Honda’s well-renowned CBR600 is one of the Japanese giant’s most successful models ever. Since its launch way back in 1987 the sporting middleweight has sold in huge numbers, captivating over 350,000 buyers with its near perfect blend of sporting ability, excellent comfort and user-friendly manners. CBR600RR F5 Fairings
It’s lost out a little to some rival manufacturers’ more focussed offerings at times during its reign as one of the best sellers in the class. But that’s simply because of Honda’s reluctance to build anything that would compromise its famous all-rounder character. And even though the firm launched a harder-edged version with the CBR 600 F Sport to join its more basic F model in 2001, the ‘racier’ version wasn’t really different enough to tempt buyers away from stuff like Yamaha’s R6, or Suzuki’s GSX-R 600. But there’s been a significant change in the design philosophy for the next year, and the F model will be joined by Honda’s sharpest CBR yet – the Honda CBR600RR.