Honda has officially released more details of the all-new CBR600RR, a bike they teased a few weeks ago, coming to Japan and select markets in Asia.
The new high-performance middleweight super sport bike is powered by a 599cc, liquid-cooled, four-stroke DOHC inline four-cylinder engine. It produces 121 PS at 14,000 rpm and 64 Nm of torque at 11,500 rpm.
The all-new CBR600RR is throttle-by-wire. The throttle no longer connects to the engine. Rather an accelerator position sensor reads the rider’s input and sends a signal to the ECU which then commands the throttle valve. It’s also equipped with an IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit)-based system which controls everything from Honda Selectable Torque Control (to prevent wheel slip), ABS, Power Selector (ride modes), Wheelie Mitigation Control, and Selectable Engine Brake. By adjusting these variables, the rider can make the bike as forgiving or as forceful as desired.
The bike is built around an aluminum twin tube frame. The structure composed of aluminum die-cast parts for high rigidity, a lower center of gravity, and better communication between rider and the road. It’s attached to a rear prolink arm that’s also more rigid but lighter than its predecessor. The bike is also fitted with a HESD (Honda Electronic Steering Damper) which makes it light to turn at low speeds and stiffer at high speeds.
Honda has also worked on the body’s aerodynamics. New positioned on the left and right sides of the leading edge of the front cowl further increase stability while entering corners or turning while accelerating. The front cowl also allows the rider to tuck in more easily at high speeds.
The bike comes standard with a long list of high tech equipment. There’s full LED lighting, a full-color thin film transistor (TFT) liquid-crystal display for abundant vehicle information and easy-to-understand status, Emergency Stop Signal system (rapid brake light blinking during emergencies), and an assist and slipper clutch, with an assist function that makes the clutch lever lighter to pull.
The CBR600RR comes with an 18 liter fuel tank. Honda claims it can achieve an average fuel consumption of 23.5 km/L. This should result in a range of about 423 kilometers per top up of the tank.
It’s seat height is pegged at 820 mm. It tips the scales with a wet weight of 192 kg.