Honda's latest 600cc sports bike costs RM99,000

By sep, 15 April 2021

Boon Siew Honda kinda dropped a surprise earlier today when it unveiled its latest addition into their big bike segment, the 2021 Honda CBR600RR. Unveiled globally in August last year, it looks to be the latest, and most advanced, but most likely final 600cc supersports bike to be released under the Honda brand name.

While that's not written in stone just yet, what's confirmed is the fact that the new Honda CBR600RR has been heavily produced by HRC's grand involvement in multiple motorsports across the globe, particularly the FIM Supersport World Championship, Asia Road Racing Championship, All Japan Road Race Championship, plus many more.

The result is a bike that has developed a design DNA that balances between beautiful aesthetics and functional aerodynamic properties. You can see this from its slim dual LED headlights, embedded winglets, compact rear exhaust, and of course, the Grand Prix Red colour scheme which is instantly recognisable as Honda's racing royalty colours.

Underneath all that lies a 599cc inline-four DOHC liquid-cooled engine which produces around 120hp at a screaming 14,000rpm and 63Nm of torque at 11,500rpm. Its electronic riding suite is filled to the brim with riding aids such as:

  • Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU)
  • Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC)
  • Engine Control Unit (ECU)
  • Selectable riding modes
  • Honda Electronic Steering Damper (HESD)
  • Twin-channel ABS + many more

In terms of hardware, Honda really went to town with the new CBR600RR thanks to the additions of premium Tokico brakes, Showa suspension package, quickshifter for upshifts and downshifts, assist/slipper clutch, TFT screen, and more. As stated above, you can get one of your very own at RM98,888 (excluding insurance, road tax, and registration).