The iconic Honda Hornet is back. After months of waiting, Honda chose the Intermot show in Cologne to present the new generation Hornet. A motorcycle that has everything to surprise again.
Appearing on the market in 1998, the first CBF600 Hornet quickly established itself as one of Europe's most popular roadsters. Combining power and dynamism, the first generation of Hornet inaugurated a new line of motorcycles. A mythical name that Honda is reviving today with an all-new Hornet.
With styling that is ultimately more classic than the first looks of its design suggested, the new Honda Hornet fits right into the family. A meeting between modern lines and a style that has made the Hornet's reputation through different generations.
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25 years after the original model, the Honda CB750 Hornet is about to take over. Coming from Honda's European research and development center based in Rome, the new Hornet is based on a new 755cc inline twin engine tuned at 270°, developing 67.5 kW (91 horsepower) of power. maximum torque for 75 Nm at 7250 rpm. Which, weighing in at just 190 kg when fully fueled, gives a power-to-weight ratio of 2.81 kg/kW (0.36 kW/kg).
Directly inherited from the Unicam technology used in competition by the CRF450R cross bikes, the compact eight-valve cylinder head is distinguished by its straight intake ducts, as well as its patented “Vortex Flow Duct” system, which contributes to optimal combustion of the engine. air flow in the air box.
The slip clutch is associated with a 6-speed gearbox. The list of assistive devices includes an electronically controlled TBW (Throttle By Wire) throttle with its 3 pre-programmed riding modes (Sport, Standard and Rain, plus a customizable User mode), an HSTC (Honda Selectable Torque Control) integrating Wheel control, can be configured in 3 levels. Motor power and motor brake also offer 3 configuration options each.
The two-cylinder is integrated into a “Diamant” type steel frame. It is a new part (16.6 kg) that offers optimized maneuverability to the motorcycle, aided by Showa signature suspensions: an inverted fork ø 41 mm type SFF-BP for the front and a single shock absorber working on a Pro-Link variable reduction system. to the rear.
With a seat height of 795mm, the 2023 Honda Hornet aims to be accessible to everyone (an A2 version will also be available with a simple electronic clamp).
On the braking side, the front gets a dual 296mm diameter disc with 4-piston Nissin radial-mount calipers. At the rear, there is a 240mm disc topped by a single-piston caliper. A 2-way ABS anti-lock system controls the package.
The alloy wheels adopt Y-spokes. Their width is 3.5 inches at the front (120/70-ZR17 tire) and 4.5 inches at the rear (160/60-ZR17).
The equipment list starts with a 5-inch color TFT screen that displays all the information from the various systems and allows for connectivity. This is done through the Honda Smartphone Voice Control System (HSVC) application, with Android or iOS mobile phones.
All the lighting relies on LEDs while the automatic stop indicators have the “emergency braking signal” function (Emergency stop system).
A wide range of accessories and equipment is available. We have quickshifter, soft luggage, engine protection and finishing parts. In addition, passenger seat cover, aluminum handlebar ends, rider seat with stitching, rim stripes etc is also available for the new Hornet.