2016 Honda CBR600RR

Built to Carve.

Motorcycling has always been about that perfect bond between rider and machine. Of course there’s the wind and the elements, but most of all it’s about the balance, about how involved your entire body is with every aspect of riding. And when you find the perfect bike, it moves with you just like it was an extension of yourself.

The Honda CBR®600RR is that machine. Proven on the track, it fits like a glove, and is as responsive and instinctive as snapping your fingers. Happy to cut fast laps on a track day, it’s comfortable enough to use as a weekday commuter or a weekend canyon bike.

First of all, there’s 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. And it just plain looks right too, especially this year with a new Black/White option that looks like a tri-color Honda wing, but fades to grey.

Standard Features

  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • EMISSIONS: Meets current EPA standards. California version meets current CARB standards and may differ slightly due to emissions equipment.
  • WARRANTY: Transferable, unlimited-mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.

General Information

Manufacturer Honda
Model Year 2016
Model CBR600RR
Model Code CBR600RR
Color Black / White

Brakes/Wheels/Tires

Brakes

Front - Dual radial-mounted 4-piston calipers with full-floating 310 mm discs

Rear - Single-caliper 220 mm disc

Tires

Front - 120/70ZR-17 radial

Rear - 180/55ZR-17 radial

Dimensions

Weight 410 lbs.
Wheelbase 53.9 in.
Seat Height 32.3 in.

Drivetrain

Transmission Close-ratio 6-speed
Final Drive #525 O-ring-sealed chain

Engine

Engine Inline 4-cylinder, DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Displacement 599cc
Bore x Stroke 67 x 42.5 mm
Compression Ratio 12.2:1
Fuel System Dual Stage Fuel Injection (DSFI) with 40 mm throttle bodies, Denso 12-hole injectors
Fuel Capacity 4.8 gal.
Ignition Computer-controlled digital transistorized with 3-D mapping
Cooling Liquid

Operational

Suspension

Front - 41 mm inverted Big Piston fork with spring preload, rebound and compression damping adjustability

Rear - Unit Pro-Link HMAS single shock with spring preload, rebound and compression damping adjustability; 5.1 in. travel

Rake 23.5°
Trail 3.9 in. (97.7 mm)