Honda CBR 600 F3
CBR600 F3

The CBR600F3 sportbike was the third generation of Honda's supersport motorcycle. It replaced the F2 and was produced from 1995-1998. It introduced new features such as ram-air intake, a modified engine, and cartridge forks. In 1999, the CBR600 F4 replaced it, bringing an aluminum frame, better brakes, and a revised engine.

Read the original press release announcing the F3.


Full Specifications
  1995 - 1996
1997 - 1998
Engine
Engine Type 599 cc (36.55 cu in) liquid-cooled, all-aluminum inline four-cylinder
Transverse, tilted 30 deg forward of vertical
Weight: 136.4 lb (61.9 kg)
Valve Train Chain-driven DOHC; four valves per cylinder; 32 deg valve ange
Bore/Stroke 65.0 x 45.2 mm (2.56 x 1.78 in)
Compression Ratio 12.0:1
Lubrication Forced pressure, trochoid oil pump
Oil pressure at 80 C: 71 psi (5.0 kg/cm^2) @ 6,000 rpm
Wet sump; 4.4 qt (4.2 L capacity)
SAE 10W-40, API SF or SG
Maximum RPM 13,300 rpm redline; 15-16,000 rpm rev limiter
Maximum Power 100 crank hp (74.6 kW) @ 12,000 rpm [1][5]
90.0 whp @ 11,500 rpm [2]
89.3 whp@ 11,500 rpm [3]
105 hp (78.3 kW) @ 12,000 rpm
Maximum Torque 47 crank ft·lbf  (63.7 Nm) @ 10,500 rpm [1]
43.7 wheel ft·lbf @ 10000 rpm [2]
42.8 wheel ft·lbf @ 8250 rpm [3]
48.7 ft·lbf  (66 Nm) @ 10,500 rpm
Intake Dual-Stage Ram Air system with paper-element air filter
Carburetion 4x 36mm (1.4 in) Mikuni BDST constant velocity (CV) carbs
Ignition Transistorized electronic with 3D mapping
Exhaust 4-2-1 Header with 6.6 L canister muffler
Electrical System Triple-phase alternator with battery; electric starter
Drivetrain
Transmission Close-ratio six-speed
Gear Ratios Primary Reduction: 1.863 (82/44)
Transmission Gear Ratios:
1 -       2.928 (41/14)
2 -       2.062 (33/16)
3 -       1.647 (28/17)
4 -       1.368 (26/19)
5 -       1.200 (24/20)
6 -       1.086 (25/23)
Final Reduction: 2.866 (43/15)
Shift Pattern: 1 - N - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6
Clutch Multi-plate wet, cable operated
Chain #530 O-ring-sealed; 108 links #525 O-ring-sealed; 108 links
Chassis/Suspension/Brakes
Frame Steel twin-spar diamond
Engine stressed member
Front Suspension 41 mm HMAS cartridge fork with spring preload and rebound damping adjustability; 4.66 in (118 mm) travel
Rear Suspension Rectangular swingarm.
Unit Pro-Link HMAS rising rate monoshock, preload, compression  and rebound adjustable.
Rear Trael 4.29 in (109 mm) travel 4.69 in (119 mm) travel
Front Wheel 3.5x17 in cast aluminum; six-spoke
Rear Wheel 5x17 in cast aluminum; six-spoke
Front Brakes Dual floating two-piston calipers; 296mm drilled rotors; sintered pads
Rear Brakes Single floating one-piston caliper; 218 mm drilled rotor; sintered pads
Front Tire 120/60ZR-17 radial; 36psi (2.50 kg/cm^2)
Rear Tire 160/60ZR-17 radial; 42 psi (2.90 kg/cm^2)
Dimensions
Overall Length 80.9 in (2,055 mm)
Overall Width 27.0 in (685 mm)
Overall Height 27.0 in (685 mm)
Wheelbase 55.3 in (1,405 mm)
Rake 25.2 degrees
Trail 3.7 inches (94.0 mm)
Ground Clearance 5.1 inches (129.5 mm)
Seat Height 31.9 in (810 mm)
Fuel Capacity 4.5 gal (17 L), including 0.8 gal (3 L) reserve
Dry Weight 406 lbs (184 kg) 408 lbs (185 kg)
Wet Weight 454 lbs (206 kg) [1]
445 lbs [2]
462 lbs [3]
457 lbs (207 kg)
Performance (as tested)
0-60mph 3.2 sec [4]
3.6 sec [5]
0-100mph  7.1sec [4]
Standing ¼ Mile   11.00 sec @ 124.61 mph (200.5 km/h) [2]
11.28 sec @ 120.9 mph (194.6 km/h) [3]
Top Speed 156 mph (250.2 km/h)
154 mph
Braking  From  37 mph (60 km/h) - 45 ft (13.7 m)
From  62 mph (100 km/h) - 125 ft (38.0 m)
Fuel consumption  45 mpg
Other
MSRP $7,299 (1995); $7,699 (1996) $7,799
Colors 1995: Black/purple yellow; white/purple/yellow
1996: white/red/black; purple/yellow/white; Smokin' Joe's
1997: black/white; red; purple/yellow; Smokin' Joe's
1998: red; red/black; black/crimson; Smokin' Joe's
Sources
  1. Honda CBR600 F3 Service Manual - Download PDF
  2. Motorcycle.com, "1997 600cc Sportbike Shootout"
  3. Sport Rider "1991-1998 Honda CBR600F2-F3 - The Birth Of Domination"
  4. CBR600F3 Super Review
  5. Motoprofi.com

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Last Updated August 27, 2011