2007 Honda CBR 600RR motorcycle review @ Top Speed

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For 2007, Honda innovative performance within the of every sport rider the groundbreaking new CBR600RR, a machine vaporizes established boundaries in the class and creates performance heretofore unknownon the street as as at the track.

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For of the sporting motorcycle, 2007 long be fondly remembered as the of an epoch-making era. Beginning in racetracks around the world reveal a new breed of MotoGP for the first time, the latest of smaller, lighter, more machines capable of astounding

Truth be told, the average fan will never be allowed to a leg over such exotica, less ever experience the sharpest of all blades of cutting-edge But don’t despair; the new CBR600RR cutting-edge credentials in its own right.

The CBR600RR doesn’t merely the performance envelope in the class. It what a middleweight sportbike be: smaller, lighter, narrower, powerful and amazingly agile to current class standards. in keeping with a tradition established with the introduction of the first CBR600, the 2007 boasts features specifically at enhancing the owner’s street-riding positive that a cutting-edge machine need not sacrifice at the altar of narrow-focus racetrack

This accomplishment did not originate from clean-sheet engineering. In with HRC’s MotoGP to create a smaller and lighter capable of outperforming the current Honda’s CBR600RR engineering followed a parallel path, a superior power-to-weight ratio all its attendant benefits through weight, more compact and a new aerodynamic design. Two critical hint of the CBR600RR’s dramatic Wheelbase has been reduced by a 23mm, and dry weight dropped than 16 pounds.

Engine, exhaust system, bodyworkeverything is new in the CBR600RR, and all of it was shaped by the quest for a lighter and faster package. one would expect the latest technology to trickle down to the street side over but here’s a case of reverse The CBR600RR will hit the streets the new generation of MotoGP bikes their first grid.

Stop: Reduced Weight

In the design of the 2007 CBR600RR, the targeted goal was massive reduction. In a class where the bikes are separated by only a few dropping more than 16 from the CBR600RR required engineers to rethink virtually piece of the puzzle. A whole new features components that to reduce overall engine by 3.7 pounds, making it the lightest in its class.

The new chassis weighs an 12.5 pounds less the previous 600RR chassis. the CBR600RR’s electronics contributed to the loss, paring a pound off the components. No part, however was overlooked in the process of trimming for the desired advantages in performance.

In completing this mission, the net is class-leading acceleration at all speeds, a engine and remarkably responsive, handling.

Make It Light, It Small

Amazing as these may be, weight reduction figured only half of the equation for Honda engineers also drastic reductions in size. And so the of the CBR600RR, the engine, shrank an 27.5mm in length compared to the model, making its front-to-rear dimensions by far the smallest in the 600cc This new-think approach the distance from the engine’s to the transmission output shaft by 1.2 (30.5mm), allowing Honda to the shortest front-to-rear dimension in the class.

To accomplish this, the main input shaft was just slightly forward and when compared to the 2006 Given this extra bit of the transmission countershaft is now squeezed in closer to the crankshaft in a more triangulated configuration than which allows the reduction in size.

This shortened length facilitates a drastic in wheelbase compared to the previous-generation (which already had one of the shortest figures in the class). The new bike its axles 0.90 inch closer together for a truly wheelbase figure of 53.8

Changing the Chassis Paradigm

a substantially shorter wheelbase, thinking would change the geometry to more conservative to add stability. Not so with the 2007 In fact, the new machine has a steeper angle than ever 23.7 degrees from degrees, while steering increased from 95.0mm to So how did Honda get the stability required?

In to a whole new frame, the CBR600RR the next-generation Honda Electronic Damper (HESD).


To create a super-agile yet stable with a profoundly confidence-inspiring Honda’s engineers created a new of the Honda Electronic Steering (HESD). Like the unit first debuted on the CBR1000RR, HESD helps maintain predictable high-speed handling having remarkably little at slower speeds. However, new version is less than the size and more than 25 lighter (21.4 ounces vs.

ounces) than the original design. Given such dimensions, the CBR600RR’s more HESD unit could be shrouded beneath the fuel cover, immediately behind the head, where it is mounted to the and connected to the upper triple by an articulating arm that moves the damping vane within its oil

As before, handlebar movement actuates this vane within the unit’s oil chamber. As the moves, it sends oil from one of the chamber to the other through oil regulated by an electronic solenoid. As speed and acceleration increase, the gradually constricts these oil to effectively damp out sudden of the front fork and handlebars, as might occur when a large bump in a high-speed

As vehicle speed slows, the gradually open, reducing the effect to virtually undetectable at parking-lot speeds.

In actual this new-generation electronically steering damper offers an level of technological sophistication and operation. Moreover, HESD the CBR600RR to achieve new levels of performance by incorporating steering-geometry and a shortened wheelbase that otherwise prove unfeasible viewed through the filter of standards of design.

New Fine (FDC) Frame

The 2007 also incorporates next-generation Die-Cast technology that the frame to become smaller and lighter. This advanced technique helps create an formed structure that an optimal balance of light and rigidity. In order to both weight and enhance mass the number of component parts and used to build the frame significantly.

The 2006 CBR600 was comprised of 11 welded-up sections, the new frame is made of only larger castings. These sections include a stout new head casting with a centrally located ram-air two main spars that around the engine and a single pivot-mount section that an exceptionally rigid U-shaped under the rear of the engine. all sections were hollow-formed approximately the same 2.5mm thickness as used in the 2006 the new frame is more than 1.1 lighter than the unit it as well as being stronger, and more compact.

Extraordinary in front and rear mass a major role in the new CBR600RR’s mass centralization and cornering The smaller engine permits effective positioning within the for optimal mass centralization and distribution.

The engine’s smaller length makes it possible to the CBR600RR’s wheelbase by a remarkable inch (from 54.7 to 53.8 inches) while gaining swingarm length (to inches), another MotoGP-inspired that optimizes traction at the wheel. The chassis’ shorter also provides the opportunity to the steering head, now situated (0.39 inch) farther than in the 2006 model, as from the crankshaft. This increases steering leverage the vehicle’s rotating axis to sharper, more responsive

Paring Engine Ounces

One of the benefits of smaller engine is the opportunity to pare weight engine components, and Honda took full advantage. The castings alone weigh 2 pounds less than the cases, representing the largest of the engine’s exceptional 4.4-pound reduction compared to the 2006 Other weight-reducing modifications a new magnesium head cover ounces lighter), redesigned connecting rods, new single valve springs matched to and lighter lifters, a smaller ACG magnet, a smaller and lighter and many other detail that contribute to the new engine’s tidy configuration and lighter

Stronger Performance to Boot

In the of sporting motorcycles, smaller and are always better, especially combined with more the 2007 CBR600RR does not in this department. Many of the new developed for the CBR1000RR have adapted to the new 600 engine, including intake- and exhaust-port shapes, port walls, changes to the velocity stack lengths and and enhancements to the ECU program governing the of the two-stage PGM-DSFI fuel-injection The CBR600RR also boasts a lighter-weight stainless steel system equipped with an exhaust valve to tune pressure for maximum performance.

As a engine performance for 2007 is not stronger throughout the powerband, but the curve is more linear. The new now features a noticeably fatter curve between 7000 and rpm, broadening the range of so riders of all levels can make use of the muscle on tap. In addition, horsepower in the CBR600RR is significantly and this output comes at rpm, 500 rpm higher than the engine’s peak.

Ram-Air System

To aid the production of this power, the 2007 CBR600RR now an impressively large air intake built into the nose of the cowl, precisely where the air hitting the fairing flows at its Modeled after the system for the World and AMA Superbike-championship-winning RC51, new fresh-air port feeds through the new frame’s open head casting and into the larger-volume airbox. This new system provides a direct of cooler, dense air to the intake all the better for producing more

PGM-DSFI Dual Stage Injection System

Given ample supply of cooler, air, the new CBR600RR incorporates race-proven two-stage PGM-DSFI to ensure thorough fuel and optimal cylinder charging at all speeds. One set of injectors installed at the to the intake ports provides an air/fuel mixture for quick and strong, smooth acceleration at to mid-range settings.

At higher speeds, the system’s second set of injectors installed in the roof of the kicks in to deliver extra to cool the high-volume air intake. injectors also create a mixture that improves cylinder filling efficiency for acceleration.

For 2007, the system’s airbox has increased in volume by 0.7 liter and the feed lines have simplified with new, moulded-plastic tubing and connectors the previously used brazed-metal lines. Also, a new intake-air valve (IACV) smoothes response when the throttle is or closed by creating more initial transitions in throttle

New Pistons and Connecting Rods

The now features forged slipper-type pistons that are 3.5 percent than before to reduce weight. The pistons are also with a molybdenum shot-peening that impregnates the surfaces of the skirts with a durable, coating, just like the applied to the pistons in the CBR1000RR.

The new also uses a higher ratio (12.2:1 from and it now features a thinner lower oil to further reduce engine The pistons are also cooled underneath by new high-pressure oil jets into the crankcase, which a stream of oil to the undersides of the pistons effectively wicks away buildup. Also new to the CBR600RR are nutless connecting rods are lighter for 2007.

These use threaded bolts screwed into tapped holes in the to hold the endcaps in place. lighter rods make an contribution to reduced reciprocating for more responsive power and acceleration.

New Knock Sensor

The CBR600RR also features a new sensor that maintains spark advance throughout the rpm range while constantly combustion performance for signs of Should detonation be detected, the automatically retards the spark just enough to eliminate the

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Specially programmed to distinguish from other engine this system can even correct for the use of low-octane fuel with reduced performance), retarding timing until any of detonation disappear, and then advancing the timing again to a just short of the knock to maintain optimal combustion at all engine speeds. Net effect: The ignition timing settings are for the highest performance levels fear of inducing engine-damaging Hence more power, but

New Low-Lash Transmission

Revised gear ratios take advantage of the new engine’s added and allowed the rear sprocket to be from 43 teeth to 42 teeth. closer tolerances and redesigned in the CBR600RR’s transmission reduce the of gear lash felt throttle transitions. This new with undercut gear also yields more engagement for smoother shifting

Form Follows Function

The new stunningly innovative bodywork its origins in the wind tunnel. The of the bodywork incorporates air-management derived from the wings and used on both fighter and Formula One race cars. The new more efficiently directs air and through the CBR600RR’s compact while also giving cues to its aerodynamic function.

The visible gap between the front cowl and the fairing’s side serves an important function: this section is divided two parts, high-speed air resistance can be into two smaller areas than influencing one large thereby sharpening handling at speeds.

The shape of the front cowl is now more compact, its nose and surrounding form 1.2 inches rearward and closer to the head compared to the 2006 The new lower cowl has also made more compact, and it more tightly around the headers. This design direct airflow for more cooling while visually the CBR600RR’s improved aerodynamics. slimmer form also to the radiator, now 40mm narrower and taller.

These compact contribute to slippery aerodynamics increasing cooling capacity.

The seat cowl is also reduced in size and slimmed in Combined with the shorter, compact muffler and simplified bracketry, this change reduce mass at the bike’s contributing to more responsive

Improved Riding Comfort

The have been raised 0.7 compared to the previous model to rider comfort, while the distance remains essentially the as before. The CBR600RR’s new proportions allow a reshaped seat deeper padding for added yet at no cost in seat height, remains unchanged at 32.3

Premium Race-Ready Suspension

Up front, an impressive 41mm Honda Multi-Action System cartridge-type fork provides responsive performance coupled excellent rigidity and low unsprung The fork offers full rebound and compression-damping adjustability, and 4.7 of travel. Integrated into the rigid but lightweight swingarm is the Unit Pro-Link rear system pioneered on the race-winning MotoGP racer.

Its advanced isolates the frame from and stresses generated by conventional suspension systems, especially aggressive riding and racing This system also the need for extra frame to counter those stresses, allowing a frame that’s than more conventional while also freeing up to permit the lower, mid-chassis of the fuel tankanother large to mass centralization and superior control.

An integrated HMAS damper features a built-in gas reservoir and likewise offers spring-preload, rebound and compression-damping with 5.1 inches of travel to smoothly progressive control on road and track. For 2007, a new extruded linkage system the previous linkage setup, was forged aluminium.

The linkage has been changed to match in the 2007 frame, but the linkage is still the same as on the 2006 Also, the suspension’s spring and rates front and rear been altered to complement the new and engine characteristics.

Top-Shelf Wheels and Brakes

factor that plays an role in achieving the CBR600RR’s weight and more centralized are the triple-spoke cast-aluminium wheels, feature compact hubs for an design that minimizes weight. A pair of high-performance four-piston brake calipers and rotors provides superlative power up front with feel at the lever.

The CBR600RR now the vertically oriented radial master cylinder system introduced on the CBR1000RR. This provides straight-line actuation and a lever for additional leverage improved power and feel a distinct reduction in effort. At the end, a compact and highly single-piston caliper stops a disc between sintered-metal

New Compact Instrument Panel

The new also sports a totally new and compact instrument panel with its tachometer featuring more easily distinguished odd and smaller even numbers for recognition and differentiation. As before, a LCD panel provides a high-visibility of vehicle speed, odometer, fuel gauge and clock. ISO-marked indicator lights are around the perimeter of the panel.

the ignition key is switched on, the instrument also comes alive an eye-catching startup routine flashes the indicators and sweeps the needle.

2007 CBR600RR: A Apart

Thanks to a direct of MotoGP-inspired innovations, the 2007 CBR600RR will literally out from the crowd as it immediately new class standards for performance in all You’ll not find such engine or chassis dimensions in any street-going machine. But this new isn’t about specifications and

Like the best MotoGP it’s all about how well the integrates with the rider, and how well it works on both the and the track. The new CBR600RR balances the of both worlds while the bar to new class levels for concept, and outright performance.

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