Last in line
Grab yourself an iconic supersport CBR600RR before it’s too late
Last year’s farewell to the muchloved Honda CBR600RR means dealers have enjoyed a spike in interest in the supersport bike.
With the news that the model would no longer be part of the Honda UK line-up, dealerships are offering customers great deals on their remaining CBR600RRS, making it a great time to invest in one. It’s still more than capable of hanging with the best of the 600 crop, so why not grab a bargain while stocks last?
The unveiling of the new Yamaha YZF-R6 late last year sparked new interest in supersport bikes and was the first major update to anything in this class for a long time. Though the price of the new bike is still to be confirmed, some dealers have begun pricing it themselves, with the most expensive we could find being £10,999.
Due to a two-year period of grace allowing manufacturers to clear out old stock of non-euro4 compliant bikes, the out-going Honda CBR600RR can be found for just a fraction of this price at as low as £8699, attracting new-found interest with people keen to snap up the remaining stock.
New and used Honda dealer Hunts Motorcycles in Manchester currently have two brand new CBRS on sale and claim interest hasn’t been this high in years.
“For the last couple of years there’s not been a great deal of interest in them, but now they are finishing – and people know they are finishing – it seems to have increased interest in them,” Hunts director John Brown said.
“I think at one time they were something like £9499 and then they were reduced to £8980 and I’ve got them at £8699.
“People are more attracted to things when they know they can’t buy one any more. It’s the same with Pan Europeans and things like that.”
If you can’t find a Honda, then don’t despair. The Suzuki GSX-R600, itself not Euro4 compliant but still in Suzuki’s 2017 range, retails for just a fraction more than the CBR and comes with a free Yoshimura R11 slip on exhaust.
‘People are more attracted to things when they know they can’t buy one’ JOHN BROWN, HUNTS MOTORCYCLES
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