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9/9/2004
Honda Introduces 2005 Models

From a press release issued by American Honda:

Honda unveils 2005 Motorcycle Models in Nashville

Nashville, TN--- American Honda's Motorcycle Division unveiled their 2005 product line-up at the company's annual dealer show Wednesday night September 8 at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville.

Representing the continuing Honda branding strategy of "Performance First", the new products are designed to strengthen Honda's number one position in the American powersports market.

"This year's convention theme is Rollin', Rollin', Rollin'," said Ray Blank, Honda's Motorcycle Division Vice President. "Honda has incredible momentum in the motorcycle industry. In fact, over the last five years we have added more than one million customers to the Honda family. It's a good time to be a Honda dealer".

Honda's model announcements included fifteen brand new or highly revised models: a new cruiser, one super-sport motorcycle, two motocross bikes, a new off-road competition bike, one scooter, six ATVs, two personal watercraft and a police motorcycle.

Dealers who have already benefited from over 35 new Honda launches in the previous four years were delighted with the new additions. Honda's product lineup is the broadest in the industry, with over 70 motorcycle, scooter, ATV and personal watercraft models.



2005 New & Updated Model Preview

VTX1800F - This sport custom performance cruiser adds a whole new look to the VTX line-up for 2005.

CBR600RR - This next generation super-sport motorcycle incorporates a host of upgrades to the 2004 Formula Xtreme championship-winning machine.

CR250R - A completely new engine and host of chassis improvements compliment this favorite motocross race machine.

CR125R - An all-new 125cc engine makes this bike the most potent two-stroke motocrosser in its class.

CRF450X - Start with the championship and award winning CRF450R motocross machine and create the ultimate open class off road racer, which includes electric starting.

Big Ruckus - This machine combines the convenience and comfort of a scooter with the open feel of a motorcycle for an exciting new product.

FourTrax Foreman 4x4 ES/FourTrax Foreman 4x4/FourTrax Foreman - These outstanding new ATVs deliver 500cc of big bore power loaded with Honda features such as TraxLok (2WD-4WD), ESP (Honda's Electric Shift Program) and front disc brakes.

AquaTrax F-12X with GPScape - This exciting new turbocharged four-stroke Honda personal watercraft offers the addition of GPScape, Honda's on-board GPS navigation system.

ST1300P - With this motorcycle, law enforcement agencies can tap into Honda's latest technology while enjoying legendary Honda quality and reliability.

AquaTrax F-12 - A next-generation engine and jet pump keep the three-person AquaTrax F-12 at the forefront of the personal watercraft market.

FourTrax Foreman Rubicon - A favorite among many riders, the FourTrax Foreman Rubicon now comes equipped with TraxLok, front disc brakes, new SUV styling and more.

FourTrax Recon ES/FourTrax Recon - New suspension, ergonomics and SUV-type styling make the best-selling mid-size ATV even better.

TRX400EX - This high-performance sport model now features reverse and new, stylish bodywork for 2005.

About Honda
American Honda Motor Co., Inc. is the sole distributor of Honda motorcycles, scooters, ATVs and personal watercraft in the U.S. American Honda's Motorcycle Division conducts the sales, marketing, and operational activities for these products through Honda authorized dealers


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CBR600RR - This next generation super-sport motorcycle incorporates a host of upgrades to the 2004 Formula Xtreme championship-winning machine.
can't wait to see this one.
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CBR600RR - This next generation super-sport motorcycle incorporates a host of upgrades to the 2004 Formula Xtreme championship-winning machine.
can't wait to see this one.
I just tried to look for it but couldnt find it.

I did see a pic of one.

Red with white Honda wings. Kind of ugly but on some strange level, I liked it.


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Red with white Honda wings. Kind of ugly but on some strange level, I liked it.
i don't like the wings...my bro just got a black 04, but really wanted the 03 black since it didn't have it on there. hopefully they take them back off in 05....at least for some of the colors. great bike though. i think in 05 the kawi will be the 600 to buy (in green).
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CBR600RR - This next generation super-sport motorcycle incorporates a host of upgrades to the 2004 Formula Xtreme championship-winning machine.
can't wait to see this one.
I just tried to look for it but couldnt find it.

I did see a pic of one.

Red with white Honda wings. Kind of ugly but on some strange level, I liked it.
Here ya go boomybutt..



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Here ya go boomybutt..

this shizzit coming out in blue?


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Honda should paint or powder coat the swingarm black.


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I absolutely agree with you Brooks.

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That does look good. Why don't I see very many 1000RR's on the road? I know they pretty much look the same, but every chance I get to look at the tail, they all say 600RR. The 1000RR is the bike you'd find me on the day after I win the lotto.

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Inverted forks - nice!! Anyone know what else they've upgraded? Gonna do a search now !
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Found this so far:

http://www.mcnews.com.au/NewBikeCata...rr/intro_1.htm

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Honda are aiming to build on the success of the CBR600RR by significantly upgrading the model for 2005. The new bike promises lighter weight, more power and even stronger brakes.

The weight savings have largely been made in the chassis. The new fine die-cast process employed in hollow frame construction has enabled Honda to trim small amounts of material in areas not subjected to stress while still being able to provide the torsional strength in all the areas where it is critical. A full 1.5kg has been trimmed from the frame while the new die-cast seat rails add to the savings with another 0.7kg shaved in this area. Weight has also been saved through the use of a new composite aluminium swingarm. The swingarm now integrates the damperís upper mount into its new one piece design which helps to completely isolate the frame from the shocks and stresses generated by the rear suspension.

Honda are claiming 115hp (86kw) as a peak power figure but have stated that they have concentrated their efforts on producing more mid-range power. This is the only performance area where the current model CBR600RR lacked against some of the opposition and if Honda make those promised gains in the mid-range it will make what is already a great bike markedly better. New molybendum impregnated pistons help to reduce friction while new injectors are claimed to provide better atomization through finer spray nozzles.

The racing inspired trend towards radial mounted calipers has also claimed the CBR600RR with the 2005 model scoring trick new radial mounted four-piston calipers clamping 310mm disc rotors.

New inverted cartridge forks grace the front of the machine and provide the new radial mounting points for the calipers.

A new front cowl incorporates the air intakes which helps to blend the front end look a little better while closely resembling the intakes seen on the latest CBR1000RR Fireblade. A shorter tail cowl and new matte black side covers round out the styling changes. Some owners had complained that the paint finish on the tank of their CBR600RRs was too easily scuffed and Honda have recognised this shortcoming by coating the tank on the 2005 model with some healthy coats of clear lacquer.

All up the CBR600RR is a significantly changed machine for 2005.

2005 - Honda CBR600RR

Engine - 599cc, liquid-cooled, inline four-cylinder

Bore and Stroke - 67.0mm x 42.5mm

Compression Ratio - 12.0:1

Induction - Dual Stage Fuel Injection (DSFI)

Ignition Computer-controlled digital transistorized with three-dimensional mapping

Gearbox - Close-ratio six-speed

Front Suspension - 41.0mm inverted HMAS cartridge fork with spring preload, rebound and compression damping adjustable

Rear Suspension - Unit Pro-Link HMAS single shock with spring-preload, rebound and compression damping adjustable

Front Brakes - Dual radial-mounted four-piston calipers with 310mm discs

Rear Brake - Single 220mm disc

Tyres - 120/70ZR-17 (F) - 180/55ZR-17 (R)

Rake - 24.0 degrees

Trail - 95.0mm

Dry Weight - 163kg
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the rest of the article on Superbikeplanet

http://www.superbikeplanet.com/2004/Sep/040909a.htm


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The 2005 CBR600RR incorporates a host of next-generation upgrades that elevate this full-on sport mount to all-new heights.

Features & Benefits

New for 2005

Radial-mounted front brake calipers.
41mm inverted front fork.
New intake port shape and redesigned exhaust for lighter weight and increased mid-range power.
New piston surface treatment for reduced friction.
Fuel injection flow increased to match intake and exhaust system changes.
Frame and sub-frame redesigned for lighter weight while maintaining superior handling characteristics.
New bodywork more closely resembles RC211V and reduces weight.
Redesigned top triple-clamp allows for lighter weight.
New swingarm assembly redesigned for lighter weight.
New two-piece shock design for improved performance and lighter weight.
Available in Red/Black, Black/Tribal, Metallic Silver/Black and Black.
Unique features
Unit Pro-Link(r) rear suspension and swingarm design inspired by RC211V.
Dual Stage Fuel Injection (DSFI) system features two injectors per cylinder.
High-revving engine redlines at 15,000 rpm.
RC211V-style center-up exhaust system.
Centrally located fuel tank increases mass centralization and allows more compact frame design.
Line Beam Headlight features three-piece reflector design.

Engine/Drivetrain
Liquid-cooled DOHC 16-valve 599cc four-stroke inline four-cylinder engine features oversquare bore and stroke of 67mm x 42.5mm.
High-revving engine has 15,000-rpm redline (CBR(r)600F4i redlines at 14,200), wider powerband and more over-rev than CBR600F4i.
Compact engine length (236mm) positions the rider forward for more precise handling.
Iridium-tip spark plugs improve fuel combustion and performance.
Dual Stage Fuel Injection system features two injectors per cylinder--one upper and one lower--controlled by an ECU that senses rpm and throttle opening. Lower injector enhances rideability while upper injector improves top-end horsepower. At lower rpm only the lower injector is working. Above 5500 rpm both injectors are activated. The system uses 40mm throttle bodies.
Denso injectors with 12 holes per injector deliver a finely atomized fuel mixture for optimum combustion efficiency and power.
Auto enriching system is integrated into PGM-FI module, eliminating the need for a manual choke.
Two-stage ram-air system provides a high volume of cool air to the airbox for linear power delivery and incredible engine performance.
Cylinder head features angled valve inset to improve airflow.
Cylinder head features two springs per intake valve and two springs per exhaust valve for optimum high-rpm valve operation and durability.
Direct shim-under-bucket valve actuation ensures high-rpm performance and durability and offers 16,000-mile maintenance intervals.
Light pistons, piston pins and nutless connecting rods contribute to higher-revving engine.
Pistons receive new moly surface treatment for reduced friction.
Double-pivot cam-chain tensioner for cam chain durability.
Right-side starter gears for increased lean angle.
Lightweight aluminum oil cooler.
Smooth-shifting close-ratio six-speed transmission is closely matched to the engine's powerband.


Chassis/Suspension

Die cast aluminum frame utilizes new manufacturing methods to provide optimum rigidity while reducing weight. Frame is tuned for precise handling characteristics.
New 41mm inverted Honda Multi-Action System(tm) (HMAS(tm)) cartridge front fork features spring preload, rebound and compression damping adjustability for precise action.
Unit Pro-Link rear suspension system is patterned after RC211V GP racer. In this system, the upper shock mount is contained within the swingarm rather than the frame. With no top frame-mount for the shock, this unique system reduces negative suspension energy from being transmitted into the frame, allowing optimum frame rigidity and improved rideability out of corners.
Braking system features twin four-piston radial mounted front calipers, dual 310mm front discs and a single 220mm rear disc for optimum stopping power.
Redesigned center-up exhaust system features four-into-two-into-one design for increased performance, aerodynamics, and lighter weight.
Handlebars located below top triple-clamp for precise handling.
Additional Features
Industry-leading ergonomic design features maximum rider comfort for minimum fatigue in all riding conditions.
Centrally mounted 4.8-gallon fuel tank is positioned low in the frame, increasing mass centralization and allowing a more compact design. This design positions the rider 70mm forward for optimum handling.
Plastic tank shell cover protects tank and airbox.
Line Beam Headlight features three-piece reflector design (first in the world) utilizing two H7 bulbs for optimum light distribution, and unique compact design.
Instrumentation is very compact and features tachometer, speedometer and fuel gauge.
Attractive hollow-spoke aluminum alloy wheels feature race spec 3.5 x 17-inch front and 5.5 x 17-inch rear dimensions.
One-piece fan assembly for maximum cooling efficiency.
Maintenance-free battery.
Optional seat cowl.
Compact rear cowl storage compartment for U-type locking devices (lock not included) under the passenger seat.
Pivoting aerodynamic mirrors.
Integrated ignition switch/fork lock for added security.
Convenient push-to-cancel turn signal switch.
Transferable one-year, unlimited mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.
Ownership includes one-year complimentary membership in the Honda Rider's Club of America(tm) (HRCA(r)). Benefits include: discounts, travel benefits, roadside assistance, one year complimentary subscription to Honda Red Rider(tm) magazine, access to HRCA Clubhouse Web site (www.hrca.honda.com), access online to Honda Common Service Manual. For HRCA details, call 1-800-847-HRCA. For dealers only, please call (310) 783-3958.


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