Honda CBR600F

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Honda CBR600F Hurricane
Manufacturer
Also called CBR600, Hurricane 600, CBR600F2, CBR600F3, CBR600F4, CBR600F4i
Production 1988 - 2006
Class Super sport
Predecessor Honda VFR700F, Honda CB700SC
Successor Honda CBR600RR
Engine
Four stroke, inline four cylinder
Bore / Stroke 63.5mm x 63.5mm
Compression ratio 11.0:1
Top Speed 145-160mph
Horsepower 83.95 HP (62.6 KW) @ 9500RPM
Torque 44.26 ft/lbs (60.0 Nm) @ 8500RPM
Fuel System Carburetor Mikuni 4x 32
Transmission Gear box: 6-speed, manual

Final Drive: Chain

Clutch: Wet, multiple discs
Suspension Front: Telescopic fork 37 mm
Rear: Pro-link rising rate monoshock with 7 position preload
Brakes Front: Double disc 276 mm
Rear: Single disc 218 mm
Front Tire 110/80 V17
Rear Tire 130/80 V17
Wheelbase 55.51 inches (1410 mm)
Length 80.71 inches (2050 mm)
Seat Height 30.31 inches (770 mm)
Weight 199.0 kg (wet)
Oil Filter K&N KN-204[1]
Recommended Oil Honda GN4 10W-40
Related Honda CBR600RR
Honda CBR1000F
Competition Yamaha YZF-R6 / Yamaha FZR600
Suzuki GSX-R600
Kawasaki ZX-6R
Ducati 749
Triumph Daytona 675
Manuals File:Honda CBR600Fm 1989-1990 Service Manual.pdf

CBR600F2 Service Manual
File:Honda CBR600F2 1991-1994 Service Manual.pdf
File:Honda CBR600F3 1995-1996 Service Manual.pdf

File:Honda CBR600F4i 2001-2003 Service Manual.pdf

Brochures ·


The Honda CBR600F was a 600cc inline-4 fourstroke super sports motorcycle produced by Honda from 1988 to 2006. The series which started out with the 'Hurricane' in 1989 the 'Hurricane' moniker was dropped and they began being known as F1, F2, F3, F4. Later versions of the F4 included fuel injection and are known as F4i. They were replaced by the CBR600RR as Honda's premier 600 class sportbike.

Intro[edit]

Some motorcycles raise the bar. Others rewrite the rules. In the 1987 sportbike game, Honda's CBR®600F, better known as the 600 Hurricane,® was clearly one of the latter.

Introduced along with its big brother the CBR1000F, Honda's 600 Hurricane was a revolution. The reason was clearly visible in the Hurricane's aerodynamic, full-coverage bodywork. Less visible was the technological paradigm shift that blew away every other middleweight sportbike on earth and forever changed the way sportbikes were designed and built.

Honda engineers wrapped the Hurricane's engine and chassis in full-coverage, interlocking bodywork for more than aerodynamic reasons. Beneath the Hurricane's slick plastic skin, engine and chassis surfaces appeared unfinished, almost industrial. Development dollars saved on hardware beautification were spent instead on components that would redefine sportbike performance.

While the Hurricane's double-downtube, box-section steel-tube frame may have looked plain, the balance of agility and stability provided by its 54.6-inch wheelbase and racy 26.0-degree rake was beautiful. The Hurricane's trio of disc brakes were the best in the business, and at about 450.0 pounds wet, the bike was 20.0 pounds lighter than its nearest rival.

Power came from a dramatically oversquare, liquid-cooled, twin-cam in-line four-cylinder engine. With half the cylinder and head castings of the 500 Interceptor's® V-4 engine, the in-line CBR mill was less expensive to produce. The Hurricane engine redlined at 12,000 rpm and cranked out 85 horsepower at eleven grand—enough power to make the Hurricane the first 600cc sportbike to cover a quarter-mile in under 11 seconds.

As the magazines of the day discovered, no other sportbike could match the Hurricane's marvelously balanced, accessible mix of horsepower and handling at any price, let alone the Hurricane's affordable sticker. The esteemed Cycle magazine dubbed the Hurricane "The best Japanese motorcycle we have ever tested" in its May, 1987 issue.

The Hurricane's humane ergonomics and compliant ride proved that track-sharp handling didn't have to hurt anybody but the competition. Backed by Honda's investment in one of the richest contingency programs in history, Hurricanes filled club-racing grids all over America, launching 600 SuperSport racing into the limelight as one of the most popular and hotly contested road-racing series in the world.

Perhaps more powerful is the enduring and endearing nature of Honda's original CBR concept: the same basic concept found in the current CBR600F4. Other ideas have come and gone, but CBR600s have been the best-selling sportbike in America since the original Hurricane. From rookie sport riders to 2000 Daytona 600 SuperSport winner Kurtis Roberts, no sportbike has ever provided such exceptional versatility as Honda's revolutionary CBR600.


Engine[edit]

A 63.5mm bore x 63.5mm stroke result in a displacement of just 598.0 cubic centimeters.

Drive[edit]

The bike has a 6-speed, manual transmission. Power was moderated via the Wet, multiple discs.

Chassis[edit]

It came with a 110/80 V17 front tire and a 130/80 V17 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via Double disc 276 mm in the front and a Single disc 218 mm in the rear. The front suspension was a Telescopic fork 37 mm while the rear was equipped with a Pro-link rising rate monoshock with 7 position preload. The wheelbase was 55.51 inches (1410 mm) long.

CBR600F Hurricane[edit]

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Honda CBR 600 F Hurricane
Manufacturer
Production 1987 - 1988
Class Sport Bike
Engine
Liquid cooled, four stroke, transverse four cylinder, DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Bore / Stroke 61.0mm x 61.0mm
Compression ratio 11.0:1
Horsepower 80.06 HP (59.7 KW) @ 11000RPM
Torque 43.52 ft/lbs (59.0 Nm) @ 8500RPM
Fuel System 4x32 Mikuni carburetors
Transmission Gear box: 6 Speed
Final Drive: Chain
Suspension Front: 37mm showa telescopic forks
Rear: Pro-link rising rate monoshock
Brakes Front: 2x276mm discs 2 piston calipers
Rear: Single 218mm disc 1 piston caliper
Front Tire 110/80-V17
Rear Tire 130/80-V17
Wheelbase 55.31 inches (1405 mm)
Seat Height 31.89 inches (810 mm)
Weight 182.0 kg (wet)
Oil Filter K&N KN-204[1]
Recommended Oil Honda GN4 10W-40
Manuals Service Manual

Brochures ·


1987[edit]

1987 Honda CBR600F Hurricane
Honda Hurricane F1


The CBR600F'87 Hurricane 600 was sold in 1987 in one of two color schemes: Pearl Crystal White with Fighting Red or Black with Monza Red. The "HURRICANE" logo on the white bike was white while it was black on the black bike. The wheels were red. The exhaust system was 4-into-1. The engine was a 598cc DOHC 16-valve liquid-cooled inline four linked to a 6-speed transmission. The serial number began JH2PC190*HM000001.

Honda's first-generation CBR600F established new standards for the middleweight class. The Hurricane's unique full-coverage bodywork allowed engineers to skip costly engine cosmetics and focus development dollars inside the engine cases. The result was a class-leading 83 horsepower from the CBR's liquid-cooled dohc inline-four. With a dry weight of 396.8 pounds--the lightest 600 available--the Hurricane blew away the competition, yet remained true to its design philosophy by offering versatility to match its incredible performance.

1988 Honda CBR 600 Hurricane[edit]


The CBR600F'88 Hurricane 600 was sold in 1988 in one of two color schemes: Fighting Red with Pearl Crystal White or Medium Gray Metallic with Granite Blue Metallic. The "HURRICANE" logo on both colors was red. The wheels were also red. The exhaust system was 4-into-1. The serial number began JH2PC190*JM100001



Introduced along with its big brother the CBR1000F, Honda's 600 Hurricane was a revolution. The reason was clearly visible in the Hurricane's aerodynamic, full-coverage bodywork. Less visible was the technological paradigm shift that blew away every other middleweight sportbike on earth and forever changed the way sportbikes were designed and built.

Honda CBR600F[edit]

1989[edit]

The CBR600F'89 was sold in 1989, but no longer with the Hurricane name. It was now called the CBR. It came in one of two color schemes: Pearl Crystal White with Winter Lake Blue Metallic or Pearl Crystal White with Terra Blue and Fighting Red. The "CBR" logo was on the gas tank. The serial number began JH2PC190*KM200001

1990[edit]

1990 Honda CBR600


The CBR600F'90 was sold in 1990 in one of two color schemes: Pearl Crystal White with Blitz Gray Metallic or Black with Monza Red. The engine was improved to give 10 hp increase over the previous year. The white and gray unit had a wing and the word "HONDA" on the gas tank; but on the black and red unit the tank had a silver "CBR" logo. The serial number began JH2PC230*LM000004

For the 600's first makeover, Honda focused its attention on the engine. Revised porting and a new stainless steel exhaust system allowed the engine to breathe more easily, while altered cam timing, reconfigured pistons and combustion chambers, a slightly higher compression ratio and new ignition and carb settings helped make best use of the air/fuel mix. These carefully orchestrated engine changes yielded 10 more horsepower, making the CBR600F that much harder to catch on the street and on the track.

Honda CBR600F2[edit]

1991[edit]

1991 Honda CBR600


The CBR600F2'91 Super Sport was sold in 1991 in two color schemes: Ross White with Fighting Red or Black with Real Blue, Light Blue, and Pink. The bike had "60" series radial tires. The bike rated 100 hp (up from 7 hp from 1990). The engine and chassis had a new design. The engine was a 599cc DOHC 16 valve liquid-cooled inline four cylinder linked to a 6-speed transmission. The serial number began JH2PC250*MM000008

Honda redesigned the CBR from the contact patches up to create the class-leading F2. A lighter and more compact inline-four engine pumped out an astonishing 100 horsepower, thanks to more oversquare dimensions, bigger carbs, higher compression and significant reductions in internal friction. A stiffer frame, shorter wheelbase, revalved suspension, stronger brakes and RC30-style wheels gave the bike handling manners to match. Once again the CBR600 was the lightest, quickest and most powerful middleweight the world had seen.

1992[edit]

The CBR600F2'92 Super Sport was sold in 1992 in one of two color schemes: Black with Palette Purple or Fighting Red. The color and graphics were redesigned. The serial number began JH2PC250*NM100001

1993[edit]

The CBR600F2'93 Super Sport was sold in 1993 in one of two color schemes: Black with Seed Silver Metallic and NR Red or Ross White with Real Blue and NR Red. The wheels wore Briddgestone BT50 Radial tires. The serial number began JH2PC250*PM200001

1994[edit]

The CBR600F2'94 Super Sport was sold in 1994 in one of three color schemes: Ross White with Black and Atomic Red, or Black with Uranus Violet and Atomic Red, or Black with Uranus Violet and Chartreuse Yellow. There were no visible changes for 1994. The serial number began JH2PC250*RM300001

Honda CBR600F3[edit]

1995[edit]

1995 Honda CBR600


Honda introduced a new model, the F3 in 1995. The CBR600F3'95 Super Sport was sold in 1995 in one of two color schemes: Black with Uranus violet and Chartreuse Yellow or Ross White with Uranus Violet and Chartreuse Yellow. The bike had a dual-stage air induction system and a plastic headlight. The serial number began JH2PC250*SM400009

Increasing sophistication marked the fourth variation of Honda's middleweight champ. The F3 got stronger via a Dual-Stage Ram Air system, more compact combustion chambers with a higher compression ratio, a computer-controlled 3D-mapped ignition and a comprehensive program to reduce internal engine friction. Again, a retuned chassis, including freshly recalibrated suspension systems and bigger brakes, helped the F3 keep its handling edge, while still maintaining class-leading livability on the street.

1996[edit]

The CBR600F3'96 Super Sport was sold in one of two color schemes: Ross White with Magna Red and Black or Uranus Violet with Pearl Shinning Yellow and Ross White. There were no visible changes for 1996. The serial number began JH2PC250*TM500001

1997[edit]

The CBR600F3'97 was sold in 1997 in one of three color schemes: Black with White, or Sparling Red, or Purple with Yellow. The purple and yellow bike is the "SE" model. The engine was modified again to increase the power output to 105 hp. The bike used a lighter weight drive chain. The serial number began JH2PC250*VM600001

1998[edit]

The CBR600f3'98 was sold in 1998 in one of three color schemes: Sparkling Red, or Sparkling Red with Black, or Black with Dark Crimson Red. There were no visible changes for 1998. The serial number began JH2PC250*WM700001

Honda CBR600F4[edit]

2000 Honda CBR600 F4
Manufacturer
Production 2000
Class Sport Bike
Engine
Liquid-cooled 4-stroke 16-valve DOHC inline-4
Bore / Stroke 66.0mm x 66.0mm
Compression ratio 12:1
Horsepower 109.96 HP (82.0 KW) @ 12500RPM
Torque 47.94 ft/lbs (65.0 Nm) @ 10500RPM
Fuel System 4 Keihin Flat-side CV carburetors
Spark Plug NGK DPR8EA-9
Battery YUASA YTX9-BS
Transmission Gear box: Gears

Final Drive: Chain

Clutch: Wet multi-disc, manual
Final Drive Chain: 525x108
Front Sprocket 15T
Rear Sprocket 43T
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 calipers, floating rotors and sintered metal pads
Rear: 220mm hydraulic disc with single-piston caliper and sintered metal pads
Front Tire 120/70-17
Rear Tire 180/55-17
Wheelbase 54.88 inches (1394 mm)
Seat Height 31.89 inches (810 mm)
Weight 199.0 kg (wet)
Oil Filter K&N KN-204[1]
Recommended Oil Honda GN4 10W-40
Manuals Service Manual

Brochures ·


The Honda CBR600 F4 was a Liquid-cooled 4-stroke 16-valve DOHC inline-4 Sport Bike motorcycle produced by Honda in 2000. Max torque was 47.94 ft/lbs (65.0 Nm) @ 10500 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 109.96 HP (82.0 KW) @ 12500 RPM.


1999[edit]

Totally redesigned for 1999, the CBR600F4 continued to push the boundaries of 600 performance even higher. Lighter, more compact and significantly more powerful, the F4's all-new inline-four engine used the latest Honda design and manufacturing technologies, including RC45™-inspired aluminum composite cylinder sleeves and LUB™-Coat pistons, and a new dual-stage ram-air system to crank out an incredible 110 horsepower. That new engine bolted to an aluminum Pro Frame™--a first for the CBR600--that was more rigid than the previous steel frame, yet 15.4 pounds lighter, for a feathery overall weight of just 372.6 pounds. New suspension systems, including fully adjustable Honda Multi-Action Suspension™ (HMAS) components, race-spec brakes, wide three-spoke wheels and low-profile radial tires round out the F4's exceptional handling package. The one thing that hadn't changed, though, was the CBR's all-around capabilities, making it as comfortable on the street as it is competent on the race track.


2000 Honda CBR600 F4[edit]

2000 Honda CBR600 F4 2000 Honda CBR600 F4

A supersport machine derived from the race-track models, the 1999 CBR600 F4 is a streetable version of the winning machines. Built around the Pro Frame chassis, the bike boasts excellent maneuverability and provides the rider with unrivaled control. Light and muscular, the bike can be used on the road on a daily basis, but there's no one to stop you from burning rubber on the track during the weekend.

2002[edit]

Honda CBR600F4i[edit]

2003[edit]

The 2003 CBR600F4i was sold in one of two dual-color schemes: Metallic Silver with black and Metallic Silver with Red

  • Engine: 599cc DOHC liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder four-stroke
  • Bore and stroke: 67.0 x 42.5 mm
  • Compression ratio: 12.0:1
  • Transmission: Close-ratio six-speed
  • Final drive: O-ring chain
  • Front suspension: 43mm HMAS™ cartridge fork with spring-preload, rebound- and compression-damping adjustability
  • Rear suspension: Pro-Link HMAS™ single-shock with spring-preload, compression- and rebound-damping adjustability
  • Front brake: Dual full-floating discs with four-piston calipers
  • Rear brake: Single-disc with single-piston caliper
  • Front tire 120/70ZR-17 radial
  • Rear tire: 180/55ZR-17 radial
  • Wheelbase: 1385mm (54.5 in.)
  • Seat height: 805mm (31.7 in.)
  • Dry weight: 168 kg (370 lb)
  • Fuel capacity: 18 liters

2004[edit]

2004 CBR600F4i

  • Engine Type: 599cc liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder
  • Bore and Stroke: 67.0mm x 42.5mm
  • Compression Ratio: 12.0:1
  • Valve Train: DOHC; four valves per cylinder
  • Carburetion: Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) with automatic enricher circuit
  • Ignition: Computer-controlled digital transistorized with three-dimensional mapping
  • Transmission: Close-ratio six-speed
  • Final Drive: #525 O-ring-sealed chain
  • Front Suspension: 43.0mm HMAS cartridge fork with spring-preload, rebound- and compression-damping adjustability; 4.7-inch travel
  • Rear Suspension: Pro-Link HMAS single shock with spring-preload, rebound- and compression-damping adjustability; 4.7-inch travel
  • Front Brakes: Dual 296.0mm discs with four-piston calipers
  • Rear Brake: Single 220.0mm disc
  • Front Tire: 120/70ZR-17 radial
  • Rear Tire: 180/55ZR-17 radial
  • Rake: 24.0 degrees
  • Trail: 96.0mm (3.8 inches)
  • Wheelbase: 54.5 inches
  • Seat Height: 31.7 inches
  • Dry Weight: 370.0 pounds
  • Fuel Capacity: 4.8 gallons, including 0.9-gallon reserve
  • Emissions: California version meets CARB 2004 emissions standards.
  • Available Colors: Black/Red, Black/Yellow
  • Model ID: CBR600F4i
  • Warranty: 1 year

2005 CBR600F4i[edit]


  • Engine Type: 599cc liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder
  • Bore and Stroke: 67.0mm x 42.5mm
  • Compression Ratio: 12.0:1
  • Valve Train: DOHC; four valves per cylinder
  • Carburetion: Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) with automatic enricher circuit
  • Ignition: Computer-controlled digital transistorized with three-dimensional mapping
  • Transmission: Close-ratio six-speed
  • Final Drive: #525 O-ring-sealed chain
  • Front Suspension: 43.0mm HMAS cartridge fork with spring-preload, rebound and compression-damping adjustability; 4.7-inch travel
  • Rear Suspension: Pro-Link HMAS single shock with spring-preload, rebound and compression-damping adjustability; 4.7-inch travel
  • Front Brakes: Dual 296.0mm discs with four-piston calipers
  • Rear Brake: Single 220.0mm disc
  • Front Tire: 120/70ZR-17 radial
  • Rear Tire: 180/55ZR-17 radial
  • Rake: 24.0 degrees
  • Trail: 96.0mm (3.8 inches)
  • Wheelbase: 54.5 inches
  • Seat Height: 31.7 inches
  • Turning Radius: 10.8 feet
  • Dry Weight: 370 pounds
  • Fuel Capacity: 4.8 gallons, including 0.9-gallon reserve
  • Available Colors: Candy Dark Red/Silver, Silver/Metallic Silver
  • Model ID: CBR600F4i
  • Warranty: 1 year


2006[edit]

2006 Honda CBR600F4i in Blue/Black
2006 Honda CBR600F4i in Yellow/Titanium



Specs[edit]

1987 - 1988 Honda CBR600F Wiring Diagrams
1989 1990 Honda CBR600F Wiring Diagrams


See Also[edit]

External link[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 2019 K&L Supply Co Catalog. K&L Supply Co. 2019. 
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