2018 Honda CBR600RR ABS

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ENGINEERED FOR LAPS AND CANYONS.

The 2018 CBR600RR is designed with the superb balance to tear up the track and make scenic canyons truly breathtaking. So it’s an ideal bike to use as a weekday commuter, a weekend joy ride machine and, of course, for cutting laps on the aforementioned track.

Bred from MotoGP engineering, this bike is a true reflection of Honda’s technical prowess. It’s light, compact, nimble and ideally-balanced, with a four-cylinder engine that revs like nothing you’ve ever ridden. The aluminum twin-spar designed chassis delivers laser-sharp handling. And when it comes to braking, it’s your choice of either a conventional triple-disc setup or a specialized version of Honda’s revolutionary Combined Anti-Lock Braking System (C-ABS), an industry first on a production Supersport motorcycle.

Track or street, with the 2018 CBR600RR it’s a win-win situation.

Innovations

  • 12-SPOKE WHEELS: With their consistent rigidity and balance, these sharp-looking 12-spoke cast aluminum wheels work with the fork and enhance suspension feedback to deliver real handling improvements.
  • RADIAL MOUNTED FRONT BRAKE: The CBR600RR uses radial-mounted monoblock front-brake calipers. This construction makes the caliper stiffer, and that means you get better brake feel for more linear, powerful stopping. Each caliper also uses four chromium-plated aluminum pistons for smooth, friction-free operation.
  • HONDA MULTI-ACTION SYSTEM (HMAS) INVERTED FORK: The HMAS cartridge fork features an exclusive internal piston construction. The innovative design employs smaller-diameter pistons to keep oil velocity high for improved damping characteristics and an expanded range of adjustability. The result: you get more precise suspension performance, especially over smaller surface irregularities.
  • DUAL-STAGE RAM AIR: A nose-mounted, two-stage ram air system provides a high volume of cool air to the air box for linear power delivery and superb engine performance.
  • LINE-BEAM HEADLIGHTS: Line-beam headlights feature a two-piece reflector design that utilizes two H7 bulbs for optimum light distribution and unique compact design. The result: the headlight helps you see better and also helps make you visible to traffic.
  • HONDA ELECTRONIC STEERING DAMPER: Most steering dampers only sense handlebar-deflection speed. The Honda Electronic Steering Damper (HESD) is way more sophisticated. It also detects vehicle speed, and adjusts damping proportionally. That helps maintain low-speed maneuverability while providing excellent, predictable high-speed handling.
  • DUAL-STAGE FUEL INJECTION: Two sets of injectors per cylinder ensure both low- and high-rpm performance. You get near-instantaneous high-rpm response, along with great low-rpm metering and clean running.
  • CENTRALLY LOCATED FUEL TANK: The CBR600RR’s 4.8-gallon fuel tank is positioned in the center of the chassis and low in the frame. This allows for a more compact design, but even more important helps centralize the bike’s mass. Increased mass centralization means the CBR is more responsive to rider input, especially when leaning the bike into a turn or standing it up at the exit.
  • UNIT PRO-LINK® SUSPENSION: By eliminating the frame-mounted top shock mount; Unit Pro-Link isolates the chassis from bumps, resulting in more precise handling and better traction. Developed on Honda’s championship-winning MotoGP bikes, it’s a perfect example of the CBR’s superior engineering.
  • ELECTRONIC COMBINED ANTI-LOCK BRAKING (C-ABS): The available electronically controlled C-ABS distributes brake force over both wheels, helping to maintain braking confidence in less-than-ideal conditions. The system electronically measures rider input on the brake lever and pedal, and applies only the front or rear brake in some cases or combines both brakes in other situations.

General Information

Manufacturer Honda
Model Year 2018
Model CBR600RR ABS
Model Code CBR600RAJ
Color Grand Prix Red

Brakes/Wheels/Tires

Brakes

Front - Dual radial-mounted four-piston calipers with full-floating 310 mm discs, Honda Electronic Combined ABS

Rear - Single-caliper 220mm disc, Honda Electronic Combined ABS

Tires

Front - 120/70ZR-17 radial

Rear - 180/55ZR-17 radial

Dimensions

Length 79.9 in.
Height 43.9 in.
Width 27 in.
Weight Curb - 410 lb. - Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and a full tank of fuel—ready to ride
Ground Clearance 5.3 in.
Wheelbase 53.9 in.
Seat Height 32.3 in.

Drivetrain

Transmission Close-ratio six-speed
Final Drive #525 O-ring chain; 16T / 42T

Engine

Engine Inline Four-Cylinder DOHC; Four valves per cylinder
Displacement 599 cc
Bore x Stroke 67 x 42.5 mm
Compression Ratio 12.2:1
Fuel System Dual Stage Fuel Injection (DSFI) with 40mm throttle bodies, Denso 12-hole injectors
Fuel Capacity 4.8 gal.
Ignition Computer-controlled digital transistorized with 3-D mapping
Clutch Multiplate wet
Cooling Liquid

Operational

Starting Electric
Suspension

Front - 41 mm inverted Big Piston Fork with spring preload, rebound and compression damping adjustability

Rear - Unit Pro-Link® HMAS™ single shock with spring preload, rebound and compression damping adjustability

Rear Travel - 5.1 inches travel

Rake 23.5°
Trail 3.9 in. (97.7 mm)

Other

Includes Emissions - Meets current EPA standards. California version meets current CARB standards and may differ slightly due to emissions equipment.
Warranty One Year - Transferable, unlimited-mileage limited warranty

MSRP excludes destination charge. Visit powersports.honda.com to view applicable destination charge amount.

ALWAYS WEAR A HELMET, EYE PROTECTION AND PROTECTIVE CLOTHING. NEVER RIDE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF DRUGS OR ALCOHOL, AND NEVER USE THE STREET AS A RACETRACK. OBEY THE LAW AND READ THE OWNER'S MANUAL THOROUGHLY. For rider training information or to locate a rider training course near you, call the Motorcycle Safety Foundation at 1-800-446-9227. CBR is a registered trademark of the Honda Motor Co., Ltd.