The 2009 Honda CBR600RR has leaked onto the internet. Details are still scarce, but we do know that it comes with Honda Combined ABS and some pretty bizarre color schemes. We’ll bring you details as they emerge.
Update 2: ABS, which is optional, adds 10kg to the non-ABS 184kg kerb weight.
>Now in its fourth generation, the 2009 machine builds on the
heritage of blistering pace and supreme control set in 2003 by the
first CBR600RR. When the all-new CBR600RR was launched in 2007, Honda
once again was at the forefront of the 600cc Supersport class – the
most intensely fought in motorcycling – with a machine which was the
most advanced in the category.
For 2009, the goal for Honda’s development team has once again been
to enhance a machine capable of fast, intense track riding while also
delivering a controllable, easy-going road-riding experience. Adding to
this experience is the inclusion of Honda’s Combined ABS on the
CBR600RR C-ABS version. The highlights of the technical enhancements to
the 2009 CBR600RR include:
• Changes to piston, cylinder head and exhaust which lead to
improved torque from 8,000-12,000rpm for increased engine flexibility
• Fairing improvements to enhance stability and reduce wind noise
controlled Combined ABS for better braking performance along with
increased safety and all-round rider confidence (optional)
• 184kg kerb weight to keep the machine the lightest in its class
To enhance the new performance and mild aesthetic update, a new
colour range has been introduced to make the most of these changes, to
include a limited-edition Pearl Sunbeam White design with electric blue
fairing and front and rear cowling graphics, a Pearl Sunbeam White
design with white/red/blue Tricolour, as well as Graphite Black with
Bright Lime Green Metallic and Graphite Black with Italian Red.