The Honda CBR600RR is a 599 cc (36.6 cu in) sport bike, part of the CBR series that was introduced by Honda in 2003 as a race replica version of Honda's CBR600F series. It won every Supersport World Championship title from 2002 to 2008, and again in 2010 and 2014.
The 2009 CBR600RA is special among CBR models, in that it was the first production model to come with Honda's Combined ABS system, which integrated combined braking, anti-lock braking, and brake-by-wire systems. Other changes in 2009 included updates to the engine such as changes to its pistons, cylinder head and exhaust that Honda claims will increase torque delivery between 8,000–12,000 rpm with a 3.5% increase in torque at 10,000 rpm. The CBR600RR’s engine also received a new high resistance valve lifter and a popup valve system inherited from the CBR1000RR.
As a performance enthusiast and mechanic, I've heavily modified this 2009 CBR600RA, turning it into a unique custom machine. The joy of the ride has fueled a passion for peformance, and this bike has power abundant. The cathartic, methodic process of working on and upgrading the machine, combined with the exhilaration and adrenaline provided once the rubber hits the pavement - it's the sort of thing only a motorcycle can provide. The relationship between man and machine is a special one, and nothing embodies that sentiment quite like a motorcycle.
I purchased this bike in August 2017 from WoW Motorcycles, for about $6,500. It was the OEM red/black color and had about 13,000 miles on it. Since then, the bike and I have had a lot of great adventures together, and it's ownership has provided me with immeasurable joy (and like most relationships, maybe a bit of frustration and pain, too).