Honda introduced their new 2007 CBR600RR yesterday. Looks like they’ve done some work, though I don’t follow every feature of every bike, for those of you who do, I’ve listed the changes below.
The CBR600’s most radical redesign since the introduction of the RR in 2003 is highlighted by a whole new engine, frame and bodywork that results in a smaller, lighter, more-powerful CBR600RR with a class-leading power-to-weight ratio and unparalleled performance.
Features & Benefits
New for 2007
– Class-leading power-to-weight ratio for outstanding acceleration and handling.
– Smaller, lighter, more compact inline four-cylinder engine.
– Improved midrange performance and enhanced peak power.
– Significant weight reduction in engine and chassis.
– Repositioned transmission shafts within crankcase allow for shorter engine.
– New lightweight, forged-aluminum pistons incorporate special shot peening for added toughness.
– Lightweight magnesium head cover.
– New, single exhaust valve-springs.
– Smaller, lighter neodium magnet ACG.
– New transmission gear ratios.
– Smaller, lighter clutch.
– New front-brake vertical-piston master-cylinder system.
– Lighter weight stainless steel four-into-one exhaust features new inline-exhaust valve to control exhaust pressure for maximum performance.
– New intake-air control valve (IACV) minimizes torque reaction and smoothes response to small throttle changes through gradual reductions of air and fuel intake when the throttle is opened and closed.
– New non-resonance knock sensor maintains optimum spark advance while constantly monitoring combustion performance during mid- to high-speed operation.
– New nose-mounted ram-air induction directs fresh, cool air to a higher-volume airbox.
– New smaller and lighter Honda Electronic Steering Damper (HESD).
– Newly designed Fine Die-Cast (FDC) frame uses four large castings for lighter weight.
– Improved mass centralization.
– Redesigned radiator with compact dimensions improves cooling capacity.
– All-new bodywork enhances handling and performance.
– Handlebars raised 10mm for improved rider comfort.
– Center of gravity revised for more neutral response and easier side-to-side flickability.
– New, compact instrument design.
– Exciting new colors–Pearl White/Silver and Ultra Blue Metallic/Silver–join Red/Black and Black as color options.
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
Carburetion: Stage Fuel Injection (DSFI)
Ignition: Computer-controlled digital transistorized with three-dimensional mapping
Transmission: Close-ratio six-speed
Final Drive: #525 O-ring–sealed 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
Rake (Caster Angle): 23.7°
Trail: 96.3mm (3.8 inches)
Seat Height: 32.3 inches
Dry Weight: TBD
Fuel Capacity: 4.8 gallons, including 0.9-gallon reserve
Colors: Pearl White/Silver, Ultra Blue Metallic/Silver, Red/Black, Black
Meets current EPA standards.
California version meets current CARB standards and may differ slightly due to emissions equipment.