Clever rear system mounts the Honda CBR600RR shock in the swingarm like a MotoGP bike. While not the lightest in its class, the Honda CBR600RR’s a superb handling motorcycle. Quick steering yet pretty stable on a smooth track with huge angles of lean achievable. Brakes are hard to fault too. But Honda CBR600RR can be slappy on the road.
A 599cc in-line four is the staple lay out for a sports 600, with good reason – it works brilliantly. The Honda CBR600RR needs revving to extract all its 115 claimed bhp and with the red line at 15,000 rpm you’ll feel like a MotoGP rider as you do it. Like so many fuel injected Hondas, the Honda CBR600RR doesn’t manage many MPG.
The Honda CBR600RR's no match for the Hondas of 15 years ago (when less environmentally friendly but more durable paints were in use) but still a well finished motorcycle. ’05 onwards Honda CBR600RRs have stainless downpipes. Honda recalled some 2003 and 2004 motorcycles to correct a fault which might have caused the rear brakes to seize. Official UK Honda CBR600RR should have been done but check parallel imports.
Competition’s hot in this class. Two year updates and four year major overhauls are common on the sportys 600s. When you buy your Honda CBR600RR dictates exactly what you pay. If you’re buying a Honda CBR600RR new, don’t pay full list price unless it’s spring and you’re getting an all-new Honda CBR600RR. Find a Honda CBR600RR for sale.
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The Honda CBR600RR's clocks are incredibly comprehensive for a track biased machine. Under seat storage space on the Honda CBR600RR is almost nil thanks to the exhaust system. Comfort’s ok in short bursts and better at speed when wind pressure takes the weight off your wrists. Honda CBR600RR Pillions had better be brave.