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2021 Honda ‘CBR600RR HRC’ unveiled, Track-Only motorcycle

Written by Nizam Shaikh

Honda’s racing wing, Honda Racing Co., Ltd. (HRC) has introduced the 2021 ‘Honda CBR600RR HRC’ a CBR600RR based race-spec motorcycle only for track use. The brand has not yet announced the price of the Honda CBR600RR HRC but revealed that the motorcycle will go on sale in January 2021 from HRC service shops in limited numbers. 

The CBR600RR HRC has been remodelled from the standard road-compliant CBR600RR and the race-spec motorcycle comes with all the unnecessary safety parts removed and equipped with HRC KIT parts such as a Race ECU, racing wire harness with race-based mounting parts, Race setting front and rear suspension, thick front brake discs, a Race

Muffler, Race-spec radiator for improved cooling and reduced power loss at high rev range, High throttle to keep the motorcycle in the power band and FI setting TOOL. Other changes include a racing rear cowl with a race-spec seat, high rear-set footpegs and slick racing tyres. The CBR600RR race-based vehicle is also offered in a Black paint theme. 

The standard 2021 Honda CBR600RR is powered by a 599cc, liquid-cooled, four-stroke DOHC inline four-cylinder engine that punches out 121 PS of power and 64 Nm of torque matched to a 6-speed gearbox with a bi-directional quickshifter as an optional accessory. The power and torque output is achieved by reshaping of the inlet port, enlargement of the throttle bore diameter, optimization of the size of various parts of the exhaust pipes, as well as changes in valve timing.

The “CBR600RR race-based vehicle” is a circuit-only vehicle and cannot be run on public roads. It is important to note that customers cannot register to obtain a number and the product is not covered by warranty. The Race-based CBR600RR HRC are sold as complete vehicles of each service shop and reservations for the motorcycle are currently open until the 30th September 2020. 

Furthermore, the Honda has also announced that HRC will additionally sell racing KIT parts for the CBR600RR from January 2021.