Honda CBR 600RR


FRONT Spring preload: 3 lines showing; rebound damping:8 clicks out from full
stiff; compression damping:15 clicks out from full stiff; ride height:4mm fork
tube showing above triple clamp

REAR Spring preload: 25mm thread showing; Rebound damping:1.25 turns out from
full stiff; low-speed compression damping:3 turns out from full stiff;
high-speed compression damping:2.75 turns out from full stiff

R: 90.6

t tell the whole story: The ZX-10R offers seamless
delivery of that power, with a perfectly shaped torque curve, snickety-snick
transmission (another top score) and smooth off/on throttle transition. “There’s
no fumbling between gears on the ZX-10R,” wrote Troy via text message. “If you
need to go somewhere, you twist the throttle and you’re there.” While all three
bikes have bands of vibration at various RPM, the Kawasaki especially will shake
your hands numb cruising around town, and that is the only nit to pick with the

friendly: “It may not be as flickable as the latest 600s,” raved Kento after a canyon
blitz, “but its agility allows it to carve tight corners without losing much
ground which it more than makes up for once any type of straight comes up.” Like
the GSX-R750, the 10’s Bridgestone rubber provides confidence-boosting front-end
feedback and stunning levels of grip, and helps the somewhat portly Kawasaki to
steer remarkably quick-although more muscle is required than for the Suzuki or
Honda. Still, our testers scored the ZX-10R behind the others in the chassis &
handling category. With racetrack-stiff suspension that is borderline harsh the
Kawasaki brings up the rear in that category also. Our riders were divided on
the bike’s ergos, with some praising its slim midsection and others likening it
to a rack on the freeway.

commitment: “A good amount of riding skill is necessary to use and exploit the
Kawasaki’s strengths,” cautions Kent, “similar in many ways to extracting all of
a 600’s performance. But if you’re up to the task, the ZX-10R can and will
generate serious speed.”At The Track

RR: 88.2

Kunitsugu: “The
Honda’s agility was easy to see at the track, and you could put it in spots you
wouldn’t think of with the ZX-10R and would have difficulty doing with the
GSX-R.” Several small details conspired to keep the Honda off the top of the
scorecards at Buttonwillow, however. Its brakes lack the solid feel of the other
bikes’ on the track and faded after a few laps of hard use, and some of our
testers felt suspension rates were a bit soft. The high clip-ons are not as well
suited to the track as they are to canyon work, and our quicker riders
complained the pegs are too low. No one detail stood out as being a major issue,
but combined they keep the CBR to third place at the track.

Kawasaki is even more obliging: “That said, the big ZX will putter along at
slower speeds with less hassle and complaint than most other literbikes.”

Honda: 4.77 sec.

Kawasaki: 4.83 sec.

Suzuki: 4.96 sec.

Honda CBR 600RR Honda CBR 600RR

Bike Features

Make Model:

Honda CBR 600RR




Four stroke, transverse four
cylinder, DOHC, 4 valve per cylinder.


599 cc / 36.5 cu-in

Bore x Stroke:
67 x 42.5 mm

Compression Ratio:

Cooling System:

Liquid cooled


Wet sump

Engine Oil:

Synthetic, 10W/40


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

Ignition :

Computer-controlled digital transistorized with
electronic advance and independent four-cylinder
3D-mapped computer control. 

Spark Plug:




Max Power :

118 hp / 88.1 kW @ 13500 rpm

Max Torque:

66 Nm / 48.6 lb-ft @ 11250 rpm


Cable-operated multiplate wet clutch.

Transmission  :

6 Speed 

Final Drive:

 #525 O-ring chain


Aluminium, twin spar

Front Suspension:

41mm inverted Big Piston Fork with spring preload, rebound and compression
damping adjustability

Front Wheel Travel:

120 mm / 4.3 in

Rear Suspension:

Unit Pro-Link HMAS single shock with spring preload, rebound and compression
damping adjustability;

Rear Wheel Travel:

129.5 mm / 5.1 in

Front Brakes:

2x 310mm discs 4 piston calipers

Rear Brakes:

Single 220mm disc 1 piston caliper

Front Tyre:

120/70 ZR17

Rear Tyre:

180/55 ZR17




97.7mm /  3.9 in


Length 2015 mm / 79.3 in
Width 685 mm / 26.9 in
Height 1105 mm / 43.5 in

Seat Height:

820 mm / 32.3 in


1369 mm / 53.9 in

Ground clearance::

135 mm / 5.3 in

Dry Weight :

156.5 kg / 345 lbs

Wet Weight:

186 kg / 410 lbs

Fuel Capacity:

18.2 liters
/ 4.8 gal

¼ Mile  :

11.1 sec

Top Speed:

255.3 km/h / 158.6 mph