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2013 Honda CBR600RRA - Coolness Factor: 73.96%

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:36 pm

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2013 Honda CBR600RRA

Better Than Ever...

With the 2013 Honda CBR600RRA, we’ve taken a bike that was equally at home on the street or on the track, and made it even better for both. How? By improving engine performance, handling and aerodynamics without changing its unique ability to be practical and comfortable during everyday riding. You can’t miss the CBR600RRA’s aggressive new bodywork that reduces drag by 6.5 percent – it was inspired by Honda’s RC213V MotoGP racer. A new Showa Big Piston fully adjustable fork and distinctive 12-spoke wheels from the CBR1000RRA combine with an upgraded aluminum frame and lighter aluminum swingarm to improve handling – especially under the heavy loads produced by cornering or hard braking. Revised settings in the Programmed Dual Stage Fuel Injection (PGM-DSFI) system improve engine performance below 7,000 rpm, while a carefully retuned air-intake system improves torque above 7,000 rpm. And for the best in braking performance, you can’t beat the CBR600RRA’s Electronically Controlled Combined ABS brake system that brings world-class stopping power and control to your fingertips. Perfection, improved. That’s the 2013 Honda CBR600RRA.

The lineage behind the CBR600RRA C-ABS boasts ongoing track-tested, championship-winning advancements in form and function that have kept this machine at the forefront of the 600cc Supersport class. This newly redesigned CBR600RRA C-ABS delivers stronger engine output for an elevated level of performance, a brand-new front suspension featuring Honda's 41mm Big Piston Fork for exceptional handling and supple action, plus all-new MotoGP-inspired bodywork that's a product of race-tested aerodynamic design. It all adds up to a sportbike that leads the way, whether it's at the track or just a fun afternoon ride on your favorite backroads.

Honda’s CBR600RRA C-ABS has long been heralded as the best all-around 600-class sportbike the world has ever seen. A winner both on and off the track, it offers a perfect balance of high-revving power, precise handling, light weight, and a compact overall size.

And for 2013 the best just got a whole lot better. We’ve given the CBR600RRA C-ABS some major updates, including new 12-spoke wheels, revised ECU settings, and a fine-tuned ram-air system to increase torque. Best of all, the CBR600RRA C-ABS gets a new “Big Piston” fork and retuned rear shock. And it’s all wrapped up in some sharp new bodywork. Honda’s revolutionary Electronic Combined Anti-Lock Braking System (C-ABS), the first ever on a production Supersport motorcycle.

New Suspension

The 2013 CBR600RRA C-ABS features new suspension front. Up front, the new 41mm “Big Piston” Showa fork is smoother and more responsive; in the back, the Unit Pro Link design provides a smoother response and better performance.

Hot Wheels

New for 2013, we've added 12-spoke aluminum cast wheels, which look great with the CBR60RR’s redesigned bodywork.

Tomorrow's Brakes, Today

The Electronic Combined ABS (C-ABS) system is the first of its kind on a Supersport machine. Even the most critical motorcycle testers rave about how well they work.


2013 Honda CBR600RRA C-ABS - Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $12,490 USD
CDN MSRP Price: See Dealer


Engine
Engine Type 599cc liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder
Bore and Stroke 67.0mm x 42.5mm
Induction Programmed Dual Stage Fuel Injection (PGM-DSFI) with 40mm throttle bodies, Denso
12-hole injectors
Ignition Computer-controlled digital transistorized with 3-D mapping
Compression Ratio 12.2:1
Valve Train DOHC; four valves per cylinder

DRIVE TRAIN
Transmission Close-ratio six-speed
Final Drive #525 O-ring-sealed chain
CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
Front Suspension 41mm inverted Big Piston Fork with spring-preload, rebound and compression-damping adjustability;
TBD inches travel
Rear Suspension Unit Pro-Link® HMAS single shock with spring-preload, rebound and compression-damping
adjustability; 5.1 inches travel
Front Brake Dual radial-mounted four-piston calipers with full-floating 310mm discs; Honda Combined ABS
Rear Brake Single-caliper 220mm disc; Honda Combined ABS
Front Tire 120/70ZR-17 radial
Rear Tire 180/55ZR-17 radial

DIMENSIONS
Rake (Caster Angle) 23.5° degrees
Trail 97.7mm (3.9 inches)
Wheelbase 53.9 inches
Seat Height 32.3 inches
Curb Weight TBD pounds (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and a full tank of fuel—ready to ride)
Fuel Capacity 4.8 gallons, including 0.9-gallon reserve
Estimated Fuel Economy** TBD MPG

OTHER
Model ID CBR600RRA
Emissions Meets current EPA standards. California version meets current CARB standards and may differ
slightly due to emissions equipment.
Available Color Red (White/Blue in Canada)

FACTORY WARRANTY INFORMATION
One Year Transferable, unlimited-mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with a
Honda Protection Plan.

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Re: This week: 2013 Honda CBR600RRA: Vote Now

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:37 pm

It has been suggested ( viewtopic.php?f=61&t=40774 ) that we have something up other than a cruiser, so here you go, the complete opposite of one! :D

And it offers a host of new changes for 2013.

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Re: This week: 2013 Honda CBR600RRA: Vote Now

Unread post by Charliedog » Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:09 pm

The fairing has lost some of its distinctiveness, but if it results in better aerodynamics, then it was worth it. Go Big Red!

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Re: This week: 2013 Honda CBR600RRA: Vote Now

Unread post by montanalifter » Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:35 pm

I like it, great technology but i must be cheap 12.5k for a 600? Still i voted cool.

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Re: This week: 2013 Honda CBR600RRA: Vote Now

Unread post by JackoftheGreen » Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:53 pm

Given that I'm still licking my wounds after the thrashing the Boulevard took, I wanted to throw this a Fail and blast it for looking like every other 600cc sportbike I've ever seen. But then I took a deep breath, a big swig of coffee, and tucked in to take a longer look.

It didn't help much.

I cruised over to Google Images and typed '600cc sportbike' in the search bar, and the montauge that sprang up from the ether was enough to convince me there really ARE differences in styling from one to the next. I also found a terrifying road-rash picture that ought to be at the top of our "So you want a 600CC sportbike" thread, but I digress. Not all 600CC sportbikes look the same -- at set alongside the rest of the pack, this Honda looks a little ho-hum. Other offerings look by degrees dangerous, futuristic, painfully aerodynamic and downright mean. This looks like a Saturday morning cartoon from 1988. I don't know enough about the segment to know if this was supposed to look retro, but that's the feel I get from it.

So, how about price?

A 2012 Hyosung GT650 will set you back just $6,200, literally half of this CBR. Yeah, you say, but that's a Hyosung.
A 2012 Kawasaki Ninja 650 comes in at $7,500. Or less than 2/3s.
Can we get a little closer? Okay --
2012 Yamaha YZF-R6 600 nudges up next to this CBR at $10,900, $1,500 less.

So, given all that, I can feel good about handing this a Fail. (-:

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Re: This week: 2013 Honda CBR600RRA: Vote Now

Unread post by High_Side » Fri Feb 01, 2013 4:37 pm

I'm honestly past this in my riding career, having had multiple sportbikes in my past. I did REALLY enjoy the CBR1000RR I took out last year though, and still get the urge every once in a while for something like this. Although i would prefer the 1000 the styling of this new 600 looks great and the headlights are a big improvement. I'll go with cool, but that's about as high as any new 600 will get form me.

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Unread post by HYPERR » Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:03 pm

Awesome! It's a CBR600RR! 'nuff said. :motorcyclelove:
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Unread post by Grey Thumper » Sun Feb 03, 2013 11:31 pm

From meh cruiser one week, to meh sportbike the next.

It isn't awful, but kinda dated (and not in a cool retro way), from those 90's undertail exhausts to the 90's headlights.
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Unread post by Wrider » Mon Feb 04, 2013 3:43 am

Definitely an older style headlight. They seem to have taken styling cues from the 90s VFR 800s, both in headlight and fairing styles.
Seems pretty meh to me. As far as performance, all of the 600s are so close that you won't find much performance difference. It comes down to how each feels to an individual as to who prefers what.
It gets an uncool from me.
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Re: This week: 2013 Honda CBR600RRA: Vote Now

Unread post by BobK » Mon Feb 04, 2013 4:52 am

I'd give it a try, but I'm afraid it would be boring to ride one of these and stay within the law.

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Re: This week: 2013 Honda CBR600RRA: Vote Now

Unread post by HYPERR » Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:08 pm

BobK wrote:I'd give it a try, but I'm afraid it would be boring to ride one of these and stay within the law.
Do you stay within the law with your XR? :ninja:
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Re: This week: 2013 Honda CBR600RRA: Vote Now

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Thu Feb 07, 2013 7:08 pm

I went with: COOL.

A solid cool. Honda really makes their bikes to last and with the tight tolerances of a 600cc superbike that's really hard to do. Plus, Honda makes all their bikes with a safety first mind set. Take this bikes mirrors, they are designed to bend forward so not to catch a riders legs/feet if an accident occures and the windscreen is a breakaway type one too. Not bad thinking.

But to me, even the 600's are getting a little generic in their looks and for the novice, it's hard to tell them apart anymore. I think the design really needs to be quite different to be noticed anymore. So, it gets an uncool on design, a fail on rider comfort but an awesome on technology.

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Re: This week: 2013 Honda CBR600RRA: Vote Now

Unread post by storysunfolding » Thu Feb 07, 2013 8:20 pm

JackoftheGreen wrote:
So, how about price?

A 2012 Hyosung GT650 will set you back just $6,200, literally half of this CBR. Yeah, you say, but that's a Hyosung.
A 2012 Kawasaki Ninja 650 comes in at $7,500. Or less than 2/3s.
Can we get a little closer? Okay --
2012 Yamaha YZF-R6 600 nudges up next to this CBR at $10,900, $1,500 less.

So, given all that, I can feel good about handing this a Fail. (-:
totalmotorcycle wrote:So, it gets an uncool on design, a fail on rider comfort but an awesome on technology.
You have to look at the CBR for what it is, a 600 cc Race Replica. It's not really designed to be a street bike but a track fast cat. Sure people ride them on the streets, but I have a neighbor whose choice for a daily driver in DC Metro Traffic looks like this
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Honda hit something right with their 600cc bike. It's lines flow from fairing to tail, the engineering adds power down low and grunt up high, the abs prevents the all too common newb or daily driver mistakes and it culminates into one of the best handling machines in it's class with strong dependable power and a great suspension. I'm on awesome but I have to address those comments guys.

While chic styling may win groupies, sport bike design by necessity focuses on adding edge to performance. Reducing drag by 6.5% is phenomenal. Building in safety features at the same time without reducing room for a tuck or having a tank block your arms for performance sake (*cough*yamaha*cough*) shows equal attention the dichotomy of design between rider and machine. It will never be dramatically different than other sportbikes since they are all conforming towards an ideal shape. If anything the outliers are horrible performers... unless you want to pick up girls. In that case, if you're relying on a $20,000 Ducati then I wish you luck. $20,000 can buy your way out of ugly, teach you some class or get you a masters but if its your way to get girls then more power to you.

Comfort... it's a sport bike. It was designed for 20-30 laps of hopping side to side stretching your body out to grasp those precious few extra degrees of extra lean angle. The whole time you're fighting an ever losing battle with skin tight leathers constantly feeling a breathe away from the wedgie that will never come unstuck. She looks comfortable enough. Of course I'd love to see a big soft seat that won't support you midturn paired with forward controls while you're trying to drag an elbow. That would be bitchin.

Also compare it to similar bikes here guys. What's it like versus an R6, ZX6, GSXR600, or even something striving for it like a ducati 848? Comparing it to standard twins or detuned models with upright positions isn't fair. It's like comparing vettes to the Honda Civic SI. Looking fast doesn't mean being fast.

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Unread post by storysunfolding » Thu Feb 07, 2013 8:26 pm

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BobK wrote:I'd give it a try, but I'm afraid it would be boring to ride one of these and stay within the law.
Do you stay within the law with your XR? :ninja:
I haven't stayed within the law with any of my bikes. I have to admit the S1000RR was rough on my will power. However, I probably broke more laws with my ninja 250 than any other bike. In the back of my head I always imagined saying "Officer, are you sure you weren't clocking the other guy? My little baby only puts out 24 hp!"
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Unread post by sunshine229 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:04 pm

This bike is Awesome! Always a looker and such a great model that has stood the test of time. And Honda finds a way to keep making it every so slightly better each time they renew it. Beautiful bike and mostly practical for those who like sports bikes. :mrgreen: A bit expensive though!
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Re: This week: 2013 Honda CBR600RRA: Vote Now

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Feb 08, 2013 1:26 pm

From comments like: It's a CBR600RR! 'nuff said to meh! The CBR600RR sure does attact attention all around, but, love it or hate it, it does attact quite positive attention!

Here is the turn out:

Your Coolness Factor of the 2013 Honda CBR600RRA is: 73.96%

Awesome (3 points) 38% [ 12 ]
Cool (2 points) 50% [ 16 ]
Uncool (1 point) 9% [ 3 ]
Fail (0 point) 3% [ 1 ]

Total votes : 32


Total number of votes: 32
Average points per vote: 71/32 = 2.22
Standardized to a maximum of 3 points: 1.74/3 x 100 = 73.96
...Therefore, this bike ranks a Coolwall Factor of 73.96%

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