Honda is proud to introduce its latest addition to the Hornet family, the CB750 Hornet, which takes inspiration from its ancestor but brings the celebrated brand right up to date. With the naked bike segment continuing to grow in size and complexity, Honda's new middleweight bike has big tyre tracks to fill and serious competitors to contend with.
The CB750 Hornet boasts a brand-new twin-cylinder engine with a comprehensive electronics package, packing a direct injection of excitement and pure-thrill adrenaline. The 67.5kW and 75Nm engine drives a 190kg package, resulting in a class-leading power-to-weight ratio. Its 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.
To keep things simple, the CB750 Hornet can be summed up in three words: fast, agile, and fun. Throttle By Wire (TBW) serves up three riding modes and three levels of Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) with integrated Wheelie Control, plus three levels of Engine Braking and Power delivery. The new frame wears full Showa suspension, with 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 CB750 Hornet also boasts a premium specification, including a 5-inch color TFT instrument display with Honda Smartphone Voice Control (HSVC), full LED lighting, auto-indicator cancel, and Emergency Stop Signal (ESS) technology. An A2 license option will also be available.
Styling for the CB750 Hornet was led by the latest generation of creative minds in Honda's Rome R&D facility. The bike has been developed to attract younger riders looking for a serious move up. Its high-spec running gear allows the rider to exploit all the potential available, and its minimalist look with uncompromising angles define a sharp, modern streetfighter style.
The 23YM CB750 Hornet will be available in four color options: Pearl Glare White with Metallic Red Flame frame and anodized Red forks, Graphite Black with Metallic Red Flame frame and anodized Red forks, Matte Iridium Gray Metallic, and Mat Goldfinch Yellow.
With 25 years since the first Hornet arrived, the CB750 Hornet arrives at a perfect time for a new generation of riders. Honda's development engineers have created something quite special with the new middleweight bike, and it will surely make a statement in the highly competitive naked bike segment.