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2011 Honda CBR

For 2011, the Honda CBR600RR remains the same as 2010, but with new red/black and black paint schemes.

The machine is also available with Honda’s Combined ABS, but only in Black. This C-ABS  is a true “brake-by-wire” design, which means that they are electronically controlled. Unlike conventional ABS, where the feel at the lever is soft due to hydraulic pressure, the C-ABS offers a more responsive brake-lever feel.

The CBR 600 has won more AMA championships than any other manufacturer, and for 2011 Honda releases a machine that offers a great balance of power and handling.

New for 2011

  • Exciting new colors for the CBR RR: Red/Black and Black. C-ABS model available in Black only.
  • All colors have silver swingarms.

2011 Honda CBR600RR / CBR600RR C-ABS Specs:

  • Engine Type: 599cc liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder
  • Bore and Stroke: 67mm x 42.5mm
  • Compression ratio: 12.2:1
  • Valve Train: DOHC; four valves per cylinder
  • Induction: Dual Stage Fuel Injection (DSFI) with 40mm throttle bodies, Denso 12-hole injectors
  • Ignition: Computer-controlled digital transistorized with 3-D mapping
  • Transmission: Close-ratio six-speed
  • Final Drive: #525 O-ring chain
  • Suspension
    Front: 41mm inverted HMAS cartridge fork with spring preload, rebound and compression damping adjustability; 4.7 inches travel
    Rear: Unit Pro-Link HMAS single shock with spring preload, rebound and compression damping adjustability; 5.1 inches travel
  • Brakes
    Front: Dual radial-mounted four-piston calipers with 310mm discs
    Rear: Single 220mm disc;
    Optional Honda Combined ABS
  • Tires
    Front: 120/70ZR-17 radial
    Rear: 180/55ZR-17 radial
  • Wheelbase: 53.9 inches
  • Rake: 23.5°
  • Trail: 97.7mm (3.9 inches)
  • Seat Height: 32.3 inches
  • Fuel Capacity: 4.8 gallons, including 0.9-gallon reserve
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: 41 mpg
  • Colors:
    CBR600RR: Red/Black, Black
    CBR600RR C-ABS: Black
  • Curb Weight*: 410 pounds (CBR600RR) / 432 pounds (CBR600 C-ABS)

*Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel-ready to ride.

Honda Genuine Accessories

  • Color-Matched Passenger Seat Cowl
  • U-Lock
  • CBR Racing Cycle Cover (for indoor use)
  • Carbon-Fiber Accents
  • Carbon Fiber License Plate Frame
  • Outdoor Cycle Cover
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One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007 and is currently Editor at Large at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of 365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).