Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today announced that the all-new CBR600RR Super Sports bike will go on sale Friday, September 25, 2020 through Honda Dream locations across Japan. Equipped with a high-performance, 599cc, liquid-cooled, four-stroke DOHC inline four-cylinder engine, this newly-developed CBR600RR features the latest electronic control and aerodynamic technologies to realize enhanced overall performance.
CBR600RR was developed as a right-sized Super Sports model which enables riders to enjoy high potential of a base production race model in their everyday lives. With this all-new model, the development team further pursued the “pleasure of maneuvering” by further refining the distinctive features of previous CBR600RR models. This includes high-power yet controllable output characteristics and agile handling, while simultaneously achieving excellence in on-track performance and rider-friendliness on public roads, including winding roads at a high level.
The power unit of the all-new CBR600RR achieves the maximum power output of 89kW. To achieve this higher maximum power, the engine speed at which maximum power is attained was increased by changing materials used for key components such as the camshaft and crankshaft. Both intake and exhaust efficiency also were increased through various measures including reshaping of the inlet port, enlargement of the throttle bore diameter, optimization of the size of various parts of the exhaust pipes, as well as changes in valve timing.
To support a fun riding experience, the all-new CBR600RR features the latest electronic control technologies. Made possible by the throttle-by-wire system (TBW) in which the throttle valve is controlled with extreme precision based on the rider’s throttle grip operations, the all-new CBR600RR features the riding mode system which enables riders to select from different riding mode options depending on riding conditions and their preferences.
The all-new CBR600RR also features exterior styling which realizes both outstanding aerodynamic performance and functional beauty in the pursuit of outstanding on-track dynamic performance. Optimization of projected front and lateral areas and the lowest drag coefficient in the class*1 contributed to the improvement of wind-resistant performance and the realization of agile handling. Moreover, winglets which effectively generate downforce are positioned on the left and right sides of the leading edge of the front cowl to further increase stability while entering corners or turning while accelerating.