2005 Honda CB900F Hornet from New Zealand
Great no fuss bike; just jump on and go
The seat is uncomfortable for longer trips, although it may be OK for a shorter guy with more forward lean.
The handlebars are terribly uncomfortable; best to change to enduro type bars.
The front and rear suspension is seriously lacking for the performance of the bike, and I couldn't tune it in. Have had the rear end sliding out numerous times in situations where it just should not have. I have been told that Ohlins front and rear really transform this bike dramatically.
Pulls really well from low revs, and things really kick off at about 6000 RPM, but not savagely. It feels like a lighter bike than it actually is.
Pegs touch down pretty easy, but you're getting near the edge of your tyre anyway, so not bad.
Power wheelies so easy in 1st gear and clutches up OK in 2nd with a tug on the bars.
A great bike with a few comfort modifications; so easy to ride. Anyone could ride this bike, it's just so smooth and safe feeling with its neutral steering geometry, which does not give much feedback. Good commuter except fuel economy is not great. Sports bike it's not. Tourer - not really. That's why I sold mine; it just didn't really fit the bill for anything in particular.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 4th June, 2014