Honda CBR600RR 2024 EICMA 2023-1.

Honda CBR600RR 2024

The news of the Honda CBR600RR’s return to European markets in 2024 is certainly exciting for motorcycle enthusiasts and is bound to stir the middleweight sportbike segment. The CBR600RR has long been celebrated for its performance and handling, and the upcoming model seems to promise a blend of traditional appeal with modern technological enhancements.

Middleweight sportbike with MotoGP-derived features

The landscape of European motorcycling is set to witness a significant revival as Honda announces the return of the revered CBR600RR to its lineup in 2024, marking a much-anticipated comeback since the model’s discontinuation in 2017. This reintroduction at the EICMA show not only revives a beloved nameplate but also infuses the mid-range sportbike category with Honda’s latest technological advancements, some derived directly from the pinnacle of motorcycle racing, MotoGP. As enthusiasts eagerly anticipate its arrival, let’s delve into the details of what the 2024 Honda CBR600RR promises to deliver.

Euro5 compliance and Honda Electronic Steering Damper (HESD)

Key Points

  • 19bhp (89kW) four-cylinder DOHC engine
  • 44mm throttle body
  • Reworked butterfly valve port
  • Reshaped inlet ports
  • Increased flow capacity by 2.2 per cent
  • Adjusted valve timing
  • Larger catalyser for Euro5 homologation
  • Four-piston radial callipers on the front
  • Dual 310mm discs
  • Single-piston calliper on the 220mm disc at the rear
  • Showa’s 41mm Big Piston front fork
  • Showa monoshock at the back with a Unit Pro-Link
  • Aluminium swingarm
  • Electronic package includes:
    • Throttle-by-wire system
    • Five total riding modes
    • Engine Power
    • Engine Braking
    • Wheelie Control
    • Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) adjustment
    • Cornering ABS
    • Rear Lift Control
    • Honda Electronic Steering Damper (HESD)

Honda Ignition Security System (HISS)

Here are some highlighted features and updates for the 2024 Honda CBR600RR:

  • Performance Enhancements: While the power output remains similar to the 2017 model at around 119bhp, improvements to the throttle body, butterfly valve port, inlet ports, and valve timing are designed to enhance the intake and combustion process, thus improving the bike’s overall performance.
  • Euro5 Compliance: The inclusion of a larger catalyser makes the new CBR600RR Euro5 compliant, ensuring it meets stricter emission regulations in Europe.
  • Chassis and Suspension: The retention of four-piston radial callipers and dual 310mm discs at the front, along with Showa’s 41mm Big Piston front fork and a rear monoshock with Unit Pro-Link, promises continuity in the bike’s acclaimed handling characteristics. The lightweight aluminium swingarm further contributes to weight savings and performance.
  • Electronics Suite: A significant upgrade is in the electronics, with the 2024 model featuring throttle-by-wire, multiple riding modes, adjustable engine power and braking, wheelie control, traction control with nine levels of adjustability, Cornering ABS, Rear Lift Control, and an exclusive Honda Electronic Steering Damper (HESD) for stability.
  • Connectivity and Display: The full-colour TFT display offers various modes for different riding conditions, and the Honda Ignition Security System (HISS) provides keyless ignition.
  • Aesthetics and Design: LED lighting and bodywork influenced by the design and aerodynamics of the higher-spec CBR1000RR-R Fireblade and RC213V-S speak to the focus on mass centralisation and performance-driven design.
  • Accessories and Customization: Honda is offering a ‘racing kit’ for track use, enhancing performance and replacing standard parts with high-performance components from HRC. For road users, a ‘comfort pack’ adds practical amenities like a rear seat bag, USB-C socket, and heated grips.
  • Color Options: It will be available in two colours – ‘Matt Ballistic Black Metallic’ and ‘Grand Prix Red HRC TriColour’.

EICMA motorcycle show

Pricing and availability are yet to be announced, but these details provide enough to suggest that the new CBR600RR will be a highly anticipated model for both road riders and track enthusiasts. It will be interesting to see how this updated model competes with other middleweight sportbikes in the market upon its release.


  • MotoGP technology
  • 119bhp (89kW) four-cylinder DOHC engine
  • 44mm throttle body
  • Four-piston radial callipers on the front
  • Dual 310mm discs
  • Showa’s 41mm Big Piston front fork
  • Showa monoshock at the back with a Unit Pro-Link
  • Full-colour TFT display
  • Honda Ignition Security System (HISS)
  • LED lighting
  • Bodywork design guided by lessons learned from the Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade and Honda RC213V-S


  • Not yet available
  • Pricing not yet announced
  • No word on fuel economy or range


The 2024 Honda CBR600RR is shaping up to be a seamless blend of legacy and innovation. With its meticulous updates to performance and emissions compliance, a comprehensive electronics suite for enhanced riding dynamics, and aesthetic enhancements inspired by its track-oriented siblings, the new CBR600RR is poised to reignite the passion for middleweight super sports in Europe.

While we await further details on pricing and availability, the announced features certainly suggest that this motorcycle will attract a broad spectrum of riders, from the spirited road enthusiast to the dedicated track aficionado. The countdown to the return of the CBR600RR begins now, promising a new chapter for Honda in the competitive sportbike arena.

Specifications of Honda CBR600RR 2024

TypeLiquid cooled 16-valve DOHC, inline-4
Engine Displacement (cm³)599cc
No. of Valves per Cylinder4
Bore × Stroke (mm)67mm x 42.5mm
Compression Ratio12.2:1
Max. Power Output89kW @ 14,250rpm
Max. Torque63Nm @ 11,500rpm
Noise LevelLurban – 74dB, Lwot – 77dB
Oil Capacity3.4L
Fuel Tank Capacity18L
C02 Emissions WMTC128 g/km
Fuel Consumption18.2km/L (5.5L/100km)
Battery Capacity12-9.1Ah YTZ10S
Clutch TypeWet, multiplate hydraulic clutch 
Transmission TypeManual 6-speed
Final DriveChain
TypeAluminium twin tube composite twin spar
Dimensions (L x W x H)2,030mm x 685mm x 1140mm
Caster Angle24 o 06’
Seat Height820mm
Ground Clearance125mm
Kerb Weight193kg
Type FrontFully adjustable Showa 41mm Big Piston USD, 120mm stroke.
Type RearFully adjustable Showa rear shock operating through Unit Pro-Link. 128mm axle travel.
Rim Size Front17M/CxMT3.50
Rim Size Rear17M/CxMT5.50 
Tyres Front120/70ZR17M/C DUNLOP Roadsports2
Tyres Rear180/55ZR17M/C DUNLOP Roadsports2
ABS System Type2 channel 
Front310mm floating discs with radial-mount 4-piston caliper
Rear220mm disc with single piston caliper
Security SystemHISS

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