Honda has announced it will be bringing the CBF600 into Canada for 2010.
This half-faired middleweight is powered by a fuel-injected, 599 cc inline four that is based on the CBR600RR mill, but is tuned for "the most comfortable balance of performance and acceleration" or, probably for more bottom-end torque to better cope with everyday riding. The Euro-spec CBF600 claims 77 horsepower and a peak of 43 lb-ft of torque at 8,250 rpm.
A die-cast aluminum frame surrounds the engine and features a 41 mm telescopic fork adjustable for preload up front, and a single rear preload-adjustable shock. Wheels are 17-inch with a not-too-wide 160-series tire in the rear.
Wet weight is a modest 222 kg (489 lb) and stopping comes via combined ABS.
Convenience features include a three-way, height-adjustable seat (770-800 mm), a two-way adjustable windscreen and a 20-litre fuel tank.
This new bike partially bridges the gap in Honda’s lineup between the CBR125R and the CBR600RR for riders looking for a standard style middleweight.
Pearl black will be the only colour choice, and pricing has not yet been released though we should have it after Honda do their mini Canadian launch at the end of October. Brrrrrrr.