2008 Honda CBR Model Special Edition Super Fast, Super Strong Cool Bikes

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2008 Honda CBR600RR

It is hard not to fall in love with the 2008 CBR600RR by simply looking at it. The aggressive and still smooth lines have the purpose of introducing you in the world championship-winning machines and the task is completed spotless.

Every piece blends in perfectly with the other, kind of like a representation of how the engine works, and the result is what will astonish you every day you will open the garage’s door. The feeling given will be that you just bought your own RC51 as the bike is inspired from the racing version. The proof makes it the centrally-located ram-air intake duct nestled between the line-beam headlamps, the open-air look of the Formula One inspired bodywork that exposes the engine and its stylized covers.

Ever since its introduction, the 600RR was a combination of black and red and due to its power of representing Honda in the best way, the color can be found on the new CBR and it will surely have the same effect on people. Apart from the red/black color scheme, other paintjobs like the Pearl Orange/Black and Metallic Silver paintjobs are success guaranteed but the Graffiti will immediately become popular as customers tend to desire products with more and more unique characteristics and that includes paint too.

Being a big fan of the CBR600RR, I have to admit the night before my test drive didn’t brought too much sleep and adrenaline was rushing through my veins even before I got my costume on the next morning. Yes, I know, a big rush will always be followed by an even bigger one but I felt like a kid on Christmas and my present was truly overwhelming.

As I approached the bike, my mind and body were both dedicated on reflecting all that MotoGP inspired technology into a unique track riding experience. The equipment that really stands out and transforms the motorcycle into a dream machine is the Dual Stage Fuel Injection System (PGM-DSFI) featuring two injectors per cylinder.

This results in excellent throttle response and a powerful supplied engine which can perform its task of revving freely at any given rpm range and in any of the six gears although I had the best time at around 13500rpm where the bike develops the biggest amount of torque. Between 3,000 and 10,000rpm, the 599cc engine is more user-friendly and it doesn’t plan on scaring traffic participants but cared about that? I was on a track having the time of my live on my dream motorcycle so I pulled the best out of that fabulous engine up to 15,000rpm where the redline comes in.

Cornering is sharp due to the bike’s exclusive MotoGP derived Unit Pro-Link Rear Suspension and MotoGP-derived Honda Electronic Steering Damper (HESD) so you will quickly become confident in the bike abilities and all the fun will be unveiled as your knee touches the track’s asphalt and the bike follows the line imposed at the beginning of the corner.

Quickly reducing speed before a curve implies some gear changing and the smooth-shifting close-ratio six-speed transmission with ratios closely matched to the engine’s powerband takes all the problems off your head and you can concentrate on handling the great performer underneath you.

The bike has suffered some serious weight reduction and it ended up weighting 410 lbs with all the fluids and its fuel tank full of gas so it will gently show you the way in motorcycling without any problems whatsoever. You should keep in mind, though, that this is no machine for beginners.

If you’re thinking that you’ll be suffering some pain on your backside and shoulders, than you are very wrong my friend. This model is designed for the road and it does prove being able to carry you, pain excluded, for a couple of miles.

I especially loved to tuck underneath the windshield in order to maximize the improved aerodynamics of the bike and I have to mention that I did a hot shower and a bit of stretching that morning as I knew what was expecting me. No regrets related to that. In fact, no regrets related to any of the bikes behavior.

Braking components have the purpose of hauling the new CBR down from speed and they do it very quickly. Who exactly? you will ask. Up front, a pair of 310mm discs and four-piston radial-mount Tokico calipers actuated by the new vertical-piston radial-mount master cylinder. At the back, a single-piston caliper and 220mm disc keeps the rear of the bike where it should be and the rest is only coordination, throttle switches and gear changes as you are tucked in the fairing.

Did I forget mentioning fun? It is all about fun!


When buying the new CBR600RR, MotoGP technology will be placed right in the palm of your hand and everyone will know it. What they’ll probably not know is that you only paid a retail price of $9,599 so I wish you good luck transmitting that to them.


Overall, the 2008 Honda CBR600RR gets an A plus for being extremely good looking and having loads of power available on twist away. For a sportbike, it offers very good comfort and given to its lightweight and Electronic Steering Damper it also corners and handles like no other bike on any given track. It is good to know that development never stops at Hondas and they only end up offering a great package for the less of money.


Engine and Transmission

Displacement: 599cc

Type: liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder

Bore x Stroke: 67mm x 42.5mm

Compression Ratio: 12.2:1

Valve Train: DOHC; four valves per cylinder

Carburetion: Dual Stage Fuel Injection (DSFI) with 40mm throttle bodies, Denso 12-hole injectors

Ignition: Computer-controlled digital transistorized with three-dimensional mapping

Transmission: Close-ratio six-speed

Final Drive: #525 0-ring chain

Chassis and Dimensions

Front Suspension: 41mm inverted HMAS cartridge fork with spring preload, rebound and compression damping adjustability; 4.7 inches travel

Rear Suspension: Unit Pro-Link HMAS single shock with spring preload, rebound and compression damping adjustability; 5.1 inches of travel

Front Brakes: Dual radial-mounted four-piston calipers with 310mm discs

Rear Brake: Single 220mm disc

Front Tire: 120/70ZR-17 radial

Rear Tire: 180/55ZR-17 radial

Rake: (Caster Angle): 23.55 degree

Trail: 97.7mm (3.8 inches)

Wheelbase: 53.9 inches

Seat Height: 32.3 inches

Curb Weight: 410 lbs (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and a full tank of fuel-ready to ride)

Dual Stage Fuel Injection System (PGM-DSFI) features two injectors per cylinder.

MotoGP-derived Honda Electronic Steering Damper (HESD).

High-revving engine redlines at 15,000rpm.

-MotoGP-style center-up exhaust system.

Radial-mount front brake calipers combined with radial actuated master cylinder.

41mm Honda Multi-Action System (HMAS) inverted front fork.

Centrally located fuel tank increases mass centralization for a more compact frame design.

Line beam headlights feature three-piece multi-reflector design.


-Liquid-cooled DOHC 16-valve 599cc four-stroke inline four-cylinder engine features oversquare bore and stroke of 67mm x 42.5mm.

Idle-air control valve (IACV) minimizes torque reaction and smoothes responsive to small throttle changes through gradual reduction of air and fuel intake.

Oil jets located beneath the pistons for extra friction reduction and cooling.

Iridium-tip spark plugs improve fuel combustion and performance.

Non-resonance knock sensor maintains optimum spark advance while constantly monitoring combustion performance during mid-to high-rpm operation.

Nose-mounted, two-stage ram-air system provides high volume of cool air to the airbox for linear power delivery and incredible engine performance.

Lightweight magnesium head cover.

Cylinder head features angled valve insets to improve airflow.

Cylinder head features two springs per intake valve and one spring per exhaust valve for optimum high-rpm valve operation and durability.

Direct shim-under-bucket valve actuation ensures high-rpm performance and durability with 16,000-mile maintenance intervals.

Lightweight, forged-aluminum pistons incorporate special shoot peening for added strength.

Nutless connecting rods contribute to quicker acceleration.

Light neodymium magnet ACG.

Lightweight stainless steel four-into-one exhaust features inline-exhaust valve to control exhaust pressure for maximum performance.

Double-pivot tensioner for cam-chain durability.

Smooth-shifting close-ratio six-speed transmission with ratios closely matched to the engine’s powerband.


-Hollow Fine Die-Cast (DC) frame uses four large castings for ultra light weight.

41mm inverted HMAS cartridge front fork features spring preload, rebound and compression damping adjustability for precise suspension tuning.

Exclusive, MotoGP derived Unit Pro-Link Rear Suspension.

Braking system features twin four-piston radial-mounted front calipers, dual 310mm front discs and a single 220mm rear disc for optimum stopping power.

Vertical-piston master-cylinder system produces superior leverage ratio at the front brake lever for higher braking efficiency, excellent feel, and controllability. This layout permits the use of a longer brake lever, which means more braking force with less effort from the rider.

Light aluminum steering system.

Additional Features

-Industry-leading ergonomic design features maximum rider comfort for minimum fatigue in all riding conditions.

Centrally-mounted 4.8-gallon fuel tank is positioned low in the frame, increasing mass centralization and allowing a more compact design.

Plastic tank shell cover protects tank and airbox.

Line-beam headlights feature three-piece multi-reflector design utilizing two H7 bulbs for optimum light distribution and a unique compact design.

Instrumentation is very compact and features a LCD panel with tachometer, odometer, twin tripmeters, speedometer, fuel gauge and clock.

Attractive, hollow-spoke aluminum-alloy wheels feature race-spec 3.5 x 17.0-inch front and 5.5 x 17.0 inch rear dimensions.

One-piece fan assembly for maximum cooling efficiency.

Maintenance-free battery.

Compact rear cowl storage compartment for U-type locking devices under the passenger seat. (lock not included)

Pivoting aerodynamic mirrors.

Integrated ignition-switch/fork lock for added security.

Convenient push-to-cancel turn-signal switch.

Transferable one-year, unlimited mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.

Purchase of a new, previously unregistered Honda USA-certified unit by an individual retail user in the United States qualifies the owner for a one-year complimentary membership in the Honda Rider’s Club of America (HRCA).

Available Honda Genuine Accessories

-Color-Matched Passenger Seat Cowl, U-lock, CBR Racing Cycle Cover, Carbon Fiber Accents.

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