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2021 Honda CBR 600RR, Specs, Features, Launch, & Price in India

2021 Honda CBR 600RR, Price, Specs, Features, Comparison, Images

Honda CBR 600RR is a middleweight supersport offering from the Japanese manufacturer. CBR600RR is one of the best performing supersport motorcycles in its class. Honda CBR 600RR is currently available in selected countries only. The bike is available in two variants, ABS and NON-ABS.

Key Features Of Honda CBR 600RR

  • Inline Four-Cylinder Engine
  • Steering Damper
  • Adjustable Suspension
  • Dual Stage RAM Air Assist
  • Great Performance
  • Honda Combined ABS System
  • Radially Mounted Front Brake Calipers
  • Dual Stage Fuel Injection

Honda CBR 600RR Specs


Engine599 cc Liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, inline four-cylinder engine.
InductionDual Stage Fuel Induction (DSFI) with 40 mm throttle bodies, Denso 12-hole injectors
ignitionComputer-controlled digital transistorized 3-D mapping
No. Of cylinders 4 Cylinders.
Compression Ratio12:2:1
Bore And Stroke 67mm x 42.5mm
Valve TrainDOHC four-valve Per cylinder.

Performance And Drivetrain

Maximum Power118 hp @13,500 Rpm
Peak Torque66 Nm @11,250 rpm
Top Speed255 Kmph* approx
Gearbox6 Speed
Clutchwetplate, multiplate with coil springs
Final drive o ring chain: 16T/42T

Chassis And Suspension

Framefine die-cast aluminum diamond Frame
Front Suspension41MM Inverted big piston with spring preload, rebound, and compression adjustability
Rear SuspensionUnit Pro link HMAS Single shock with spring preload, rebound, and compression adjustability.
Front Suspension travel4.3 Inches
Rear Suspension Travel5.1 Inches

Brakes And Tyres

Front Brakedual radial-mounted four-piston calipers with full-floating 310mm disc
Rear BrakeSingle-caliper 220mm disc
ABSHonda Combined ABS
Front Tyre120/70ZR-17 Radial Tyre
Rear Tyre180/55ZR-17 Radial Tyre

Electronics And Riding Aids

Honda Combined ABS System
Traction Control System
Dual-Stage Ram Air Assist
Steering Damper


Rake 23.5° (Caster Angle)
Seat Height32.3 inches
wheelbase 53.9 inches
ground Clearence 137 mm
Curb weight 434 pounds
Fuel Tank Capacity4.8 gallons

Further reading: 2020 MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RR

Honda CBR 600RR Quick Overview

Honda CBR 600RR is powered by a 599cc liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, Four-cylinder engine. It uses a high-quality dual-stage fuel injection system. The bike has two sets of injectors per cylinder which ensures good performance at both low-end and high-end Rpm.

honda cbr 600

It is also equipped with a dual-stage Ram air assist, that provides a high volume of cool air to the air box for linear power delivery and superb engine performance. The CBR 600RR is capable of churning out 118 hp at 13,500 Rpm of maximum power and 66Nm of peak torque at 11,250 Rpm.

The suspension duties on the CBR 600RR is taken care of by a 41mm Inverted big piston fork with spring preload, that also provides rebound and compression adjustability and allows 4.3 inches travel.

The rear end is equipped with Unit Pro-Link® HMAS™ single shock with spring preload, which also provides rebound and compression adjustability and allows 5.1 inches travel. Braking duties are taken care of by 310mm dual radially mounted four-piston callipers disc at the front, while the rear end is equipped with Single-caliper 220mm disc.

Honda CBR 600RR competition

  • Suzuki GSXR 600 RR
  • Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R
  • Yamaha YZF R6

The CBR 600 RR competes with the Yamaha YZF R6, Suzuki GSXR 600RR, and Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R. Currently, only the Kawasaki ninja ZX-6R is available in the Indian market at the price of 10.49 Lakhs INR Ex-showroom.

honda cbr 600rr vs yamaha r6 vs kawasaki ninja zx6r

In terms of the engine, all three competing motorcycles are equipped with four cylinders engine. However, the displacement of the Ninja ZX-6R is slightly higher than the other three bikes. Ninja ZX 6R is powered by a 636 cc engine.

Suzuki GSXR 600RR VS Honda CBR 600 RR

Engine 599 CC four Cylinder599 cc inline-four cylinder
power124 HP @13,500 RPM118 HP @13,500 RPM
Torque69.6 Nm @11,500 RPM66 Nm @11,250 RPM
Price $11,399 $11,799- Non-ABS

In comparison with the CBR 600RR, The Suzuki GSXR 600RR have the Same displacement inline-four cylinder engine. However, the Suzuki GSXR 600RR produces more power and torque than the CBR 600RR. The GSXR 600 RR churns out 124 hp of maximum power and 69 Nm of peak torque. GSXR also comes with a slipper clutch and riding modes. In terms of pricing, GSXR costs $400 less than the CBR 600RR.

Honda CBR 600RR VS Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R

Ninja ZX-6RCBR 600RR
Engine636 cc inline four-cylinder 599 cc Four-cylinder
Power 128 HP @13,500 RPM118 HP @13,500 RPM
Torque70.5 NM @11,500 RPM 66 Nm @11,250 RPM
Price$10,999$11,799- Non-ABS

Kawasaki is the most powerful motorcycle in this comparison and it also uses a slightly bigger displacement engine. The Bike is powered by a 636 cc four-cylinder engine, that churns out 128 hp of maximum power and 70.5 Nm of peak torque. The Ninja ZX-6R also gets a number of riding aids and electronics onboard.

kawasaki ninja zx6r

Ninja ZX-6R is also equipped with a quick-shifter. Now, coming to the price point the non-ABS variant of the ZX-6R cost only $9,999, while the ABS variant costs $10,999, which is cheaper than both CBR variants. CBR 600RR Non-ABS variant is available for $11,799 and the ABS variant is available at $12,799. So, clearly, the Ninja ZX-6R is a better option as it has a more powerful engine and electronics onboard.

Honda CBR 600RR VS Yamaha YZF R6

Yamaha R6CBR 600RR
Engine 599 cc inline Four-cylinder 599 cc Four-cylinder
Power 116 HP @14,500 RPM 118 HP @13,500 RPM
Torque61.7 Nm @10,500 RPM 66 Nm @11,250 RPM
Price$12,199$11,799- Non-ABS

The Yamaha R6 is powered by a 599 cc inline four-cylinder engine, that churns out 116 hp @14,500 rpm and 61.7 Nm of peak torque at 10,500 rpm. In terms of riding aids and electronics, R6 comes with adjustable traction control, riding modes and ABS.

yamaha r6

Yamaha R6 is priced at $12,199 which is $600 cheaper than the CBR 600RR ABS variant. Yamaha R6 Produces a little less power than CBR, but it makes up for it in the electronics department. The Yamaha R6 is also available in three colour options. Yamaha Also offers a lot of accessories like seat cowl and frame slider for add on purpose. Yamaha is also the better-looking motorcycle here. R6 gets better features and Design than the CBR 600RR, so this one is also the worthy fighter for the top spot.

Conclusion On Honda CBR 600RR

CBR 600RR is a great motorcycle in its segment, but due to the lack of new features and outdated design, it has its shortcomings. With the launch of the New Ninja ZX-6R and 2020 Yamaha R6, these two motorcycles offer a lot more for the price to pay.

Currently, Ninja ZX-6R is enjoying good number sales with a premium price tag in India because of no other option in this segment. Finally, honda needs to update it to the level of R6 and ZX-6R. All in all, it is a great motorcycle, but the bar has been raised.


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  1. Need to improve from cbr 600 rr tail should smaller. That would look better than any 600cc bike

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