Engine and styling improvements for 2009, as well as a combined brake ABS option
THE NEW 2009 CBR600RR has been updated for 2009, with optional electronically-controlled Combined ABS, engine internal enhancements, fairing detail changes and new paint schemes.
For 2009, Honda has developed a brand new braking system suitable for the special demands of Super Sports riding. While not designed to be a performance enhancement for riding at maximum pace on the track, Honda’s electronically-controlled Combined ABS has not been seen before on high performance 600cc sports motorcycle.
For 2009, subtle changes have been made to the fairing with a new undercowl, more precise sculpting and new air vents added to create a more effective airflow at medium and high speeds. The effect of this is to enhance machine stability, especially in longer, high-speed corners. Although this has involved the addition of some material, the overall weight of this year’s CBR600RR remains the same as the previous model. This has been achieved by careful weight savings in the engine, exhaust and chassis. At an amazingly low 184kg kerb weight, it remains the the lightest machine in its class.
The CBR600RR gets new indicators at the front and rear, with a clear lens and orange bulb.
This bike will be launched in four new colour variants that underline its world-leading capabilities and emphasise the black frame and agile profile.
The main colour (standard/non-Combined ABS version only) is an unprecedented Limited Edition aimed squarely at the urban and intensely fashion-conscious market. It combines a cool white base with an electric blue fairing, front cowl and rear cowl graphics.
- Pearl Sunbeam White (Limited Edition)
- Graphite Black / Italian Red
- Graphite Black / Bright Lime Green Metallic
- Pearl Sunbeam White/’Tricolour’ (White/Red/Blue)
For 2009, changes have been made to the piston, cylinder head and muffler to increase the torque delivery in the range of revs between 8000-12000 rpm, with an impressive 3.5 per cent increase in torque at 10,000rpm. This all-important extra “mid-range” gives improved drive out of corners both on track and on the road, increasing the flexibility of the motor and making the CBR600RR both faster and easier to ride. The engine also gets an innovative new high resistance valve lifter, specially developed for reduced surface pressure and maximum durability. This was achieved by replacing the conventional casting with a nitride compound layer plus an oil pit. The titanium exhaust has been redesigned, particularly the tailpipe and inner pipe shape. It also receives a new popup valve system, the same as the one used in the CBR1000RR Fireblade.
Nice looking bike, although in the black/ice blue paint job it looks like a bird has crapped on the front!
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