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Milan Motor Show 2012: Honda CBR600RR, inspired by MotoGP
Milan Motor Show 2012: Honda CBR600RR, inspired by MotoGP

For 2013 Honda has decided to renew its supersport and try to make it the benchmark in the segment again. The exterior design of the new Honda CBR600RR It is inspired by the Honda RC213V with the aerodynamics of the Honda RC212V, although the changes are not merely aesthetic, but have also worked in other areas such as the location of the masses, the fork, the wheels, ergonomics, etc.

Honda CBR600RR, looking to be LA supersport again

Honda CBR600RR
Honda CBR600RR

The first modification that the Honda CBR600RR is the mass centralization, trying to lighten everything that is far from the center of gravity. The exhaust and even the line-beam type headlights, which are more embedded in the bodywork and in addition to helping in this mass movement, channel the air towards the central ram-air.

In search of that aesthetics similar to MotoGP machines, the tail is smaller as is the canopy, with a modified tank cover to allow the rider to hold on more comfortably with the arms and knees. All these changes achieve that compared to the previous model, the aerodynamic penetration is 6.5% better in normal riding position and 5% if we do it crouching behind the screen.

Another change that can be seen is in the tires, with twelve spokes and made of aluminum alloy that provide greater rigidity but at the same time lower inertia for a more agile set.

Honda CBR600RR
Honda CBR600RR

For the cycle part, incorporate a Showa Big Piston type front fork with fully adjustable 41 mm bars, while the Unit Pro-Link type rear shock has had its settings modified, improving its response at low speed and in the initial phase of operation.

The PGM-DSFI injection It has been completely revised, with new injection maps that achieve an improved response throughout the rev range and at any throttle opening compared to the previous model. Now also the Honda CBR600RR incorporates electronic steering damper Honda HESD (Honda Electronic Steering Damper) allowing good handling regardless of speed.

Finally and speaking of the brakes, the Honda CBR600RR you can retrofit the system as an option. electronic C-ABS combined braking developed exclusively for sports motorcycles.

Honda CBR600RR

  • Motor:
    • Type: 4-stroke, 4-in-line, DOHC, 16-valve, liquid-cooled
    • Displacement: 599 cm³
    • Power max. dec.: 118 hp at 13,500 rpm
    • Torque max. dec: 66 Nm at 11,250 rpm
  • Transmission:
    • Clutch: Multi-disc in oil bath, with coil springs
    • Change: 6 speeds
    • Transmission: Chain
  • Suspensions:
    • Front: Showa Big Piston upside down fork, 41mm, fully adjustable, 120mm axle travel
    • Rear: Unit Pro-Link with separate gas tank damper, adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound, 130mm axle travel
  • Brakes:
    • Front: 310x4.5mm dual hydraulic disc with 4-piston radially lowered calipers, floating discs and sintered metal pads
    • Rear: 220x5mm hydraulic disc with single piston caliper and sintered metal pads
  • Wheels:
    • Front: 17 x MT3.5, 120/70 -ZR17M / C (58W)
    • Rear: 17M / C x MT5.5, 180/55 -ZR17M / C (58W)
  • Dimensions:

    • Overall length: 2,029 mm
    • Wheelbase: 1,373 mm
    • Seat height: 823 mm
    • Curb weight: 186 kg (196 with C-ABS)