2018 Honda CBR600RR ABS Review

2018 Honda CBR600RR ABS

 

2018 Honda CBR600RR ABS

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2018 Honda CBR600RR ABS Review on Total Motorcycle:

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 2018 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.

The 2018 CBR600RR is designed with the superb balance to tear up the track and make scenic canyons truly breathtaking. So it’s an ideal bike to use as a weekday commuter, a weekend joy ride machine and, of course, for cutting laps on the aforementioned track.

Bred from MotoGP engineering, this bike is a true reflection of Honda’s technical prowess. It’s light, compact, nimble and ideally-balanced, with a four-cylinder engine that revs like nothing you’ve ever ridden. The aluminum twin-spar designed chassis delivers laser-sharp handling. And when it comes to braking, it’s your choice of either a conventional triple-disc setup or a specialized version of Honda’s revolutionary Combined Anti-Lock Braking System (C-ABS), an industry first on a production Supersport motorcycle.

Track or street, with the 2018 CBR600RR it’s a win-win situation.

Winning Heritage

With well over 700 total MotoGP victories, Honda’s winning heritage stands far above any other manufacturer, just as Honda’s motorcycles stand out on the street. Our superior engineering and technology put our GP bikes in the winners’ circle and give you the performance you need for the street.

Honda Electronic Steering Damper (HESD)

One of the keys to the CBR600RR’s extraordinary handling is the compact HESD. It helps maintain predictable high-speed handling and low-speed maneuverability so you can focus on riding.

Amazing Stopping Power

The CBR600RR’s Combined Anti-Lock Braking System (C-ABS) is the first of its kind on a Supersport machine, and it’s had the critics raving.

 

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.

CBR600RR

Features & Options
599cc liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder
Honda Electronic Steering Damper
Unit Pro-Link® Suspension
Honda Multi-Action System (HMAS) Inverted Fork

CBR600RR ABS

Features & Options
599cc liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder
Honda Electronic Steering Damper
Unit Pro-Link® Suspension
Honda Multi-Action System (HMAS) Inverted Fork
Electronic Combined ABS

 

 

2018 Honda CBR600RR ABS Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

 

Honda Electronic Steering Damper

Most steering dampers only sense handlebar-deflection speed. The Honda Electronic Steering Damper (HESD) is way more sophisticated. It also detects vehicle speed, and adjusts damping proportionally. That helps maintain low-speed maneuverability while providing excellent, predictable high-speed handling.

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.

Dual-Stage Fuel Injection

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.

Line-Beam Headlights

Line-Beam headlights feature a two-piece reflector design that utilizes two H7 bulbs for optimum light distribution and unique compact design. The result: the headlight helps you see better and also helps make you visible to traffic.

Dual-Stage Ram Air

A nose-mounted, two-stage ram air system provides a high volume of cool air to the air box for linear power delivery and superb engine performance.

Honda Multi-Action System (HMAS) Inverted Fork

The HMAS cartridge fork features an exclusive internal piston construction. The innovative design employs smaller-diameter pistons to keep oil velocity high for improved damping characteristics and an expanded range of adjustability. The result: you get more precise suspension performance, especially over smaller surface irregularities.

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 for more linear, powerful stopping. Each caliper also uses four chromium-plated aluminum pistons for smooth, friction-free operation.

12-Spoke Wheels

With their consistent rigidity and balance, these sharp-looking 12-spoke cast aluminum wheels work with the fork and enhance suspension feedback to deliver real handling improvements.

Unit Pro-Link® Suspension

By eliminating the frame-mounted top shock mount, Unit Pro-Link® isolates the chassis from bumps, resulting in more precise handling and better traction. Developed on Honda’s championship-winning MotoGP bikes, it’s a perfect example of the CBR’s superior engineering.

Electronic Combined Anti-Lock Braking (C-ABS)

The available electronically controlled C-ABS distributes brake force over both wheels, helping to maintain braking confidence in less-than-ideal conditions. The system electronically measures rider input on the brake lever and pedal, and applies only the front or rear brake in some cases or combines both brakes in other situations.

 

 

2018 Honda CBR600RR ABS Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

Engine/Drivetrain

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

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.
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.

Final accessory list TBD and subject to change without notice

Meets current EPA and CARB standards
California version differs slightly due to emissions equipment

 

 

 

 

2018 Honda CBR600RR ABS – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $12799 USD
Model  CBR600RR ABS CBR600RR
ENGINE
Type 599cc liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder
Bore x Stroke 67.0mm x 42.5mm
Compression Ratio 12.2:1
Induction Programmed Dual Stage Fuel Injection (PGM-DSFI); 40mm throttle bodies, Denso 12-hole injectors
Ignition Computer-controlled digital transistorized w/ 3-D mapping
Starter Electric
Valve Train DOHC; four valves per cylinder
Clutch Multiplate wet
Final Drive #525 O-ring-sealed chain; 16T/42T
Transmission Close-ratio 6-speed
SUSPENSION
Front 41mm inverted telescopic Big Piston Fork w/ spring preload, rebound and compression damping adjustability; 4.3 in. travel
Rear Unit Pro-Link® HMAS single shock w/ spring preload, rebound and compression damping adjustability; 5.1 in. travel
BRAKES
Front Two full-floating 310mm discs w/ radial-mounted four-piston calipers; Honda Electronic Combined ABS Two full-floating 310mm discs w/ radial-mounted four-piston calipers
Rear Single 220mm disc w/ single-piston caliper, Honda Electronic Combined ABS Single 220mm disc w/ single-piston caliper
TIRES
Front 120/70ZR-17 radial
Rear 180/55ZR-17 radial
MEASUREMENTS
Rake (Caster Angle) 23º, 55′
Trail 98mm (3.8 in.)
Length 79.9 in.
Width 27 in.
Height 43.9 in.
Ground Clearance  5.3 in.
Seat Height 32.3 in.
Wheelbase 53.9 in.
Fuel Capacity 4.8 gal., including 0.9 gal. reserve
Color Grand Prix Red
Curb Weight* 434 lbs. 410 lbs.

*Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel—ready to ride
Meets current EPA standards
Models sold in California meet current CARB standards and may differ slightly due to emissions equipment
Specifications subject to change

 

 

2018 Honda CBR600RR ABS – Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $ CDN

Engine & Drivetrain

Engine Type

Liquid-cooled inline four cylinder

Displacement

599 cc

Bore & Stroke

67 mm x 42.5 mm

Compression Ratio

12.2:1

Valve Train

Chain-driven DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder

Fuel Delivery

Dual Stage Fuel Injection

Transmission

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

Tires

Front: 120/70ZR-17 Rear: 180/55ZR-17

Brakes

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.)

Wheelbase

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

Colour

Red/Black

Warranty

12 months, unlimited mileage, freely transferable warranty

 

 

 

2018 Honda CBR600RR ABS – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

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