Honda Hornet (CB600F) For Sale
The 1998 Honda Hornet is a mid-range naked bike and is powered by a 599cc inline four engine which puts out 92bhp. It was updated in 2007.
What Is It?
It's powered by a Euro 1 compliant liquid cooled 599cc inline 4 four stroke engine, producing 92.1bhp at 12,000rpm and maximum torque at 9,500rpm.
- Steel mono-backbone frame and Aluminium swingarm
- Dual 296mm discs up front with 2 piston calipers
- 220mm disc at the rear with single piston caliper
- Showa 41mm fork with 125mm travel
- Rear shock with 7 level adjustable pre-load and 128mm travel
- 34mm carbs (36mm of the CBR600F)
- Stainless Steel 4->2->1 exhaust system
- Aluminium pillion grab rail
- Electric starter
- 6 speed gearbox (same as the CBR600F)
The bike is a bit of a hybrid, with the engine and design theme from the CBR600F Jelly Mould and tyres from the CBR900RR Fireblade of the day. The engine has been detuned to offer more power lower down and a less at the top, resulting in a boost of day to day usability.
The main difference between the two however is the mono-backbone frame of the Hornet whereas the CBR uses a perimeter frame. It shows off the engine really well and the engine is a stressed member of the frame. There's even a 3 litre storage space under the seat. The 3-spoke 16" front wheel takes a 130/70 tyre and the rear 17" a 180/55.
2000: Front wheel now 17" and semi-faired CB600FS introduced (until being dropped in 2003).
2003: Changes included the seat re-contoured to move the rider 15mm forward, the tail tidied, the exhaust made more emissions friendly, re-mapped engine, optimised suspension settings, improved front light and larger 17 litre fuel tank. Weight is up 2kg.
2005: Upside down fork added from the 2005 CBR600RR and mini flyscreen.
Colours: Red, silver, blue, white
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