Despite the rumor that the Honda CBR600RR would be abandoned, it seems that the dream of supersport is not over! Admittedly, we have contributed a little to perpetuate this rumor, but with all the confusion of the new Euro4 laws and a steady decline in sales, we thought the disappearance of the CBR600RR was inevitable. However, Honda USA had something to say about it, and it seems like the CBR600RR will roll again … for 2017 at least.
Keep in mind that Honda has a strange way of raising money for its R & D department – each region invests money in a global pot that Honda R & D nerds spend appropriately. As the CBR600RR has already been abandoned in Europe, it means that North America should invest all the money needed to continue developing new CBR600RR models in the world. world. the future … an important order for a motorcycle that can only be sold locally and sales are down. We could have a new model for 2017, but anything that goes beyond that is at best uncertain.
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Play a spot game, the difference between the models 2016 and 2017 will be difficult, even for the aficionados of the CBR600RR. That said, the CBR600RR has always been a compact and fun package for commuting, weekend outings and track days. Maybe Honda thought: If that does not break, do not fix it, with their approach to the 2017 model?So it’s here … but does it interest us? Of course, it’s great to see the 600 stay a little longer, but in terms of innovation and development, there have not been many. In the heart of the CBR, line 599cc of line four has been relatively intact, the frame is identical to the last iteration, and in terms of embedded technology, there is not much to offer. In the technical department, you can opt for Honda’s optional anti-lock braking system, but despite the addition of a full ABS package, the CBR600RR still lacks an anti-dead clutch. lÃ © ration. and many other driving aids that Kawasaki, Suzuki and Yamaha have long proposed. It is delivered with the same electronically controlled steering damper of 2016.
Whether you’re happy that the 600 stays alive for another year or not, you’ll be happy to know it comes with a new color option for 2017 – at least that’s something, right? The CBR600RR is now available in standard black and red, which puts it in step with the rest of the Honda CBR family. Regarding prices and availability: the price has not yet been officially announced, but most sources say it will have an MSRP of $ 11,799 (or $ 12,799 with ABS) . Regarding availability, expect to arrive in US dealerships by March 2017.
If you’re in need of some specs, here they are:
|Engine Type||599cc Liquid-Cooled Inline Four-Cylinder|
|Bore And Stroke||67mm x 42.5mm|
|Induction||Dual Stage Fuel Injection (DSFI) with 40mm throttle bodies, Denso 12-hole injectors|
|Ignition||Computer-controlled digital transistorized with 3-D mapping|
|Valve Train||DOHC; four valves per cylinder|
|Transmission||Close-ratio six speed|
|Final Drive||#525 O-ring chain|
CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
|Front Suspension||41mm inverted Big Piston Fork with spring preload, rebound and compression damping adjustability.|
|Rear Suspension||Unit Pro-Link® HMAS™ single shock with spring preload, rebound and compression damping adjustability; 5.1 inches travel|
|Front Brake||Dual radial-mounted four-piston calipers with full-floating 310mm discs|
|Rear Brake||Single-caliper 220mm disc|
|Front Tire||120/70ZR-17 radial|
|Rear Tire||180/55ZR-17 radial|
|Rake||23.5° (Caster Angle)|
|Trail||97.7mm (3.9 inches)|
|Seat Height||32.3 inches|
|Curb Weight||410 pounds (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and a full tank of fuel—ready to ride)|
|Fuel Capacity||4.8 gallons|
|Miles Per Gallon||TBD*|
|Emissions||Meets current EPA standards. California version meets current CARB standards and may differ slightly due to emissions equipment.|