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2017 Honda CBR600RR ABS
2017 Honda CBR600RR ABS

2017 Honda CBR600RR ABS Review

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Track proven. Canyon approved…

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. The 2017 CBR600RR delivers strong engine, front suspension featuring Honda’s 41mm Big Piston Fork for exceptional handling and supple action, plus MotoGP-inspired bodywork that’s a product of race-tested aerodynamic design. It all adds up to a sport bike that leads the way, whether it’s at the track or just a fun afternoon ride on twisty back roads.

Some bikes are so expertly designed, they become an extension of the rider.

The Honda CBR600RR is that machine. It’s the perfect bike to use as a weekday commuter, a weekend canyon bike and of course, cutting laps on the track.

There are a lot of reasons it’s so good at so much. Starting with its size. Compact, light, a tribute to Honda’s understanding of mass centralization, the four-cylinder engine revs like nothing you’ve ever ridden, unless you’ve ridden a MotoGP racer. The chassis (an aluminum twin-spar design) is the basis of the CBR600RR’s laser-sharp handling. Brakes? You can choose between its conventional triple-disc setup or opt for a special version with Honda’s revolutionary Combined Anti-Lock Braking System (C-ABS), the first ever on a production Supersport motorcycle.

Bred to win.

Honda’s new CBR600RR has moved the Super Sport game on. Its razor-sharp handling, pinpoint accuracy and incredible power delivery are certain to make a difference to your ride.

Live for this moment

You can see the Honda RC213V MotoGP racer’s DNA all over the new CBR600RR…

The aggressive fairing, twin line-beam headlights, minimalist tail unit and centre-up exhaust. But what makes the CBR600RR truly special is how it performs. When the twist of the throttle is timed to perfection and the engine screams in harmony with your soul. When all of the sounds of the world are nothing but a whisper on the wind around you. When machine and rider are one. Live for this moment.

Raw power tamed in an instant

And if it looks fast, it’s because it is fast!

The 599cc, liquid-cooled four-cylinder engine not only drives incredibly hard to its redline, but is also flexible, punching out strong mid-range torque. Its remapped Programmed Dual Sequential Fuel Injection system (PGM-DSFI) delivers even sharper throttle response and feel, while the IACV (Intake Air Control Valve) now works at all rpm, for much greater sensitivity and control. It’s as if your right hand is directly hard-wired into this engine.

Racing DNA

In 2003, the Honda CBR600RR entered the World Super Sports arena and instantly changed the game.

It has been the Super Sports weapon of choice for 10 years, taking 7 World Championship titles and 9 Manufacturer’s World titles. We take our learnings from the track and apply them to our production bikes, and the 2013 CBR600RR is no exception.

Racing lines

Beautifully clean, the CBR600RR’s aerodynamic package is derived from Honda’s MotoGP race machines, with clear references to the current RC213V. Its lines echo the design of the factory race machine. It not only reduces drag but also improves stability and provides excellent wind protection. Speed, distilled.

No matter if it’s on the track or the street, the 2017 CBR600RR is a winner. Without a doubt, the definitive 600cc Supersport.

A Winner on the Track and Street.

We’re not going to tell you that your new CBR600RR can go up against MotoGP World Champion Marc Marquez’s Honda RC213V, but we will tell you that there’s plenty of technology proven on the track built into every Honda sportbike engine and chassis. And the CBR600RR is no exception.

Honda Electronic Steering Damper (HESD)

The compact HESD helps maintain predictable high-speed handling and low-speed maneuverability. Way more sophisticated than a simple fixed-rate damper, it’s one of the keys to the CBR600RR’s extraordinary handling.


2017 Honda CBR600RR ABS www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

Options & Pricing

Honda’s 600-class sportbikes are one of the best choices a rider has ever had. They’ve always offered a near-magical combination of handling, power, compact size and overall performance. And the CBR600RR is clearly the best 600 we’ve ever offered, especially since you can get one with our revolutionary Combined ABS. There’s no room for second-best in this class, and the CBR600RR is a standout performer both on and off the track.


Features & Options
599cc liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder
Honda Electronic Steering Damper


Features & Options
599cc liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder
Honda Electronic Steering Damper
Electronic Combined ABS


•Centrally located ram-air intake system delivers midrange power and good throttle response in the high-rpm range.

•The 41mm Showa Big Piston Fork (BPF) features a large damper piston that generates damping forces at low internal pressures to allow for smooth, responsive fork action. Adjustable for spring preload plus compression and rebound damping.
•Unit Pro-Link® rear suspension.
•Using knowledge gained from the Honda RC212V MotoGP race program, the aerodynamic design allows minimal drag. The development and testing used with this CBR600RR bodywork, in turn, led to aerodynamic advancements that were incorporated into the RC213V.
•This aerodynamic efficiency lends itself to agile handling and good wind deflection for enhanced rider comfort.




2017 Honda CBR600RR ABS www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

Racy performance

Liquid-cooled DOHC 16-valve 599 cc inline-four engine features oversquare bore and stroke dimensions of 67 mm x 42.5 mm, which contributes to its high-revving, quick-accelerating nature. The lightweight forged-aluminum pistons incorporate special shot peening for added toughness, and oil jets beneath the pistons provide additional friction reduction and cooling.

Extreme redline

High-revving engine redlines at 15,000 rpm. The cylinder head features angled valve insets to improve airflow. Two springs per intake valve and one spring per exhaust valve, plus direct shim-under-bucket valve actuation, help to ensure optimum high-rpm valve operation and durability. A double-pivot cam-chain tensioner provides additional durability.

Strong spark

Iridium-tip sparkplugs improve fuel combustion and performance, and a non-resonance knock sensor maintains optimum spark advance while constantly monitoring combustion performance during mid- to high-speed operation.

Enhanced rideability & horsepower

The Dual Stage Fuel Injection (DSFI) system features 40 mm throttle bodies and two injectors per cylinder — one upper and one lower — controlled by an electronic control system (ECU) that senses rpm and throttle opening. The lower injectors enhance rideability while the upper injectors improve top-end horsepower. A two-stage ram-air system provides a high volume of cool air to the airbox for linear power delivery and incredible engine performance.

Optimum efficiency & power

Auto-enrichment system is integrated into the programmed fuel-injection (PGM-FI) module, eliminating the need for a manual choke. Denso 12-hole injectors deliver finely atomized fuel mixture for optimum combustion efficiency and power.

Smooth response

The Intake Air Control Valve (IACV) minimizes torque reaction and smoothes response to small throttle changes through gradual reductions of air and fuel intake when the throttle is opened and closed.

Maximum lightweight performance

Lightweight stainless steel four-into-one exhaust system features an inline-exhaust valve to control exhaust pressure for maximum performance. The routing of the exhaust system beneath the tail section helps to improve lean angle.

Sure shifting

The smooth-shifting close-ratio six-speed transmission is closely matched to the engine’s powerband

Light weight

Fine Die-Cast (FDC) aluminum frame uses four large castings for optimum rigidity and light weight.

High-tech front end

The Showa Big Piston fork features a large damping-oil volume to effectively reduce the hydraulic pressure generated as the fork legs compress and extend. The result is more precise action during the initial stroke and smoother damping action for improved handling, enhanced front-end feedback, and a more solid feel during hard braking.

Improved rideability out of corners

Unit Pro-Link rear suspension system is patterned after Honda’s RC213V MotoGP racer. In this two-piece shock system, the upper shock mount is contained within the swingarm rather than the frame. With no top frame mount for the shock, this unique system reduces negative suspension energy from being transmitted into the frame, improving rear-end traction and enhancing cornering performance.

Enhanced stability

Small and light Honda Electronic Steering Damper (HESD) enhances stability by automatically adjusting damping pressure to suit the bike’s speed.

Superior stopping power

Braking system features twin four-piston radial-mounted front calipers, dual 310 mm front discs and a single 220 mm rear disc for optimum stopping power. Vertical-piston master-cylinder system produces superior leverage ratio at the front brake lever for higher braking efficiency with excellent feel and controllability. This layout permits the use of a longer brake lever, which means more braking force with less effort from the rider.

For the ultimate braking performance

Optional Electronically Controlled Combined ABS – the first ABS system designed specifically for the unique demands of a sportbike – brings world-class stopping power and control to your fingertips.

Sleek design

MotoGP-inspired bodywork includes slim turn-signal indicators, twin headlights, and fairing vents designed to keep both you and the engine cool.

Comfort in all riding conditions

The CBR600RR’s acclaimed ergonomics provide excellent everyday comfort while also allowing you to tuck in tight for sporty riding or racing.

Compact design

Centrally mounted fuel tank is positioned low in the frame, increasing mass centralization and allowing a more compact design.

Tank protection

Plastic tank shell cover protects tank and airbox.

Optimum light distribution

Line-beam headlights feature a three-piece reflector design utilizing two H7 bulbs for optimum light distribution and a unique compact design.

Information at a glance

Instrumentation is very compact and features an LCD panel with tachometer, odometer, twin tripmeters speedometer, fuel gauge and clock.

12-spoke aluminum wheels

Stylish 12-spoke aluminum-alloy wheels feature race-spec 3.5 x 17-inch front and 5.5 x 17-inch rear dimensions.

Maximum cooling efficiency

One-piece fan assembly for maximum cooling efficiency.

Designed convenience

Convenient features include a compact rear cowl storage compartment for U-type locking devices (lock not included) under the passenger seat, optional seat cowl, integrated ignition-switch/fork lock for added security, and convenient push-to-cancel turn-signal switch. Pivoting aerodynamic mirrors, maintenance-free battery and a one-year, unlimited mileage, freely transferable warranty top off the list.



2017 Honda CBR600RR ABS – www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $12799 USD

Engine Type 599cc Liquid-Cooled Inline Four-Cylinder
Bore And Stroke 67mm x 42.5mm
Induction Dual Stage Fuel Injection (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
Transmission Close-ratio six-speed
Final Drive #525 O-ring chain
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
Rake 23.5° (Caster Angle)
Trail 97.7mm (3.9 inches)
Wheelbase 53.9 inches
Seat Height 32.3 inches
Curb Weight 410 pounds (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and a full tank of
fuel—ready to ride)
Fuel Capacity 4.8 gallons
Miles Per Gallon TBD*
Model ID CBR600RA
Emissions Meets current EPA standards. California version meets current CARB standards and
may differ slightly due to emissions equipment.
Available Colors Red/Black
One Year Transferable, unlimited-mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with
a Honda Protection Plan.
*Honda’s fuel economy estimates are based on EPA exhaust emission
measurement test procedures and are intended for comparison purposes only. Your
actual mileage will vary depending on how you ride, how you maintain your vehicle,
weather, road conditions, tire pressure, installation of accessories, cargo, rider and
passenger weight, and other factors.



2017 Honda CBR600RR ABS – www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $ See dealer for pricing in CDN

Engine & Drivetrain
Engine Type
Liquid-cooled inline four cylinder
599 cc
Bore & Stroke
67 mm x 42.5 mm
Compression Ratio
Valve Train
Chain-driven DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Fuel Delivery
Dual Stage Fuel Injection
Close-ratio six-speed
Final Drive
#525 O-ring-sealed chain
Chassis & Suspension
Front Suspension
41 mm inverted Big Piston Fork with full adjustability; 110 mm (4.3 in.) travel
Rear Suspension
Unit Pro-Link HMAS single shock with full adjustability; 129 mm (5.1 in.) travel
Additional Information
Front: 120/70ZR-17 Rear: 180/55ZR-17
Front: electronically controlled ABS – 310 mm dual hydraulic disc with radial mounted four-piston calipers Rear: electronically controlled ABS – 220 mm hydraulic disc with single-piston caliper
Seat Height
820 mm (32.3 in.)
1,370 mm (53.9 in.)
Curb Weight
196 kg (432 lbs.) including required fluids and full tank of gas – ready to ride
Fuel Capacity
18 litres
12 months, unlimited mileage, freely transferable warranty


2017 Honda CBR600RR ABS – www.Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £8999 GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)


Bore × Stroke (mm) 67 x 42.5
Carburation PGM-DSFI electronic fuel injection
Compression Ratio 12.2:1
Engine Displacement (cc) 599
Engine Type (cm³) Liquid-cooled 4-stroke 16-valve DOHC inline-4
Max. Power Output 88kW/13,500rpm
Max. Torque 66 Nm/11,250 rpm
Starter Electric


Brakes Front 310 x 4.3mm dual hydraulic disc with radial-mount 4-piston calipers, floating rotors and sintered metal pads
Brakes Rear 220 x 5mm hydraulic disc with single-piston caliper and sintered metal pads
Suspension Front 41mm fully adjustable interted Showa Big Piston fork, 120mm travel
Suspension Rear Unit Pro-Link with gas-charged remote reservoir damper, adjustable spring preload and compression and rebound damping, 130mm axle travel
Wheels Front Hollow section 12 spoke cast aluminium
Wheels Rear Hollow section 12 spoke cast aluminium

Dimensions and Weights

Battery Capacity (VAh) 12V-8.6Ah
Caster Angle 23.5°
Dimensions (L×W×H) (mm) 2029 x 684 x 1115
Frame type Diamond; fine Die-Cast aluminium
Fuel Consumption 56.5 mpg (WMTC mode)
Ground Clearance (mm) 137
Kerb Weight (kg) 196
Seat Height (mm) 823
Trail (mm) 96.3
Wheelbase (mm) 1373


Clutch Wet, multiplate with coil springs
Final Drive #525 O-ring sealed chain
Gearbox 6-speed

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