Updated 2017 Honda CBR600RR Handles Like A Blade


Back in 2003 when Honda presented its lightweight and powerful CBR600RR, this model brings something completely new to the segment of road bikes – it is extremely efficient, make it usable not only for a public road, but also in race track. Don’t make a grin – it has just a bit more 100 HP, but this bike is not about power – it is about weight. CBR600RR has perfect weight to power ratio, which helps superior handling.

You’d have to say that over the decades, Honda have dominated the motorcycle racing scene, taking wins and championships in pretty much every series they compete in, even when run as a privateer team – there is no getting away from the fact that Honda know how to design and screw together a race bike. The CBR600RR is the culmination of that knowledge and experience, all wrapped up in beautiful red and black bodywork.

The 2017 Honda CBR600RR is available and in your local Honda dealership right now; book a test ride and learn what we mean when we say ‘sharp handling’. OK, so the CBR600RR is a little more expensive than some of the competition, but you’re buying race quality parts, not just an image. Full retail price for the CBR600RR is $11,799, which is actually a few hundred dollars cheaper than the R6, the Yamaha equivalent.

2017 Honda CBR600RR New Colors

Not much has changed between the 2016 and 2017 model, but it was top of the pile to start with, so as the old saying goes; ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’.

The new color scheme (just one solitary color in the U.S.) is Black & Red for 2017. The design of the bike takes inspiration from the RC213V MotoGP racer, and when you see them side by side, you definitely see the family resemblance; Honda claim that it is race tested and aerodynamically designed.

As part of the race inspiration, there is a HESD system fitted; Honda Electronic Steering Damper, much more accurate than the steering dampers of old, which only had one setting. This new damper works in conjunction with the smart electronics on the bike, the system monitors such things as throttle position, gear and even lean angle to select the best setting at any given time, and it works.

2017 CBR600RR Advanced Injection

Powering this little 600 is a 599cc inline four, which pushes out 113 BHP, certainly enough to get you out of (or in to!) trouble. It uses the technically advanced PGM-DSFI fuel injection system to give an even spread of power throughout the rev range. What are your thoughts on the 2017 Honda CBR600RR? Leave a comment and let us know.

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