One of the most popular formats among lovers of sports motorcycles is the six hundred cubic class, because the average kubature sports bikes are democratic in price. Yes, they lose in power to their liter brothers, but not all on the teeth of a liter mega power of 200 liters. With. And Moto concern Honda does not leave the six hundred cube segment without attention. During the year, the Japanese radically updated the sport of stories of this class.
The first modernization was Honda CBR600RR. Literal R in the title of this motorcycle is not in vain. It clearly indicates that this device is more for the track than for ordinary roads. Honda CBR600RR, which appeared in 2003, won the Supersport class seven times. But the Honda hegemony ended in 2006 with the advent of Yamaha YZF-R6 in a new body. Could Yamaha and cannot boast of so many victories, but in terms of the mass of YZF-R6, smells all competitors. It is this bike that is used by the largest number of Supersport participants. The YZF-R6 at the Honda engineering bureau could not look calmly at such popularity and tried to pull up the parameters of their CBR600RR.
Judging by the changes in the budget for the modernization of the CBR600RR, it was not high. No global changes have occurred. Honda engineers upgraded inertial boosts, rewrote the software of the injection card in order to make up for the lack of traction at medium speeds. But all the same, by power, the CBR600RR engine could not catch up with the competitor. YZF-R6 is more powerful by 4 liters. With., 119 versus 123 on the shaft. And for ordinary operation, such a difference is not noticeable. But for competitions – this is a significant lag. On the track, every extra horsepower at a huge price. Especially when yamaha yzf-r6 is 7 kg easier.
CBR600RR chanting can not boast of big changes. Frame, as before – diagonal, aluminum. Although what options can be here? But the front fork is new – Showa Big Piston Inverted type, fully adjustable. The appearance of the motorcycle was detached, while the recognition of the “Siber” remained. In general, Honda engineers did not dare to completely and irrevocably sharpen CBR600RR under the track. He remained a dual -purpose motorcycle, suitable for both the track and for everyday use.
From another new Honda in the six hundredth class of loud victories in motors, it does not expect. This motorcycle in its design is a purely civilian sportbike. Although of course it is quite calm on it can be driven along the track in track-days.
At one time, the CBR600RR was saved from the dispute of the bike CBR600F. And before this year, both models existed in parallel – each of the motorcycles had its own buyer. After all, the CBR600F was easier, and therefore cheaper than CBR600RR. For example, the CBR600RR has an aluminum frame, CBR600f can do steel. Now the paths of these two sports from Honda have dispersed even more. Now the CBR600F has received a new engine with a large working volume. Although the working volume of the engine did not increase so much, only 50 cubes. The changes are recorded in the name of the motorcycle. Now this is no longer CBR600F, but CBR650F.
The CBR650F engine is traditionally in order, four -cylinder, sixteen -valve, DOHC, gearbox six -speed. The cylinder -piston group was developed using the Aided Engineering supercomputer. The engine pistons have an asymmetric shape of the skirt, made with vanadium coated. All these tricks should reduce friction, reduce fuel consumption. And the power of the CBR650F engine is 86 liter. With., Which of course more modest CBR600RR.
If the engines did not save much, then they optimized the budget strongly. Diagonal frame, steel. Aluminum in CBR650F only the rear pendulum. This of course added excess weight motorcycle. But positively affected the price of the product. And of course, the last time trend “Equipping sports bikes by various electronic assistants” passed by CBR650F. There is only a two -channel ABS.