercymercyred

Absolutely fantastic bike so easy to ride looks good does what you want. Mine does 54 mpg ridden between 75-80mph on motorways ,so good on fuel ,can bungee my rucksack using the grab holes at the back and hooking some of the bungee hooks on the lower part of the frame, works brilliant. got mine last week done 300 miles already cant keep off it, its great fun.

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Just right !

19 April 2011 by ginz

I rode the CBR 600 F yesterday. Wow. . . they have jusr got it right. Forget all that about it being a Hornet with a fairing etc. Where did the Hornet come from any way ? Yes, that's right, a CBR 600 without a fairing. The wheel has turned full circle. The MCN review is inconsistent, they praise the bike and then mark it down on points./. bizare ! Any way it's light, it handles, it goes smoothly and progressively and it has great build quality. No, it's not a Fireblade or an R1. Nor does it pretend to be but I'll tell you this; It will; put a smile on your face and that is what it is all about. I cane back from my test ride and bought one, I pick it up tomorrow, SORTED !

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