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The HANNspree Ten Kate Honda CBR600RR Special Edition

By: Jay Adair | Published 06 March 2008, 19:08 | Views: 10,079 | tags: motorcycles, honda, cbr600rr, hanspree, special edition
Now in its fifth year of production, the CBR600RR has firmly established itself as both a winner on the streets and a dominating force on the racetracks of the world. A mid-displacement Super Sports favourite renowned for its peerless combination of aggressive performance and comfortable riding ease, the CBR600RR and its immediate predecessor, the CBR600F Sport, have together garnered an astounding six consecutive World Supersport championships in the capable of hands of privateer team Ten Kate Racing and its extraordinary riders.

Over the years, the Ten Kate Racing team has enjoyed phenomenal success attained through hard work and steadfast determination, culminating this year in new rider Kenan Sofuoglu’s record-setting capture of the 2007 World Supersport crown at Brands Hatch circuit with three more races left in the season. This impressive victory has been especially significant as it was accomplished aboard the totally new third-generation CBR600RR, proving its dominating performance potential right out of the box.

Over the last six years and four generations of Honda CBR600 supremacy, the following Ten Kate riders have ridden to victory in the World Supersport championship for complete domination of the series:

  1. 2002 — Fabien Foret (CBR600F Sport)
  2. 2003 — Chris Vermeulen (CBR600RR)
  3. 2004 — Karl Muggeridge (CBR600RR)
  4. 2005 — Sébastien Charpentier (CBR600RR)
  5. 2006 — Sébastian Charpentier (CBR600RR)
  6. 2007 — Kenan Sofuoglu (CBR600RR)

Simultaneously, in this year’s exciting World Superbike championship, the same HANNspree Ten Kate Honda team is currently leading the series with the remarkable James Toseland powering his CBR1000RR Fireblade through wet and dry to take a commanding lead heading into the final stretch to the end of the season. Achieving a remarkable rate of success in hard-fought battles against formidable racing competition, rider, team and Honda CBR are setting the stage for even greater victories to come.
The HANNspree Ten Kate Honda CBR600RR Special Edition     

In commemoration of the HANNspree Ten Kate Honda team’s proud success this year, Honda is releasing a special replica edition of the CBR600RR in full HANNspree Ten Kate livery that evokes the winning spirit and passion for racing that have made such a mark on the World Supersport and Superbike racing circuit.

Giving streetbike riders the chance to feel like 2007 World Supersport champion Kenan Sofuoglu and his team-mate—and 2005 and 2006 Supersport champion—Sébastian Charpentier as they dive through the corners and dice with the leaders, the new CBR600RR HANNspree Ten Kate Honda replica edition provides a breathtaking combination of aggressive motorsport looks and proven RR riding performance for full-blooded excitement that never grows old. This stunning replica’s outstanding distillation of Honda Racing DNA is readily apparent in its aggressive styling, in its race-based construction and in its blistering performance, all of which combine to create a worthy road-going offspring of Honda’s famed multi-time world champion. The exciting new HANNspree Ten Kate Honda CBR600RR is where it all begins.
  • HANNspree Ten Kate Honda Racing colours: Pearl Sunbeam White (with Graphite Black & Digital Silver Metallic)
New Features
  • HANNspree Honda Ten Kate Honda racing replica colours, graphics and decals
  • Distinctive green stripe on black wheel rims.
Technical Specifications


  Type     Liquid-cooled 4-stroke 16-valve DOHC inline-4
  Displacement     599cm3
  Bore x Stroke     67 x 42.5mm
  Compression Ratio     12.2: 1
  Max. Power Output     88.1kW/13,500min-1 (95/1/EC)
  Max. Torque     66Nm/11,250min-1 (95/1/EC)
  Idling Speed     1,400min-1
  Oil Capacity     3.5litres
  Fuel System    


  Carburation     PGM-DSFI electronic fuel injection
  Throttle Bore     40mm
  Aircleaner     Dry, cartridge-type paper filter
  Fuel Tank Capacity     18litres (including 3.5-litre LCD-indicator reserve)
  Electrical System    


  Ignition System     Computer-controlled digital transistorised with electronic advance
  Ignition Timing     Independent 4-cylinder 3D-mapped computer control
  Sparkplug Type     IMR9C-9H (NGK); VUH27D (DENSO)
  Starter     Electric
  Battery Capacity     12V/8.6AH
  ACG Output     343W
  Headlight     12V, 55W x 1 (low)/55W x 1 (high)


  Clutch     Wet, multiplate with coil springs
  Clutch Operation     Mechanical; cable-actuated
  Transmission Type     6-speed
  Primary Reduction     2.111 (76/36)
  Gear Ratios 1        2.750 (33/12)
    2        2.000 (32/16)
    3        1.666 (30/18)
    4        1.444 (26/18)
    5        1.304 (30/23)
    6        1.208 (29/24)
  Final Reduction     2.562 (41/16)
  Final Drive     #525 O-ring sealed chain


  Type     Diamond; Fine Die-Cast aluminium


  Dimensions (LxWxH)        2,010 x 685 x 1,105mm
  Wheelbase     1,375mm
  Caster Angle     23° 55'
  Trail     98mm
  Turning Radius     3.2m
  Seat Height     820mm
  Ground Clearance     135mm
  Kerb Weight     184kg (F: 95kg; R: 89kg)
  Max. Carrying Capacity     180kg
  Loaded Weight     364kg (F: 130kg; R: 234kg)


  Type Front        41mm fully adjustable inverted HMAS cartridge-type telescopic fork, 120mm axle travel
    Rear        Unit Pro-Link with gas-charged remote reservoir damper, adjustable spring preload and compression and rebound damping, 130mm axle travel


  Type Front        Hollow-section triple-spoke cast aluminium
    Rear        Hollow-section triple-spoke cast aluminium
  Rim Size Front        17M/C x MT3.5
    Rear        17M/C x MT5.5
  Tyre Size Front        120/70-ZR17M/C (58W)
    Rear        180/55-ZR17M/C (73W)
  Tyre Pressure Front        250kPa
    Rear        290kPa


  Type Front        310 x 4.5mm dual hydraulic disc with radial-mount 4-piston callipers, floating rotors and sintered metal pads
    Rear        220 x 5mm hydraulic disc with single-piston calliper and sintered metal pads
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B | 06 March 2008, 19:51
It's an amazing bike to ride, looks better in the flesh too)

Jay | 06 March 2008, 19:58
I knew you would be the first to comment B!
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