Honda has revealed its next generation CBR600RR for 2005 - and there's a wealth of important updates including a 6kg weight cut, revised engine, frame and swingarm, new radial mount four-piston front calipers, revised front fairing and new instrument panel.
The new front end - complete with new forks - echoes that of the Fireblade and the revised 599cc engine promises stronger torque throughout the midrange. New fine-spray injectors are claimed to improve response, too.
The frame and swingarm are new and lighter, too, as is the 4-into-2-into-1 exhaust. The new claimed dry weight is 164kg (191kg kerb weight). Power is still a claimed 115bhp.
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There are a host of other minor changes - which you'll find detailed alongside full spec in the next issue of MCN - out on September 15, 2004.
And in our September 22 issue there's a special under-the-skin report on the 05 CBR600RR, complete with exclusive intereviews with the men who made it.
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