Honda CBR600F (1999 - 2001) review

If practicality is more important than keeping up with the Jones’ then get one

Ben Cope's picture
By Visordown on Thu, 14 Jun 2007 - 12:06

Details
Manufacturer:
Honda
Category:
Sportsbikes
Price:
£ 6849
Overall
4
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Good handling, solid build quality and practical
Not the sexiest and tank range is a poor 120 miles

The CBR600F is the forgotten sister, slightly dumpier, slower and not quite as sexy as its sibling, the CBR600RR, but still a good, solid and very reliable.

The CBR600F is the old style CBR before Honda really decided to take on the supersport market. It has a relaxed riding position, less revvy engine and decent pillion seat and is a great day-to-day bike that really does it all. You can take the CBR on track one day then leave to go touring on it the next.

Not the most sexy, but excellent all the same.

The CBR600F is the forgotten sister, slightly dumpier, slower and not quite as sexy as its sibling, the CBR600RR, but still a good, solid and very reliable.

The CBR600F is the old style CBR before Honda really decided to take on the supersport market. It has a relaxed riding position, less revvy engine and decent pillion seat and is a great day-to-day bike that really does it all. You can take the CBR on track one day then leave to go touring on it the next.

Not the most sexy, but excellent all the same.

Length (mm) 2065
Width (mm) 685
Height (mm) 1135
Dryweight (kg) 170
Seats 0
Seat Height (mm) 805
Suspension Front 43mm fully adjustable cartridge-type telescopic fork, 120mm axle travel
Suspension Rear Pro-Link with gas-charged remote reservoir damper, 120mm axle travel
Adjustability Rear Spring preload and compression and rebound damping
Wheels Front 17 x MT3.50
Wheels Rear 17 x MT5.50
Wheels Made Of Hollow-section triple-spoke cast aluminium
Tyres Front 120/70 ZR17 (58W)
Tyres Rear 180/55 ZR17 (73W)
Brakes Front 296mm dual hydraulic disc with dual-opposed four-piston callpers
Brakes Rear 220mm hydraulic disc with single-piston calliper
Tank Capacity (litres) 18
Wheelbase (mm) 1390
Ground Clearance (mm) 135
Trail (mm) 96
Chassis Diamond; dual-box-section aluminium twin-spar
Cubic Capacity (cc) 599
Valves 16
Max Power (bhp) 109
Max Power Peak (rpm) 12500
Torque (ft/lb) 46
Torque Peak (rpm) 10000
Bore (mm) 67
Stroke (mm) 42.5
Valve Gear DOHC
Compression Ratio 12.0
Ignition Computer controled digital transistorised with ele
Cooling Liquid cooled
Fuel Delivery PGM-FI electronic fuel injection
Stroke Type Four Stroke
Drive Chain
Top Speed 156.9
Max Power 99.6
Max Power Revs 12400
Max Torque 44.1
Max Torque Revs 10000
Standing Quarter Mile - Terminal Speed MPH 125.59
Standing Quarter Mile - Time 11.45
Score Breakdown
Overall
4

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