The 2021 Honda CBR600RR Finally Gets Rider Modes
The 2021 CBR600RR by Honda Motorcycles only be coming to the US for 2021 as far as North America is concerned. The 2021 Honda lineup is fortunate enough to have the CBR600RR continue as its competitors are starting to disappear, like the Yamaha YZF-R6. The engine has received some updates but when taking a closer look, it’s the same as it was released in 2007.
For 2021, Honda has made very few changes to the CBR600RR. Though it looks to have its style taken from the CBR1000RR-R Fireblade as it is sold in Grand Prix Red Tricolor. The engine specifications of Japanese motorcycles maintain the same specs as 2020’s model but the internals has been presumably been made with lighter materials. This resulted in a gain of one horsepower for a total of 121hp. The CBR600RR will also be able to be purchased with or without ABS for 2021.
The CBR600RR does get a much more exciting update for 2021. It now has a fly-by-wire throttle, inertial measurement unit (IMU) with selectable rider-assist modes. These modes consist of traction control, wheelie mitigation, and adjustable engine braking. All of which can be operated from the instrument cluster taken from the CBR1000RR, bringing it in line with competitors in the 600cc class.
The 2021 Honda CBR600RR starts at $11,899 USD (Non-ABS).
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- Price: $11,899 USD (Non-ABS)
- Key Features:
- Rider-Assist Modes
- Digital Cluster
- Electronic Steering Damper
- Engine: 599cc Four-cylinder
- Power: 121 BHP
- Wet Weight: 410 lbs (185 kg)
- Seat Height: 820 mm (32.3 in.) at lowest point
2021 Honda CBR600RR Specifications
|Engine||599cc Liquid-Cooled Inline Four-Cylinder|
|Bore x Stroke||67mm x 42.5mm|
|Fuel System||Dual Stage Fuel Injection (DSFI) with 40mm throttle bodies, Denso 12-hole injectors|
|Valve Train||DOHC; four valves per cylinder|
|Final Drive||#525 O-ring chain; 16T/42T|
|Suspension Front||41mm inverted Big Piston Fork with spring preload, rebound and compression damping adjustability; 4.3 inches travel|
|Suspension 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|
|Brakes Rear||Single-caliper 220mm disc|
|Tires Front||120/70ZR-17 radial|
|Tires Rear||180/55ZR-17 radial|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||4.8 gallons|
|Color||Grand Prix Tricolor|
|Ignition||Computer-controlled digital transistorized with 3-D mapping|
|Seat Height||32.3 inches|
|Curb Weight||410 pounds|
|Warranty||Transferable, unlimited-mileage limited warranty|
|Extension||Extended coverage available with a HondaCare Protection Plan®|
2021 Honda CBR600RR Features
The CBR600RR uses radial-mounted monoblock front-brake calipers. This construction makes the caliper stiffer, and that means you get better brake feel for more linear, powerful stopping. Each caliper also uses four chromium-plated aluminum pistons for smooth, friction-free operation.
With their consistent rigidity and balance, these sharp-looking 12-spoke cast aluminum wheels work with the fork and enhance suspension feedback to deliver real handling improvements.
ELECTRONIC COMBINED ANTI-LOCK BRAKING (C-ABS)
The available electronically controlled C-ABS distributes brake force over both wheels, helping to maintain braking confidence in less-than-ideal conditions. The system electronically measures rider input on the brake lever and pedal, and applies only the front or rear brake in some cases or combines both brakes in other situations.
Line-beam headlights feature a two-piece reflector design that utilizes two H7 bulbs for optimum light distribution and unique compact design. The result: the headlight helps you see better and also helps make you visible to traffic.
The CBR600RR’s 4.8-gallon fuel tank is positioned in the center of the chassis and low in the frame. This allows for a more compact design, but even more important helps centralize the bike’s mass. Increased mass centralization means the CBR is more responsive to rider input, especially when leaning the bike into a turn or standing it up at the exit.
Most steering dampers only sense handlebar-deflection speed. The Honda Electronic Steering Damper (HESD) is way more sophisticated. It also detects vehicle speed, and adjusts damping proportionally. That helps maintain low-speed maneuverability while providing excellent, predictable high-speed handling.
Honda MULTI-ACTION SYSTEM (HMAS) INVERTED FORK
The HMAS cartridge fork features an exclusive internal piston construction. The innovative design employs smaller-diameter pistons to keep oil velocity high for improved damping characteristics and an expanded range of adjustability. The result: you get more precise suspension performance, especially over smaller surface irregularities.
UNIT PRO-LINK® SUSPENSION
By eliminating the frame-mounted top shock mount, Unit Pro-Link® isolates the chassis from bumps, resulting in more precise handling and better traction. Developed on Honda’s championship-winning MotoGP bikes, it’s a perfect example of the CBR’s superior engineering.
Two sets of injectors per cylinder ensure both low- and high-rpm performance. You get near-instantaneous high-rpm response, along with great low-rpm metering and clean running.
DUAL-STAGE RAM AIR
A nose-mounted, two-stage ram air system provides a high volume of cool air to the air box for linear power delivery and superb engine performance.