2013 Honda CBR600RR | First Ride

Sharpening the Scalpel

By Ari Henning, Photography by Kevin Wing

tech SPEC 
Engine typel-c inline-four
Valve trainDOHC, 16v
Claimed horsepowerna
Claimed torquena
FrameAluminum twin-spar
Front suspensionShowa 41mm Big Piston Fork with adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping
Rear suspensionShowa shock with adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping
Front brakeDual Tokico four-piston calipers, 310mm discs
Rear brakeTokico one-piston caliper, 210mm disc
Front tire120/70ZR-17 Dunlop Sportmax D214
Rear tire180/55ZR-17 Dunlop Sportmax D214
Seat height32.3 in.
Wheelbase53.9 in.
Fuel capacity4.8
Claimed curb weight410 lbs.

VERDICT 4 stars out of 5
Better than before, but with today's super-sophisticated supersports, it's going to take more than refinement to rise to the top.

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