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alun111
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PostPosted: 04:17 - 21 Sep 2007    Post subject: What's the difference? Reply with quote

Between a cbf600n and a cb600f.

So far I've found that the cbf has adjustable seat height and abs, and some years and/or models have a normal (low down) exhaust where as some years and/or models have the high level exhaust like the cb600f hornet. Whether the previous is just rider's mods I don't know.

I was looking at the cb600f hornet as a possible new bike, but now i'm just confused. What would you go for and why?

Can someone give a list of difference between the two?

Cheers.
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PostPosted: 04:28 - 21 Sep 2007    Post subject: Reply with quote

CBF600

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/upload/864/images/300x200/z136002@Honda-CBF600-2006-mo.jpg

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/upload/864/images/300x200/z136011@Honda-CBF600S-2006-m.jpg

Top speed 134mph
1/4-mile acceleration 12.8 secs
Power 76bhp
Torque 43ftlb
Weight 197kg
Seat height 785mm
Fuel capacity 19 litres
Average fuel consumption 47mpg
Tank range 195 miles
Insurance group 11

The Honda CBF600 is undoubtedly a supremely competent motorcycle but lordy, is it dull! Bulky and heavy for a 600cc motorcycle, the Honda CBF600 lacks any real go, despite being well designed and built. Its a good, safe choice for a new biker but, for those with more experience, its unlikely to satiate your need for a rush. Once youve mastered the basics, the Honda CBF600 is unlikely to inspire you with passion. It really is a bit soulless.

2004: Honda CBF600N (naked) launched, alongside a slightly pricier half-faired, Honda CBF600S, which came with a small fairing. Both have ABS options.
2006: colour changes only for the naked Honda CBF600. The faired Honda CBF600S gets indicator tweaks and updated mirrors, too.

CBF600S: half-faired version of the standard CBF600N.


CB600F

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/upload/861/images/300x200/MHORN1998SRA-01.jpg

Top speed 140mph
1/4-mile acceleration 11.7 secs
Power 97bhp
Torque 47ftlb
Weight 179kg
Seat height 790mm
Fuel capacity 17 litres
Average fuel consumption 41mpg
Tank range 150 miles
Insurance group 12

The Honda CB600F Hornet uses simple ingredients, thoughtfully combined to create a motorcycle far better than youd guess. Old Honda CBR600F engine plus a basic frame, cost conscious suspension and upright bars make a versatile motorcycle thats fun and practical. High level exhaust, USD forks and wide rear tyre add a dash of pzazz. The CB600F Hornet suits shorter bikers well.

1998: Original Honda CB600F Hornet launched.
2000: 17 front wheel, colour coded grab rail, red inserts on heel plates.
2003: Minor update engine and frame tweaks, large under seat storage, twin reflector headlight.
2005: Updated CB600F Hornet: lots of changes including USD forks, small cowling round headlight.

Pre 2000 motorcycles had a 16 inch front wheel which feels odd and restricts tyre choice.
S version had a useful half fairing and clocks from the Honda VTR1000 Firestorm.


Shamelessly stolen from the MCN website Wink
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PostPosted: 04:56 - 21 Sep 2007    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah, thanks very much!

But, now for a couple more questions.

Insurance group? The lower the number the cheaper?

cb600f:

What's the storage like? Can a rack be fitted for a back box?

What's general maintenance like? Are the spark plugs easy to get to? With my current bike the spark plugs are in the most awkward place and take about 15 mins to get out which is NOT something I'd like to be doing in the pissing rain at the roadside!

Are parts readily available? I'd already be wanting twin front headlights, a belly pain and an aftermarket can.

I read somewhere on here of someone putting two exhausts on there's, like the cb900f, how would you do this? New downpipes (2 x 2into1)? What should I expect to pay for a 1998-2000 model in good condition? Also, how much for a 2000 onwards model in good condition?

Do they like being restricted?

How likely is it that a pillion would burn their leg on the high level exhaust? haha.

Thanks for any of my questions any of you can answer. Cheers again.
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PostPosted: 04:58 - 21 Sep 2007    Post subject: Reply with quote

alun111 wrote:


Insurance group? The lower the number the cheaper?



Yep.

Thats me spent now, aint got a clue on the rest Laughing
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PostPosted: 05:01 - 21 Sep 2007    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whosthedaddy wrote:
alun111 wrote:


Insurance group? The lower the number the cheaper?



Yep.

Thats me spent now, aint got a clue on the rest Laughing


Haha, thanks again. I guess there's not many of us still up at this time, eh.
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PostPosted: 05:02 - 21 Sep 2007    Post subject: Reply with quote

1998
Original Price 4,995
Independent Dealer 1,630
Private Good 1,490
Private Poor 1,105
Part Exchange 1,345

1999
Original Price 4,995
Independent Dealer 1,665
Private Good 1,520
Private Poor 1,125
Part Exchange 1,370

2000
Original Price 4,475
Independent Dealer 1,810
Private Good 1,645
Private Poor 1,240
Part Exchange 1,500

2001
Original Price 4,299
Independent Dealer 2,030
Private Good 1,855
Private Poor 1,470
Part Exchange 1,730

alun111 wrote:
Are parts readily available? I'd already be wanting twin front headlights, a belly pain and an aftermarket can.


http://www.jesterstrickbits.co.uk/acatalog/arrowcan.jpg
http://www.jesterstrickbits.co.uk/acatalog/hornetsprokcetcov2.jpg
http://www.jesterstrickbits.co.uk/acatalog/rearsets.jpg
http://www.jesterstrickbits.co.uk/acatalog/21005A.jpg
http://www.jesterstrickbits.co.uk/acatalog/hornetshotgun.jpg
http://www.jesterstrickbits.co.uk/acatalog/hornet600bp.jpg
http://www.jesterstrickbits.co.uk/acatalog/hornetSSC.jpg
http://www.jesterstrickbits.co.uk/acatalog/hornethug.jpg
http://www.jesterstrickbits.co.uk/acatalog/extenda.jpg
http://www.jesterstrickbits.co.uk/acatalog/cantn1.jpg
http://www.jesterstrickbits.co.uk/acatalog/hornet600mantis.jpg
http://www.jesterstrickbits.co.uk/acatalog/blkflywlight.jpg

Plenty to look at from www.jesterstrickbits.co.uk

This review may also help a little

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PostPosted: 05:35 - 21 Sep 2007    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks muchly again.
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