4. CBR600F Hurricane

1987 Honda Hurricane 600

Honda’s 600cc sportbike, from the original CBR600F Hurricane to today’s CBR600RR has acquired more AMA SuperSport wins and championships than any other model. As a matter of fact, in its first year of racing in the AMA’s newly minted SuperSport class, the Hurricane won every race that year. In all its forms; F, F2, F3, F4, F4i and RR, it has brought more people into the world of motorcycling than any other sportbike. Unlike the Interceptor before it, the 1987 Hurricane was Honda’s first fully faired sportbike. The Hurricane was also Honda’s first sportbike with a liquid-cooled, DOHC, inline four-cylinder engine arrangement. The engine produced a claimed 83 hp at 11,000 rpm and weighed a claimed 397 pounds dry. By 1989 Honda decided to drop the Hurricane name and go with just the alphanumeric designation. It was never as catchy as “Ninja” anyway.