AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands – AkzoNobel’s coatings drew praise from German motorbike magazine Motorrad following a rigorous long-distance road test of a Honda CBR600F.

The bike was subjected to a 50,000 km test, after which it was taken apart so that any wear and tear could be assessed.

Following the checks, the person who reviewed the bike for the magazine said, “Paint and surfaces are immaculate. No rust at all, and all parts show great quality. Piston, cylinder and valves look brand new.”

AkzoNobel Specialty Finishes has been the major coatings supplier at the Honda Atessa site in Italy, where the CBR600F is produced, for more than 20 years.

Sales Manager Agostino Nicora said, “The Honda CBR600F has been put through this test over the last two years and passed with flying colors. The result is testament to the superior quality of both Honda and AkzoNobel products. We are proud to be associated with such a renowned vehicle manufacturer and delighted to play a part in their continued success.”

Not a single defect or unscheduled stop was recorded during the Honda CBR600F test, putting it at the top of Motorrad’s all-time long-term test list.