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Honda CBF600

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Honda CBF600 review

The Honda CBF600 is undoubtedly a supremely competent motorcycle! Bulky and heavy for a 600cc motorcycle, the Honda CBF600 lacks any real "go”, despite being well designed and built. It’s a good, safe choice for a new biker but, for those with more experience, it’s unlikely to satiate your need for a rush. Once you’ve mastered the basics, the Honda CBF600 is unlikely to inspire you with passion. The motorcycle is comfortable enough with it’s upright, "in the bike” seating position. At lower speeds you can really feel the weight of the Honda CBF600 whilst on the move. The handling is stable but unexciting, but that’s good news for novice bikers. The suspension is a bit wallowy, though. The fairing on the Honda CBF600 works well, making motorway riding quite tolerable, and the gearbox is sound.

Honda CBF 600


The Honda CBF600's engine is taken out of the Honda CB600F Hornet, so you’d expect more from this "retuned” (read detuned) engine. Whilst the power band is broad and it can shift well enough, there’s a distinct absence of any real go. Overtakes are hard work, leaping off from the lights doesn’t really happen and even at higher speeds, the Honda CBF600 is wheezing around over 7500rpm. More specs and user manual of CBF600 S you can see in next overview.

Honda CBF 600


Honda CBF600 specifications
General information
Model: Honda CBF 600
Category: Naked bike

Engine and transmission
Displacement: 599.31ccm
Engine type: In-line 4
Stroke: 4
Power: 76.43HP @10600 RPM
Torque: 59Nm @ 8260RPM
Fuel system: Injection
Fuel control: DOHC
Ignition: Fully transistorised electronic
Starter: Electric
Cooling system: Liquid
Gearbox: 5-speed
Clutch: Mechanical; cable-actuated, Wet, Wet, multiplate with coil springs
More details Consult a Honda repair manual.

Physical measures
Dry weight: 213 kg (469.6 pounds)
Overall height: 1110mm
Overall length: 2160mm (85.0 inches)
Overall width: 765 mm (30.1 inches)

Chassis and dimensions
Front tyre dimensions: 120/70-ZR17
Rear tyre dimensions: 160/60-ZR17
Front brakes: Single disc
Rear brakes: Single disc
Power/weight ratio: 0.3588 HP/kg
Fuel capacity: 20L (5.28 gallons)
Reserve fuel capacity: 4L (1.06 gallons)

Honda CBF600
Tags:
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