HRC to offer track-only CBR600RR for competition

The baby Fireblade — Honda’s new CBR600RR — has stirred up a lot of attention lately. It’s probably because of the massive 120 hp from its little inline-4 599cc engine.

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Not surprisingly, Honda’s motorcycle racing division, the Honda Racing Corporation (HRC), which runs its MotoGP team, has already begun tinkering around with it and unveiled a track-only version for teams that want to race competitively in the 600cc superbike class.

The HRC-spec CBR600RR receives some extensive modifications that will bring the already powerful middleweight closer to, or perhaps even surpass a stock liter bike.

Among these are a new ECU, new main harness, larger disc rotors, racing suspension, racing exhaust, racing grade throttle, fuel injection mapping, and race fairing.

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To ensure that these motorcycles will not be used on public roads, buyers will not be provided with a vehicle identification number. The parts are not covered by warranty.

The bike will be available in limited numbers by January 2021. For now, only authorized HRC dealers in Japan are allowed to distribute the motorcycle.