New Honda CBR600RR render emerges from Japan ahead of launch

It was reported last year that Honda will discontinue the CBR600RR. But the emergence of a new render from Japan, has sparked new interest.

The first generation Honda CBR 600RR was launched back in 2003. After that, there has been no major update for this bike. Now, Japan’s Young Machine has released two rendering images, which they claim are inspired from the next generation CBR 600RR.

It was believed that Honda was not going to launch a new generation iteration of this bike, and was in fact going to discontinue it from the market. But that is no longer the case, if we are to believe the latest reports from Japanese media.

Due to decline in interest from markets like Europe, for the 600 cc motorcycle segment, it was reported that Honda will no longer update the 600RR. But when the demand for 600 cc bikes is going on a decline in markets like Europe, it is also seen as an emerging trend for markets in South East Asia, including India.

Expected to make global debut at the Tokyo Motor Show later this year, or at the EICMA 2017, the new Hodna CBR650RR will be inspired from RC213V-S, the street legal hyberbike from Honda, which is priced from a staggering $190,000 (or INR 1.22 crore), excluding taxes.

Honda CBR600RR Europe
Existing CBR600RR

Engine could be in the form of an updated inline four with six speed gearbox and FI. The current 600RR is powered by a 599 cc inline four that delivers 120 PS at 13,500 rpm and 66 Nm at 11,250 rpm. The current engine is compliant with Euro 4 emission norms, while the new engine will be compliant with Euro 6 emission norms.

Once launched, the new Honda CBR600RR will take on the likes of Yamaha R6 and the upcoming Suzuki GSX-R600.