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Honda CBR600RR

Tested by Dan Sutherland, News Editor

I cannot wait to get my teeth into Honda’s rejuvenated CBR600RR. Last time I rode one of these under-seat exhaust beauties was in 2017 at the Ron Haslam Race School – incidentally the same year that Honda announced the bike would be discontinued in Europe for the foreseeable future.

Now it’s back, and I am in the fortunate position of living with one across 2024. My goals for the bike are twofold – one being to get as much out of it on trackdays as I can, using mods such as better tyres, and (hopefully) a dip into the HRC racing catalogue, to have as much fun as possible and prove you don’t need a superbike for short circuit thrills.

On top of that, I want to explore whether you can realistically live with a focused supersport bike like this on a daily basis – as it was their revvy, uncompromising nature against a backdrop of aging riders that very nearly killed off the hard-edged class for good.

To that end, I’ll be using the CBR for commuting, and weekend trips, as well as the possibility of a small tour using Honda’s luggage and comfort optional extras.

Is there a place for the CBR600RR in our modern motorcycling world? It’s time to find out.

Honda CBR600RR quick specs

  • Price: £10,499
  • Engine: 599cc liquid-cooled DOHC inline four
  • Power: 119.3bhp @ 14,250rpm
  • Torque: 46.5lb.ft @ 11,500rpm
  • Seat height: 820mm
  • Weight: 193kg (kerb)

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