Honda has unveiled its brand-new middleweight bike, the CB750 Hornet, which takes inspiration from its predecessor but brings the celebrated Hornet brand up to date. The new bike has a direct injection of excitement and pure-thrill adrenaline, packed with class-leading power-to-weight ratio, high-quality Showa suspension, and a comprehensive electronics package.
The original 1998 CB600F Hornet was hugely popular in Europe due to its compact, naked form, great handling, and engine power. However, motorcycling has seen some major shifts since then, and the naked bike segment has grown in both size and complexity. This is where the all-new CB750 Hornet comes in, developed to attract younger riders looking for a serious move up.
The CB750 Hornet boasts a new twin-cylinder engine that hits hard with power and torque and features a comprehensive electronics package. The high-quality Showa suspension works through a new, lightweight steel frame with high-spec running gear that allows the rider to exploit all the potential available. The minimalist look with uncompromising angles defines a sharp, modern streetfighter style.
Honda has armed the CB750 Hornet with a class-leading power-to-weight ratio, and it is 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, and Mat Goldfinch Yellow.
The new bike also features Throttle By Wire (TBW) which serves up three riding modes and three-level Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) with integrated Wheelie Control, plus three levels of Engine Braking and Power delivery. The premium specification includes a 5-inch colour TFT instrument display, with Honda Smartphone Voice Control (HSVC), full LED lighting, auto-indicator cancel and Emergency Stop Signal (ESS) technology.
The CB750 Hornet has big tyre tracks to fill and serious competitors to contend with, but Honda's development engineers are confident that they have created something quite special. Fast, agile, and fun, the CB750 Hornet is a bike for now and a whole new generation of riders.