Along with a revamped CB600F Hornet, Honda is expected to dump the old CBR engine in the CB900F and bring out a heftier version of the CBF1000 engine for a brand new CB1000F Hornet. Styling will be more adventurous than the CBF hopefully. A CBF1000 engine means the latest generation Fireblade genes, but with much more than 100bhp this time. To bring it up to the level of the competition from Yamaha FZ1 and Kawasaki Z1000 it needs more than 130bhp. Our best guesses is a max power output of around the 140bhp mark. We also believe that the bike will get a very similar chassis to the CBR1000RR to really make an impact on the big nakeds market. Honda has got the CBF1000 for the sensible types so no problem to make the big Hornet both powerful and sporty.
If I get anything new it is going to be a motard. I will keep the 919 for the
bi-posto stuff but I am tired of heavy bikes. I want to power slide city streets on my approach to the city hall stair jump.
I'll believe it when I actually see it. Honda rarely gives anyone a peek at their hand before they release all the new bikes, so I seriously doubt MCN has a real "scoop" on this. Like you said Ken, they're known for their BS. All the same, it makes one wonder...
2002 919 40,000 miles
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