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RIP CBR600RR
« on: June 30, 2016, 10:26:43 PM »
http://www.motorcyclenews.com/news/2016/june/honda-cbr600rr-killed-off/

Honda will kill off the CBR600RR at the end of this year the current bike isn’t able to meet imminent Euro4 noise and emissions standards, which come into force on January 1, 2017. After that date a limited number of bikes can be sold in the UK and Europe under ‘derogation’ rules. After that, a model which has been a staple of the British biking diet for the past 30 years will be killed off.
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Re: RIP CBR600RR
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2016, 01:25:43 AM »
Don't worry, loads of good second hand ones will be around for years.
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Re: RIP CBR600RR
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2016, 06:41:55 AM »
I wonder if they'll continue to supply the engines for Moto 2?
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Re: RIP CBR600RR
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2016, 07:28:26 AM »
First they came for...

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Re: RIP CBR600RR
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2016, 12:09:40 PM »
First they came for...

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That's really not it.  The basic issue is that the market has changed and there is little demand for that segment any more.  The article says that Honda only sold 150 units in the UK last year, down from 4,000 a decade ago.

Well, odds are that the 3,850 buyers that chose not to buy Honda CBR600RRs this year bought something else instead- Street Triples probably, or something similar.  They sure didn't buy ZX600RRs or GSXR600s in any numbers, either.

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Re: RIP CBR600RR
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2016, 03:30:40 PM »
First they came for...

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That's really not it.  The basic issue is that the market has changed and there is little demand for that segment any more.  The article says that Honda only sold 150 units in the UK last year, down from 4,000 a decade ago.

Well, odds are that the 3,850 buyers that chose not to buy Honda CBR600RRs this year bought something else instead- Street Triples probably, or something similar.  They sure didn't buy ZX600RRs or GSXR600s in any numbers, either.

Utter nonsense. I bought way more than 4000 Hondas last year. I mean.
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Re: RIP CBR600RR
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2016, 05:06:13 PM »
First they came for...

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That's really not it.  The basic issue is that the market has changed and there is little demand for that segment any more.  The article says that Honda only sold 150 units in the UK last year, down from 4,000 a decade ago.

Well, odds are that the 3,850 buyers that chose not to buy Honda CBR600RRs this year bought something else instead- Street Triples probably, or something similar.  They sure didn't buy ZX600RRs or GSXR600s in any numbers, either.

Bike reported on this earlier this year; hadn't seen it elsewhere. Just not worth updating a bike to Euro4 or other standards when it isn't selling, right?

I was wondering about Moto2 -- but that's a spec class, so no need to update, and no worries about noise on that engine. Just keep turning out the same thing. It can't even be that many engines a year, really -- they could stockpile a decades worth for not a huge amount, I'd think
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Re: RIP CBR600RR
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2016, 05:06:39 PM »
First they came for...

(sigh)



That's really not it.  The basic issue is that the market has changed and there is little demand for that segment any more.  The article says that Honda only sold 150 units in the UK last year, down from 4,000 a decade ago.

Well, odds are that the 3,850 buyers that chose not to buy Honda CBR600RRs this year bought something else instead- Street Triples probably, or something similar.  They sure didn't buy ZX600RRs or GSXR600s in any numbers, either.

Utter nonsense. I bought way more than 4000 Hondas last year. I mean.

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Re: RIP CBR600RR
« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2016, 06:03:46 PM »
750 is gone. Now 600 is dying. We'll all be riding scooters or FJR's in the future.  :willy:
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