Honda CB600F Hornet
The naked model Honda CB 600 Hornet was first introduced in 1998 and since then has won a huge army of fans around the world. The model was based on the engine from the sports version of the Honda CBR600F3, which was slightly deformed (by changing the profile of the camshafts, reducing the diameter of the carburetor diffusers and changing the ignition system) and reconfigured to increase traction at low and medium speeds, as a result, the engine began to produce 94, 69 h.p. power and 62.76 Nm of torque, while remaining quite speedy (the maximum performance of the motor was reached at 9500-12000 rpm). Over time, the engine underwent improvements and changes that affected both the engine itself and the intake system, thanks to which the power of the modern Honda Hornet 600 increased to 102 hp. (The key point was the use of the engine from the sports version Honda CBR600RR).
This model may have the following names:
- Honda CB 600
- Honda CB 600 F
- Honda Hornet 600
- Honda CB600F Hornet
Major generations of the Honda CB 600 Hornet:
- Honda Hornet 600 (1998-2002) - 1st generation.
- Honda Hornet 600 (2003-2006) - II generation.
- Honda Hornet 600 (2007-2012) - III generation.
In more detail, the differences between each generation of the motorcycle are described in the subsection Brief History of the Model.
Main modifications of the Honda CB 600 F Hornet:
- Honda Hornet 600 - regular naked version of the motorcycle
- Honda Hornet 600 S - version with front fairing (produced from 2000 to 2003)
Honda Hornet Series Lineup:
- Honda Hornet 250
- Honda Hornet 600
- Honda Hornet 900
The main competitors of the Honda CB600 Hornet in the class:
- Kawasaki Z750 / Kawasaki Z800
- Yamaha XJ6N
- Yamaha FZ6N / Yamaha FZ8N
- Suzuki GSR600
- Suzuki GSF600 Bandit / Suzuki GSF650 Bandit
2012 was the last year the Honda CB 600 F Hornet was produced. Since 2014, the Honda CB650F model has been introduced as the official successor.
Comparative technical characteristics of different generations of the Honda CB 600 Hornet:
|Generations||Honda CB600F Hornet (1998-1999)||Honda CB600F Hornet (2000-2002)||Honda CB600F Hornet (2003-2006)||Honda CB600F Hornet (2007-2012)|
|Motorcycle type||Road (street, naked)|
|Engine type||4-cylinder, 4-stroke, in-line|
|Working volume||599 cc cm.|
|Bore / stroke||65mm x 45.2mm||67mm x 42.5mm|
|Compression ratio||12.0: 1|
|Number of valves per cylinder||DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder|
|Fuel supply system||carburetor, 4x 34mm Keihin CV (flat throttle)||electronic injection PGM-FI|
|Ignition type||fully transistor|
|Maximum power||94.69 hp at 12000 rpm||94.00 hp at 12000 rpm||96.50 hp at 12000 rpm||102 hp at 12000 rpm|
|Maximum torque||62.76 Nm @ 9500 rpm||61.78 Nm @ 10,000 rpm||63.00 Nm @ 10,000 rpm||63.50 Nm @ 10,500 rpm|
|Front tire size||130 / 70ZR16 61W||120 / 70ZR17 58W|
|Rear tire size||180 / 55ZR17 73W|
|Front brakes||2 discs 296 mm, 2-piston calipers||2 discs 296 mm, 2-piston calipers (opt. C-ABS - 3-piston)|
|Rear brakes||1 disc 220 mm, 1-piston caliper||1 disc 240 mm, 1-piston caliper (ABS opt.)|
|Front suspension||41mm telescopic fork, 112mm travel||41 mm telescopic inverted fork (since 2005), 109 mm travel|
|Rear suspension||swingarm with monoshock (preload adjustment), stroke - 127 mm|
|Length x Width x Height||2080 x 740 x 1055 mm (2100 x 740 x 1070 mm - 2005-2006)||2085 x 760 x 1090 mm|
|Saddle height||795 mm (790 mm - 2005-2006)||800 mm|
|Wheelbase||1420 mm||1435 mm|
|Acceleration to 100 km / h||3.3 sec|
|Maximum speed||225 km / h|
|Fuel tank capacity||16 l (including reserve - 3 l)||17 l (including reserve - 2.6 l)||19 l|
|Motorcycle weight (curb)||196 kg (200 kg - 2005-2006)||198 kg (205 kg - versions with ABS)|
Fuel consumption of the Honda CB 600 Hornet is declared by the manufacturer as 5.75 liters per 100 km. The actual value of gas mileage depends on the driving style of the driver and the technical condition of the motorcycle.