This week Honda Motorcycles debuted a new CBR600RR via the firm's YouTube account, with the new supersport machine clearly taking a few clues from the CBR1000RR.
While there is little information on the ground as to the specs of the bike we do know that it has seen a large dose of electronic updates from the last CBR600RR, notably the addition of a clear and easy to read TFT dash.
There are also clear new aerodynamic aids in the form of winglets on the forward fairing are also new additions to the middleweight CBR.
Full details are set to be announced later this month - August 21st if motorcycle.com are to be believed - but for now, the teaser shows us Honda seem to mean business with the new middleweight with aggressive styling and the firm's iconic red aesthetic.
However, the big question is will we see it here in New Zealand?
Honda famously said there wouldn't be a new CBR600RR after increasing Euro emissions targets started to strangle the class – with the Yamaha YZF-R6 actually losing power in its most recent iteration.
But the reveal video of the 2021 CBR600RR clearly shows Honda has had a change of heart.
While Europe is reportedly not going to see the new CBR according to Top Gear offshoot DriveTribe, New Zealand could be in with a chance at the new Honda middleweight.
With both Kawasaki and Yamaha having contenders in New Zealand, we could see Honda bring the CBR600RR here once again. However, the supersport class is far from a top seller here (or anywhere for that matter) and Blue Wing Honda – the local distributor of Honda bikes – would be well within their rights to not go to the effort to bring the CBR600RR to Aotearoa.
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