More Photos of the 2013 Honda CBR600RR

11/12/2012 @ 4:39 pm, by Jensen Beeler21 COMMENTS

Judging by the temperature emanating from the Asphalt & Rubber server hard drives, the 2013 Honda CBR600RR caused quite a stir today when it broke cover ahead of the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan, Italy. Unfortunately at the time of our coverage, we only had a few side-profile photos to share with you, which really didn’t do any justice to the bike’s visual redesign efforts.

That is about to change though, as we have a few more shots, which most importantly give a good look at the Honda CBR600RR’s new mug. A more aerodynamic bodywork package (the new fairings have a 6% air-flow factor), Honda’s new RAM-air intake on the CBR600RR also helps put a little more pep in the supersport’s step. Check it out after the jump.

Soure: Honda


  1. Jaybond says:

    I have a feeling that this new CBR 600RR is a tad uglier than before…look at those lamp..

  2. Jason says:

    So far I like it. I hated the last one’s styling. I think this looks nice in profile. Want to see it in person though.

  3. kostritzer says:

    Brutally hideous. The previous version wasn’t the most beautiful supersport, but this is just about the ugliest bike I’ve ever seen. I thought this was a joke when I first saw pics. Side and lower fairings look like the 05-06 model! Huge step back in the styling department in my opinion.

  4. mutanic says:

    The red+blue+white scheme color just like Ultraman…hahaha

  5. ML says:

    Its like they are racing towards the title of ugliest bike. Honda is clearly in the lead.

  6. kostritzer says:

    Whoever penned this bike had better commit hari kari before they’re let loose on the new V4.

    Its the honorable thing to do.

  7. Spektre76 says:

    “Butterface” ……nuff said.

  8. kostritzer says:

    “Butterface” ……nuff said.

    I think you nailed it! But I wouldn’t…

  9. Bryan Niese says:

    So they pretty much gave me no reason to change from my 07 model to this one. Well played Honda. At least you can see the engine again unlike the 09-12 models. Fairings that are simpler and not pieced together from a stupid number of smaller panels would be at least nice. It looks like they at least did something about that but of course they uglified it in the process. Same engine with the lowest in-class horsepower and same chassis with just some revised suspension. Hope Yamaha does a little better whenever they get around to revising the R6.

  10. Bryan says:

    Honda man thru and thru……but this is one of the ugliest ‘things’ I have ever seen. That is not a race bike. It doesn’t look mean. It looks like your great uncle Gilbert with his bifocals on.

  11. smiler says:

    The wheels look brilliant. The front fairing looks like Starks first helmet in Ironman 1. What were they thinking of.
    Prices for earlier models with it would seem the same performance will go down though.

  12. Afletra says:

    Big influence from moto2, look at those fairing, hahaha…

  13. L2C says:

    I like it. Love that it evokes older designs while echoing the RCV213. It’s like an anticipation of greater things to come. Nostalgia that you can buy today, because tomorrow’s will be radically different.

    Of course, that’s just me. Again, I like it.

  14. WetMan says:

    Honda has lost its mojo.

  15. MikeD says:

    The Desmosedici/R6 front end is growing on me.
    Can’t say the same about the rest of the plastics…same as the 05 MY ? It does have a sligth stench of Moto2 to it.
    I like the Solid Red…refreshing.
    The least they could have done to it looks wise could have been slap the under belly 1000 xhaust and lower the tail unit…at least to get it out of the early 2000’s look.

  16. wow says:

    Ugliest thing I have ever seen. By far, the japanese have lost some innovation in their designs. I kept waiting year after year for an update, and this is what we get lol. I am sure its overall a better bike, but man is it an ugly mofo heh. The front is just hideous.

  17. DeezToolz says:

    To echo the general sentiment of the thread, this thing is a MASSIVE step backwards for Honda, aesthetically.

    The profile of the front end looks very similar to the ’05 Yamaha R6. That was back when I still didn’t pay attention to Yamaha b/c they didn’t know style. The ’06 fixed that…

  18. L2C says:

    All the hate on the web about the design of this bike … I swear, I must be looking at a different bike. It’s quite a departure from last year’s design, in a great way.

  19. Faust says:

    I realy like it. I have a black and green 2009 CBR600RR and I like the look of this one better. Putting the lights back above the exhaust, and changing the fairings to free up access to the engine oil fill again is better. It may be older concepts, but it makes more sense.

  20. Tai says:

    It’s a shame that so many people complain when things stay the same, but at the same time they’re so resistant to change.

    At least there won’t be so many out on the street, and I can pick one up for a steal.

    The new design is awesome. I love that they’ve put the tail light back above the exhaust, and retained the under-seat exhaust. But the headlights are without a doubt the best part. Factory repsol paint on a 600rr is great, and the retro classic tri-colour is also

    It looks much more aggressive, and less feline. Thank god we’re finally seeing the end of the obsession with making headlights and noses as sharp and pointy as possible, as if that makes it look “faster”.

    Compared to the ’05 R6, they look nothing alike, and the ’13 600RR is far superior.