Honda CBR600RR Racing Timeline

Honda CBR600RR Motorcycle RacingTorrance, Calif. 09/01/2003 --

Honda's Hurricane 600 makes its debut the same year the AMA introduces the 600 SuperSport class. The two make a perfect match, with Honda's newly minted 600 sweeping to victory in all nine races. DOUG POLEN, the 600 SuperSport class' first champion, wins seven races in a row to set the class' first record.


For the second year in a row, the Hurricane blows away the competition, with six race wins of the nine-race series. Honda's 600 wins the prestigious season-opener at Daytona, and finishes the year second overall.

2006 Honda CBR600RR Pricing

Torrance, Calif. 09/07/2005 --

Honda CBR600RR Unit Pro-Link

2006 Honda CBR600RR WhiteTorrance, Calif. 09/01/2003 --

Honda's RC211V gave Repsol Honda rider Valentino Rossi a distinct edge over the competition, an edge he used to win the 2002 MotoGP world championship. There was one particular advantage, though, he used to devastating effect: The ability to open the throttle earlier when exiting a corner. That advantage is directly attributable to Honda's new Unit Pro-Link rear suspension, as used on the RC211V--and now on the CBR600RR.

Honda CBR600RR Dual Stage Programmed Fuel Injection

2006 Honda CBR600RR BlackTorrance, Calif. 09/01/2003 --

The blink of an eye takes about one-quarter of a second, or 250 milliseconds. At 15,000 rpm, each intake and exhaust valve of Honda's CBR600RR opens and closes 125 times a second, or 8 milliseconds. That means the valves will open and close 31 times before the rider can even blink.

More importantly, at 15,000 rpm there's only 4 milliseconds for the fuel squirting out of the Denso injectors to vaporize and combine with incoming air into a combustible mixture; fuel droplets simply do not burn well. The RR's engine demands at that rpm exceed the capabilities of conventional fuel delivery systems, however sophisticated--there's just not enough time.

Honda CBR600RR Development

Honda CBR600RRTorrance, Calif. 09/01/2003 --

Mass Centralization

One of the central concepts that drove development of the CBR600RR and the RC211V is mass centralization; that is, concentrating the component masses as close to the motorcycle's center as possible. When a rider initiates a turn, the motorcycle rotates around its roll axis--an imaginary fore-and-aft horizontal line drawn through the center of mass of bike and rider--as it leans into the turn. Placing the major masses (engine, fuel, rider) closer to this roll axis results in a motorcycle that reacts more quickly and smoothly to control inputs at the handlebars. The concept of mass centralization has been a guiding principal at Honda for decades, but the application to the RR takes the concept to a whole new level.

2006 Honda CBR 600 RR

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2006 Honda CBR600RRTorrance, Calif. 09/07/2005 --

With new colors for 2006, the CBR600RR adds more flair to one of the most accomplished sport bikes on the planet.

Features & Benefits

New for 2006

* Exciting new Pearl Orange/Black Tribal and Light Metallic Silver colors.

Unique features

* Unit Pro-Link(R) rear suspension and swingarm design inspired by RC211V.
* Dual Stage Fuel Injection (DSFI) system features two injectors per cylinder.

Honda CBR1000RR Chassis Technology

2006 Honda CBR1000RR ChassisTorrance, Calif. 02/01/2004 -- Look at the CBR(R)1000RR chassis and see Honda's hard-earned knowledge gained in the ferocious MotoGP wars. This all-new chassis incorporates the engine as an integral frame member, for example, and larger items such as the fuel tank and rider have been positioned carefully to sharpen the machine's handling response. These whole-machine concepts, pioneered in the RC211V and subsequently released to the riding public in the form of the 2003 CBR600RR, now incorporate Honda's latest strides in the CBR1000RR chassis.

Honda CBR1000RR Development

Torrance, Calif. 02/01/2004 -- Consider this: Unlike the majority of new-model motorcycles, the lineage of the 2004 Honda(R) CBR(R)1000RR doesn't really reach into the past. True, Honda has crafted many other large-displacement transverse inline four-cylinder motorcycles in prior seasons, a rich tradition established in 1969 by the landmark CB750K0. But the new RR doesn't follow in the tire prints of those forerunners; it carries over no hardware from past machines.

A quick scan of the CBR1000RR's features confirms its newness. The compact 998cc in-line four is a completely fresh design, with unique bore and stroke dimensions, race-inspired cassette-type six-speed gearbox, all-new ECU-controlled ram-air system, dual-stage fuel injection, and center-up exhaust featuring a new computer-controlled butterfly valve. The chassis is likewise all new, including an organic-style aluminum frame composed of Gravity Die-Cast main sections and Fine Die-Cast steering head structure, inverted fork, Unit Pro-Link rear suspension, radial-mounted front brakes, and a centrally-located fuel tank hidden under a faux cover.

2006 Honda CBR 1000 RR

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2006 Honda CBR1000RRTorrance, Calif. 09/07/2005 --

Sharing DNA with Honda's MotoGP-winning RC211V, the awesome CBR1000RR elevates its Superbike status to new performance levels in 2006 thanks to extensive changes that sharpen handling, boost horsepower and reduce weight.

Features & Benefits

New for 2006

- New cylinder-head porting for improved engine power in mid- and upper-rpm ranges.
- New cylinder-head combustion chamber shape raises the compression ratio.
- New intake cam increases power at high engine speeds.

2006 Honda RC51 Pricing

Torrance, Calif. 09/07/2005 --

Model Name 2006 Model Color Suggested Retail Price*
CBR600RR CBR600RR6 Black $8,999.00
    Pearl Orange/Black Tribal $8,999.00
    Light Silver Metallic $8,999.00
Model Name 2006 Model Color Suggested Retail Price*
RC51 RVT1000R6 Black/Metallic Gray $11,999.00

Prices are subject to change without notice.

*The unit price a dealer actually charges and the method of computing same are
at the discretion of the individual dealer.