Other than the newly launched Kawasaki Ninja ZX-25R, there hasn’t been much news about sport bikes lately. That is until Honda released a new video teasing their upcoming CBR600RR.
The new sport bike brings some much-needed updates to the aging CBR600RR. The most notable is the new look similar to its big brother, the CBR1000RR-R Fireblade. We mentioned in the past the possibility of Honda creating a CBR600RR-R. Now it seems more likely that it’s just a newer RR. Nonetheless, the news is welcome.
The new CBR600RR features a new look, smaller headlights, new fairings, and sporting Honda Racing Corporation (HRC) livery. It features a new all-digital, color TFT instrument cluster. Honda has thankfully kept the center mounted exhaust.
It’s powered by “a high-performance water-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, in-line 4-cylinder 599cc engine and adopting the latest electronic control technology and aerodynamic technology. It has been developed as a just-sized super sports model so that you can enjoy the high potential as a base model for production races with commercially available cars even in everyday life.” We do know from the teaser that it has a redline of 15,000 rpm. It will also have some riding modes that appear to be customizable.
Honda has yet to release any other figures and specifications. Thankfully, we won’t have to wait very long as all of these will be revealed on August 21, 2020.
We know that it will be launched in Japan first. Honda has yet to say where else and when the new model will be available.