The Honda CBR600RR has a history of racing engineering that’s unmatched in the industry. After all, if you’re a bike that has been honed to perfection on racetracks all over the world, and can match all that research and development with impeccable racing credentials, then you’ve definitely earned your stripes as one of the best sports bikes on the market.

The CBR600RR features a light and compact chassis that was combined with the kind of impeccable power for a remarkably balanced combination. The credentials of the bike alone speak volumes regarding its capabilities, particularly its standing as the only 600cc machine that has won more AMA and World Supersport championships than any other bike in history.

The sports bike packs an impressive 599cc liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder engine that’s more impressive if you dive deep into the science behind its capabilities. The CBR600RR comes with the Dual Stage Fuel Injection System (PGM-DSFI), an advanced fuel system that utilizes a set of four 12-hole fuel injectors mounted in new, larger 40mm throttle bodies to go with another full set of 12-hole injectors mounted high in the roof of the airbox. At its maximum red-line limit of 15,000 rpm, the intake and exhaust valves on the bike open and close 125 times a second - the valves will open and close 31 times before the rider can even blink - providing the engine with the kind of throaty power few bikes in its segment can match. Even at speeds below 5,500 rpm, the CBR600RR’s throttle response is as sharp and precise as an atomic clock, and when you combine that with the airbox-mounted showerheads, the sky is definitely the limit as to how much power this sports bike can muster.

Find out more about the Honda CBR600RR after the jump.

  • 2012 Honda CBR600RR
  • Year:
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder engine
  • Displacement:
    599 L

New for 2012

2012 Honda CBR600RR High Resolution Exterior
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  • New Red color joins Black. (C-ABS available in Black only.)
  • Honda Genuine Accessories
  • Color-matched Seat Cowl
  • Carbon Fiber License Plate Frame
  • Standard Cycle Cover
  • Racing Cycle Cover
  • U-Lock, Carbon Fiber Front Tank Trim
  • Fuel Lid Cover
  • Tank Pad
  • Knee Pads


2012 Honda CBR600RR High Resolution Exterior
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Model CBR600RR / CBR600RR C-ABS
Engine Type 599cc liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder
Bore and Stroke 67mm x 42.5mm
Compression ratio 12.2:1
Valve Train DOHC; four valves per cylinder
Induction Dual Stage Fuel Injection (DSFI) with 40mm throttle bodies, Denso 12-hole injectors
Ignition Computer-controlled digital transistorized with 3-D mapping
Transmission Close-ratio six-speed
Final Drive #525 O-ring chain
Suspension Front: 41mm inverted HMAS cartridge fork with spring preload, rebound and compression damping adjustability; 4.3 inches travel
Rear: Unit Pro-Link HMAS single shock with spring preload, rebound and compression damping adjustability; 5.1 inches travel
Brakes Front: Dual radial-mounted four-piston calipers with 310mm discs
Rear: Single 220mm disc;
Optional Honda Combined ABS (CBR600RR C-ABS)
Tires Front: 120/70ZR-17 radial
Rear: 180/55ZR-17 radial
Wheelbase 53.9 inches
Rake 23.5°
Trail 97.7mm (3.9 inches)
Seat Height 32.3 inches
Fuel Capacity 4.8 gallons, including 0.9-gallon reserve
Estimated Fuel Economy 40 mpg
Colors CBR600RR: Red, Black
CBR600RR C-ABS: Black
Curb Weight* 410 pounds (CBR600RR) / 434 pounds (CBR600RR C-ABS)

*Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel—ready to ride.

Honda’s fuel economy estimates are based on EPA exhaust emission measurement test procedures and are intended for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you ride, how you maintain your vehicle, weather, road conditions, tire pressure, installation of accessories, cargo, rider and passenger weight, and other factors.

Meets current EPA standards.

Models sold in California meet current CARB standards and may differ slightly due to emissions equipment.

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  (399) posted on 01.10.2012

Wow! This one is oozing with angst! And I can imagine myself riding in this Honda CBR600RR proudly, in a race track and even it the road. This is something for every rider to have.

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