Honda has shown off its newest middle weight bike, the CB750 Hornet. This motorcycle has a new 755cc parallel-twin engine that is cooled by liquid and makes 92hp at 9,500rpm and 74.4Nm at 7,000rpm. The motorcycle has a lot of electronic features to help the rider, like four rider modes, traction control, wheelie control, engine brake control, and bi-directional quick shifting, which can be turned on or off.
The new 755 cc parallel-twin engine uses a 279-degree firing order to make it sound like a V-Twin engine. This is how most modern parallel-twin engines sound, too. This engine is paired with a six-speed transmission that has a slip/assist clutch and an optional two-way quickshifter.
This new engine has a steel diamond frame that is held up by a 41-m Showa SFF-BP and a pro-link monoshock. When its 15.2-liter gas tank is full, the CB750 Hornet weighs 190 kg and has a seat height of 795 mm. Nissin makes the braking system, which has a pair of radially mounted four-piston callipers clamping down on dual 296mm discs and a single-piston calliper clamping down on a 240mm disc at the back.
Electronics that Help You Ride
The five-inch, full-color TFT display on the CB750 is used to control the bike’s many electronic rider aids. The CB750 Hornet has an electronic ride-by-wire throttle and four power modes: Sport, Standard, Rain, and User, which is fully customizable.
There are three built-in levels of traction control and wheelie control that can’t be changed. Engine braking and engine power modes can be changed, and a quick-shifter that works in both directions can be added as an option. It also has Honda Smartphone Voice Control and Bluetooth connectivity for the TFT screen.
Cost and rivals of the Honda CB750 Hornet
On international markets, the Honda CB750 Hornet costs about 6.5 lakh, which is less than its main competitor, the Yamaha MT 07, which costs about 6.71 lakh but has better performance and more features.
India has not been told how much the CB750 Hornet costs. If it were to be sold in India, it would probably cost about Rs. 7.5 lakh.