Honda CB900F

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Honda CB900F
Honda Hornet 900 4.jpg
Also calledHonda Hornet 900
Honda 919
Parent companyHonda Motor Corporation
Production2000 - present
Classnaked bike
Engine919cc liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder
Power80 kW (109 PS) @ 9,000 rpm
Torque91 N·m @ 6,500 rpm
Transmission6 speed
Wheelbase1460mm 57.5"
DimensionsL 2125mm 83.7" W 750mm 29.5"
Seat height795mm 31.3"
Weight455 lb (206 kg)[1] (dry), 485 lb (220 kg)[1] (wet)
Fuel capacity19liters 5.02gallons
RelatedHonda CB600F
Honda CBR900RR

The Honda CB900F (also called the 919 in the U.S. and Hornet in Europe) is a "standard" or "naked" style motorcycle based on a sport bike engine but with a more upright seating position and revised engine and gearing, providing performance and comfort between a typical sport bike and a cruiser. It was introduced in 2000 and its last model year was 2007. It was replaced by the Honda CB1000R.

The CB900F is powered by a retuned Honda CBR900RR engine, developed by Tadao Baba, one of Honda's Large Project Leaders. The motor is a transversely mounted, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected 919 cc (56.1 cu in) in-line 4-stroke 4-cylinder DOHC engine that produces around Template:Convert/hp. The engine utilizes cast camshafts and pistons instead of the pricier forged items. For greater midrange punch, the CB900F's camshaft profiles are milder and compression is slightly lowered. Four 36 mm (1.4 in) fuel-injection throttle bodies take the place of the CBR900RR’s 38 mm (1.5 in) carburetors. Redline happens at a 9,500 rpm and the bike has a six-speed transmission.

A steel, square-tube backbone frame supports the engine as a stressed member. In front, a cartridge fork (adjustable beginning in 2004) guides the wheel, while a single shock, adjustable only for preload (and rebound damping beginning in 2004) connects with the aluminum swingarm and carries the weight in back. Its brakes are dual-disc in the front and single-disc in the rear.

Instrumentation consists of an analog speedometer and tachometer and basic indicator lamps, incorporated under a tinted window, and a single tripometer.

While the CB900F comes sans centerstand, one is offered as an accessory for 49-state models, although it can be fitted to a California model. The bike's rake is 25°, trail is 98 mm (3.9 in), wheelbase is 1460 mm (57.5 in), and seat height is 800 mm (31.5 in). It has a tested dry weight (minus fuel only) of 455 lb (206 kg) and a tested wet weight of 485 lb (220 kg).[1]

Honda has had a CB900 model since 1980 in North America and an even earlier CB900F model in Europe. A 599 cc (36.5 cu in) carburetted version called the CB600F exists. The US models can not use the Hornet moniker due to the name being trademarked by the American Motor Corporation.

North American colors
  • 2002 - Asphault (Matte Pearl) Black
  • 2003 - Light Silver Metallic
  • 2004 - Light Silver Metallic, Matte Uranium (Green)
  • 2005 - Metallic Black
  • 2006 - Candy Red
  • 2007 - Candy Red
United Kingdom and European colors
  • 2001 - Iron Nail Silver, Candy Tahitian Blue, Mute Black Metallic (from 2001 on)
Japanese colors
  • 2001 - Red, Light Silver Metallic (from 2001 on)


  • Honda CB900F/919 Service Manual. Tokyo Japan: Honda Motor Co. LTD.. pp. 1–3. 

External links

  • Honda 919 - official press and photo releases