Honda CB600F Hornet

nice, sharp looks of the 600 Hornet

great colour... just like a real Hornet

menacing pose from any angle

on the back-straight at Midvaal Raceway


Engine: Liquid-cooled four-stroke transverse four
Capacity: 599cc
Bore x stroke: 67 x 42.5mm
Compression ratio: 12.0:1
Valvegear: DOHC with four overhead valves per cylinder
Power: 75kW @ 12 000rpm
Torque: 63.5Nm @ 10 500rpm
Induction: PGM-FI electronic fuel-injection with four 36mm throttle bodies
Ignition: Computer-controlled digital transistorised with electronic advance
Clutch: Cable-operated multiplate wet clutch
Transmission: Six-speed constant-mesh gearbox with final drive by chain
Suspension: 41mm Showa inverted cartridge forks at front, monoshock adjustable for preload at rear
Brakes: Dual 296mm discs with Nissin twin-piston floating callipers at front, 240mm disc with single-piston Nissin floating calliper at rear
Tyres: Front: 120/70 - ZR17 tubeless. Rear: 180/55 - ZR17 tubeless
Wheelbase: 1435mm
Seat height: 800mm
Fuel capacity: 19 litres
Dry weight: 173kg
Price: R73 390 (May 2008)



Thanks to Joeline Dobrowski and her team at Honda South Africa for the ride,

we thoroughly enjoyed the ultra-smooth performance of the 600 Hornet.