2008 Honda CBR600RR Features & Benefits

A winner on the racetrack and in magazine comparison tests, the light, compact and powerful Honda CBR600RR raises performance standards to new heights in the middleweight class.

Features & Benefits

New for 2008

  • Exciting new colors: Red/Black, Pearl Orange/Black, Metallic Silver, and Graffiti

Unique features

  • Exclusive, MotoGP derived Unit Pro-Link Rear Suspension (see Technology Section).
  • Dual Stage Fuel Injection System (PGM - DSFI) features two injectors per cylinder (see Technology Section).
  • MotoGP-derived Honda Electronic Steering Damper (HESD) (see Technology Section).
  • High-revving engine redlines at 15,000 rpm.
  • MotoGP-style center-up exhaust system.
  • Radial-mount front brake calipers combined with radial actuated master cylinder.
  • 41mm Honda Multi-Action System (HMAS) inverted front fork (see Technology Section).
  • Centrally located fuel tank increases mass centralization for a more compact frame design.
  • Line beam headlights feature three-piece multi-reflector design.


  • Liquid-cooled DOHC 16-valve 599cc four-stroke inline four-cylinder engine features oversquare bore and stroke of 67mm x 42.5mm.
  • Idle-Air Control Valve (IACV) minimizes torque reaction and smoothes response to small throttle changes through gradual reductions of air and fuel intake.
  • Oil jets located beneath the pistons for extra friction reduction and cooling.
  • Iridium-tip spark plugs improve fuel combustion and performance.
  • Non-resonance knock sensor maintains optimum spark advance while constantly monitoring combustion performance during mid- to high-rpm operation.
  • Nose-mounted, two-stage ram-air system provides high volume of cool air to the airbox for linear power delivery and incredible engine performance.
  • Lightweight magnesium head cover.
  • Cylinder head features angled valve insets to improve airflow.
  • Cylinder head features two springs per intake valve and one spring per exhaust valve for optimum high-rpm valve operation and durability.
  • Direct shim-under-bucket valve actuation ensures high-rpm performance and durability with 16,000-mile maintenance intervals.
  • Lightweight, forged-aluminum pistons incorporate special shot peening for added strength.
  • Nutless connecting rods contribute to quicker acceleration.
  • Light neodymium magnet ACG.
  • Lightweight stainless steel four-into-one exhaust features inline-exhaust valve to control exhaust pressure for maximum performance.
  • Double-pivot tensioner for cam-chain durability.
  • Smooth-shifting close-ratio six-speed transmission with ratios closely matched to the engine's powerband.


  • Hollow Fine Die-Cast (DC) frame uses four large castings for ultra light weight (see Technology Section).
  • 41mm inverted HMAS cartridge front fork features spring preload, rebound and compression damping adjustability for precise suspension tuning. (see Technology Section)
  • Exclusive, MotoGP derived Unit Pro-Link Rear Suspension (see Technology Section).
  • Braking system features twin four-piston radial-mounted front calipers, dual 310mm front discs and a single 220mm rear disc for optimum stopping power.
  • Vertical-piston master-cylinder system produces superior leverage ratio at the front brake lever for higher braking efficiency, excellent feel, and controllability. This layout permits the use of a longer brake lever, which means more braking force with less effort from the rider.
  • Light aluminum steering stem.

Additional Features

  • Industry-leading ergonomic design features maximum rider comfort for minimum fatigue in all riding conditions.
  • Centrally mounted 4.8-gallon fuel tank is positioned low in the frame, increasing mass centralization and allowing a more compact design.
  • Plastic tank shell cover protects tank and airbox.
  • Line-beam headlights feature three-piece multi-reflector design utilizing two H7 bulbs for optimum light distribution and a unique compact design.
  • Instrumentation is very compact and features LCD panel with tachometer, odometer, twin tripmeters, speedometer, fuel gauge and clock.
  • Attractive, hollow-spoke aluminum-alloy wheels feature race-spec 3.5 x 17.0-inch front and 5.5 x 17.0-inch rear dimensions.
  • One-piece fan assembly for maximum cooling efficiency.
  • Maintenance-free battery.
  • Compact rear cowl storage compartment for U-type locking devices under the passenger seat. (lock not included)
  • Pivoting, aerodynamic mirrors.
  • Integrated ignition-switch/fork lock for added security.
  • Convenient push-to-cancel turn-signal switch.
  • Transferable one-year, unlimited mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.
  • Purchase of a new, previously unregistered Honda USA-certified unit by an individual retail user in the United States qualifies the owner for a one-year complimentary membership in the Honda Rider's Club of America® (HRCA®). Visit www.hrca.honda.com for details.

Honda Genuine Accessories

  • Color-Matched Passenger Seat Cowl, U-Lock, CBR Racing Cycle Cover, Carbon Fiber Accents.
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