Honda CB600F

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Also calledHornet (EU)
599 (US)
Production1998 - present
ClassNaked bike
RelatedHonda CB900F
Honda CBR600F3
Honda CBR600RR

The Honda CB600F (known as the Hornet in Europe and 599 in the U.S.) is a sport bike manufactured by Honda Motor Company. It is powered by a Template:Convert/LonAonDbSoff liquid-cooled inline-4 engine, originally a detuned version of that in the Honda CBR600 sport bike, which currently produces around Template:Convert/bhp.


First generation CB600F

The Honda CB600F Hornet was introduced for Europe in 1998. The bike has a six-speed transmission. Its suspension consists of a front telescopic fork and a rear single shock. Its brakes are dual-disc, twin piston in the front and single-disc, single pot in the rear. It was given the 16 in (410 mm) front/17 in (430 mm) 180 section rear wheel setup from the Fireblade.

As a sport-oriented motorcycle that provides an upright riding position, it is considered a standard or "naked bike".

In 2000, Honda updated the Hornet, changing the 16 in (410 mm) front wheel for a 17 in (430 mm) to help corner stability and increasing the strength of the brake pass-over system on the front, making the brakes stronger. However, Honda did not increase the size of the fuel tank. A faired version, the CB600FS, was also introduced in 2000.

Honda brought the Hornet over to the United States and Canadian market for the 2004 and 2006 model years. It was called the Honda 599.

The highly revised CB600F model came out in April 2007. The engine of the new motorcycle is a detuned version of the engine available in the 2007 CBR600RR giving a maximum output power of approximately Template:Convert/bhp.

the European only Honda CB600F Hornet

The 'Hornet' name was not brought to the American marketplace due to the name being trademarked by the American Motor Corporation and their automobile, AMC Hornet. The Euro Hornet comes in models: 250, 600 & 900.


1998-1999 2000-2002 2003-2006 2007
Engine Type 599 cc (36.6 cu in) liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder
Bore/Stroke 65.0 mm (2.56 in) x 45.2 mm (1.78 in) 67.0 mm (2.64 in) x 42.5 mm (1.67 in)
Compression Ratio 12.0:1
Max Power Output Template:Convert/PS at 12000 rpm Template:Convert/PS at 12000 rpm Template:Convert/bhp at 12000 rpm Template:Convert/bhp at 12000 rpm
Max Torque 6.4 kg-m at 9500 rpm 6.3 kg-m at 10000 rpm 63 Nm at 10000 rpm 63.5 Nm at 10500 rpm
Valve Train DOHC; four valves per cylinder
Carburetion Four 34.0 mm (1.34 in) slanted flat-slide CV PGM-FI electronic fuel injection
Ignition Computer-controlled digital with electronic advance Computer-controlled digital transistorised with electronic advance
Transmission Six-speed
Final Drive #525 O-ring-sealed chain
Front Suspension 41 mm (1.6 in) telescopic fork; 125 mm (4.9 in) travel 41 mm (1.6 in) telescopic fork; 120 mm (4.7 in) travel
Rear Suspension Single shock with seven-position spring-preload adjustability; 128 mm (5.0 in) travel
Front Brakes Dual full-floating 296 mm (11.7 in) discs with twin-piston calipers
Rear Brakes Single 220 mm (8.7 in) disc with single-piston caliper Single 240 mm (9.4 in) disc with single-piston caliper
Front Tire 130/70ZR16 120/70ZR-17 radial
Rear Tire 180/55ZR-17 radial
Rake 25.5 degrees 25 degrees
Trail 96.0 mm (3.78 in) 99.0 mm (3.90 in)
Wheelbase 55.9 in (1,420 mm) 56.1 in (1,420 mm) 55.9 in (1,420 mm) 56.5 in (1,440 mm)
Seat Height 31.1 in (790 mm) 31.5 in (800 mm)
Dry Weight 404 lb (183 kg) 381 lb (173 kg)
Fuel Capacity 17 L (Template:Convert/LoffAonSoffUSre) 19 L (Template:Convert/LoffAonSoffUSre)
Colors 1998: Boon Silver Metallic, Candy Blazing Red, Candy Tahitian Blue.
1999: Candy Tahitian Blue, Pearl Shining Yellow, Italian Red.
2000: (unfaired) Candy Tahitian Blue, Pearl Shining Yellow, Mute Black Metallic.
2000: (faired) Candy Tahitian Blue, Mute Black Metallic, Force Silver Metallic.
2001: (unfaired) Yellow, Blue, Black
2001: (faired) Silver, Black, Blue
2002: (unfaired) Yellow, Blue, Black
2002: (faired) Silver, Black, Blue
2003: (unfaired) Blue, Black, Pearl White
2003: (faired) Silver, Black, Blue
2004: (unfaired)(US) Asphalt Black, Yellow
2006: (unfaired)(US) Asphalt Black
2007: (unfaired) Pearl Night Star Black, Pearl Sienna Red, Pearl Amber Yellow, Candy Xenon Blue
Model ID CB600F (EU)
599 (US)
Warranty 1 year/2 years in the UK with free roadside assistance: Transferable, unlimited-mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.


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