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Expert lauds 'perfect' Honda CBR600RR sportsbike

Date: 01/08/2013 09:38:29
Category: Motorcycle tracking
Author: Richard Towey

Bikers on the lookout for a new ride with plenty of speed have been pointed in the direction of the Honda CBR600RR - classed as one of the world's best sportsbikes.  

Mirror.co.uk writer Fraser Addecott recently reviewed the bike to see whether it really could match the feats of its predecessors.

As Mr Addecott reports, Honda's CBR600 has won the world's leading annual production bike race, the Supersport World Championship, eight times over the last twelve years.

He wanted to find out if the Honda's latest incarnation could live up to the grand billing and appeared to be more than pleased with what he discovered.

Mr Addecott claimed the ride position was "excellent", noting that it struck the perfect balance between being suitable for long distances and holding its own on the track.

Meanwhile Honda's new Big Piston Forks provide stability at the front, with other aspects of the ride boosted by aerodynamics from the manufacturer's MotoGP racing development team.

Cited by usaukonline.com, Mr Addecott said cornering is smooth and controlled regardless of speed, while under heavy braking he reported "virtually no dive". It's these features that could make the bike worthy of motorcycle security - an extra that bike owners can use to regain possession of their vehicle should it get stolen.    

He also had some kind words for the CBR600RR'S power rating, saying: "The engine is simply fantastic. A remapped fuel injection system provides even sharper throttle response than on the already outstanding earlier models." 

Mr Addecott finished off by claiming the 600RR is a "joy to ride" in all conditions, adding that it was "definitely up there" with the best 600 supersports ever. 

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