Speaking of highly evolved, the original CBR600F got here right on the heels of the first GSX-R750, circa 1987, and Honda has been chipping steadily away at it ever since. In all those years, while some 600s went racier and some went streetier (and some OEMs just built two 600s when buyers were thick on [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Photographer : Jeff Allen
Treasure of the Sierra Madre – Sportbike Comparison Test Video In search of superbike gold with six of the sweetest sportbikes out there.
Photographer : Jeff Allen
And it’s not really the Sierra Madres, either. We’re in the Sierra Nevadas, California’s gold country, that part of the state where the 1849 rush occurred. It’s a place littered with excellent mountain roads, a perfect area to wring out these six beasts from our August cover story with the least danger to our licenses, [...]Read Full Post | Comments(18)
Two Brothers Racing Press Release: The Honda CBR600RR has long been thought of as one of the best all-around 600-class sportbikes on the market. Just imagine what bolting on an all-new Two Brothers exhaust will do. Two Brothers Racing – 2013 Honda CBR600RR Slip-on Race Exhaust System: The 2013 V.A.L.E.™ slip-on exhaust system reduces [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Photographer : Kevin Wing
Back in 2006, when Honda was selling roughly 20,000 CBR600RRs in the U.S. each year, fast-paced development and short motorcycle life cycles were necessary to keep consumer interest and provide a good platform for Supersport racing. Now, in a market in which CBR250Rs outsell big brother significantly, careful evolution is the new norm. For 2013, [...]Read Full Post | Comments(8)
2013 Honda CBR600RR – First Look Honda updates its middleweight supersport with better suspension and improved aerodynamics.
American Honda has released details on its 2013 CBR600RR and CBR600RR C-ABS sportbike models. The standard and combined-anti-lock-brake versions have each received a short, yet seemingly significant list of updates aimed at improved performance for track and back road riding. New MotoGP-inspired bodywork is claimed to reduce aerodynamic drag over the previous model by 6.5 [...]Read Full Post | Comments(3)
Photographer : Brian Blades
Diversity is good, but when the topic is motorcycles, being unique is just plain cool. Despite using three completely different engine configurations, the four middleweight supersports tested on the same day at Willow Springs for the preceding 2x2s lapped within a second of each other. Considering that their respective engine designs are all over the [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
A year ago we were confident in our selection of the CBR600RR for this category, and a year later, our belief has been further reinforced. Serious challenges came from the opposition but they simply couldn’t outduel the fantastic Honda on road or track. While competitors struggle to keep weight off their midsections, Big Red’s middleweight [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
All who rode Big Red’s new middleweight came away impressed, so much so that it edged out last year’s winner, the still-spectacular Triumph 675. After riding the bikes back-to-back multiple times, in all conditions and environments, we had to give the Honda its due. As a streetbike it can do no wrong. The engine cranks [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)