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Honda updates CBR-600RR

2021 CBR600RR

Despite the Honda CBR-600RR only selling in the Australian and Asian markets, the Japanese company has updated the super sport bike for 2021.

It seems a strange move from the manufacturer since the engine doesn’t meet stringent European and American emissions regulations and the fact that the super sport segment is dying around the world.

However, Honda has decided to update the cosmetics to HRC colours and graphics as well as throwing a host of technical features at the once-popular motorcycle.\

2021 CBR600RR

The updated 599cc inline four engine still doesn’t meet emissions regulations, but that doesn’t matter in Australia and Asia.

However, peak power has been raised 4.4kW to 88.7kW and shifted up to 14,000rpm.

The engine is also slightly lighter with new camshafts, vale springs and cranks.

Yet the weight of the whole bike has risen from 186kg to 194kg and we’re not sure why.

2021 CBR600RR

It could be some of the sophisticated electronics that have been thrown at the bike.

They include a full colour TFT dashboard, LED lighting and electronic riding aids such as new engine modes, traction control, wheelie control and lean-angle-sensitive ABS.

2021 Honda CBR600RR tech specs

Dimensions (L x W x H) 2030×685×1140mm
Wheelbase 1375mm
Clearance 125mm
Seat 820mm
Kerb weight 194kg
Economy 23.5km/L
Engine 599cc liquid-cooled 4-stroke DOHC 4-value inline-4
Bore x stroke 67.0×42.5mm
Compression 12.2:1
Power 89kW @ 14,000rpm
Torque 64Nm @ 11,500rpm
Fuel tank 18L
Transmission 6-speed, wet clutch
Gear ratio 2.615
Tyres 120/70ZR17M/C (58W)
180/55ZR17M/C (73W)
Brakes Dual hydraulic disc
Hydraulic disc
Suspension Telescopic front fork

(Inverted Big Piston Front Fork)

Swing arm (Unit Pro-Link)
Frame Diamond