2008 Honda CB900F Hornet from Australia
Fine bike for the riding position
Nothing at all.
I picked up the new CB900 Hornet, and with a friend, went round some bits near Newcastle and back again. We did 137k of traffic, highway, twisties and suburbs.
I found the Honda to be a flattering bike to ride with very good (almost scary) turn in and balance, and the brakes are near perfect for town and the twisty bits as well.
I'm no demon rider, and have never been round a track, but don't mind a corner either.
It made me feel like I could corner that bit harder if I wanted to. It was a very narrow feel to the knees, more like a smaller bike; it's even quiet like one. But just one poke......
Having said that, I have just jumped off a
1995 YZF600Rg, which in February did good duty down round Tasmania touring trouble free, solo. I found the riding position to be a bit awkward after an hour or three of highway.
The CB is definitely the sweetest all round thing
I have ridden to date for traffic, highway (naked), suburbs, twisties, and wish I had bought one before.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 15th September, 2008
7th Dec 2008, 18:29
Agreed. It's the perfect city/cruising bike and makes a damn fine tourer, despite zero storage and fairings, who cares? I did 400k in one afternoon and after a short rest wanted to keep riding through the night (but resisted temptation).
9th Dec 2008, 15:38
I am looking at buying one of these bikes (used, 2007, 4k miles, 5999.00 USD, North Carolina) - looks exactly like what I am wanting. Stepping up from a 2008 Ninja 250R that I bought for my wife (and she decided she did not want to ride after all) - I have been stuck riding the little 250 since March 2008 - I weigh 255 Lbs. - NOT COOL.
Any quirks to be concerned with these bikes? Faulty wiring, weak transmission, etc...?
The bikes are great looking and they feel very well balanced.