new Honda CBR1000RR with Electronic Steering Damper (HESD) system
The suspension of the 2007 model was carried over almost unchanged from the 2006 bike, with the same 41 mm (1.61 in) inverted fork in front, and Honda's Unit Pro-Link rear suspension configuration damping the rear wheel. The new three-spoke cast aluminum wheels were also lighter than those on the 2006 bike, which further contributed to the enhanced performance of the suspension. The brakes featured dual radial-mount four-piston calipers and twin 310 mm (12.20 in) discs at the front, and a single-piston caliper and a 220 mm (8.66 in) disc at the rear. Hidden below the steering head was an updated version of the Honda Electronic Steering Damper (HESD) system, which was also available on the CBR1000RR.
The smaller, sharper-edged new front upper fairing was dominated by the large central ram-air duct which fed the airbox through an opening in the steering head section of the frame and was separated from the sides of the fairing by a large gap which Honda said was for air management purposes. The tail-section was similarly smaller and sharper-edged, riding atop a heavily restyled under-seat muffler.
The motorcycle carried over with only color scheme changes for the 2008 model year.
CBR600RR gets feature race-inspired brake discs with radial-mount four-piston calipers, and an aluminum frame an entirely new, swingarm and rear shock. Midrange power also increases. These changes, together with additional improvements to the engine and exhaust system all came together to bring wet CBR600RR’s weight down by 22 lb (10.0 kg), and dry weight by 9 lb (4.1 kg) Unless new color scheme.