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Well I been anticipating a redesigned 2013 CBR600RR, but I hate to be the bearer of bad news. My friend is sales manager at the dealership at Cycle Nation in Huntsville Alabama and he delivered me the most grim response I did not care to hear at all. Honda is discontinuing the CBR600RR, except for enough units for homologation whatever it is concerning the racing crew and privateers. I asked him why this was and he said it was due to poor sales figures and constant losses. I asked him if possibly a 2013 hiatus would be followed with a 2014 new bike, but he told me the chances are few, unless the economy changes.
On the good note, we will see some new 500's and possibly another adventure bike, but no 2013 CBR600RR's on the sales floor. He also went on to tell me that 2013 would likely be the last year of the Yamaha R6.
I hate this, but I mean it is like I said before. If you build a bike, no matter how exceptional it is, and there are continual losses on investment, then you can't afford to build it anymore. Honda is in the business for profit, but in his words "the numbers just weren't there to merit a 2013 CBR600RR"
I wouldn't give a rats ass if it was that piece of crap gangland gixxer that everybody talks about, but I guess young hip hop riders these days only care about gangland graffics, polished frames, and extenz-a-swingarms...
Last edited by Cody Strife; 11-03-2012 at 08:14 PM.