Last in line

Grab your­self an iconic su­per­sport CBR600RR be­fore it’s too late

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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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