Carrying zero excess mass, class-leading power-to-weight ratio is delivered by a 67.5kW and 75Nm engine driving a 190kg package.
The all-new, eight-valve parallel twin-cylinder unit delivers both top end buzz and heaps of mid-range usability, combining with a new ultra-lightweight frame for supremely agile side-to-side performance and instant, riotous acceleration.
Throttle By Wire (TBW) serves up 3 riding modes and 3-level Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) with integrated Wheelie Control, plus 3 levels of Engine Braking and Power delivery. The new frame wears full Showa suspension: 41mm Separate Fork Function Big Piston (SFF-BPTM) USD forks and rear shock working through Pro-Link.
Dual, radial-mount four-piston calipers bite hard. The premium specification includes 5-inch colour TFT instrument display, with Honda Smartphone Voice Control (HSVC), full LED lighting, auto-indicator cancel and Emergency Stop Signal (ESS) technology. An A2 licence option will also be available.
The Honda CB750 Hornet will be available from Lings Honda very soon, from £6,999.00 OTR. Call our team or register your interest below.
The original 1998 CB600F Hornet grew to be a hugely popular bike in Europe, for many reasons. Its compact, naked form was great around town and it had the engine power and handling ability to carve a section of corners with joyous enthusiasm. Different iterations of the Hornet took it in the direction of sports touring and – in the hands of Hornet Cup racers –an outright race bike, while a 2007 upgrade added extra RR-derived top-end power and much more aggressive style.
Every individual owner had a reason why their Hornet was so good, but two things remained constant throughout its life and development:
It was great fun to ride. And the fun came with an affordable price tag.
The Hornet’s brand-new engine packs a great deal of Honda’s engineering prowess into a small space. Headline numbers: 755cc parallel twin-cylinder, 67.5kW peak power and 75Nm torque. With wet weight of 190kg it has a class-leading power-to-weight ratio of 0.36kW per kg / 2.81kg per kW.
Compact, competition CRF-derived Unicam eight-valve cylinder heads employ downdraft air intakes and a Vortex Flow Duct to ensure optimal combustion. A 270° crank delivers feel and character; the primary drive doubles as balance shaft while an assist/slipper clutch manages a six-speed gearbox. Electronic rider aids thanks to Throttle By Wire (TBW) include 3 riding modes (plus USER mode), 3-level Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC), Wheelie Control with 3-level Engine Power and Engine Braking adjustment.
To maximise the new engine’s potential, it’s housed in a totally new steel diamond frame, which is extremely light weight thanks to optimisation of wall/pipe thickness and stiffness. For optimal agility and rider feedback, suspension is top quality: Showa 41mm SFF-BPTM USD forks and rear shock operating through Pro-Link. Dual four-piston, radial-mount calipers stop hard while the tyres are sized to provide perfect levels of grip and agility – a 120-section front matched to 160 rear.
The rich specification list is headlined by a 5-inch TFT colour display which supplies vivid information delivery and management of all systems, as well as the connectivity of Honda Smartphone Voice Control system for both Android and IOS devices. All lighting is LED; the indicators auto-cancel and also include Emergency Stop System (ESS).
A range of accessories, including a quickshifter, soft luggage, engine protectors and cosmetic enhancements are ready to go.
The 23YM CB750 Hornet will be available in the following colour options:
Pearl Glare White with Metallic Red Flame frame and anodised Red forks, Graphite Black with Metallic Red Flame frame and anodised Red forks, Matte Iridium Gray Metallic or Mat Goldfinch Yellow.
The unveiling of a brand-new Honda engine is always a special moment. Presenting it as part of a brand new Hornet demonstrates the significance of the return of the iconic model name. Honda’s engineers have built a brand-new, parallel twin-cylinder powerplant packing hugely enjoyable punch to give the Hornet its performance edge. It’s designed for every rider to exploit to the maximum, with exhilarating peak power output, but also to deliver accessible low to mid-range usability – perfect for the less experienced, and a major boost to the enjoyment of everyday town riding.
Throttle By Wire engine control offers three default riding modes, adjusting the engine’s delivery and feel to suit conditions and the rider’s intent; they’re easily switched and managed between the left handlebar mode switch and TFT screen.
Honda’s R&D designers in Rome looked, with respect, to Hornets of the past and went to work on a new, contemporary expression of technical beauty with the silhouette, lines and shaping in compact, elegant proportion.
The main signature of the Hornet is the fuel tank, which takes inspiration from the shape of a hornet’s wing. Everywhere you look, from the aggressively angled nose-fairing to the razor-sharp, minimal tail, there are hallmarks of tension and aggression, outlining true sporting intent.
The Hornet’s steel diamond frame is lightweight, at just 16.6kg (for comparison, the CB650R’s is 18.5kg). A major technological process of stiffener, main/down tube thinning, and pivot shape optimisation has produced a hugely strong platform, with rigidity balance to deliver feel and geometry set for agility – just what the engine needs.
Liquid-cooled OHC 4-stroke 8-valve Parallel Twin with 270° crank and uni-cam
Bore x Stroke (mm)
87mm x 63.5mm
Max. Power Output
67.5kW @ 9,500rpm
75Nm @ 7,250rpm
Noise Level (dB)
Lwot - 77.5; Lurban - 73.5
PGM-FI electronic injection
Fuel Tank Capacity
CO2 Emissions WMTC
23km/l - 4.35l/100km
Wet multiple, Assisted slipper clutch
6 speed Manual Transmission
2,090mm x 780mm x 1,085mm
Showa 41mm SFF-BPTMTM USD, 130mm travel
Monoshock damper, Pro-Link swingarm, 150mm travel
5Y-Spoke Cast Aluminium
5Y-Spoke Cast Aluminium
Dual 296mm x 4mm disc with Nissin radial mount 4 piston calipers
Single 240mm x 5mm disc with single piston caliper
INSTRUMENTS & ELECTRICS
Auto Winker Cancel
ESS, 4 Riding Modes
All specifications are provisional and subject to change without notice
Please note that the figures provided are results obtained by Honda under standardised testing conditions prescribed by WMTC. Tests are conducted on a rolling road using a standard version of the vehicle with only one rider and no additional optional equipment. Actual fuel consumption may vary depending on how you ride, how you maintain your vehicle, weather, road conditions, tire pressure, installation of accessories, cargo, rider and passenger weight, and other factors.