Honda unveiled the all-new 2023 CB750 Hornet equipped with a totally new twin cylinder engine.
Fuyuki Hosokawa, Test Project Leader, Honda R&D, Japan says:
“The Hornet has always been a very special motorcycle for Honda. Exciting, engaging performance has always been matched to lithe, agile handling”
Honda’s new 755cc parallel twin 8 valve unicam engine in the 2023 CB750 Hornet generates 67.5kW at 9,500rpm and 75Nm of peak torque at 7,250rpm. A compression ratio of 11.0:1 is achieved with a bore and stroke of 87 mm and 63.5 mm, respectively. Patented Vortex Flow Ducts distribute air from the side scoops more evenly into the airbox, where it is sent to the downdraft intakes and 46mm throttle bodies for lightning-fast acceleration.
Other notable feature of the new power plant is 270° crank and uneven firing order creating the character and punch of a V-twin. The assist/slipper clutch has a light lever feel, makes upshifts easier, and controls rear wheel hop while braking hard and making quick downshifts.
The redesigned Hornet has a more sturdy, lightweight steel diamond frame. 41mm Separate Function Fork by Showa Big Piston (SFF-BPTM) USD forks are secured by top and bottom yokes made specifically for the Hornet. The Big Piston pressure separation damper is located in one leg, while the spring mechanism is located in the other, maximizing both responsiveness over changes in the road surface and the overall ride quality. The rear shock absorber has a 150mm travel range and is operated through the steel swingarm using Pro-Link. With spring rate and damping settings optimized to complement the forks, it has a 5-stage preload adjustment.
Braking power is provided by dual front 296mm discs and Nissin radial-mount, four-piston calipers. Lightweight Y-shaped wheels improve the motorcycle’s handling and performance.
The 2023 Hornet has three standard riding modes, RAIN, STANDARD, and SPORT, which adjust the engine’s delivery and feel to suit the environment and the rider’s intentions. These modes are easily switched and controlled via the TFT screen and left handlebar mode switch. The Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) with integrated Wheelie Control has 3 levels of Engine Power (EP), Engine Brake (EB), and is also deactivatable.
The fuel tank on the sporty Hornet was creatively modeled after the wing of a hornet. The Hornet allows you to ride in an upright position thanks to its height-adjustable seats. The 5-inch, high-visibility, full-color TFT screen serves as the primary instrument and displays the rider’s chosen information, including speed/rpm in analogue or bar form, fuel level/consumption, riding mode selection/engine parameters, gear, and a shift-up point that can be adjusted to suit the rider’s preferences.
- Liquid-cooled OHC 4-stroke 8-valve Parallel Twin with 270° crank
- 67.5kW @ 9,500rpm
- 75Nm @ 7,250rpm
- 205 km/h top speed
- 6 speed Manual Transmission
- Showa 41mm SFF-BPT USD
- Monoshock damper, Pro-Link swingarm
- Dual channel ABS
- TFT screen