THE 2009 HONDA CBR600RR and CBR400 have received a new slap of paint, with tri-colour style added to the two model ranges this week.
For the CBR600RR, the new colour scheme - a white/red/blue style dubbed Pearl Sunbeam White - marks the fourth for Honda's popular sports bike. The CB400 gets two versions of the tri-colour approach, with blue and red the main colours of each.
The 2009 CBR600RR is powered by a 600cc liquid-cooled inline four, with a number of improvements to set the '09 model apart from its predecessor.
Changes to the piston, cylinder head and muffler have increased torque delivery in the range of revs between 8000-1200rpm, giving improved puff out of the corners.
Subtle changes have made their way to the fairing, with a new undercowl and air vents creating a more effective airflow at medium and high speeds, enhancing stability in longer, high speed corners.
Weight remains the same as the previous model, coming in at 184kg.
The new tri-colour scheme for the CBR600RR is available right now, in very limited quantities.
The 2009 CB400 is powered by an inline four-cylinder, four-stroke 400cc liquid-cooled engine, while offering lower emissions and greater fuel economy thanks to Honda's electronically controlled fuel injection system (PGM-FI) and HYPER VTEC system. The CB400 is also LAMS approved.
The tri colour CB400 is available now, including an ABS version.