Back when the 600cc Supersport class dominated showroom floors, updates came every couple of years in the form of trickle down parts from the 1000cc class and the latest developments from racing. Two years after its introduction, the 2005 Honda CBR 600RR got the same treatment. The face remained familiar, showing a clear lineage to the RC211V. But underneath, it was all new. Adjustable inverted forks were introduced, and a severe diet was applied to the engine and chassis to make up for a previous weight disadvantage. Radial brakes from the CBR1000RR were also sourced.
There are plenty of CBR 600RRs roaming the streets, but very few with a mileage count that remains under four digits. This 800 mile example is for sale in Los Angeles, CA. The singular owner is letting this bike go from his collection. Luckily, he had the sense to leave the mechanicals completely stock. The fairings have a custom paint job, but the design is clean and could be easily appreciated by anyone who knows what lies underneath. Despite the listing mentioning “brand new Diablo tires,” some research is in order as it is may not have had an oil change since the 600 mile service. $5,000 is high for a 2005 CBR 600RR, but not obscene for having less than 1000 miles. Anyone readers out there interested in preserving the 600s?
Find this CBR600RR for sale near San Fernando, California for $5,000 here on Craigslist.