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Sep 5, 2018

American Honda Announces "Carry-On" Models For 2019, Including The CBR600RR

A 2019-model Honda CBR600RR. Apparently the "experts" who started predicting two years ago that 600cc Sportbikes were all going away immediately, are wrong again!

American Honda today revealed a number of 2019 carry-over on-road models in a variety of categories, including Touring, Supersport, Cruisers, and Dual Sport.

Gold Wing

Colors

Gold Wing Tour, Gold Wing Tour DCT: Candy Ardent Red, Darkness Black Metallic, Pearl Hawkseye Blue

Gold Wing Tour Airbag DCT: Candy Ardent Red/Black

Gold Wing: Darkness Black Metallic

Gold Wing DCT: Candy Ardent Red, Matte Majestic Silver, Darkness Black Metallic

Price

Gold Wing Tour Airbag DCT: $31,800

Gold Wing Tour DCT: $28,000-$28,500

Gold Wing Tour: $27,000-$27,500

Gold Wing DCT: $25,000-$25,300

Gold Wing: $23,800

Availability: Winter 2018

While the announcement only involves carry-over models, Honda explained that all 2019 Gold Wing models will come with two SmartKeys and will receive Navigation System software updates. The updates include:

Voice route guidance will now continue after ignition is turned off and then back on.

Points of interest will now remain present after ignition is turned off and then back on.

Daylight savings change date is corrected.

In addition to incorporating these updates from the factory for 2019 Gold Wing models, Honda is making them available to 2018 Gold Wing owners, who will be able to download software updates using the Powersports website, beginning in fall.

Rebel

Colors

Rebel 500, Rebel 500 ABS: Matte Gray Metallic, Matte Fresco Brown, Candy Orange

Rebel 300, Rebel 300 ABS: Matte Gray Metallic, Pearl Gray, Candy Orange

Price

Rebel 500 ABS: $6,499

Rebel 500: $6,199

Rebel 300 ABS: $4,799

Rebel 300: $4,499

Availability: January 2019

CBR600RR

Color: Matte Black Metallic

Price

CBR600RR ABS: $12,799

CBR600RR: $11,799

Availability: November 2018

Fury

Color: Pearl Hawkseye Blue

Price

Fury ABS: $11,449

Fury: $10,599

Availability: November 2018

Shadow Phantom

Colors: Black, Matte Pearl White

Price

Shadow Phantom ABS: $7,999

Shadow Phantom: $7,699

Availability: November 2018

XR650L

Color: Red

Price: $6,999

Availability: December 2018

More About The 2019 Honda CBR600RR, From Honda Marketing Materials:

Performance. Handling. Balance. Perfected.

Some bikes are all about the way they look. Some are all about the way they make you feel. But Honda’s CBR600RR is all about one thing: Performance.

And we’re not just talking about speed here—we’re talking about that elusive balance between power, handling, and braking, the holy trinity that wins races and that riders count on when there’s no room for error.

Using the same engineering lessons we’ve learned in MotoGP racing, this bike is a true reflection of Honda’s technical prowess. It’s light, compact, nimble and ideally-balanced, with a four-cylinder engine that revs like nothing you’ve ever ridden. The aluminum twin-spar designed chassis delivers laser-sharp handling.

Ride it on the street. Carve up your favorite canyon road. Book a whole calendar’s full of track days. With a Honda CBR600RR, you’re going to discover just how good a 600 Supersport can be.

Winning Heritage

With well over 700 total MotoGP victories, Honda’s winning heritage stands far above any other manufacturer, just as Honda’s motorcycles stand out on the street. Our superior engineering and technology put our GP bikes in the winners’ circle and give you the performance you need for the street.

Honda Electronic Steering Damper (HESD)

One of the keys to the CBR600RR’s extraordinary handling is the compact HESD. It helps maintain predictable high-speed handling and low-speed maneuverability so you can focus on riding.

Amazing Stopping Power

The CBR600RR’s Combined Anti-Lock Braking System (C-ABS) is the first of its kind on a Supersport machine, and it’s had the critics raving.

Innovation, Value, Versatility.

Looking for a new sportbike? These days, you have a lot of good machines to choose from. And a lot of them look pretty similar on paper, or if you’re comparing spec charts. But when you actually come down to ownership, there’s a world of difference. And a Honda starts looking better and better. Why? First there’s Honda’s famous engineering—better materials and better design that make your bike lighter, more powerful, and more fun to ride. Second, there’s Honda’s reputation for reliability, another byproduct of superior design and materials. And finally there’s Honda’s famous build quality. Taken together, they elevate your new Honda far above other similar machines.

Specifications

CBR600RR

ENGINE

Engine Type 599cc Liquid-Cooled Inline Four-Cylinder
Bore And Stroke 67mm x 42.5mm
Induction Dual Stage Fuel Injection (DSFI) with 40mm throttle bodies, Denso 12-hole injectors
Ignition Computer-controlled digital transistorized with 3-D mapping
Compression Ratio 12.2:1
Valve Train DOHC; four valves per cylinder

DRIVE TRAIN

Transmission Close-ratio six-speed
Final Drive #525 O-ring chain

CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES

Front Suspension 41mm inverted Big Piston Fork with spring preload, rebound and compression damping adjustability; 4.3 inches travel
Rear Suspension Unit Pro-Link® HMAS™ single shock with spring preload, rebound and compression damping adjustability; 5.1 inches travel
Front Brake Dual radial-mounted four-piston calipers with full-floating 310mm discs
Rear Brake Single-caliper 220mm disc
Front Tire 120/70ZR-17 radial
Rear Tire 180/55ZR-17 radial

DIMENSIONS

Rake 23.5° (Caster Angle)
Trail 97.7mm (3.9 inches)
Wheelbase 53.9 inches
Seat Height 32.3 inches
Curb Weight 410 pounds (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and a full tank of fuel—ready to ride)
Fuel Capacity 4.8 gallons
Miles Per Gallon 44 MPG*

OTHER

Model ID CBR600RR
Emissions Meets current EPA standards. California version meets current CARB standards and may differ slightly due to emissions equipment.
Available Colors Matte Black Metallic

FACTORY WARRANTY INFORMATION

One Year Transferable, unlimited-mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.
Note *Honda's fuel economy estimates are based on EPA exhaust emission measurement test procedures and are intended for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you ride, how you maintain your vehicle, weather, road conditions, tire pressure, installation of accessories, cargo, rider and passenger weight, and other factors.


Options & Pricing

Honda’s 600-class sportbikes are one of the best choices a rider has ever had. They’ve always offered a near-magical combination of handling, power, compact size and overall performance. And the CBR600RR is clearly the best 600 we’ve ever offered, especially since you can get one with our revolutionary Combined ABS. There’s no room for second-best in this class, and the CBR600RR is a standout performer both on and off the track.

CBR600RR

Base MSRP $11,799*

Features & Options

  • 599cc liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder
  • Honda Electronic Steering Damper
  • Unit Pro-Link® Suspension
  • Honda Multi-Action System (HMAS) Inverted Fork

CBR600RR ABS

Base MSRP $12,799*

Features & Options

  • 599cc liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder
  • Honda Electronic Steering Damper
  • Unit Pro-Link® Suspension
  • Honda Multi-Action System (HMAS) Inverted Fork
  • Electronic Combined ABS


Read more at http://powersports.honda.com/2019/cbr600rr/option...