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2008 Honda CB600F Hornet

2008 Honda CB600F Hornet


Head-turning style and exhilarating performance come together in the CB600F Hornet like no other bike on the road. As the undisputed pioneer of naked midsized
performers, the Hornet has consistently set the standard for brazen streetfighter looks and blistering riding fun. Slimmer, lighter, more powerful and easier to
ride than any other bike in its class, the Hornet gets its blast of performance from the same compact engine that powers the phenomenal CBR600RR to domination on track and street, yet tuned for stronger midrange acceleration that keeps the Hornet’s excitement meter running high. Fat, racy-looking tyres, a pointed dual
headlight and cowl, and a slim seat rail that seems to hang in space over the rear tyre complete the Hornet’s look of aggressive intent, and assure you of the ride of
your life every time you climb aboard.

• Lightweight and compact fuel-injected DOHC inlinefour engine tuned for stronger thrusts of midrange acceleration.

• Low-slung exhaust system centralises mass to keep handling light and easy.

• HECS3 oxygen-sensing catalytic exhaust gas converter system minimises emissions of harmful exhaust gases to ensure full compliance with strict EURO-3 emissions regulations.

• Advanced die-cast aluminium frame and swingarm reduce weight.

• Impressive-looking 41mm inverted front fork and Monoshock rear damper deliver sharp, confident handling.

• Combined ABS version provides both the smooth operating ease of Combined brakes and the confident control of Honda’s most advanced Antilock Brake System.

• New Pearl Cool White, Quasar Silver Metallic and Pearl Fiji Blue colour variations.


• Pearl Cool White
• Quasar Silver Metallic
• Pearl Nightstar Black
• Pearl Amber Yellow
• Pearl Fiji Blue


Engine Type - Liquid-cooled 4-stroke 16-valve DOHC inline-4
Displacement - 599cm³
Bore x Stroke - 67 x 42.5mm
Compression Ratio - 12 : 1
Max. Power Output - 75kW / 12,000min-1 (95/1/EC)
Max. Torque - 63.5Nm / 10,500min-1 (95/1/EC)
Idling Speed - 1,350min-1
Oil Capacity - 3.5 litres

Fuel System

Carburation - PGM-FI electronic fuel injection
Throttle Bore - 36mm
Aircleaner - Dry, cartridge-type paper filter
Fuel Tank Capacity - 19 litres (including 4-litre LCD-indicated reserve)

Electrical System

Ignition System - Computer-controlled digital transistorised with electronic advance
Ignition Timing - 10° BTDC (idle) ~ 60° BTDC (13,500min-1)
Sparkplug Type - CR9EH-9 (NGK); U27FER-9 (DENSO)
Starter - Electric
Battery Capacity - 12V / 8.6AH
ACG Output - 333W
Headlights - 12V, 55W x 1 (low) / 55W x 1 (high)


Clutch - Wet, multiplate with coil springs
Clutch Operation - Mechanical; cable-actuated
Transmission- 6-speed
Primary Reduction - 2.111 (76/36)
Gear Ratios - 2.750 (33/12), 2; 1.938 (31/16), 3; 1.556 (28/18), 4; 1.348 (31/23), 5; 1.208 (29/24), 6; 1.095 (23/21)
Final Reduction - 2.688 (43/16)
Final Drive - #525 O-ring sealed chain


Type - Mono-backbone; rectangular-section gravity die-cast aluminium


Dimensions - 2,090 x 740 x 1,095mm
Wheelbase - 1,435mm
Caster Angle - 25°
Trail - 99mm
Seat Height - 800mm
Ground Clearance - 135mm
Kerb Weight - 198kg (F: 98.2kg; R: 99.8kg), *203kg (F:100.7kg; R: 102.3kg)
Max. Carrying Capacity - 188kg
Loaded Weight- 386kg (F: 191.4kg; R: 194.6kg)


Type Front - 41mm inverted telescopic fork, 120mm axle travel
Rear - Monoshock damper with 7-step adjustable preload, 128mm axle travel


Type - Front Hollow-section 5-spoke cast aluminium
Rear - Hollow-section 5-spoke cast aluminium
Rim Size Front - 17M/C x MT3.50
Rear - 17M/C x MT5.50
Tyre Size Front - 120/70 ZR17M/C (58W)
Rear - 180/55 ZR17M/C (73W)
Tyre Pressure Front - 250kPa
Rear - 290kPa


Type Front - 296 x 4.5mm dual hydraulic disc with dualpiston (*three-piston) callipers, floating rotors (*ABS) and sintered metal pads
Rear - 240 x 5mm hydraulic disc with single-piston calliper (*ABS) and sintered metal pads

* Combined ABS version

All specifications are provisional and subject to change without notice.