2012 Honda CBR600RR C-ABS

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2012 Honda CBR600RR C-ABS
2012 Honda CBR600RR C-ABS

2012 Honda CBR600RR C-ABS
2012 Honda CBR600RR C-ABS

2012 Honda CBR600RR C-ABS
2012 Honda CBR600RR C-ABS

2012 Honda CBR600RR C-ABS
2012 Honda CBR600RR C-ABS

2012 Honda CBR600RR C-ABS
2012 Honda CBR600RR C-ABS

2012 Honda CBR600RR C-ABS
2012 Honda CBR600RR C-ABS

2012 Honda CBR600RR C-ABS
2012 Honda CBR600RR C-ABS

- 2012 Honda CBR600RR C-ABS

2012 Honda CBR600RR C-ABS Review

Leading the Way Among Middleweights with ABS

CBR600RR C-ABS, Middleweight Champion.

The 2012 Honda CBR600RR C-ABS melds a light and compact chassis with impeccable power delivery to create a balanced combination that remains a favorite among sport riders. In racing, no other 600cc machine has won more AMA and World Supersport championships than Honda's CBR600. Also available with Honda's unique Combined ABS for the pinnacle of sportbike braking performance, the CBR600RR C-ABS continues to lead the way in the middleweight class.

Talk about a blast to ride: Honda’s awesome CBR600RR C-ABS strikes a perfect balance between performance and handling in a middleweight package. The 2012 Honda CBR600RR C-ABS offers state-of-the-art technology in a package most riders find just about perfect. And to make a legendary bike even better, you can opt for one with Honda’s revolutionary Combined Anti-Lock Braking System (C-ABS), the first ever on a production supersport motorcycle.

The CBR600RR C-ABS is the best 600-class sportbike going, and one of the sharpest looking as well. The only question: Which color will you be riding?

It Is About the Bike.

Throw your leg over one of our supersport machines just once and you'll never ride anything but red again. More than half a century of race-bred engineering, fine-tuned at the highest and most heatedly contested levels of road racing in the world, have been poured into the bikes you see here. Sleek, eye-catching and packed with our latest, highest tech from nose to tail, our sport motorcycles exist for one reason: to strike fear in the hearts of every other machine out there.

Availability: December 2011

The CBR600RR holds an enviable position at the forefront of race-bred engineering, excelling in both track and road performance. In 2012 its competitive focus is reaffirmed by the release of a thrilling new colour option: a fresh Victory Red/Ross White version.

Supremely compact and potent, the CBR600RR delivers blistering power balanced by easy, natural handling and faultless road manners. This is made possible by ultra-light weight, mass centralisation and a compact chassis. The engine delivers immediate, exhilarating torque, while its fairing is aggressively aerodynamic, enhances stability and allows maximum enjoyment of the machine's performance.

Smooth, strong braking power is provided by radially-mounted four-piston caliper front disc brakes. The ABS version features the revolutionary Honda electronically-controlled "Combined ABS". Due to its short wheelbase, a sportsbike can be prone to pitching under hard braking, which reduces rear traction. The unique Honda system, designed specifically for Super Sports riders, minimises this tendency, ensuring superb stability and control under severe deceleration.

In either the standard or the Combined ABS version, the CBR600RR is an incredibly versatile and agile Super Sports machine. It is capable of the fastest, most intense track riding, while also delivering a controllable and naturally easy road-riding experience.

2012 Honda CBR600RR C-ABS Features and Benefits

Main features

- New Victory Red/Ross White version New!

- Compact, lightweight and mass-centralised 600cc liquid-cooled inline-4 engine is tuned for strong midrange performance and maximum drive out of corners.

- Undercowl, bodywork sculpting and specially designed air vents provide highly effective airflow at medium and high speeds, and enhance machine stability.

- Every component of engine, chassis, exhaust and bodywork is relentlessly pared down in pursuit of optimum mass centralisation and minimum weight.

- C-ABS version features advanced Honda electronically-controlled "Combined ABS".

- Revolutionary Honda Electronic Steering Damper (HESD) contributes to the safe ride feel by automatically adjusting to speed, aiding stability at high speeds and enabling light, easy low-speed handling.

- Fully adjustable inverted front fork and Unit-Pro-Link rear damper combine to allow late braking into corners and smooth progress around them.

- ECU for "Combined ABS" for circuit usage


The compact HESD helps maintain predictable high-speed handling and low-speed maneuverability. Way more sophisticated than a simple fixed-rate damper, it’s one of the keys to the CBR600RR C-ABS’s extraordinary handling.

Revolutionary doesn’t begin to describe these brakes.

The CBR600RR C-ABS’s Combined ABS (C-ABS) system is the first of its kind on a supersport machine. Even the most critical motorcycle testers rave about how well they work. Find out what the experts have to say about this revolutionary feature.

Racing Heritage

The CBR600RR C-ABS has been honed to perfection on racetracks all over the world, and has impeccable racing credentials: In fact, its engine was chosen to be the basis of the Moto2 class in Grand Prix racing.

The Honda Difference.

The CBR600RR C-ABS is a perfect example of typical Honda industry-leading innovation. Combining tons of power, light weight, and refined, responsive handling with amazing styling, it’s equally at home carving your favorite canyon as it is collecting wins on World Supersport podiums. That's the CBR600RR C-ABS—the ultimate middleweight sportbike experience.

Honda Genuine Accessories†

- Color-matched Seat Cowl, Carbon Fiber License Plate Frame, Standard Cycle Cover, Racing Cycle Cover, U-Lock, Carbon Fiber Front Tank Trim, Fuel Lid Cover, Tank Pad, Knee Pads

† WARRANTY: Because we're so confident in the quality of each of our Honda Genuine Accessories, we're pleased to offer one of the best warranties in the industry. One-year warranty begins on the day accessories are purchased by the customer.

2012 Honda CBR600RR C-ABS - US Specifications
USA MSRP Price - $12,540 (C-ABS model) USD

Model: CBR600RR C-ABS

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

Front: 41mm inverted HMAS cartridge fork with spring preload, rebound and compression damping adjustability; 4.3 inches travel
Rear: Unit Pro-Link HMAS single shock with spring preload, rebound and compression damping adjustability; 5.1 inches travel

Front: Dual radial-mounted four-piston calipers with 310mm discs
Rear: Single 220mm disc;
Honda Combined ABS

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: 40 mpg

CBR600RR C-ABS: Black

Curb Weight*: 434 pounds (CBR600RR C-ABS)

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

Honda's fuel economy estimates are based on EPA exhaust emission measurement test procedures and are intended for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you ride, how you maintain your vehicle, weather, road conditions, tire pressure, installation of accessories, cargo, rider and passenger weight, and other factors.

Meets current EPA standards.

Models sold in California meet current CARB standardsand may differ slightly due to emissions equipment.

2012 Honda CBR600RR C-ABS - Canada Specifications
Candian MSRP Price - $13,599 CDN

Engine Type Liquid-cooled inline-four
Displacement 599 cc
Bore & Stroke 67 mm x 42.5 mm
Compression Ratio 12.2:1
Valve Train Chain-driven DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Fuel Delivery Dual Stage Fuel Injection
Transmission Close-ratio six-speed
Final Drive O-ring-sealed chain
Front Suspension 41 mm inverted HMAS cartridge fork with full adjustability; 110 mm (4.3 in) travel
Rear Suspension Unit Pro-Link HMAS single shock with full adjustability; 129 mm (5.1 in.) travel
Tires 120/70ZR - 17 radial front;180/55ZR - 17 radial rear
Brakes Front dual 310 mm discs with radial-mounted four-piston calipers; rear single 220 mm disc with single-piston caliper. Electronically controlled Combined ABS
Ground Clearance n/a
Seat Height 820 mm (32.3 in.)
Wheelbase 1,370 mm (53.9 in.)
Curb Weight 196 kg (432 lb) including required fluids and full tank of gas - ready to ride
Fuel Capacity 18 litres
Colour Graphite Black
Warranty 1 year, unlimited mileage, freely transferable warranty; extended coverage available with Honda Plus

2012 Honda Crossrunner VFR800X - UK Specifications


Type Liquid-cooled 4-stroke 16-valve DOHC inline-4
Displacement 599cm3
Bore x Stroke 67 x 42.5mm
Compression Ratio 12.2: 1
Max. Power Output 88.1kW/13,500min-1
Max. Torque 66Nm/11,250min-1
Idling Speed 1,400min-1
Oil Capacity 3.5litres

Fuel System

Carburation PGM-DSFI electronic fuel injection
Throttle Bore 40mm
Aircleaner Dry, cartridge-type paper filter
Fuel Tank Capacity 18litres (including 3.5-litre LCD-indicated reserve)
Fuel Consumption 19.4km/l (WMTC mode*)

Electrical System

Ignition System Computer-controlled digital transistorised with electronic advance
Ignition Timing Independent 4-cylinder 3D-mapped computer control
Sparkplug Type IMR9E-9HES (NGK); VUH27D (DENSO)
Starter Electric
Battery Capacity 12V/8.6AH
ACG Output 343W
Headlight 12V, 55W x 2 (low)/55W x 1 (high)


Clutch Wet, multiplate with coil springs
Clutch Operation Mechanical; cable-actuated
Transmission Type 6-speed
Primary Reduction 2,111 (76/36)
Gear Ratios 1 2,750 (33/12)
2 2,000 (32/16)
3 1,666 (30/18)
4 1,444 (26/18)
5 1,304 (30/23)
6 1,208 (29/24)
Final Reduction 2,562 (41/16)
Final Drive #525 O-ring sealed chain


Type Diamond; Fine Die-Cast aluminium


Dimensions (LxWxH) 2,010 x 685 x 1,105mm
Wheelbase 1,375mm
Caster Angle 23° 55'
Trail 98mm
Turning Radius 3.2m
Seat Height 820mm
Ground Clearance 135mm
Kerb Weight 184kg (F: 95kg; R: 89kg)
Max. Carrying Capacity 180kg
Loaded Weight 364kg


Type Front 41mm fully adjustable inverted HMAS cartridge-type telescopic fork, 120mm axle travel
Rear Unit Pro-Link with gas-charged remote reservoir damper, adjustable spring preload and compression and rebound damping, 130mm axle travel


Type Front Hollow-section triple-spoke cast aluminium
Rear Hollow-section triple-spoke cast aluminium
Rim Size Front 17M/C x MT3.5
Rear 17M/C x MT5.5
Tyre Size Front 120/70 -ZR17M/C (58W)
Rear 180/55 -ZR17M/C (58W)
Tyre Pressure Front 250kPa
Rear 290kPa


Type Front 310 x 4.5mm dual hydraulic disc with radial-mount 4-piston calipers, floating rotors and sintered metal pads
Rear 220 x 5mm hydraulic disc with single-piston caliper and sintered metal pads

* Please note that the figures provided are results obtained by Honda under standardised testing conditions prescribed by WMTC. Tests are conducted on a rolling road using a standard version of the vehicle with only one rider and no additional optional equipment. Actual fuel consumption may vary depending on how you ride, how you maintain your vehicle, weather, road conditions, tire pressure, installation of accessories, cargo, rider and passenger weight, and other factors.

All specifications are provisional and subject to change without notice.

2012 Honda CBR600RR C-ABS - Press Release

The list of Honda models for 2012 keeps growing as a dozen new additions expand the upcoming season lineup. This latest release includes the substantially revamped CBR1000RR—the essential superbike—offering the perfect balance of power and handling designed to work together as one complete package. Sportbike aficionados will also be glad to see the CBR600RR C-ABS in 2012, and riders partial to cruisers will have plenty to talk about. Honda's line of V-twin cruisers includes eight different models: the Sabre®, Stateline®, Interstate™ and Fury, plus Honda's 750cc line of V-twins—the most popular metric cruisers in history—the Shadow Phantom®, Shadow® RS, Shadow Spirit and Shadow Aero®. For sport touring fans, the highly regarded ST1300® also returns in 2012.

"Our broad range of street bikes demonstrates again why the Honda brand remains so popular with riding enthusiasts," said Powersports Press Manager Bill Savino. "Whether they gravitate towards sport riding, cruising or touring, this latest model release offers riders distinctly different options, all with Honda's renowned dependability, quality and reliability."

- CBR1000RR: The Essential Superbike
Honda's CBR1000RR is the essential superbike—the perfect balance of power and handling designed to work together as one complete package. The CBR900RR set the bar for liter-bike performance when it was introduced 20 years ago, and the new 2012 CBR1000RR sets that bar even higher. For 2012, the CBR1000RR boasts even better handling via a patented Balance-Free Rear Shock, Big Piston Fork and new wheels. Add to that a 999.8cc engine pumping out huge midrange horsepower and torque for class-leading real-world muscle, and you have a high-performance package unmatched in its overall balance by the competition. In addition, new aggressive bodywork aids aerodynamic flow and high-speed handling, and new LCD instrumentation, including a lap timer, five-level shift indicator and more, redefine the pure essence of liter-class sportbikes. Availability: December 2011; MSRP: $13,800 (standard model), $14,800 (C-ABS model)

- CBR600RR: Leading the Way Among Middleweights
The CBR600RR melds a light and compact chassis with impeccable power delivery to create a balanced combination that remains a favorite among sport riders. In racing, no other 600cc machine has won more AMA and World Supersport championships than Honda's CBR600. Also available with Honda's unique Combined ABS for the pinnacle of sportbike braking performance, the CBR600RR continues to lead the way in the middleweight class. Availability: December 2011; MSRP: $11,540 (Black, standard model), $11,690 (Red, standard model), $12,540 (C-ABS model)

- Fury/Fury ABS: Chopper Essence, Honda Quality
The radical Fury appears to be something from the farthest fringes of the two-wheeled world. Yet it's a Honda, through and through. Here we have the rolling incarnation of the pure, undiluted chopper essence, a machine that simply looks right, sounds right and goes straight to the heart of radical enthusiasts. Yet despite the extreme lines and head-turning looks, the Fury is a radical chopper that has all the functionality, quality and reliability built into every Honda. Availability: January 2012; MSRP: $13,390 (standard model), $14,390 (ABS model)

- Sabre: Pro-Street Style in a Classic Ride
Sometimes you just want to wear your aggression on your sleeve, and that's why the Sabre is ready to do your talking for you. The Sabre's muscular pro-street style provides a classic ride, with ergonomics to match. Add an impressive V-twin engine complete with Honda's sophisticated Programmed Fuel Injection, and you'll be rolling down the meanest streets with a bike that's as tough as it looks: the 2012 Sabre. Availability: January 2012; MSRP: $12,250 (standard model), $13,250 (ABS model)

- Stateline: Power and Style for Cruising
Featuring long, low lines that embody what cruising is all about, the Stateline blends two worlds of motorcycling style: traditional looks plus progressive elements. The deeply valanced fenders arc downward in classic retro style, yet the all-new rolling chassis and overall lines bring a fresh look to the class. Add to that the deep throaty rumble of a big V-twin engine and that classic big Vee power pulse, and you have a machine that's the perfect choice for cruising—anytime you want. Availability: January 2012; MSRP: $12,150 (standard model), $13,150 (ABS model)

- Interstate: High Style Plus Traveling Credentials
Sure it's fun to have a stylish ride, but it can be even better when high style merges with the ability to rack up big miles—and that's what the Interstate is all about. Check out those stylish hard leather bags that offer ample storage space and that big, traditional windscreen; we're talking all-day riding comfort and convenience that will carry you through that long, long getaway. Because when you're aboard one of the coolest rides around, sometimes you just don't want the ride to end. Availability: January 2012; MSRP: $13,240 (standard model), $14,240 (ABS model)

- Shadow Phantom: Minimalist Looks, Maximum Cool
The Shadow Phantom celebrates the joy of back-to-basics motorcycling by delivering a V-twin ride packing a uniquely clean and uncluttered appearance. Check out the minimalist look and extensive blackout treatment that bring your eyeballs back to that muscular V-twin engine featuring the convenience and sophistication of Programmed Fuel Injection. By staking out the low-profile approach to cool, the Shadow Phantom reinforces the idea that bling ain't everything in a cruiser. Availability: December 2011; MSRP: $8240

- Shadow RS: Because Classic Ideas Never Go Out of Style
The Honda Shadow RS serves as rolling proof that classic ideas never go out of style. By combining agile and responsive handling, V-twin power, clean, crisp lines and standard-style riding ergonomics, the RS is perfectly poised for whatever the journey may bring. The Shadow RS's higher footpegs enhance ground clearance, and its thoroughly modern liquid-cooled 745cc V-twin engine boasts Honda's sophisticated Programmed Fuel Injection to enhance your riding pleasure. Climb aboard the Honda Shadow RS, and the open road is all yours. Availability: December 2011; MSRP: $8240

- Shadow Spirit 750 C2: Big-Bike Looks, Distinctive Styling
Here's a machine that's perfect for cruising city streets as well as exploring back-country roads—the Shadow Spirit 750 C2. Honda has brought together a big-bike look, distinctive street-rod styling and a muscular V-twin engine—now including the sophistication and metering precision of Programmed Fuel Injection. And it all comes wrapped up in a surprisingly affordable package. Availability: December 2011; MSRP: $8240 (Black), $8540 (Candy Orange Flame)

- Shadow Aero: A Proven Winner
As a proven favorite, the Shadow Aero serves as a most satisfying ride for a wide range of enthusiasts. Factor in the Shadow Aero's classic retro styling, low seat height, power-packed V-twin engine now with sophisticated Programmed Fuel Injection and fine handling—all at a price that's just right for today's budgets—and you understand why the Aero is so popular with riding enthusiasts. Availability: December 2011; MSRP: $8240 (Candy Dark Red, standard model), $8540 (Pearl Black/Silver, standard model), $9240 (ABS model)

- ST1300: The Favored Long-Haul Ride
Long-distance adventure is best experienced aboard a machine that's keenly in tune with your riding senses. For years, the Honda ST1300 has answered the call of the open road by setting the standard for power and handling in a package that's ideal for crisscrossing the USA or just enjoying a long weekend on the road. Equipped with a powerful 1261cc V-4 engine and Honda's sophisticated Programmed Fuel Injection, plus full-coverage bodywork, a three-way-adjustable rider's seat, a motor-driven adjustable windscreen, dual saddlebags and more, the ST1300 remains the choice of dedicated long-haul riders. Availability: December 2011; MSRP: TBD

- ST1300P ABS: Law-Enforcement Special
Law enforcement agencies can also experience what other Honda riders have known for years: Nothing matches Honda's legendary performance, quality and reliability. Availability: December 2011; MSRP: TBD


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