The Honda CBR600RR has been around since 2003. Winning eight World Supersport titles is proof enough that this motorcycle dominates the racing world in the 600cc class, but with ever changing competition and changes in the Yamaha R6, the Kawasaki ZX-6R and the Suzuki GSX-R600 it was time for some Honda to make some changes.
What’s New On The 2013 Honda CBR600RR
Restyling the bodywork has offered better aerodynamics to the CBR600RR with a design that was taken from the Honda RC212V MotoGP race program. It is said that there is now a 6.5 % decrease in drag in the bike and the handling is more agile. The newly designed bodywork also offers riders more comfort with better wind deflection.
Also redesigned on the new Honda CBR600RR is the now centrally located ram-air intake system, providing more optimal results. The ECU and Programmed Fuel Injection has also been recalibrated for enhanced throttle response and more power at the mid-range.
A 41mm Big Piston Fork with spring preload is another upgrade the CBR600RR enjoys for the 2013 model year. The new Fork, along with the revised set-up on the Unit Pro Link HMAS single shock, will give riders ultimate handling whether on the track or on the road.
Finally, the Honda CBR600RR will now come in Repsol Edition racing colors, or for those looking for the familiar White/Blue/Red or solid Red color scheme, the 2013 Honda CBR600RR will be available in those colors as well. The Red color is the only choice for riders looking for the ABS option.
Genuine Honda Accessories Available for the New 2013 Honda CBR600RR
If riders are looking to accessorize their new bike, Honda offers a wide range of parts designed specifically for the Honda CBR600RR. A Sportscreen, Color-Matched Passenger Seat Cowl, Racing Sticker Kit and Racing Cover are available. Carbon Fiber Looking accessories include a Rear Fender, Exhaust Pipe Cover, License Plate Frame, Tank Trim and Fuel Lid Cover.
Expected on showroom floors in March of 2013, the MSRP has not yet been released, but industry insiders are predicting a price close to the Honda CBR600RR 2012 version starting at $11,540 and then an additional $1000 for the ABS version. The motorcycle will also come with a one-year, unlimited-mileage limited warranty with extended coverage available with the purchase of a Honda Protection Plan.