Honda Hornet 900 model 2004

Honda Hornet 900 model 2004
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Honda Hornet 900 model 2004

With new parts

Funny winter ?? the sled from the happy blowing snow last week is still in front of the door, and a motorcycle is parked next to it, with which one has just completed a lively test lap. At spring-like temperatures. With the Honda Hornet 900 from 2004, which has been modified discreetly but deliberately.
First of all, the new ones are to be mentioned, now with tension and tension-
adjustable spring elements and the chrome surrounds of the instruments. In addition, the map of the ignition /
Injection system revised for better engine response-
to be This does not affect the development of power and torque
out; the curves from the last test (booklet
2/2004) and the new model are practically identical. Therefore renounced
MOTORRAD set out to re-measure the performance of the powerful Hornet. The other innovations consist of little things such as additional luggage hooks or a modified seat lock. Not to forget new colors like the metallic blue shown here.
While driving, the 900 quickly makes it clear that the new suspension elements are felt the most. In the middle-
With the adjustment of the rebound stage, which Honda specifies as standard, the fork was even a little too tight, half a turn further open still fit for it
fresh temperatures optimal (setting-
see box on the left). The hindquarters with the directly hinged shock absorber can thus be perfectly synchronized, and the adjustment ranges are quite wide. This leaves reserves for summer heat and individual needs-
se. A direct comparison with a Kawasaki Z 1000 showed its spring-
elements with similarly firm damping are mechanically smoother than those of the Hornet, which would also tolerate a bit more compression.
For this, the 900 Hornet stood out
their greatest virtues: balance, handiness and steering precision. The driver can draw his lines to within a hand’s breadth and even hold them in an inclined position over bumps without disrupting his schedule. Not least thanks to the Bridgestone BT 56 in Son-
der specification N / G, which are still fully up to date in terms of steering behavior and grip. The best thing about it: This fun package opens by itself, without long journeys of discovery. Therefore one can accept that the An-
speech behavior of the engine is not so good. At low speeds in hairpin bends, sharply accentuated throttle response and the play in the drive continue to combine to form a robust load change.

Technical specifications & MOTORCYCLE Measurements – Honda Hornet 900 Model 2004

Engine: water-cooled four-cylinder four-stroke in-line engine, two overhead, chain-driven camshafts, four valves per cylinder, bucket tappets, wet sump lubrication, electronic manifold injection, Ø 36 mm, engine-
management, uncontrolled catalytic converter with secondary air system, electric starter, three-phase alternator 340 W, battery 12 V /
8 Ah.
Bore x stroke 71 x 58 mm
Displacement 919 cm3
Compression ratio 10.8: 1

rated capacity
80 kW (109 PS) at 9000 rpm

Max. Torque
91 Nm (9.3 kpm) at 6500 rpm

Pollutant values ​​(homologation) CO 2.57 g / km, HC 0.82 g / km, NOx 0.10 g / km

Power transmission: primary drive via gear wheels, mechanically operated multi-disc oil bath clutch, six-speed gearbox, O-ring chain, secondary ratio 43:16.

Chassis: central tubular frame made of steel profiles, load-bearing engine, telescopic fork, stanchion diameter 43 mm, adjustable spring base and rebound damping, two-arm swing arm made of aluminum profiles, central spring strut, directly hinged, adjustable spring base and rebound damping, double disc brake at the front, Ø 296 mm, four-piston fixed caliper Ø 240, rear disc brake mm, single-piston floating caliper.

Cast aluminum wheels 3.50 x 17; 5.50 x 17

Tires 120/70 ZR 17; 180/55 ZR 17

Bridgestone BT 56 N / G tires tested

Chassis data: wheelbase 1460 mm, steering head angle 65 degrees, caster 98 mm, spring travel f / h 120/128 mm.
Two year guarantee
without mileage limit
Colors black, silver, metallic blue
Price 8940 euros
Additional costs around 180 euros

MOTORCYCLE measurements
mass and weight
L / W / H 2120/840/1250 mm
Seat height 800 mm
Weight with a full tank 219 kg
Permissible total weight * 406 kg
Payload 187 kg
Wheel load distribution v / h 49/51%
Tank capacity 19 liters

Suspension settings in the test
Fork: 4 of 7 rings of the spring base adjustment visible, rebound 1½ of 2¼ turns open
Suspension strut: 3 of 7 levels of the spring base adjustment preloaded, rebound level stufe of 4 turns open

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