2005 CBR600RR Updated!!!

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  1. #1 Type R, Sep 9, 2004
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    Honda are aiming to build on the success of the CBR600RR by significantly upgrading the model for 2005. The new bike promises lighter weight, more power and even stronger brakes.

    The weight savings have largely been made in the chassis. The new fine die-cast process employed in hollow frame construction has enabled Honda to trim small amounts of material in areas not subjected to stress while still being able to provide the torsional strength in all the areas where it is critical. A full 1.5kg has been trimmed from the frame while the new die-cast seat rails add to the savings with another 0.7kg shaved in this area. Weight has also been saved through the use of a new composite aluminium swingarm. The swingarm now integrates the damper’s upper mount into its new one piece design which helps to completely isolate the frame from the shocks and stresses generated by the rear suspension.

    Honda are claiming 115hp (86kw) as a peak power figure but have stated that they have concentrated their efforts on producing more mid-range power. This is the only performance area where the current model CBR600RR lacked against some of the opposition and if Honda make those promised gains in the mid-range it will make what is already a great bike markedly better. New molybendum impregnated pistons help to reduce friction while new injectors are claimed to provide better atomization through finer spray nozzles.

    The racing inspired trend towards radial mounted calipers has also claimed the CBR600RR with the 2005 model scoring trick new radial mounted four-piston calipers clamping 310mm disc rotors.

    New inverted cartridge forks grace the front of the machine and provide the new radial mounting points for the calipers.

    A new front cowl incorporates the air intakes which helps to blend the front end look a little better while closely resembling the intakes seen on the latest CBR1000RR Fireblade. A shorter tail cowl and new matte black side covers round out the styling changes. Some owners had complained that the paint finish on the tank of their CBR600RRs was too easily scuffed and Honda have recognised this shortcoming by coating the tank on the 2005 model with some healthy coats of clear lacquer.

    All up the CBR600RR is a significantly changed machine for 2005.

    2005 - Honda CBR600RR

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    Engine - 599cc, liquid-cooled, inline four-cylinder
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    Bore and Stroke - 67.0mm x 42.5mm
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    Compression Ratio - 12.0:1
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    Induction - Dual Stage Fuel Injection (DSFI)
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    Ignition Computer-controlled digital transistorized with three-dimensional mapping
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    Gearbox - Close-ratio six-speed
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    Front Suspension - 41.0mm inverted HMAS cartridge fork with spring preload, rebound and compression damping adjustable
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    Rear Suspension - Unit Pro-Link HMAS single shock with spring-preload, rebound and compression damping adjustable
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    Front Brakes - Dual radial-mounted four-piston calipers with 310mm discs
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    Rear Brake - Single 220mm disc
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    Tyres - 120/70ZR-17 (F) - 180/55ZR-17 (R)
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    Rake - 24.0 degrees
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    Trail - 95.0mm
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    Dry Weight - 163kg


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  2. #2 Type R, Sep 9, 2004
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 25, 2016
  3. Very cool, my buddy really wants to get one post-graduation.
     
  4. which one? the big ruckus? LOL!
     
  5. thank god they made it lighter, feels like it weighs a ton, hope they changed the seat too, its hard as a #$%#ing rock
     
  6. A 600RR.
     
  7. well supposedly honda did a good job centralizing the mass thus masking the weight. only fast transitions make the rider feel it's weight. either way, they still need to shed more weight. the changes look nice but we'll have to see if it is as dramatic as the change from the VTR SP1 to the SP2...
     
  8. Honda needs to increase passion by around 40% though.
     
  9. Nice!

    This is probaly the best paint job i've seen on the 600RR
     

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