Honda CB250F Hornet For Sale

Honda CB250F Hornet
Insurance Costs: 4 of 10
Current Prices: £1,400–£1,100

What Is It?

The Honda CB250F Hornet is a standard naked bike and is powered by a liquid cooled 249 cc inline four engine, de-tuned from the CBR250, producing around 40 bhp at 14,000 rpm.

Features include:

  • Steel mono-backbone frame with Aluminium swingarm
  • 296 mm disc up front with Nissin four piston caliper
  • Drum brake at the rear
  • Showa 41 mm standard fork
  • Adjustable Showa rear shock
  • 4->1 exhaust system
  • Electric starter
  • 6 speed gearbox

The early bikes were grey imports in the UK and the model was really big in Japan. Notable features include gear driven cams and the wheels / tank / frame / swingarm from the CBR900RR Fireblade like the Hornet 600.

The 3-spoke 16" front wheel takes a 130/70 tyre and the rear 17" a 180/55.

Colours: Black, silver, red, blue

Specs

Capacity: 249 cc (low)

Power: 40 bhp / 30 kW (average)

Red Line: 16,000 rpm (very high)

Top Speed: 85 mph / 137 km/h (average)

Economy: 45 mpg / 6.3 L/100km (average)

Range: 160 miles / 257 km (high)

Fuel Capacity: 16.0 litres / 3.5 gallons (high)

Seat Height: 760 mm / 29.9 inches (low)

Wet Weight: 168 kg / 370 pounds (average)

Dry Weight: 149 kg / 329 pounds

Power to Weight Ratio: 0.238 bhp/kg / 0.178 kW/kg

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Price Guide

Year Dealer Private Part Ex Mileage
1996 £1,400 £1,100 £1,000 28,200

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Popularity & How Many Left

Year On The Road Off The Road Total For Sale
1996 45 55 100 15 / month
1997 54 78 132 Rarely
1998 35 46 81 Rarely
1999 41 54 95 Rarely
2000 45 45 90 Rarely
2001 42 33 75 Rarely
2002 37 25 62 Rarely
2003 41 26 67 Rarely
2004 - - - Rarely
2005 1 - 1 Rarely
2006 - - - Rarely
2007 - - - Rarely

Source: DVLA