So you like 'em cheap, fast and in their birthday suit?
THE thing about Hornets is that they're so ubiquitous that people take them for granted. And while 600cc Hornets are synonymous with despatch riders, the CB900F is a real underrated surprise package.
110bhp from the detuned-for-midrange 919cc Fireblade engine may not sound like all that much, but the Hornet 900 is still capable of a 11.2-second quarter-mile drag. Honda lopped off a fair chunk of the Blade's top-end but, face it, 135mph is still plenty.
Well made, well behaved and classically handsome, the bigger Hornet is the fast naked of choice for the rider who likes to be firmly in control of his machine.
Easily available and well supported with parts, the Hornet 900 is a safe buy. Early (2002-03) models with moderate mileage are a bargain £2,300-£2,500; if you want to use up the full £3k budget, low-mileage 2004-05 bikes are yours for the taking.
Read Honda CB900F Hornet owner reviews or add your own.
Yeah baby. This is right up my street-fighter. But... You won't get the Tuono pictured for less than £3k that's a MK2. MK1s are cheaper and arguably more agressive/less refined and look a bit dated from some angles. Still great bikes though.
Also the Speed Triple pictured is a 1050 not a 955. A 1050 S3 will like-wise blow the stated budget.
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