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09/05/2007 - Torrance, Calif. - A winner on the racetrack and in magazine comparison tests, the light, compact and powerful Honda CBR600RR raises performance standards to new heights in the middleweight class.
Features & Benefits
New for 2008
  • Exciting new colors: Red/Black, Pearl Orange/Black, Metallic Silver, and Graffiti
Unique features
  • Exclusive, MotoGP derived Unit Pro-Link Rear Suspension (see Technology Section).
  • Dual Stage Fuel Injection System (PGM - DSFI) features two injectors per cylinder (see Technology Section).
  • MotoGP-derived Honda Electronic Steering Damper (HESD) (see Technology Section).
  • High-revving engine redlines at 15,000 rpm.
  • MotoGP-style center-up exhaust system.
  • Radial-mount front brake calipers combined with radial actuated master cylinder.
  • 41mm Honda Multi-Action System (HMAS) inverted front fork (see Technology Section).
  • Centrally located fuel tank increases mass centralization for a more compact frame design.
  • Line beam headlights feature three-piece multi-reflector design.
Engine/Drivetrain
  • Liquid-cooled DOHC 16-valve 599cc four-stroke inline four-cylinder engine features oversquare bore and stroke of 67mm x 42.5mm.
  • Idle-air control valve (IACV) minimizes torque reaction and smoothes response to small throttle changes through gradual reductions of air and fuel intake.
  • Oil jets located beneath the pistons for extra friction reduction and cooling.
  • Iridium-tip spark plugs improve fuel combustion and performance.
  • Non-resonance knock sensor maintains optimum spark advance while constantly monitoring combustion performance during mid- to high-rpm operation.
  • Nose-mounted, two-stage ram-air system provides high volume of cool air to the airbox for linear power delivery and incredible engine performance.
  • Lightweight magnesium head cover.
  • Cylinder head features angled valve insets to improve airflow.
  • Cylinder head features two springs per intake valve and one spring per exhaust valve for optimum high-rpm valve operation and durability.
  • Direct shim-under-bucket valve actuation ensures high-rpm performance and durability with 16,000-mile maintenance intervals.
  • Lightweight, forged-aluminum pistons incorporate special shot peening for added strength.
  • Nutless connecting rods contribute to quicker acceleration.
  • Light neodymium magnet ACG.
  • Lightweight stainless steel four-into-one exhaust features inline-exhaust valve to control exhaust pressure for maximum performance.
  • Double-pivot tensioner for cam-chain durability.
  • Smooth-shifting close-ratio six-speed transmission with ratios closely matched to the engine's powerband.
Chassis/Suspension
  • Hollow Fine Die-Cast (DC) frame uses four large castings for ultra light weight (see Technology Section).
  • 41mm inverted HMAS cartridge front fork features spring preload, rebound and compression damping adjustability for precise suspension tuning. (see Technology Section)
  • Exclusive, MotoGP derived Unit Pro-Link Rear Suspension (see Technology Section).
  • Braking system features twin four-piston radial-mounted front calipers, dual 310mm front discs and a single 220mm rear disc for optimum stopping power.
  • Vertical-piston master-cylinder system produces superior leverage ratio at the front brake lever for higher braking efficiency, excellent feel, and controllability. This layout permits the use of a longer brake lever, which means more braking force with less effort from the rider.
  • Light aluminum steering stem.
Additional Features
  • Industry-leading ergonomic design features maximum rider comfort for minimum fatigue in all riding conditions.
  • Centrally mounted 4.8-gallon fuel tank is positioned low in the frame, increasing mass centralization and allowing a more compact design.
  • Plastic tank shell cover protects tank and airbox.
  • Line-beam headlights feature three-piece multi-reflector design utilizing two H7 bulbs for optimum light distribution and a unique compact design.
  • Instrumentation is very compact and features LCD panel with tachometer, odometer, twin tripmeters, speedometer, fuel gauge and clock.
  • Attractive, hollow-spoke aluminum-alloy wheels feature race-spec 3.5 x 17.0-inch front and 5.5 x 17.0-inch rear dimensions.
  • One-piece fan assembly for maximum cooling efficiency.
  • Maintenance-free battery.
  • Compact rear cowl storage compartment for U-type locking devices under the passenger seat. (lock not included)
  • Pivoting, aerodynamic mirrors.
  • Integrated ignition-switch/fork lock for added security.
  • Convenient push-to-cancel turn-signal switch.
  • Transferable one-year, unlimited mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.
  • Purchase of a new, previously unregistered Honda USA-certified unit by an individual retail user in the United States qualifies the owner for a one-year complimentary membership in the Honda Rider's Club of America® (HRCA&#174. Visit www.hrca.honda.com for details.
Available Honda Genuine Accessories
  • Color-Matched Passenger Seat Cowl, U-Lock, CBR Racing Cycle Cover, Carbon Fiber Accents.

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09/05/2007 - Torrance, Calif. - Model: CBR600RR Engine Type: 599cc liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder Bore and Stroke: 67mm x 42.5mm Compression Ratio: 12.2:1 Valve Train: DOHC; four valves per cylinder Induction: Dual Stage Fuel Injection (DSFI) with 40mm throttle bodies, Denso 12-hole injectors Ignition: Computer-controlled digital transistorized with three-dimensional mapping Transmission: Close-ratio six-speed Final Drive: #525 O-ring chain Suspension Front: 41mm inverted HMAS cartridge fork with spring preload, rebound and compression damping adjustability; 4.7 inches travel
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 310mm discs
Rear: Single 220mm disc Tires Front: 120/70ZR-17 radial
Rear: 180/55ZR-17 radial Wheelbase: 53.9 inches Rake
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23.55° Trail: 97.7mm (3.8 inches) Seat Height: 32.3 inches Fuel Capacity: 4.8 gallons, including 0.9-gallon reserve Colors: Red/Black, Pearl Orange/Black, Metallic Silver, and Graffiti Curb Weight*: 410 pounds *Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel--ready to ride.
Meets current EPA standards.
California version meets current CARB standards and may differ slightly due to emissions equipment.

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Call me crazy but I like the Graffiti.

I can definitely seeing one of these finding it's home in my garage. As long as I can get rid of the ugly 3 spoke wheels...

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is it jsut me or has honda been prgressively trimming down the fairings on the CBR compared to the older models. It seems like a more naked esque look is coming in

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is it me or does the 600 look better/cleaner than the 1000??

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I prefer the look of the 600 over the 1K, especially the red/black 600 - sexy!

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That Graffiti is nice. I would of like to see a white. 15,000 redline is insane.

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Yea, 15,000 is nuts. Comming off a 919, i'm still not used to reving my 07 up to 15k, but i'm getting better at it...lol..


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Nice pic Adam, the 600rr is looking great too.

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Oct 28, 07. I just picked up a Pearl 07. 3500 miles. 6 mo old. Flush led's up front. Other than that it's bone stock. Perfect condition. Extendo warranty.

It's Ed' fault.

Gotta go...... more later.

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Yea, 15,000 is nuts. Comming off a 919, i'm still not used to reving my 07 up to 15k, but i'm getting better at it...lol..
Adam, Looks like you are totally enjoying the new RR.

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Oct 28, 07. I just picked up a Pearl 07. 3500 miles. 6 mo old. Flush led's up front. Other than that it's bone stock. Perfect condition. Extendo warranty.

It's Ed' fault.

Gotta go...... more later.
Come on Sniper, spill the beans! Don't leave us in suspense.

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Oct 28, 07. I just picked up a Pearl 07. 3500 miles. 6 mo old. Flush led's up front. Other than that it's bone stock. Perfect condition. Extendo warranty.

It's Ed' fault.

Gotta go...... more later.
Damn, I'm jealous, the pearl is my fav color.

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is it jsut me or has honda been prgressively trimming down the fairings on the CBR compared to the older models. It seems like a more naked esque look is coming in

My first thoughts also...

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Oct 28, 07. I just picked up a Pearl 07. 3500 miles. 6 mo old. Flush led's up front. Other than that it's bone stock. Perfect condition. Extendo warranty.

It's Ed' fault.

Gotta go...... more later.
WHAT???? Sniper your a proud owner of a 600 now? SWEET! You will love it!

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Wed Oct 31

A paperwork SNAFU had kept me off the bike. Seller needs to get a lein release before I get the title, so I can register and plate the bike. However he was good enough to get his Honda dealer to issue me a temp plate so I can get it out on the road.

In the meantime I have been cleaning on it. I have removed all the stupid warning stickers. The reflectors are history. Safty wired the oil fill cap. Made sure the suspention settings are the same as in Sport Rider, adjusted the controls. I ArmorAll-ed and Honda Polished everything. It is beautiful. Back in 01 when I got the 929, that bike and the RC51 were Honda's flagship sportbikes. The 600s at the time were a litle lesser quality. Not so anymore. This bike is everybit as hi qual as my 929.

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I'm sorry, Mike. Josh took his camera with him when he went to Kadena AFB a few months ago. I haven't gotten around to getting my own yet. Perhaps I can pull some strings...

We've all read all the hype about how good this bike is. It's all true. If you just putter around on this thing, you won't get it. Don't get me wrong, it's happy to just putter around. If you really want to know what you've got, you have to ride hard. The harder, the better. It'll do the coolest power wheelie in first gear you've ever seen.

I have a feeling the 600RR isn't going to get a lot of performance mods. Fueling is nearly perfect, no jerky on/off throttle nonsence. The exhaust sounds great just the way it is. The front brake lines aren't rubber. Don't know what they are, but I doubt I'll ever change them. If anything, it's geared a little short. This engine makes enough power to go 1 or 2 down on the rear sprocket.

I'm going to put on HeliBars as soon as they come in. The stockers are just a bit low for me. I'll put on frame sliders and swingarm spools, and thats it.

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How would you compare the throttle response/fueling to the 919? Is that what you mean by no jerky on/off throttle? How is the gearbox compared to the 919?

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A 919 with a Powercommander is almost as smooth as the 600RR. Maybe the big torque that the 919 makes that makes it feel a bit more abrupt.

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