The new Honda CBR600RR might not be launched in the European market anytime soon according to a report. The report claims that it might not be Euro 5 emissions norms compliant, and therefore it wouldn’t be possible to launch it in the continent. However, this is speculation at the moment and more concrete information will be available only on 21 August when the motorcycle makes its debut.
The Honda CBR600RR is a legend in the 600cc supersport segment. It has for a long time been among the best-performing motorcycles in the segment and it does this while also being one of the best-looking bikes in there. Well, the motorcycle was discontinued in many markets around the globe back in 2017 thanks to low demand and stringent emissions regulations.
Earlier this week, Honda released a teaser video that revealed the new CBR600RR and claimed that it was a brand-new motorcycle. The video also revealed that the bike features the latest electronics, riding aids and that it will debut on 21 August 2020.
Now, more detailed images of the motorcycle have surfaced and Moto.it has put out a report based on these pictures, claiming that it might not be Euro 5 compliant. The Honda CBR600RR has been on sale in the American market even though it was discontinued in other markets.
The report claims that the new 2021 CBR600RR and its components including the engine, frame, suspension, and under seat exhaust looks exactly like that of the one currently on sale. It further goes on to point out that these designs came out way back in 2007, and are therefore unlikely to be Euro 5 compliant without a redesign.
While we do agree that the components carry a similar design, we feel it is due to the fact that Honda wanted the continuity of design. Many motorcycles have achieved Euro 5 compliance with just a redesigned exhaust system, intake system, and cleaner/conservative maps in the ECU.
Honda too could have achieved the same with the 2021 CBR600RR. Hence we would suggest waiting until the official reveal for further details. In the meanwhile, these new images have revealed more details of the motorcycle and it looks absolutely gorgeous. It gets handlebar-mounted controls for the full-colour TFT display and even to switch between riding modes.
The new CBR600RR will come equipped with cornering ABS, traction control, wheelie control, etc. The liquid-cooled, 599cc, inline-four engine is expected to put out around 115bhp and can rev up to a dizzying 17,000rpm. More details of the motorcycle will be made available on 21 August 2020, so stay tuned.
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