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2008 Honda CBR600RR
2008 Honda CBR600RR

2008 Honda CBR600RR
2008 Honda CBR600RR

2008 Honda CBR600RR
2008 Honda CBR600RR

2008 Honda CBR600RR
2008 Honda CBR600RR

– 2008 Honda CBR600RR

2008 Honda CBR600RR

A winner on the racetrack and in magazine comparison tests, the light, compact and powerful Honda CBR600RR raises performance standards to new heights in the middleweight class.

The amazing CBR600RR combines radical performance with everyday practicality in a way that’ll blow your socks off. With most 600s, you get either a great track bike that’s high-strung and uncomfortable on the street, or a great streetbike that lacks the right stuff for track days or race wins. With the CBR600RR, we found a way to achieve superior track and street performance in one amazing bike. Careful attention to chassis geometry and ergonomics makes the CBR600RR wonderfully balanced and predictable for superior control on twisty roads or streets.

If 2007 gave any clue, the CBR®600RR has only just begun to write its legacy in the annals of 600-class performance. Crowned the Best Middleweight of 2007 by both Cycle World and Rider magazines, the CBR600RR oozes MotoGP-bred tech. Dual Stage Fuel Injection, Pro-Link® rear suspension, HESD electronic steering damper, wicked new colors for 2008 there’s no other 600 like it. And there never will be.

Features & Benefits

New for 2008

o Exciting new colors: Red/Black, Pearl Orange/Black, Metallic Silver, and Graffiti


Unique features

o Exclusive, MotoGP derived Unit Pro-Link Rear Suspension (see Technology Section).

o Dual Stage Fuel Injection System (PGM – DSFI) features two injectors per cylinder (see Technology Section).

o MotoGP-derived Honda Electronic Steering Damper (HESD) (see Technology Section).

o High-revving engine redlines at 15,000 rpm.

o MotoGP-style center-up exhaust system.

o Radial-mount front brake calipers combined with radial actuated master cylinder.

o 41mm Honda Multi-Action System (HMAS) inverted front fork (see Technology Section).

o Centrally located fuel tank increases mass centralization for a more compact frame design.

o Line beam headlights feature three-piece multi-reflector design.



o Liquid-cooled DOHC 16-valve 599cc four-stroke inline four-cylinder engine features oversquare bore and stroke of 67mm x 42.5mm.

o Idle-air control valve (IACV) minimizes torque reaction and smoothes response to small throttle changes through gradual reductions of air and fuel intake.

o Oil jets located beneath the pistons for extra friction reduction and cooling.

o Iridium-tip spark plugs improve fuel combustion and performance.

o Non-resonance knock sensor maintains optimum spark advance while constantly monitoring combustion performance during mid- to high-rpm operation.

o Nose-mounted, two-stage ram-air system provides high volume of cool air to the airbox for linear power delivery and incredible engine performance.

o Lightweight magnesium head cover.

o Cylinder head features angled valve insets to improve airflow.

o Cylinder head features two springs per intake valve and one spring per exhaust valve for optimum high-rpm valve operation and durability.

o Direct shim-under-bucket valve actuation ensures high-rpm performance and durability with 16,000-mile maintenance intervals.

o Lightweight, forged-aluminum pistons incorporate special shot peening for added strength.

o Nutless connecting rods contribute to quicker acceleration.

o Light neodymium magnet ACG.

o Lightweight stainless steel four-into-one exhaust features inline-exhaust valve to control exhaust pressure for maximum performance.

o Double-pivot tensioner for cam-chain durability.

o Smooth-shifting close-ratio six-speed transmission with ratios closely matched to the engine’s powerband.



o Hollow Fine Die-Cast (DC) frame uses four large castings for ultra light weight (see Technology Section).

o 41mm inverted HMAS cartridge front fork features spring preload, rebound and compression damping adjustability for precise suspension tuning. (see Technology Section)

o Exclusive, MotoGP derived Unit Pro-Link Rear Suspension (see Technology Section).

o Braking system features twin four-piston radial-mounted front calipers, dual 310mm front discs and a single 220mm rear disc for optimum stopping power.

o Vertical-piston master-cylinder system produces superior leverage ratio at the front brake lever for higher braking efficiency, 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.

o Light aluminum steering stem.


Additional Features

o Industry-leading ergonomic design features maximum rider comfort for minimum fatigue in all riding conditions.

o Centrally mounted 4.8-gallon fuel tank is positioned low in the frame, increasing mass centralization and allowing a more compact design.

o Plastic tank shell cover protects tank and airbox.

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

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

o Attractive, hollow-spoke aluminum-alloy wheels feature race-spec 3.5 x 17.0-inch front and 5.5 x 17.0-inch rear dimensions.

o One-piece fan assembly for maximum cooling efficiency.

o Maintenance-free battery.

o Compact rear cowl storage compartment for U-type locking devices under the passenger seat. (lock not included)

o Pivoting, aerodynamic mirrors.

o Integrated ignition-switch/fork lock for added security.

o Convenient push-to-cancel turn-signal switch.

o Transferable one-year, unlimited mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.

o Purchase of a new, previously unregistered Honda USA-certified unit by an individual retail user in the United States qualifies the owner for a one-year complimentary membership in the Honda Rider’s Club of America® (HRCA®). Visit www.hrca.honda.com for details.

Available Honda Genuine Accessories

o Color-Matched Passenger Seat Cowl, U-Lock, CBR Racing Cycle Cover, Carbon Fiber Accents.


Specifications USA

Model: CBR600RR

Engine Type: 599cc liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder

Bore and Stroke: 67mm x 42.5mm

Compression Ratio: 12.2:1

Valve Train: DOHC; four valves per cylinder

Induction: Dual Stage Fuel Injection (DSFI) with 40mm throttle bodies, Denso 12-hole injectors

Ignition: Computer-controlled digital transistorized with three-dimensional mapping

Transmission: Close-ratio six-speed

Final Drive: #525 O-ring chain

Front: 41mm inverted HMAS cartridge fork with spring preload, rebound and compression damping adjustability; 4.7 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 310mm discs
Rear: Single 220mm disc

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

Wheelbase: 53.9 inches

Rake (Caster Angle): 23.55°

Trail: 97.7mm (3.8 inches)

Seat Height: 32.3 inches

Fuel Capacity: 4.8 gallons, including 0.9-gallon reserve

Colors: Red/Black, Pearl Orange/Black, Metallic Silver, and Graffiti

Curb Weight*: 410 pounds

*Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel-ready to ride.

Meets current EPA standards.

California version meets current CARB standards and may differ slightly due to emissions equipment.


Specifications Canada:

Engine Type Liquid-cooled inline-four

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 O-ring-sealed chain

Front Suspension 41 mm inverted HMAS cartridge fork with full adjustability; 119 mm (4.7 inches) travel

Rear Suspension Unit Pro-Link HMAS single shock with full adjustability; 130 mm (5.1 in.) travel

Tires 120/70ZR – 17 radial front; 180/55ZR – 17 radial rear

Brakes Front dual 310 mm discs with radial-mounted four-piston calipers; rear single 220 mm disc with single-piston caliper

Seat Height 820mm (32.3 inches)

Wheelbase 1,368mm (53.8 inches)

Dry Weight TBA

Fuel Capacity 18.1 litres

Colour Italian Red, Pearl Fire Orange, Digital Silver Metallic

Specifications and features are subject to change

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