Honda CB900F Hornet (2002 - 2009)

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Honda CB900F Hornet (2002 - 2009)
could have been so much better had Honda forgotten to detune the Blade engine

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Reviewed: 21 October 2005 by Visordown
Fine bike for the money, but could have been so much better had Honda forgotten to detune the Blade engine and revalved the softish fork legs too.Although it will disappoint anyone expecting a similarly full-on translation from sportsbike to naked as Aprilia's Mille to Tuono, the 900cc Hornet does hide ...  Continue reading


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7 user reviews of Honda CB900F Hornet (2002 - 2009) See all

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Having the exhaust cans under the seat meant it made the general maintenance of the rear end of the bike so much simpler without having to get around the exhaust can to clean the swing arm & wheel, etc.

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Had mine for a bit over 2 years,as one who's owned over 30 bikes in 37 years of riding any bike I keep that long has got to be good.I have looked around and tried everything from Transalps to Fireblades with ZX Continue reading...

Difficult one - plenty of poke, well finished (still looks great after 9 years), grows on you but not one to set the pulse racing or to make you look back when you walk away Continue reading...
pretty good all round performer, real good first time big bike. Easy to get to grips with "BUT" still could throw a wobbley if you get too cocky. Continue reading...
t509speed states that a speed triple would embaress the 900, rubbish, my mate has a 955i same age and similar mileage. I pull away on the striaghts and on the twisties i'm in front and we're very similar riders Continue reading...


Will a Honda UK dial cluster (mile readout) fit and work on a CB900 F5 Hornet Australian import?

Posted: 03/11/2011 at 15:40

I found at 1st after fully fuelling it to be a bit top heavy, but the benefits it gave me in others ways out weighed that problem completely for me till I got used to it.

It has a very good low down torque and so very forgiving when you're having to make 5-10mph slow manoeuvring to get around obstacles without much effort needed.

I found the engine to be solid and started up on a dime no matter the conditions outside that day. It has more than enough quick acceleration and goes smoothly through the gears and the brakes I found were excellent when needing to quickly to STOP!

Having the exhausts almost the under the seating area meant it so much easier to do maintenance on the rear wheel area, and that is one of things I truly come to like about such a setup in bikes.

This bike is worth the money and holds it value really good due to it's excellent build quality & design by Honda.

Posted: 03/12/2014 at 13:30

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A good, solid bike that is reassuringly chunky and a great step upward from a naked 600
The engine could have been so much more than it is and as a result, the bike is underwhelming
  • Price: £6149.00
  • Year: 2005 - 2009
  • Top speed: 135mph
  • Price new: 6149
  • Engine capacity: 919cc
  • Power: 110bhp
  • Torque: 63lb ft
  • Weight: 194kg
  • 0-60: 3.5 seconds

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