2013 Honda CBR600RR launched in Malaysia – from RM80,588 – RM95,388

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Boon Siew Honda is leading the industry with a revolutionary way to ride through the introduction of the new CBR600RR series.

According to Mr. Satoshi Okada, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Boon Siew Honda, the CBR600RR series, which consists of CBR600RR and CBR600RR C-ABS, reflect the company’s continued effort to introduce new riding excitement to the local market.

CBR600RR

CBR600RR represents a big step forward for the 600cc Supersport class when it was initially launched in 2003. Thanks to the input from the MotoGP race bike of the time, the RC211V, the CBR600RR not only redefined performance parameters on the road with its flexible, yet high-revving engine and pin-sharp handling, it also went on to win FIM World Supersports Championship from splendor 2003 to 2008, six years in a row.

In 2010 Honda also became the official engine supplier for the ultra-competitive Moto2 class, supplying a power unit based on that of the CBR600RR, testament to the engine’s potential and reliability. Constant development over the last decade has seen the CBR600RR evolve into one of the most polished packages ever produced in the Supersports arena.

Focus was placed upon the chassis, with the goal being creation of a bike that offered control and handling far beyond its class. The CBR600RR’s new inverted Showa 41mm Big Piston Forks deliver an incredibly smooth ride on the road, while offering great connection to the front tyre when on the limit at the racetrack. Lightweight, 12-spoke cast aluminium wheels – similar to those on the CBR1000RR Fireblade – are also used, for greater feedback.

The CBR600RR’s extremely compact 599cc, liquid cooled DOHC 16-valve inline four-cylinder power plant makes a great contribution to the bike’s superb handling. Featuring a compression ratio of 12.2:1, it produces 88kW @ 13,500rpm, with torque of 66Nm @ 11,250rpm. Its 599cc four-cylinder engine’s sophisticated PGM-DSFI fuel injection system – fed a large volume of air by the Direct Air Induction System – and its ECU have been re-mapped for improved throttle response and feel throughout the rev-range. The Intake Air Control Valve also now operates through all rpm ranges. These improvements make the bike easier to ride at ‘normal’ speed, with increased performance under sports or racetrack conditions.

The CBR600RR’s Unit Pro-Link rear suspension uses no shock top mount on the frame, and is a system unique to Honda. The shock mounts to the upper part of the swingarm and the lower link, effectively operating independently of swingarm movement. This stabilises behaviour under hard cornering and delivers superb traction and turning ability, plus improved shock absorption and much more consistent damping.

Three CBR600RR colour options will be available: Tricolour (red, white and blue), Graphite Black and Repsol Colour. 

CBR600RR C-ABS

Two key factors drove development of the new CBR600RR C-ABS: improved racetrack performance, combined with the ability to be ridden and genuinely enjoyed on a twisty road or city street by riders of all experience levels.

The new inverted Showa 41mm Big Piston Forks deliver an incredibly smooth ride on the road, while offering great connection to the front tyre when on the limit at the racetrack. Lightweight, 12-spoke cast aluminium wheels are also used, for greater feedback.

The CBR600RR’s extremely compact 599cc, liquid cooled DOHC 16-valve inline four-cylinder power plant makes a great contribution to the bike’s superb handling. Featuring a compression ratio of 12.2:1, it produces 88kW @ 13,500rpm, with torque of 66Nm @ 11,250rpm. Its 599cc four-cylinder engine’s sophisticated PGM-DSFI fuel injection system – fed a large volume of air by the Direct Air Induction System – and its ECU have been re-mapped for improved throttle response and feel throughout the rev-range. The Intake Air Control Valve also now operates through all rpm ranges. These improvements make the bike easier to ride at ‘normal’ speed, with increased performance under sports or racetrack conditions.

The CBR600RR’s Unit Pro-Link rear suspension uses no shock top mount on the frame, and is a system unique to Honda. The shock mounts to the upper part of the swingarm and the lower link, effectively operating independently of swingarm movement. This stabilises behaviour under hard cornering and delivers superb traction and turning ability, plus improved shock absorption and much more consistent damping.

Receiving constant input from Honda’s race programme, the CBR600RR’s frame is constructed from twin tubes of diecast aluminium. A mass-centralisation process for the new model has resulted in the sections that are furthest away from the bike’s centre of gravity being made lighter. This has made for more agile handling and sharper responsiveness and has taken turning ability and cornering speed up to the next level. Rake is set at 23° with trail of 96.3mm; wheelbase is 1,375mm and kerb weight is 196kg (with electronic Combined ABS).

In June 2008, Honda announced the world’s first “electronic Combined ABS” for production motorcycles. This new system was made available as an option for both the CBR600RR and CBR1000RR Fireblade in 2009. The system works as follows: input from the brake lever is recognized by a series of pressure sensors which are connected to an ECU. The ECU assesses front and rear wheel speed and, using this information, translates the lever pressure to power units which operate the front and rear brakes. Hydraulic pressure is then applied by these power units to the brake calipers, delivering the optimal braking force for every situation without locking.

All the expected ABS and CBS functions are provided — the prevention of wheel lock and the distribution of braking force between front and rear brakes – but the ultra-fine precise control of the “brake-by-wire” system means that vehicle vibration and pitching are minimized, so that the bike remains in a normal, neutral position under braking. Brake “pulse” is also eliminated, and, overall, sport riding performance is uninterrupted – cornering feel remains the same and controllability is enhanced.

Three CBR600RR C-ABS colour options will be available: Tricolour (red, white and blue), Graphite Black and Repsol Colour.

The showroom prices (motorcycle only) are available as below:

CBR600RR CBR600RR C-ABS
Graphite Black RM80,588 RM94,388
Tricolour RM81,088 RM94,888
Repsol RM82,088 RM95,388

Both CBR600RR and CBR600RR C-ABS come with 2 years or 20,000km Manufacturing Warranty.

For more information, visit www.boonsiewhonda.com.my or call the Boon Siew Honda Toll-Free number at 1800-88-3993 (Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm, except for public holidays).
Finally, Honda Malaysia has brought this beautiful CBR600RR for all of us rider to savour the taste of it. Estimated price is at RM80k. As a comparison Kawasaki ZX6R 636 is priced at RM70k.
This CBR600RR lines up along with the superbikes likes the Honda INTEGRA 700cc, NC700X and CBR1000RR which officially brought in Honda Malaysia.

4 Replies to “2013 Honda CBR600RR launched in Malaysia – from RM80,588 – RM95,388”

  1. betul ke harga ni???gila mahal…

    zx10r rasanya baru 84k..motor jepun brand lain 1000 cc lebih kurang 80-90k je….

    zx10r yg paling power, baik amik zx10r..

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