The Honda CBR600F originally ran for 20 years, from the innovative and sporty CBR600F1, to being the more sensible option to the CBR600RR. A proven but not particularly exciting model when it ended production in 2007.
Even more ignominiously, when Honda reintroduced the CBR600F in 2011, they pretty much stuck a fairing on the much younger CB600F Hornet. But on the plus side, the Hornet was already a fantastic motorcycle, so the addition of a fairing makes it a great entry-level sports bike. An estimated top speed of 156mph, seat height of 800mm and weight of 194kg mean it's fast and relatively easy to handle, but also capable of pushing on when required.
One of the best features is that the riding position settles somewhere between a full sports crouch and the upright approach of most naked bikes. Great if you want to manage regular or long trips without ending up with a hunchback.
It was replaced in 2014 with the Honda CBR650F.
Facts & Figures
- Engine: 599 cc
- Power: 100 bhp
- Red Line: 13,000 rpm
- Top Speed: 156 mph
- Seat Height: 800 mm
- Dry Weight: 194 kg
- Wet Weight: 211 kg
- Fuel Capacity: 19 litres
- Economy: 40 mpg
- Insurance Group: 14 of 17
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How many bikes like this are around, by year of production, including those licenced for use on the road and those off the road with a Statutory Off Road Notification (SORN):
|Year||On The Road||Off The Road||Total Around||We Monitor|
|2011||726||54||780||10 per month|
|2012||561||36||597||10 per month|
|2013||658||56||714||20 per month|