PROOF! Honda’s CBR600RR returns. CARB documents confirm. 10kg lighter.


We’ve been sent a CARB homologation document which FINALLY confirms that Honda’s CBR600 is set to make a return.

We’ve been telling you that Honda’s iconic CBR600 would be back for over two years, and a CARB homologation document submitted by Honda in California on August 16 has revealed a handful of details about the new 2019 model. First off, it looks like the new CBR600RR will be 10kg lighter than the current, outgoing 2016 model – and we also know it’ll be a hot-to-trot supersport machine, with a 599cc powerplant.

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In 2016, we brought you news that Public Relations Director of Honda France, Bruno Chemin said: “If you ask me if this is the end after nearly 30 years of the CBR600 then I would say that simply, we can not be so categorical. The development is suspended and there are currently no plans for a future CBR600. But nothing forbids us to return to class in a few years, if the market has changed.”

 

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And it seems like the market’s changed enough for Honda to make the leap and reintroduce its iconic supersport machine. We can’t wait to see one in the flesh.

REVEALED: Honda’s secret NEW CBR600 patents (yeah, and a French Honda boss says that the 600 ISN’T dead!)

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It’s still an interesting choice – because most manufacturers haven’t made any updates to their Supersport 600 models for a few years, as a result of the audience continuing to dwindle. At the minute, only the Yamaha YZF-R6 and the MV Agusta 675 have been homologated for the consumer. However, there are now rumours circulating Kawasaki is working on a production version of its ZX-6R (in 636cc and 600cc form) – so it makes sense that Honda would want to get back in the game with its updated CBR600RR.

 

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