Posted: 07 Sep 2013
Honda’s CBR600F supersport range has always received good reviews – consider the years Honda has been producing CBR6 and that’s a big pile of reviews – and the CBR600F-X was no exception. As the advert says, it was the last of the carburetted models (fuel injection since) and allows a certain amount of homebrew mechanics should the need arise. The engine is typical supersport in the way it has a smattering of midrange drive but gives all of its power at the top end of the rev counter. The CBR6 chassis has always been a joy be it the tubular steel variant or this, the first of the aluminium frame versions. Comfort for a race-rep is unusually good and serves well for mileage rides and even the cut and thrust of a track day of which the CBR6 is brilliant at because it was designed as a road-going racer. Because so many of these models were produced and sold, service spares are abundant and pattern-parts are cheap and plentiful. The one bugbear of this model is it is one of the most sought after for being a stepping stone to bigger things – being reliable and a safe-handling tool topped off with Honda build quality counts for a lot. This is more so the case if the bike has been cared for.
THE AD SAYS:
1999 (T reg), 599cc, 17,083 miles, Red
A stunning example of the FX model – the last to use carburettors and first with an alloy frame. Serviced with Castrol Power One oil, K&N air filter, NGK Platinum/Iridium plugs, as well as recent gold DID chain and sprockets, front & rear pads and battery. Coolant and brake fluid have been replenished, valve clearances checked and adjusted and carbs balanced. Recent full suspension service by MCT Suspension. The bike has the following additions: R&G crash bungs, double-bubble tinted screen, short adjustable levers, stainless steel downpipes and Michelin Pilot Road 3 tyres. The bike has been maintained to a very high standard and comes with a stack of paperwork as well as original books, MoTs, HPI certificate, original toolkit and 2 x keys. Honda HISS security and Datatag fitted. Present MoT expires March 2014 and road tax December 2013. This is a stunning bike in every way, from looks to handling, performance to usability. However, it is a 14-year-old bike and does have the odd mark but so slight you have to actually look for them. Irrespective, this is a genuine bike that will not disappoint. Viewing welcome. Please contact: 07894 730526.