Honda To Pull The Plug On Its CBR600RR By 2016-End

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Honda two-wheeler will not continue selling the CBR600RR supersport bike in the European market. The last few bikes will be sold in Europe till 2016 comes to an end. At this moment, Honda officials have decided not to comment over the issue.

From January 1, 2017, the Honda CBR600RR will not comply with Euro4 emission norms. The supersport motorcycle will also not comply with the noise standards in the European market. It will be really sad to see the mid-displacement performance bikes disappear from the world.

The Japanese-based two-wheeler manufacturer will continue selling the CBR600RR in other markets that have not yet adopted Euro4 emission standards. Several countries will eventually adopt Euro4 standards which will eventually put an end to an iconic motorcycle.

Currently, development and engineering cost for both a 600cc supersport and a 1000cc superbike are approximately the same. In the last few years, the technology has been reserved for the litre-class bikes. The price difference between the two has also reduced and customers put their hard earned money on the bigger bikes.

Modification and upgrading the Honda CBR600RR is a costly affair. It is most likely that Honda will not make changes to the bike as it would not justify the low sales that it currently has. We will have to wait and see what route the other manufacturers take with their supersport models.

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Story first published: Thursday, June 30, 2016, 13:04 [IST]
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