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SO what are the differences between say an o4 and an 06 RR? is there a list somewhere that shows all the different model year changes? Im pretty positive i couldnt afford an 07(mainly the insurance, since im 19) so im just gonna focus on the older RR's.
 

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i know there is a slight weight difference in the 04 & 06 and the 06 has inverted forks and there is some minor changes in the way it looked
 

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03/04......05/06.....07 all alone
 

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from wikipedia explains it all

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The CBR600RR was developed from and inspired by the Honda RC211V MotoGP bike. The similar physical appearance of the CBR600RR and RC211V is intentional. Underneath the looks lie MotoGP technologies that were made available for the first time on a production motorcycle such as the Unit Pro-Link rear suspension and Dual Stage Fuel Injection (PGM-DSFI). Both were taken directly from Honda's MotoGP bike. While it's not uncommon for street bikes to utilize racing technology, this was the first time totally new technologies found their way to the production line the same year they made their way to the professional racing grid. The bike receives the "RR" designation for "race replica" because of its emphasis on racing characteristics such as an advanced braced swingarm, center-up exhaust system, and more aggressive riding position. The 2003 model carried over to 2004 technically unchanged, but with new color schemes.

In 2005, the CBR600RR received a major revision with new body work, fully adjustable inverted front forks, a set of track-inspired disc brakes with radial-mounted four-piston calipers, and an entirely new aluminum frame, swingarm and rear shock. These changes along with additional refinements to the engine and exhaust system all came together to bring CBR600RR's weight down nine pounds. MSRP for the 2005 model was $8,799. Except for new color schemes, the 2006 model is unchanged from the 2005 model and has a MSRP of $8,999.

On September 6. 2006, Honda revealed an all new CBR600RR for the 2007 model year.[1]
The CBR600's most radical redesign since the introduction of the RR in 2003 is highlighted by a whole new engine, frame, and bodywork that results in a smaller, lighter, more-powerful CBR600RR with a class-leading power-to-weight ratio and unparalleled performance.[2]
Honda's middleweight sport bike underwent a complete and total redesign for 2007 with reducing the CBR600RR's weight as their primary focus. The result was a 20 lb reduction in dry weight over the 2006 model, from 361 lb to 341 lb.
In redesigning the CBR600RR for lighter weight and increased performance, Honda's R&D engineers started with the engine. The completely new engine is the smallest and lightest powerplant in the 600 cc class by a significant margin - its designers having used careful positioning of all internal components to achieve significant reductions in the motor's length, width, and height, as well as reducing weight by 2 kg (4.4 lb) compared to the 2006 model's powerplant. While the new engine is smaller and lighter than it's predecessor, it also offers increased performance, to the tune of a manufacture claimed 118 hp at 13,500 rpm. At speed, that figure is increased significantly by the highly efficient centrally-located ram-air duct in the bike's nose.

2007 CBR600RR at the International Motorcycle Show



2007 CBR600RR at the International Motorcycle Show


Wrapped around this tiny but powerful engine is an all-new frame, significantly lighter, slimmer, and more compact than that of the '06 600RR. The frame is produced using what Honda calls Fine Die-Cast (FDC) technology, which allows them to build a lighter frame without compromising strength or rigidity. The reflexes of the new bike are sharpened by its 22 mm (0.86 in) shorter wheelbase, as well as by the designer's focus on strict mass centralization. Despite the shorter wheelbase, the '07 model's swingarm is actually 5 mm (0.2 in) longer than that of the '06, made possible by the more compact dimensions of the new bike's engine.
The suspension of the 2007 model is carried over almost unchanged from the 2006 bike, with the same 41 mm inverted fork in front, and Honda's unique Unit Pro-Link rear suspension configuration damping the rear wheel. The 2007 machine's lighter weight and better chassis configuration allows the carry-over suspension to perform much better than it did on the old model. The new three-spoke cast aluminum wheels are also lighter than those on the '06 bike, which further contributes to the enhanced performance of the suspension. The brakes feature dual radial-mount 4-piston calipers clamping twin 310 mm discs up front, and a single-piston caliper squeezing a 220 mm disc at the rear. Hidden below the steering head is an updated version of the Honda Electronic Steering Damper (HESD) system, which also available on the CBR1000RR. This latest iteration of the HESD offers faster response and more seamless operation than ever before.
The smaller, sharper-edged new front upper fairing is dominated by the large central ram-air duct which feeds the airbox through an opening in the steering head section of the frame and is separated from the sides of the fairing by a large gap which Honda claims is for air management purposes. The tail-section is similarly smaller and sharper-edged, riding atop a heavily restyled under-seat muffler.
The 2007 Honda CBR600RR will be available in US dealerships in Spring of 2007 at an MSRP of $9,499 USD.
 

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This is how they are grouped, I assume it'll be 07/08 next year.
Along with the forks, the front brakes attach differently.
 
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