Honda CBR600F

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Honda CBR 600 F

Last year, more CBR were sold in the UK than any motorcycle. Over the last 10 the CBR 600 has, in one form or another, been at or near the top of the sales There is, as you may have realised, a for this.

If you just want to why the CBR 600 is such a sales success, the rest of this article and read the last paragraph. bear with me and all will be

Introduced in 1987, the CBR600F has evolved from a jelly-mould to become the benchmark middleweight it is today. It has an enviable reputation for easy to get on with, comfortable and while still having handling, decent performance and a impressive set of racing credentials. a lot to ask, but so far the CBR has proved up to the task.

though, Honda have some radical changes. perhaps, that their darling was becoming just a too compromised, they introduced one and then a second additional to the lineup. First came the identical but dynamically slightly focused CBR600 F Sport, this year by the significantly CRR 600 RR.

Both of these will be to their own tests, so for now we should ourselves with simply their existence.

This is the basic, if such a can be used, CBR600F, complete centre stand, pillion and large squashy saddle. impressions are, as always, important, and the 600 doesn’t disappoint, the rather understated colour of the test bike. The fairing and look purposeful, the forks and look suitably meaty and the are pretty well spot on.

the saddle, too, things good with a clear panel, nice matt yokes and a typically well look. The only downer, on this, the least sports of the range, is that the mirrors are really useful for examining the which has decided to end it all on your But I’m getting ahead of

Turn the ignition on and watch the go through a little workout all the lights come on, the tacho round the whole range and while the speedo counts from 180. Not quite as as a Ducati 999 reminding you what you’re on, but probably more for spotting duff warning or LCD segments. I thought I had one, I realised that although obviously is a fuel gauge on the it wasn’t showing up. At all. I thought, was something odd.

a massive design error failing to fit a fuel gauge or to a bike without a reserve tap or an electrical gremlin. Neither of are features one would normally with Honda, and of course of them are the case here, as I out a few after setting off with a can bungeed on the pillion seat in case.

Honda have obviously criticisms of other bikes the fuel warning is rather discreet than might be sensible, and have made it as as it can possibly be. The fuel gauge comes on when you hit reserve. You miss it — it takes up the left side of the LCD panel and it counts down, in blocks, the of reserve fuel you have

Very effective, very And something I suspect we’ll see a lot of, because it works.

Anyway, you start to run out of fuel you’ll want to have done riding. Start the engine and let it up while you do up your gloves and By then it should be ticking at something approaching a normal rather than the rather idle it starts off at. Pulling is completely without drama, if you’re used to something lots of torque then you may be at the amount of revs you need. At low the CBR is totally composed.

The suspension is compliant enough to out all but the worst of the potholes and speed around town, while the seat handles the rest. The low of gravity and light controls town riding a doddle and the mirrors are fine for filtering as said before, damn-all use for behind you. The riding is upright enough not to provoke wrists while still comfortably sporty.

Moulded-in hooks allow you to easily a reasonable sized bag on the back as and there’s just about room under the seat for and a disc lock. So you can commute on the CBR 600 readily.

Once outside the of the urban environment, the CBR shows a different part of its character. out into unrestricted areas and the bike to stretch its legs a demonstrates that, despite only 600cc the CBR is perfectly of covering large amounts of at a very respectable (or disreputable, on your viewpoint) pace.

The of torque does mean you’ll be dancing on the gearshift a amount, and there is an occasional frequency buzz through the which can be a little unpleasant. But with pillion and saddlebags the CBR 600 you to cover around 150 miles a combination of increasingly insistent warnings and mild paranoia something is happening behind you’ve missed force a It’s certainly fair to say the CBR 600 makes a perfectly adequate tourer.

Outside town and freed of the of a pillion, the CBR becomes different Making use of the whole rev range dance on the gearshift has changed a waltz to a quickstep. Controls were light in town and convenient while riding are now razor sharp, the bike perfectly from apex to the suspension giving enough to be useful while not threatening the with information overload.

The have loads of feel and of power and the riding position itself perfectly to moving as much or as little as you want stealing the occasional glance the shoulder to see if you’ve attracted any attention. You’re unlikely to the CBR, even at full is as quiet and unobtrusive as you could ask. I’d say that the CBR 600 a very fine sportsbike.

Honda CBR 600 F

at the tyres and suspension convinced me, had I it, that the CBR 600 would probably not be a good offroader, although I no doubt that it would given it a shot and may well been better at it than I am. But the only area in which I any reason to doubt the capability of the Honda.

This is probably as good a as any to admit that I had an innate, and implacable dislike of the CBR 600. Its its all round ability and its user all conspired to make, in my eyes, a dull motorcycle. Its probably a good time to point out so far, out of the two Hondas I’ve here and about which I voiced preconceived objections, of them have succeeded in them.

The CBR is a very good It goes and handles far too well to be dull, and I can honestly say that for the experienced rider there are few ways of learning the craft. In the of a more proficient rider the CBR be capable of taking more a few scalps at a trackday, while being flexible enough to to (and hopefully from) the

I didn’t fall in love it and I won’t be trading in for one any time but I can’t help admitting a respect. It’s just too not to.


Why is the CBR 600 so popular? Easy because 99% of the time it will do everything you could possibly better than you can imagine, and without fuss or drama. Now may sound a little unexciting, and if you’re a really dedicated rider, long distance or desert raider then the CBR may be just too much of an all-rounder for

But for the rest of us ordinary humans is something very comforting being able to call on competence.

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Honda CBR 600 F
Honda CBR 600 F
Honda CBR 600 F

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