In October 1946, Soichiro Honda founded the “Honda Research Institute of Technology”. The first Honda product was motorized bicycle. The bike had a 50 ccm engine, taken from a radio equipment generator for post-war military trucks. After out of stock situation, Honda made a copy of these engines, thus creating the first model – “model A” later called “Bata Bata”.
The Honda Institute was liquidated in 1946 for 1 million yen and that money was used for creating a new company called “Honda Motor Co.”. Ltd “. At the same time, Soichiro Honda hired engineers Kihachiro Kawashima and Takeo Fujisawa who provided their contribution in the field of business and marketing. The close partnership between Honda and Fujisawa lasted until 1973 when both of them left the company.
The first motorcycle completely manufactured by Honda is “Model D” from 1949. In a short time (until 1964), Honda became the world’s largest motorcycle manufacturer.
Since the beginning of the production of motorcycles, Honda has been the largest manufacturer in Japan. As a small company, Honda promoted the Japanese motorcycle market and started the export to the United States. In a short time and thanks to a successful marketing campaign, Honda has sold around 90,000 motorcycles for 3 years.
Honda is a manufacturer that at its peak (1982) produced nearly 3 million motorcycles annually. Today it is reduced to around 550,000, but it is still a figure that is much higher in relation to the main three domestic competitors.
Honda’s motorcycles are in any case synonymous for performance (currently unbeatable in MotoGP), durability and top design. If we look at one of the most beautiful motorcycle development periods (the seventies of the 20th century), one of the first eye-catching stories is the “Honda CBX 1000” story….., a story of a super motorcycle of the 1970s, which with 6 cylinders turned the world upside down and set up completely new standards. In this story, Goldwing platform is also mentioned with a completely new cylinder design at that time. In any case, we want to come back and talk about, what seem to us, the thing that makes Honda the strongest brand in the motorcycle industry – the CB story. The CB tag is the thing that within motorcycle society in every case arouse only one thought – a full score (whether it’s a sport or a naked line). The previously mentioned is the forerunner story for story we want to introduce. Modern classic – retro naked. We found and bought the Honda CBF 600 N from 2009.
Based on the popular Hornet 600, which has been a raw model in the class for years, Honda has introduced a more streamlined sport version that has many benefits. Although at a first glance visually not enchanting, in practice it excites with completely other qualities: a cultivated engine, comfort, a wide range of benefits for the driver. The engine is a well-known and proven four-cylinder engine that is built into the Hornet model. Compared to the above mentioned Honda legend, the total power was changed from 95 hp to 77 hp, as well as the torque. Unlike today’s trends that prefer under-end exhaust accommodation, in our CBF, the exhaust system is made classically, 4-2-1, with a single damp pot to the right side.
From the driver’s perspective, the motorcycle looks quite tightly in the hips, which in principle makes driving easier and contributes to easier handling. The position of the steering wheel is quite high, so you get the impression of driving the maxi enduro. This is of course positive, since the driver’s hands do not suffer almost any preasure. On the other hand, the sidewalks are located very low, which increases the overall sense of comfort. On all of the above mentioned qualities, seats that are set in two levels are an additional benefit especially for drivers and co-drivers also. Altogether, everything was done in order to make the accommodation as pleasant as possible, and on the other hand to sacrifice as few Hornet’s most famous features as possible.
This is a motorcycle that you can use on a daily basis, and this may be its biggest advantage. In everyday city driving, it’s very versatile and for long-distance roads – comfortable.
Suspension on CBF is perfectly set. It improves quality of all unevenness on the road, while on the other hand it is solid enough for sport driving mode. Regardless of the driving conditions, driving with this bike is not tiring, but rather relaxing. Finally, CBF 600 N belongs to that category of Honda products, which after only a few kilometers give to the driver the feeling of maximum confidence and safety ( this applies to experienced drivers as well as to the beginners ).
The six-speed gearbox is soft and precise, which makes most Honda fans never to change the motorcycle brand. The development of power is even. Whatever level of transmission You are in and no matter how much of the throttle You turned, the motorcycle reacts gently and softly, without any sudden twists.
If we would like to summarize in short, for Honda CBF 600 N we could say that it is a practical and applicable motorcycle that serves the purpose and more….. From the previous story told, you may have noticed that with this motorcycle we focused on its great usage value in terms of handling and general driving convenience. That’s precisely what prompted us to include this motorcycle in our offer. Therefore, we are pleased to introduce Honda CBF 600 N. Produced in 2009. Through pictures and specifications, enjoy the offered model.
|Model||Honda CBF 600 N|
|Engine type||In-line four, four stroke|
|Power||57 kW / 77 HP|
|Top speed||199,8 km/h|
|Bore x stroke||67 x 42,5 mm|
|Transmission type, final drive||Chain|
|Front brakes||Dual disc|
|Rear brakes||Single disc|
|Weight incl. oil, gas, etc.||230 kg|
|Fuel capacity||20 l|