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 tips the scales at a feathery, class-leading 384 pounds dry. Combined with impressive midrange power and a competitive top-end, it delivers superior performance in day-to-day riding. An excellent chassis makes this one of the sweetest-handling motorcycles made, while the speed-sensitive electronic steering damper keeps everything in check. The benchmark is set. Again.