Honda CB600F Hornet For Sale

Honda CB600F Hornet
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New Price At Launch: £5,250

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Current Prices: £2,700–£1,150

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Power: 92 bhp

Engine: 599 cc, 13,000 rpm red line, 135 mph top speed

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Economy: 40 mpg

Range: 140 miles from the 16.0 litre tank

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Seat Height: 790 mm

Weight: 198 kg (wet), 176 kg (dry)

What Is It?

The Honda Hornet is a mid-range naked bike and is powered by a Euro 1 compliant liquid cooled 599cc inline four engine, producing 92.1bhp at 12,000rpm and maximum torque at 9,500rpm.

Features include:

  • 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 on the CBR600F)
  • 4->2->1 Stainless Steel exhaust system
  • Aluminium pillion grab rail
  • 6 speed gearbox

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. The engine has been de-tuned to offer more power lower down and a bit 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, which is a stressed member of the frame and 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.

Colours: Red, silver, blue, white

2000: Front wheel now 17" and semi-faired CB600FS introduced (dropped in 2003).

2003: Changes include the seat being re-contoured to move the rider 15mm forward, the tail tidied up, the exhaust made more emissions friendly, a re-mapped engine, optimised suspension settings, improved headlight and larger 17 litre fuel tank but weight is up 2kg. 

2005: Upside down fork added from the 2005 CBR600RR and mini flyscreen.

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Price Guide

Year Dealer Private Part Ex Mileage
1998 £1,400 £1,150 £1,000 27,000
1999 £1,550 £1,250 £1,100 26,400
2000 £1,700 £1,400 £1,200 25,700
2001 £1,900 £1,500 £1,300 24,900
2002 £2,050 £1,650 £1,450 24,100
2003 £2,200 £1,800 £1,550 23,100
2004 £2,400 £1,900 £1,650 22,100
2005 £2,550 £2,050 £1,800 21,100
2006 £2,700 £2,200 £1,900 19,900

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Popularity / How Many Left

Year On The Road Off The Road Total For Sale
1998 466 515 981 42 / month
1999 711 675 1,386 8 / month
2000 395 341 736 Rarely
2001 708 570 1,278 51 / month
2002 620 441 1,061 84 / month
2003 584 340 924 100 / month
2004 232 149 381 45 / month
2005 240 109 349 Rarely
2006 274 125 399 34 / month

Stats include those licenced for use on the road and those off the road with a SORN, by year of production. Source: DVLA

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