Honda could be working on a new CBR600RR for release next year. The Japanese manufacturer hasn’t yet updated the current bike to Euro-4 compliance, and unless they are completely letting go of the segment, a new generation is what is to be expected. It is also unlikely that they will continue with the current model, especially with newer competition like the 2017 R6 and the upcoming Suzuki GSX-R600.
Honda could take inspiration from the new CBR1000RR and even the RC-213V. The new Yamaha R6 looks better than the current R1 and it wouldn’t be a surprise if the 600RR outshines its liter class sibling.
2018 Honda CBR600RR Price and Release date
If they are actually working on the bike, we should see it by as early as November 2017. Official release will only happen in 2018, with the bike reaching dealerships across USA, Canada, UK and Europe.
Talking about its price, it is likely to be on par with new R6. They might also debut a stripped down base variant, like the CBR1000RR.
|Price in USA||$12,099|
|Price in UK||£ 10,999|
2018 Honda CBR600RR design
Honda had been very secretive of the development of the CBR1000RR, and spy pictures only came out in the last minute. The 600RR will not be any different and we can only speculate how it will look like. The above rendition by Young Machine also looks pretty neat but its accuracy could be questioned.
Much like its bigger sibling, we expect the changes on the 600RR to be evolutionary. However a completely new headlamp cowl and assembly might be provided. Lots of new features can be expected as well.
Update: Recently Honda had filed a patent for a new front cowl design in USA, on what looks like the current CBR600RR. Unless more details come out, we are taking it up as a routine patent filing and not as the 2018 model.
*pictures for representative purpose only