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I can agree with the comments on the nose. Seems more and more bikes are favoring a round sculpted or blunt nose. I like the new 600rr a bit more, and I guess it's now the only bike for the under tail lovers and I was dead sure that was out of the picture.
Built what really makes me sauce is this improved engine. Titanium valves 14,800 rpm redline. More over squared with a shorter stroke and bigger piston. 126 horsepower and it holds it better past peak hp, gotta see it on the dyno.
None the less, with that pistons 4mm bigger in diameter, it will respond very well in improvements such as racing exhaust. Up 3 horsepower and 2 ft-lbs of torque from last year, but with a radically altered delivery curve.
Another thing is apparently cycleworld was astonished and the finish quality of the bike. Another publication says it a new standard for sport bikes in general. Love those Torx fasteners used to mount various pieces such as the sub frame. Very high quality finish and I do like Torx bits better than hex heads.
Stock bike gets new KYB suspension so I'm eager to hear how that performs on the bike, as well as a rear brembo brake caliber. It has 6 injectors now, a slipper clutch, and looks to have electronic throttle. (why not for us sports port touriers program some cruise control in ;) )
My feeling with the honda is this latest 600rr may just be a two year runner until a new from the ground up bike is put out.