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2013 Honda CBR600RR Review
2013 Honda CBR600RR
Better Than Ever…
The lineage behind the CBR600RR 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 CBR600RR 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 CBR600RR 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 CBR600RR 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 CBR600RR gets a new “Big Piston” fork and retuned rear shock. And it’s all wrapped up in some sharp new bodywork. There’s even a version with Honda’s revolutionary Electronic Combined Anti-Lock Braking System (C-ABS), the first ever on a production Supersport motorcycle.
The 2013 CBR600RR 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.
New for 2013, we’ve added 12-spoke aluminum cast wheels, which look great with the CBR60RR’s redesigned bodywork.
Tomorrow’s Brakes, Today
2013 Honda CBR600RR Key Features
– 599cc liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder
– Honda Electronic Steering Damper
New for 2013
– Redesigned, centrally located ram-air intake system and improved ECU and PGM-DSFI setting deliver more power in the midrange and enhanced throttle response in the high-rpm range.
– New 41mm Showa Big Piston Fork (BPF) features a larger damper piston that generates damping forces at lower internal pressures to allow for smoother, more responsive fork action. Adjustable for spring preload plus compression and rebound damping adjustability.
– Unit Pro-Link® rear suspension features a revised shock with new damper settings for improved overall performance.
– Using knowledge gained from the Honda RC212V MotoGP race program, aerodynamic improvements were made to this newest CBR600RR, which shows a 6.5 percent decrease in drag over the previous model. The development and testing used with this all-new CBR600RR bodywork, in turn, led to aerodynamic advancements that have been incorporated into the current RC213V MotoGP racing machine.
– This newly found aerodynamic efficiency lends itself to more agile handling and improved wind deflection for enhanced rider comfort.
– Repsol Edition racing colors available for the first time ever on the CBR600RR (standard model only).
– Standard model available in Red, Repsol Edition or White/Blue/Red.
– Transferable one-year, unlimited-mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.
Honda Genuine Accessories†
– Sportscreen, Color-Matched Passenger Seat Cowl, Carbon Fiber-Look Rear Fender, Carbon Fiber-Look Exhaust Pipe Cover, Carbon Fiber-Look License Plate Frame, Carbon Fiber-Look Tank Trim, Carbon Fiber-Look Fuel Lid Cover, Racing Sticker Kit, Racing Cover
† WARRANTY: Because we’re so confident in the quality of each of our Honda Genuine Accessories, we’re pleased to offer one of the best warranties in the industry. One-year warranty begins on the day accessories are purchased by the customer.
2013 Honda CBR600RR Features and Benefits
The new headlight lens shape for 2013 is functional in directing air into the Ram Air System. Line-beam headlight features two-piece reflector design utilizing two H7 bulbs for optimum light distribution and unique compact design. The result: the headlight helps you see better, and also helps maintain visibility in traffic.
Dual-Stage Ram Air
For 2013 the Ram Air funnel has been redesigned to improve torque over 7,000 rpm. Nose mounted, two-stage ram air system provides a high volume of cool air to the airbox, for linear power delivery and superb engine performance.
BPF Front Suspension
The CBR600RR’s all-new front suspension uses a Big Piston Fork (BPF). The new 41mm Showa fork is smoother and more responsive, and gives you excellent front-end feedback.
Radial Mounted Front-Brake Calipers
The CBR600RR uses radial-mounted monoblock front-brake calipers. This construction makes the caliper stiffer, and that means you get better brake feel more linear, powerful stopping. Each caliper also uses four chromium-plated aluminum pistons for smooth, stiction-free operation.
New 12-Spoke Wheels
With their consistent rigidity and balance, these sharp-looking 12-spoke cast aluminum wheels work with the new fork and enhances suspension feedback to deliver real handling improvements.
Dual-Stage Fuel Injection
For 2013 the Dual-Stage Fuel injection system was revised to achieve more low to mid range power. 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.
Centrally Located Fuel Tank
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.
Unit Pro-Link Suspension
For 2013, the Unit Pro-Link design incorporates new rear shock settings for better suspension performance.
Redesigned Tail Section with LED Tail Light
For 2013, a new LED tail light sits above the exhaust for a more compact and functional design.
Honda Electronic Steering Damper
2013 Honda CBR600RR – USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: See dealer for pricing in USD
Engine Type: 599cc liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder
Bore and Stroke: 67.0mm x 42.5mm
Compression ratio: 12.2:1
Valve Train: DOHC; four valves per cylinder
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
Transmission: Close-ratio six-speed
Final Drive: #525 O-ring-sealed chain
Front: 41mm inverted Big Piston Fork with spring preload, rebound and compression damping adjustability; TBD inches travel
Rear: Unit Pro-Link HMAS single shock with spring preload, rebound and compression damping adjustability; 5.1 inches travel
Front: Dual radial-mounted four-piston calipers with full-floating 310mm discs
Rear: Single-caliper 220mm disc
Front: 120/70ZR-17 radial
Rear: 180/55ZR-17 radial
Wheelbase: 53.9 inches
Rake (Caster Angle): 23.5°
Trail: 97.7mm (3.9 inches)
Seat Height: 32.3 inches
Fuel Capacity: 4.8 gallons, including 0.9-gallon reserve
Estimated Fuel Economy**: TBD
CBR600RR: Red, Repsol Edition, White/Blue/Red
Curb Weight*: 410 pounds (CBR600RR)
*Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel-ready to ride.
**Miles per gallon values are calculated estimates of fuel consumed during laboratory exhaust emissions tests specified by the EPA, not during on-road riding. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you ride and maintain your vehicle, weather, road conditions, tire pressure, cargo and accessories, rider and passenger weight, and other factors.
Meets current EPA standards.
Models sold in California meet current CARB standards and may differ slightly due to emissions equipment.
Specifications subject to change.
2013 Honda CBR600RR – Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: TBA CDN
See 2013 Honda CBR600RRA C-ABS
2013 Honda CBR600RR – UK Specifications/Technical Details
UK RRP: £TBA (Prices are recommended and inclusive of VAT @ 20% and delivery)
2013 Honda CBR600RR – Australia Specifications/Technical Details
Australia MSRP Price: See dealer for pricing in AU
ENGINE TYPE 599cc liquid-cooled 4-stroke 16-valve DOHC inline-4
BORE AND STROKE 67 x 42.5mm
COMPRESSION RATIO 12.2:1
CARBURATION PGM-DSFI electronic fuel injection
IGNITION Computer controlled digital transistorised with electronic advance
DIMENSIONS 2,015mm x 685mm x 1,105mm
WHEEL BASE 1,375mm
SEAT HEIGHT 820mm
GROUND CLEARANCE 135mm
FUEL CAPACITY 18 litres (including 3.5 litre LCD indicator reserve)
KERB WEIGHT 184kg
FRONT 120/70 – 17 inch
REAR 180/55 – 17 inch
FRONT 41mm fully adjustable inverted HMAS cartridge-type telescopic fork; 110mm stroke
REAR Unit Pro-Link with gas charged remote reservoir damper, adjustable spring pre-load and compression and rebound damping; 129mm axle travel
FRONT 310 x 5mm dual hydraulic disc with radial-mount 4-piston callipers and sintered medal pads
REAR 220 x 5mm hydraulic disc with a single-piston calliper and sintered metal pads
WARRANTY PERIOD 24 months