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Honda CBR600F
Manufacturer Honda
Also called Hurricane
Production 1987–1990
Predecessor VF500F
Successor CBR600F2
Class Sport bike
Engine 598 cc inline-4
Power 85 hp (63 kW) @ 11,000 rpm (claimed)[1]
Torque 59 N·m (44 lbf·ft) @ 8,500 rpm (claimed)[1]

6-speed, chain drive

electric starter
Wheelbase 1,410 mm (55.5 in)
Dimensions L: 2,050 mm (80.7 in)
W: 685 mm (27.0 in)
Seat height 770 mm (30.3 in)
Weight 180 kg (397 lb) (dry)
199 kg (439 lb) (wet)
Fuel capacity 16.5 L (3.6 imp gal; 4.4 US gal)
Related Honda CBR600RR

The Honda CBR600F, known as the 'Hurricane' in the US market, is a sports motorcycle made by Honda from 1987 to 1990. In Austria and Mexico, a smaller version, the CBR500F was marketed. In 2011, Honda released an all-new model of the same name.[2][3] The original CBR600F along with the CBR750F and CBR1000F was Honda's first inline four-cylinder, fully faired sport bike. It had a liquid-cooled 85 hp (63 kW) DOHC 16-valve engine, and a six-speed transmission. The Honda Hurricane was introduced as the newest style of sport bike.



Honda CBR600F2
Honda CBR600F2.jpg
Also called PC25
Production 1991–1994
Predecessor CBR600F
Successor CBR600F3
Class Sport bike
Engine 599 cc (36.6 cu in) DOHC inline-four engine with 4 carburetors
Bore / stroke 65 mm × 45.2 mm (2.56 in × 1.78 in)
Compression ratio 11.5:1
Top speed 130 mph (210 km/h)[4]
Power 85 hp (63 kW)[4](rear wheel)
Ignition type CDI, 2 coils, wasted spark
Transmission 12 plate wet clutch, 6-speed, O-Ring sealed chain
Frame type Steel
Suspension Front: 130 mm/43 mm Rear: 110 mm Pro-Link
Brakes Front: 276 mm dual disk, 2 piston caliper Rear: 220 mm single disk, 1 piston caliper
Tires Front: 120/60-17 Rear: 160/60-17
Wheelbase 1,405 mm (55.3 in)
Dimensions L: 2,010 mm (79 in)
W: 695 mm (27.4 in)
Seat height 810 mm (32 in)
Weight 213.18 kg (470.0 lb)[4] (wet)
Fuel capacity 16 l (3.5 imp gal; 4.2 US gal)
Related Honda CBR600RR

The Honda CBR600 F2 is a motorcycle that was made by Honda from 1991 to 1994. It was introduced to replace the CBR600 Hurricane, or F1, and was considered one of Honda's most modern and innovative sport bikes when it was released. Development of the second generation CBR began in early 1989. Hurricane LPL Ishikawa would lead the development of the new bike, known internally as MV9, but which was also called the F2, an alphanumeric that would become its official name: CBR600F2.

The F2's development began with meetings to discuss concepts and sketches for the new bike. A few months later, an F2 prototype was produced. Painted black, the meaner-looking bike is faster and sleeker looking than the more blocky first generation bike, and test results are superior. The bike struck a balance that no other bike at the time could achieve. Few motorcycles in the 1990s had the performance ability of the F2,[4] and the model is still widely ridden on streets and racetracks around the world.

1994 Honda CBR600F2, with aftermarket seat, exhaust and windscreen


Honda CBR600F3
Production 1995–1998
Predecessor CBR600F2
Successor CBR600F4
Class Sport bike
Engine 599 cc (36.6 cu in) liquid-cooled in-line four
Bore / stroke 65.0 mm × 45.2 mm (2.56 in × 1.78 in)
Top speed 153 mph (246 km/h)[5]
Power 90.2 hp (67.3 kW) [5]
Torque 43.0 lb·ft (58.3 N·m) [5]
Transmission Close ratio six-speed, chain drive
Rake, trail 25.2°, 94.0 mm (3.70 in)
Wheelbase 1,400 mm (55.3 in)
Dimensions L: 2,055 mm (80.9 in)
W: 685 mm (27.0 in)
Seat height 810 mm (32 in)
Weight 206 kg (454 lb) (Honda service manual) (wet)
Fuel capacity 17 litres; 3.7 imperial gallons (4.5 US gal)
Related Honda CBR600RR

The CBR600F3 is the third generation of the CBR600F series. It replaced the F2, and was produced from 1995 to 1998. It had a modified engine, ram-air intake and cartridge forks. The 1997 and 1998 models also came with a deeper oil pan, sleeker tail fairings, seat and tail light, and a revised engine head netting about a 5 hp gain over 95/96 models. The CDI and ram-air system were also revised to allowed for smoother throttle curve over the 95/96 models, which could sometimes be jerky. The last made 1998 models came with another revised engine head which resulted in a slight power gain. In 1999, it was replaced by the CBR600 F4.

In 1996 and 1998 the CBR600F3 was also sold in "Smokin' Joe's Replica" versions in the USA, Canada and Australia (1998 only).

Cycle World tested the F3's acceleration from 0 to 60 miles per hour (0 to 97 km/h) at 3 seconds and 0 to 14 mile (0.00 to 0.40 km) at 10.9 seconds at 125.28 mph (201.62 km/h).[6] Motorcycle Consumer News recorded a 0 to 60 mph time of 3.7 seconds and a 14 mile time of 11.03 seconds at 124.06 mph (199.66 km/h)[7]

CBR600F3 being disassembled


Honda CBR600F4
Production 1999–2000
Predecessor CBR600F3
Successor CBR600F4i
Class super sport
Engine 599 cc Straight-4
Top speed 155 mph (249 km/h)[5]
Power 96.2 hp (71.7 kW) (rear wheel)[5]
Torque 43.6 lb·ft (59.1 N·m) (rear wheel)[5]
Transmission 6-speed, chain drive
Wheelbase 1,395 mm (54.9 inches)
Seat height 810 mm (31.9 inches)
Weight 170±1 kilogram (374.8 pounds) (dry)
436 lb (198 kg)[5] (wet)
Related Honda CBR600RR

The Honda CBR600F4 is a sport bike produced by Honda between 1999 and 2000. It is the last of the CBR600 series of Honda sportbikes to be carbureted.

The words, "Dedicated to Super Evaluators Dirk Vandenberg and Josef Boyd", are embossed in raised letters on the inside of the Honda CBR600F4's upper fairing.[8] This dedication was made because two of Honda R&D's senior product developers were killed during the final testing of this model.


Honda CBR600F4i
Cbr600f 2004.jpg
Production 2001–2006
Predecessor CBR600F4
Class Sport bike[9]
Engine 599 cc (36.6 cu in) DOHC four valves per cylinder water-cooled inline-four
Bore / stroke 67.0 mm × 42.5 mm (2.64 in × 1.67 in)
Compression ratio 12:1
Top speed 156 mph (251 km/h)[5]
Power 81 kW (109 hp) @ 12,500 rpm[citation needed],
90.1 hp (67.2 kW) at rear wheel[5]
Torque 63 N·m (46 lbf·ft) @ 10,000 rpm[citation needed],
40.2 lb·ft (54.5 N·m) at rear wheel[5]
Ignition type CDI
Transmission Wet clutch, 6-speed, chain drive
Frame type Aluminum twin-spar, box-section
Rake, trail 24.0°, 96 mm (3.8 in)
Wheelbase 1,390 mm (55 in)
Seat height 805 mm (31.7 in)
Weight 370 lb (170 kg)[citation needed] (dry)
440 lb (200 kg)[5] (wet)
Fuel capacity 4.8 US gallons (18 l; 4.0 imp gal)
Fuel consumption 36.7 mpg-US (6.41 L/100 km; 44.1 mpg-imp)[5]

The Honda CBR600F4i is a sport bike[9] that was produced by Honda from 2001 to 2006. It was sold as the CBR600F (banana seat) and the CBR600FS or CBR600F Sport (two-tier seat) in Europe and in the US with just the two-tier seat known as the CBR600F4I from 2001 to 2003. After 03 it was only sold with the one piece seat.


For the 2001 model year Honda released an upgraded version of the popular CBR600F4 with intentions of becoming more competitive in the middleweight sport bike class. The 370 lb (170 kg) (dry) F4i is a modified F4 with numerous engine, chassis and bodywork changes.

The single largest change aside from the styling is the addition of high-pressure (50 psi).[10] programmed fuel injection — thus the model designation "F4i". In a number of countries, the bike was sold in both the "normal" and "Sport" variants, the Sport having a two-part seat, no grab rail and no main stand (though the main stand mounting holes remained). Fuel injection allows for more precise fuel metering and delivery over a wider rpm range, while providing better throttle response and reducing emissions. The injectors reside one per cylinder and work with 38 mm throttle bodies. Each injector has four nozzles, and together the injectors add up to five horsepower over the F4.

Weight was also reduced. The rear wheel was made lighter, and the front wheel. [11] The rotor carriers moved out closer to the brake calipers to reduce weight and to improve rigidity. But still were not on par with other bikes in the class. There is additional bracing on the steering head for more response, better feedback and feel from the front end. The suspension has also been tweaked with less high-speed damping and a little more low-speed damping.

Additional engine changes include a lighter camshaft sprocket and increased valve spring pressure (two springs per intake valve) which allow for higher revving. There are new piston rings that slide with less friction and increased internal engine oil flow. Redline is now 14,200 rpm,[11]700 rpm higher than the previous year's F4.[12] To increase the bike's pulling capabilities at high speeds, 5th and 6th gears have been shortened slightly and the rear sprocket was enlarged from 45 teeth to 46.[12] The oiling holes in the camshafts have been enlarged by 0.5 mm (to 2.5 mm) and piston ring friction has been decreased to aid cooling at the higher rev ceiling.[12] Spring pressures on the intake and exhaust valves have been increased to avoid valve float. Also, there are now two valve springs (inner and outer) on the intake side instead of the single item that resides on the exhaust side.

In 2003, Honda introduced the CBR600RR, as a higher-performance race-ready, race replica alternative to Honda's more street oriented 600-class sport bike, the CBR600F4i.[13] While continuing to manufacture the popular F4i In 04 a one-piece “banana” seat replaced the split seat. It appealed to those willing to sacrifice a little performance to gain a more comfortable riding position with a one piece seat and clip-ons mounted above the top fork clamp.[11] As well as an engine configuration better suited to everyday riding. The F4i remained available for three more years before being discontinued, with the 2006 model being the final one to be released. No major updates were made in these final years except for color scheme changes.


The 2001 US F4i had a new subframe which raises the seat by five millimeters allows for more storage room and improved two-tier seat.[14] The new tail unit has less padding and a higher perch for the passenger. The F4i's tail-light is smaller with a new dual-bulb configuration. The F4i had a new dash layout with a large analog tachometer. The new LCD digital display had a speedometer, odometer, clock, engine temperature read-out, amber shift light, and trip meters.

The F4i's new bodywork carries a more racy look and provides a 3% reduction in drag. It also houses a new dual headlight front cowl design which uses 40% brighter H7 bulbs compared to the old H4 bulbs.[12] The headlights are dual multi-reflector units covered by a one-piece flexiglass lens. The turn stalks are shorter and the mirrors are now positioned higher and closer to the rider. The elimination of carburetors allowed for a slightly larger air box and a larger 4.8 US gal (18 l; 4.0 imp gal) fuel tank with a delayed fuel level sensor to prevent false readings when the bike is at an angle.

In 2004 Honda replaced the black frame with one in silver and a banana seat due to complaints of comfort and to differentiate the F4i from the 600RR. This model is the same as the CBR600F1 and onwards that was sold in the UK from 2001.

Two UK versions of the F4i were released in 2001. The CBR600F F1 and onwards had the banana style seat found on pre PGM FI bikes whilst the CBR600F FS1/FS2 (the F sport) were sold with the two tier seat units, black frames and various other performance upgrades as found in the US models. The F sport was discontinued upon the arrival of the CBR600RR in 2003.

In 2001 and 2002, in recognition of Honda's association with MotoGP champion Valentino Rossi, and its 500th motorcycle Grand Prix victory, the CBR600F4i was also released in Europe and Australia (2002 only) in two "Rossi Replica" versions.

2011 CBR600F

Red 2011 Honda CBR600F at the Tokyo Motor Show
2011 Honda CBR600F at the Tokyo Motor Show

In 2011, Honda released a new CBR600F model. It shares most of the components of the naked CB600F 'Hornet', but wraps it in a multi-layered full fairing that lowers drag and protects the rider from windblast. It also retains a similar relaxed seating position to minimise rider fatigue.[15] The 2011 CBR600F also shares the engine of the highly revised CB600F model that came out in April 2007. This engine is a detuned version of that which is available in the 2007 CBR600RR giving a maximum output power of approximately 102 bhp (76 kW) at 12000RPM and 65Nm of Torque at 10500RPM.

2014 CBR650F

The Honda CBR650F is a sport touring motorcycle, part of the Honda CBR series, manufactured by Honda for their global market. It was released in 2014 alongside its naked sibling, the CB650F.[16] It was launched in 2015 in India.[17] It is powered by a liquid-cooled four-stroke 648.7 cc (39.6 cu in), DOHC, 16-valve, inline-four engine.[18]Though bike is new from the ground up. The motor which looks a lot like a early model rr is aimed at more mid range and low end than your typical 600 supersport.[4] It has about the same specs as a F2. And like the F2 it has a steel twin spare frame.[19] With a wet weight much like the F2 as well at 460 lb (210 kg).[14]


All specifications are claimed by the manufacturer[citation needed] unless otherwise specified.

Model Honda CBR600F Honda CBR600F2 Honda CBR600F3 Honda CBR600F4 Honda CBR600F4I Honda CBR600F Honda CBR650F
Years 1987–1990 1991–1994 1995–1998 1999–2000 2001–2006 2011-2013[20] 2014-present
Engine displacement 599 cc (36.6 cu in) 649 cc (39.6 cu in)
Engine type Inline-4
Bore 65.0 mm × 45.2 mm (2.56 in × 1.78 in) 67.0 mm × 42.5 mm (2.64 in × 1.67 in) 67.0 mm × 46.0 mm (2.64 in × 1.81 in)
Stroke 4
Compression ratio 11.5:1 12:1 11.4:1
Power 85.8 hp (64.0 kW) @ 11,000 rpm (claimed) 85.8 hp (64.0 kW) @ 11,000 rpm (claimed)
Torque 44 lbf·ft (60 N·m) @ 8,500 rpm (claimed) 47 lbf·ft (64 N·m) @ 8,000 rpm (claimed)
Top speed
Transmission six-speed
Wet weight


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