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2009 Honda CB600F Hornet

2009 Honda CB600F Hornet

Introduction

Since it first shook up the streetfighter scene in 1998, the CB600F Hornet has become one of the decade’s most influential middleweight Naked motorcycles. Its timeless Naked styling has a neat, contemporary edge which lends itself easily to any environment, ensuring its popularity in fashion-conscious circles. The Hornet is also both affordable and easy to own. Its build quality is flawless, its reliability is well on the way to becoming legendary and its fuel consumption is as lean as its distinctive styling lines.

Without straying too far from the basic elements that built its remarkable popularity, the 2009 CB600F improves even further on the 2007 model’s ride comfort, performance, controllability and ownership pleasure. Again, Honda has been guided by rider and customer feedback and made changes only where necessary, in order to maintain the motorcycle’s near-perfect balance of power, build quality and value for money. The carefully chosen improvements include new adjustable suspension, chic styling updates including black metallic parts, a new meter panel and a brand new and exciting colour range to reflect its ever-widening appeal.

The 2009 CB600F Hornet is Honda’s response to the city-based fraternity of the motorcycling public and is aimed at improving the precise characteristics that are so appreciated by these riders. The styling updates are designed to appeal to discerning and fashion-conscious riders of all ages. The chassis updates add to its sporty appeal, matching the engine’s impressive performance with slick and confident handling that’s a perfect complement.

In the 2009 CB600F, the original streetfighter is back – strong, sultry and seductive as ever, still master of its territory, and more ready than ever to conquer new ones.

Key Features

  • Redesigned instrument panel features clearer counters/gauges and a clock
  • 2007 CBR600RR compact engine retuned for strong, midrange power and torque
  • PGM-FI electronic fuel injection
  • New Monoshock damper
  • HMAS cartridge-type front fork with new tension adjuster provides a smooth and comfortable ride
  • Relatively low seat height provides easy reach to the ground for riders of all proportions
  • Chassis and frame focused on mass centralisation, light weight, rigidity and handling
  • ABS and non-ABS versions
  • Honda Ignition Security System (HISS)

Engine

  • Sports-derived
  • Fuel-injected
  • Mass centralised
  • Reliable
  • Economical

Chassis

  • Light, rigid frame
  • Mass centralisation
  • New, adjustable front and rear suspension
  • Sporty wheels and premium braking systems

Additional Features

  • Honda Ignition Security System (HISS)
  • Antilock Brake System (ABS)

Colours

  • Pearl Acid Yellow
  • Pearl Night Star Black
  • Pearl Siena Red
  • Pearl Cool White (with stripes)
  • Quasar Silver Metallic (with stripes)

Various accessories including:

  • Comfort
  • Protection
  • Luggage
  • Decoration
  • Maintenance
  • Anti-theft

Availability & Model Changes For 2009

  • Available: February 2009
  • Changes for 2009: Minor changes – Suspension/Colours/Instrument panel

Technical Specification

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

  • Carburetion - 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 (ND)
  • Starter - Electric
  • Battery Capacity - 12V/8.6AH
  • ACG Output - 333W
  • Headlight - 12V 55W x 1 (low) / 55W x 1 (high)

Drivetrain

  • Clutch - Wet, multiplate with coil springs
  • Clutch Operation - Mechanical; cable-actuated
  • Transmission Type - 6-speed
  • Primary Reduction - 2,111 (76/36)
  • Gear Ratios - 1; 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

Frame

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

Chassis

  • Dimensions (LxWxH) - 2,085 x 760 x 1,090mm
  • Wheelbase - 1435 mm
  • Caster Angle - 25°
  • Trail - 99 mm
  • Seat Height - 800mm
  • Ground Clearance - 135mm
  • Kerb Weight - 198kg (F: 99kg; R: 99kg), *205kg (F: 102kg; R: 103kg)
  • Max. Carrying Capacity - 188kg
  • Loaded Weight - 386kg / *393kg

Suspension

  • Type - Front; 41mm tension adjustable inverted HMAS cartridge-type telescopic fork, 120mm stroke
  • Rear; Monoshock damper with 7-step adjustable preload and 128mm axle travel

Wheels

  • Type - Front; Hollow-section 5-spoke cast aluminium
  • Rear; Hollow-section 5-spoke cast aluminium
  • Rim Size - Front; 17M/C ? 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

Brakes

  • Type - Front; 296 x 4.5mm dual hydraulic disc with dual-piston (*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

All specifications are provisional and subject to change without notice.