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post #1 of 39 Old 06-29-2016, 08:07 AM Thread Starter
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No more Cbr600

Not kawi related but, its the first to go...apperantly euro4 regs are playing a huge part. Sad to see it go, always was a pretty bike to look at for sure. Anyone think others may follow suit?
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Wait what? I haven't heard of this


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I doubt they will stop making it just because they can no longer sell it in Europe though.
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Here's a little cut of of the article. It sounds like they're not moving enough 600's to make it worth spending the money to meet standards


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Can you blame honda? They have always been the slowest bike in any category they produce a bike for! When you put the top 4 (Honda, Suzuki, Kawasaki, & Yamaha) in comparison of each other Honda just can't compete in sales or on the track.
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Can you blame honda? They have always been the slowest bike in any category they produce a bike for! When you put the top 4 (Honda, Suzuki, Kawasaki, & Yamaha) in comparison of each other Honda just can't compete in sales or on the track.


Yeah I don't blame them at all. It's definitely an understandable decision. It's still sad though, I've always liked the style of the CBR's


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Well this is interesting.

Honda CBR600RR is no more | MCN
From the random BS thread....
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In 2014 before I had bought an r6. I seriously considered a brand new red 2014 cbr600rr. They're nice bikes, the 07-08 models are almost legendary in the bike world too. The 600rr will be missed for sure
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Does that mean they'll go for cheap at US Honda dealers?

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Idk, one one hand you might be able to cut a deal, on the other they may play the "last model year tho" card...

Its sad to see a 600 go, i dont have a need for a 1k personally. though i guess to be fair id buy a zx10 anyway but


Also, i never check the BS thread so...
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There are still plenty of 2012-2015 CBR's around here. They are just not selling.

Honda dominates in MotoGP and the CBR600RR is the spec motor for moto2 but that tech doesn't make it to their streetbikes.
At least they are releasing a new CBR1000RR in anticipation of being competitive in WSBK.
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As I don't know why Euro 4 emissions standards are so hard to attain, I cannot presume to know why Honda would choose to let one model within a fairly large portfolio of inline 600cc models succumb in Europe.

In the US, there's really only one 600cc offering from Honda as an inline four. Europe's had at least 3 or four variations based on the same engine, and those other models are probably still sold world wide.... can't see why they would shut down production when they have all the tooling done to turn the handle and make money in all those other markets based on that engine.

My guess would be that increased displacement, with lower power per cc is going to be required, with the cleaner emissions mandated by the Euro 4 standard.

A whole new motor design is probably required, and those funky laid down twins haven't been screaming off the lot for Honda -- the ones that get upwards of 80 MPG, which are heavy and slow relative to the SS bikes.

I wouldn't be too surprised if we see 130 HP SS electric bikes, in the near future. Zero emissions make the grade, right?

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The article quoted REALLY makes it look like the 'CBR600RR is dead' line is for EU only. Note the news site is EU based, and the 2nd paragraph specifically states, 'No word from Honda about the future of the CBR600RR, but our source confirms there's no European replacement for this model.

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Right now its just in Europe lets see if that's transfers to here, when I went in 14 to buy my 13 636 it was a toss up between that and a left over 600rr, I ended up with the Kawi partly because my best friend just bought the red white and blue 600rr and I didn't like the red and didn't want to hear him give me shit that I bought the same bike, and it would look weird at track days with the same two bikes side by side

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Honda builds street bikes and freely admits it doesn't intend for them to be any good on the track (relative to their peers). They are going to have a new CBR1000 soon and are planning on building a sporty low displacement bike. They probably see the 600 as simply canibalizing those sales. Or they figure the bike is old and not selling, no reason to dump money into it if they do in fact plan on releasing a new model a year or two after the new CBR1000. Either way, of all the sport bikes (600-1000cc) the CBR600 is probably the last I would ever choose so I really could care less if they keep building it or not.
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