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I was looking into getting a newr bike, and i notice that the CBR 600 is a pretty sweet bike for the price, i also notice the HP is almost the same, question is Stock vs stock, which would win in a race.
 

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I was looking into getting a newr bike, and i notice that the CBR 600 is a pretty sweet bike for the price, i also notice the HP is almost the same, question is Stock vs stock, which would win in a race.

Assuming you're talking about the 600RR, the 600 hands down every time.
 

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Assuming you're talking about the 600RR, the 600 hands down every time.
On a race track ridden by experienced riders for sure, but on the street, especially in a straight line, the 900 will win. I raced a 06 gsxr 750 for three lights in a row, :nono: and I walked away from him every time, and that was once we were moving, through 3 gears.
I know the 600 is an amazing machine, and in some recent shootouts it lapped faster than the new R1, ZX10, etc, but you would have to be experienced and skillful to keep the engine on the boil. It would be less forgiving.
I can't comment on the comfort, or smoothness, but I would guess the 600 would be better.
I think it is open for debate, that's just my opinion.
 

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On a race track ridden by experienced riders for sure, but on the street, especially in a straight line, the 900 will win. I raced a 06 gsxr 750 for three lights in a row, :nono: and I walked away from him every time, and that was once we were moving, through 3 gears.
I know the 600 is an amazing machine, and in some recent shootouts it lapped faster than the new R1, ZX10, etc, but you would have to be experienced and skillful to keep the engine on the boil. It would be less forgiving.
I can't comment on the comfort, or smoothness, but I would guess the 600 would be better.
I think it is open for debate, that's just my opinion.

Raced between street lights?
That isn't racing and more importantly, it's no indication of the abilities of the bikes. All it is is an indication of how immaturely each rider is willing to behave on a public road. Winning under those conditions is not something I'd be bragging about :)
Go to a racetrack or drag strip and let us know how you get on against a 600RR.
 

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Raced between street lights?
That isn't racing and more importantly, it's no indication of the abilities of the bikes. All it is is an indication of how immaturely each rider is willing to behave on a public road. Winning under those conditions is not something I'd be bragging about :)
Go to a racetrack or drag strip and let us know how you get on against a 600RR.
Not bragging, just giving some info. Immature, yes a bit.
Magazines run the 1/4 on the 600 in 11.10 sec, and a top speed of 160mph, both slower than a 1993 cbr900, let alone a 99 cbr900. The 600 only makes 105 hp, and 42ft-lbs of torque at 11000rpms, hardly drag racing specs.
 

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Not bragging, just giving some info. Immature, yes a bit.
Magazines run the 1/4 on the 600 in 11.10 sec, and a top speed of 160mph, both slower than a 1993 cbr900, let alone a 99 cbr900. The 600 only makes 105 hp, and 42ft-lbs of torque at 11000rpms, hardly drag racing specs.
In '08 Sport Rider has the 600RR at 10.52 and 131.4mph.
Honda Motorcycle Performance Numbers & Honda Street Bike Quarter Mile Times at Sport Rider
What time do the magazines give the 900RR then?
 

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i have a 2002 cbr 954 and was traveling around the island with this guy on a 2007 cbr600rr last year on May 19, 2009. we traveled for 3 days last year and raced off and on all three days. we did 2nd gear roll on's, 3rd gear roll on's, then 4 th gear roll on's. we did this off and on so many times, reaching speeds of 220km an hour that finally, we just got bored of doing them. in every single case--which were too many for me to even begin to count--i could not beat the 2007 600rr.

now remember, i live on an island that has no speed limits!! No police to chase you!! This is not AMERICA nor EUROPE. this is an island where your free to go as fast as you want as long as you don't hurt or kill anyone but yourself. So, believe me when i tell you that this was no "Race to the next stop light!"

i was just as shocked as anyone else would be. so, yes, the new 600's are that quick. and again, i was shocked!
 

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In '08 Sport Rider has the 600RR at 10.52 and 131.4mph.
Honda Motorcycle Performance Numbers & Honda Street Bike Quarter Mile Times at Sport Rider
What time do the magazines give the 900RR then?
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I just read a MotorCyclist review and the 600 has a claimed (not measured) 120hp, but that doesn't say crank or rear wheel.
That chart you attached is pretty cool. The 05 600 actually did a 10.49 1/4. What really amazed me are the roll ons. I would have thought the larger bikes would walk away from the 600, but no.
I know on a track it's no contest, the 600 will win. Now I'm not sure about the strip. Looks like the 600 might have the edge.
Blackpearl, try both before you decide.
 

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I just read a MotorCyclist review and the 600 has a claimed (not measured) 120hp, but that doesn't say crank or rear wheel.
That chart you attached is pretty cool. The 05 600 actually did a 10.49 1/4. What really amazed me are the roll ons. I would have thought the larger bikes would walk away from the 600, but no.
I know on a track it's no contest, the 600 will win. Now I'm not sure about the strip. Looks like the 600 might have the edge.
Blackpearl, try both before you decide.

Claimed power is Bhp at the crank.
Power to the ground is hp. With modern sportsbikes you're looking at 10-12% losses between the crank and the ground.
Torque is irrelevant. The smaller engine may not have any more power but it spins up to it's peak so much faster that it can use all it has before the larger engines get there.
Even on a modern litre bike you have to work to stay with the 600's.
 

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Just my 2cents.. A good friend of mine has a 08600RR and on all 3 of my bikes 071k-163rwhp, 081kRR 158rwhp it's stock and 07ZX14 and from start to 140ish he has no trouble keeping up.. The newer 600RR Is a beast and it handles so good. It's not even a choice vs the 900 in anyway.. Just me 2cents..
 

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In '08 Sport Rider has the 600RR at 10.52 and 131.4mph.
Honda Motorcycle Performance Numbers & Honda Street Bike Quarter Mile Times at Sport Rider
What time do the magazines give the 900RR then?
WOW i was just looking over the chart mannnnn that 600RR is Bad ass, it just look like technogly wins evertime, i like my 900 but i am really thinking about that 600rr, it looks like everyone that came across one could not pull away unless you on the bigger bikes like the Busa or Zx14, and i dont like those too much of a crusier anyway..............i'm thinking 08' 600rr next year, thanks guys for all the input, i dont think i'll try any of the 600 guys out there :thumb:
 

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WOW i was just looking over the chart mannnnn that 600RR is Bad ass, it just look like technogly wins evertime, i like my 900 but i am really thinking about that 600rr, it looks like everyone that came across one could not pull away unless you on the bigger bikes like the Busa or Zx14, and i dont like those too much of a crusier anyway..............i'm thinking 08' 600rr next year, thanks guys for all the input, i dont think i'll try any of the 600 guys out there :thumb:

All of the modern 600 sports bikes have similar performance.
 
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