CBR600F Sport

Honda CBR600F Sport 2001

For many years, Honda resisted making the CBR600 more sports oriented and aggressive because thousands of customers all over the world use their road bikes for daily commuting and touring. For 2001 however, Honda has succumbed and made two versions of the CBR to satisfy everyone’s tastes.

The CBR600F Sport benefits from all the new features found on its meeker and slightly milder road-going sibling. But subtle changes in the engine and suspension department make the Sport even more ready to fulfil the needs of dedicated sports riders and Supersport racers who have made the CBR so victorious at circuits over the years.

The Honda CBR600 is being campaigned by John McGuinness and Kirk McCarthy.


Engine Liquid-cooled, fuel-injected four-cylinder four-stroke
Capacity 599cc
Compression Ratio 12 : 1
Lubrication Castrol
Bore x Stroke 67 x 42.5mm
Max. Power In excess of 120bhp @ 14,500rpm
Transmission six-speed
Seat Height 810mm
Ground clearance 135mm
Wheels Front: 17′ MT3.50 hollow-section triple-spoke cast aluminium
Rear: 17′ MT5.50 hollow-section triple-spoke cast aluminium
Tyres Front: Dunlop 207 GP Star 120/70-ZR17 (58W) (Radial)
Rear: Dunlop 207 GP Star 180/55-ZR17 (73W) (Radial)
Suspension Front: 43mm fully adjustable cartridge-type fork, 120mm axle travel
Rear: Pro-Link featuring fully adjustable gas-charged remote reservoir damper, 120mm axle travel
Brakes Front: 296mm dual hydraulic disc with four-piston callipers, floating rotors and sintered metal pads
Rear: 220mm hydraulic disc with single-piston calliper and sintered metal pads
Fuel capacity 18 litres
Weight 167kg