CBR600RR on Cap Canaille
CBR600RR ABS (2017)

Early morning ride on Cap Canaille, overlooking the Calanques and the Mediterranean. A couple of slow runs over the Route des Crêtes aiming for precision not speed. And stops to enjoy the calm of the early morning away from the bustle of Marseille not far away.
Single photograph in almost ideal light: low angle, slightly diffuse with a simple composition.
Still too young to be a “Classic”, I see this bike model as the final evolution of one the last of the mid-range production sportsbikes with a paralell four engine. CBR600RR was the base model of the homologated Moto2 grand prix bike for the seasons 2010 to 2018.

I’m still very happy to ride this model, this is my third CBR600. Back in the Nineties, Honda’s bike was considered the most rider-friendly of the mid-range sportsbikes, these days it’s considered difficult to ride compared to the sportstwins that are taking over the middle ground. But you can’t beat the sound and feel of a high-revving sports engine and yes, you have to shift gears more often, but that’s where the sport comes and the challenge of mastering a race-bred engine.

CBR600FW (1998)

CBR600RR (2005)