Honda Launches 2013 CBR 600RR in UK

Honda CBR 600RR, one of the all time favorites in the track days and the biggest crush for a few when it comes to the Supersport Category has seen a change after almost half a decade.

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Honda officially launched its 2013 Version of the CBR 600RR Super Sport this week in Donnington Park U.K. When everyone who were present to test the new CBR 600RR were expecting a knee scrapping track day it was actually snowing on the launch date thrashing all their dreams.

The bike now sports a new front suspension, wheels and Honda’s patented C-ABS (Combined ABS) and an overall make-over. Although all the visible body panels have gone in for a change, the only visible factor that distinguishes the old CBR 600RR from the new one is the front Fairing which paints more aggression than the old one that had a sleeping styling and looks. The New Fairing adds functionality to looks too; in the middle of the fairing is the new central intake that splits the head lamp clusters that adds to the aesthetic appeal.

In the press release by Honda it said’ “The Lineage behind Honda’s CBR 600RR boasts ongoing track-tested, championship winning advancements in form and function that have kept this machine at the forefront of the 600cc Supersport class. The newly redesigned CBR 600RR delivers stronger engine output for an elevated level of performance and a brand new front suspension that features Honda’s 41mm Big Piston Fork for exceptional handling and supple action.

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The bike also features an all new MotoGP inspired body work that screams racing all around which is aerodynamically tested too giving out a 6.5 percent decrease in drag when compared to the previous model.”

Features available in 2013 Honda CBR 600RR

• Newly Re-designed centrally located RAM-Air Intake System.
• New 41mm Showa Big Piston Forks featuring a larger damper piston with adjustable pre-load and damping.
• Improved ECU and PGM-DSFI setting that delivers more power in the midrange and crispier throttle response in higher-rpm range.
• Unit Pro Link® rear suspension featuring a revised shock for overall improvised performance.
• Advanced aerodynamic improvements taken and incorporated from the Honda RC212V MotoGP Races.
• First ever CBR 600RR to feature Repsol Edition color scheme.

Technical Specifications:

Engine Type: 599cc Liquid-Cooled Inline Four-Cylinder

Bore and Stroke: 67.0mm X 42.5mm

Compression Ratio: 12.2:1

Valve Train: Dual Over Head Cam Shaft – Four Valves Per Cylinder

FI: Programmed Dual Stage Fuel Injection (PGM-DSFI) With 40mm Throttle Bodies, Denso 12-Hole Injectors

Ignition: Computer-Controlled Digital Transistorized With 3-D Mapping

Transmission: Close-Ratio Six-Speed

Final Drive: #525 O-Ring-Sealed Chain

Suspension Front: 41mm Inverted Big Piston Fork With Spring Preload, Rebound And Compression Damping Adjustability

Rear: Unit Pro-Link HMAS Single Shock With Spring Preload, Rebound and Compression Damping Adjustability; 5.1 Inches Travel

Brakes Front: Dual Radial-Mounted Four-Piston Calipers with Full-Floating 310mm Discs

Rear: Single-Caliper 220mm Disc

Tires Front: 120/70ZR-17 Radial

Rear: 180/55ZR-17 Radial

Wheelbase: 53.9 Inches

Seat Height: 32.3 Inches

Fuel Capacity: 4.8 Gallons, Including 0.9-Gallon Reserve

Curb Weight: 410 Pounds (CBR600RR) / 432 Pounds (CBR600RRA)

As exciting as the new specification and the bike looks, sadly the CBR 600RR will never enter Indian territories anytime soon. Blame it on the Import Policy on the bigger bikes. It’s only a dream now.

– Ram