Honda’s first fully faired sportbike with inline 4-cylinder engine, the CBR600F began the generation. Built from 1987-1990, it’s one of the best balanced and lightest 600’s of the time. This example has unusual pearl white/silver paint with matching seat, tank protector, wheels, and mirrors.
Honda’s first City Bike Racer, the CBR was meant to commute and win races. The seriously oversquare ( and reliable ) 598cc four puts out 85 hp and 44 ft-lbs. of torque. Nissin 4-piston calipers grip 3 drilled rotors to provide great braking. Frame design was an evolution of the VFR750, the air adjustable forks and monoshock rear provided agility with enough stability to achieve the 12-second 1/4 mile and 140 mph the soap-bar fairing make possible.
Showing color-matched seat and tank protector, in the eBay auction the owner says:
Good condition, a few minor scratches and one tiny ding on gas tank however did not scratch or break paint. All original comes with matching tank bag and saddle bags. I am the 2nd owner my mother in law is the original owner.
Though not high resolution, the photos show no obvious flukes, appearing adult-owned and garage-kept. Without much detail about current use or maintenance, it wouldn’t be unreasonable to expect a tune-up, fresh tires and brake pads.
After 4 successors ending with the CBR600F4i in 2006, the CBR600F was re-introduced in 2011 as the Hornet. But the smooth handling and slippery bodied 1987-89 model was the beginning of a great run.