A week ago we reported that the CBR600RR would not be discontinued and would continue, and we would like to predict its schedule. The information is that it will likely be announced in the summer of 2023.
Anticipated release date is December 2023, which would make it a 2024 model.
Previously, we predicted that the new CBR600RR would be released in the first half of FY2023 (April-September), but it appears that this was the time of the announcement, not the launch and that it will be announced in August and released in December.
The reason why the new CBR600RR is being continued at this time is that the safety standards for On-Board Diagnostic and Control Equipment (OBD2), which is required to be installed in accordance with the 2020 emission regulations, will be strengthened in December 2026. This is called OBD2-2, and it is necessary to add monitoring functions for misfires, catalyst deterioration, etc.
Before then, the new CBR600RR is expected to debut with all the power of its high-revving, high-output engine.
4-cylinder supersport fans would do well not to miss this opportunity. Stay tuned for further updates.
2020 CBR600RR Japan Specifications Main Specifications (reference)
Overall Length x Overall Width x Overall Height: 2030 x 685 x 1140mm
Seat height: 820mm
Vehicle weight: 194 kg
Engine: Liquid-cooled 4-stroke, in-line 4-cylinder, DOHC 4-valve, 599cc
Maximum output: 121 PS at 14,000 rpm
Maximum torque: 6.5kg-m/11500rpm
Fuel tank capacity: 18 liters
Transmission: 6-speed return
Brakes: F=W disc, R=disc
Tires: F=120/70ZR17, R=180/55ZR17
Price: (approx.) 11545 USD