Honda updates CBR600RR for 2013 year with facelift, India not on the cards

2013 Honda CBR600RR - FrontView

The CBR600RR has been the most successful middle weight bike in the 600cc segment and has been the winner of Supersport World Championship title right from 2002 to 2008. The last edition of the CBR600RR was launched in 2009, it’s been five years since any new upgrades went into it. But recently Honda has launched its latest version of the bike, the 2013 Honda CBR600RR. There have been some dramatic changes done to the bike both aesthetic and mechanical.

Honda has revamped every aspect of the brake and put in all the experience it has got from its MotoGP experience in the 2013 Honda CBR600RR. The upgrades to the new CBR600RR included changes to the front and rear suspension, 12-spoke wheels, the air intake system and ECU system, but the most remarkable upgrade in the styling of the New CBR600RR, is the shortened nose and the line-beam headlamps which are also designed to direct the flow of air into the air intake system.

The CBR600cc is powered by a 599cc, liquid cooled in-line four cylinder engine producing 118 bhp. The engine is coupled to a close-ratio six-speed manual transmission from where the power is transmitted to the rear wheel through a O-Ring-Sealed chain. The bike breaths from a centrally located ram-air intake system and has an improved ECU and PGM-DSFI setting which aids in improving the throttle responsiveness at high rpm range. The front suspension is now a 41mm inverted Big Piston with spring preload, rebound and compression damping adjustability, similarly the rear suspension is a Unit Pro-Link® HMAS™ single shock with spring preload, rebound and compression damping adjustability for a smoother and enhanced performance.

2013 Honda CBR600RR - RearView

The 12-spoke aluminum wheels along with the improve suspension provide better handling experience. The other version of the 2013 Honda CBR600RRA also features a C-ABS braking system, one of the first of its kind on a Supersport machine. The experience gained from the Honda RC212V MotoGP race program has helped in making improvements to the bike which has resulted in a 6.5% reduction in the drag. In fact the improvements achieved with this bike has been incorporated in the current RC213V MotoGP race machine.

The bike will be made available in Red, Repsol Edition or White/Blue/Red. Although the C-ABS model will be available in Red only. But before you start gearing up to have your hands on one, here`s the sad part, this beauty is not India bound. But still let’s not lose hope and who know one day we might see the 2013 Honda CBR600RR in stores in India too. If launched in India, the Honda CBR600RR costs around the Rs. 10 lakh.
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Also see – Honda plans 500cc and 1000cc bikes in India


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