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S2kane
10-02-2009, 10:12 AM
Just asking for some opinions on the CB600 Hornet.. Is the type of bike you would purchase if learner approved?
With a price of around 12k, Good handling, Suitable for a wider range of riders heights than most LAMS bikes.
Not to mention better looks and quality over other offerings.
How would it stack up against its competitors?

http://www.bikez.com/motorcycles/honda_cb_600_f_hornet_2008.php

http://www.hondampe.com.au/repository/motorcycles/products/road/naked/CB600F-Hornet-08/features.aspx

http://www.ozhonda.com/forum/newthread.php?do=newthread&f=116

S2kane
10-02-2009, 10:14 AM
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_QxpmZtfzoIU/R4sp0bgpQYI/AAAAAAAABFU/ZPjtitZJ35M/s400/honda_cb600f_hornet_02.jpg

http://www.honda.brandt.fi/mp/mallisto/cb600f_08_v3_560.jpg

Tu88y
10-02-2009, 03:34 PM
A few things you need to ask youself
Do you want to spend that much on a first bike?
Are you looking at upgrading the bike when of restrictions?
since this would be your first bike chances are you might drop it which drop the value of the bike dramatically.

marabaan
10-02-2009, 03:49 PM
yeh looks nice but i would still hold out.

u dont wanna end up like this guy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CldMw8DMsQ0

Mr_will
10-02-2009, 03:59 PM
no because it is just too quick for a learner.

panda[cRx]
10-02-2009, 04:15 PM
i doubt they'd make the hornet lams legal

EK4R
10-02-2009, 04:39 PM
yeh looks nice but i would still hold out.

u dont wanna end up like this guy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CldMw8DMsQ0

haha i remember thats how i dropped my bike when i first got it. lesson learnt

which is why i wouldnt spend 12k on a first bike

my friend did the same thing on my bike....lol gay

nvmee
16-02-2009, 09:48 AM
*drools*

Tu88y
16-02-2009, 01:41 PM
This hornet reminds me of the Kawasaki K750

http://www.motocorse.com/racingnews/autoimg_2006/15745_Terminale_Suono_di_MIVV_disponibile_per_molt e_delle_naked_e_sportive_del_momento.jpg

RoNi_SiZe
03-03-2009, 01:48 PM
Sup w/ all these ppl under estimating learners?

Don't go by statistics man. If u feel confident, then do it. I'm sure u'll be fine.

It's not like "oh no, ur a learner!"
& u suddenly drop ur bike like that retard on the Ducati.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CldMw8DMsQ0

Bike looks comfy!

mojo the flashy monkey
03-03-2009, 06:03 PM
Sup w/ all these ppl under estimating learners?

Don't go by statistics man. If u feel confident, then do it. I'm sure u'll be fine.

It's not like "oh no, ur a learner!"
& u suddenly drop ur bike like that retard on the Ducati.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CldMw8DMsQ0

Bike looks comfy!

you made me LOL.. haha

for 1 your going to feel more confident on a bike that you know you can drop. of you over worry about it as you will with a new bike ur more likely to drop it.

i started off on a zzr250 and i never dropped it myself but 1 time it was pushed over in a car park and and i fell off after hitting a gravel patch in a corner. and that's something that you need to look at.

its like the new gsx600r is LAMS legal at request but what Learner would really go and buy it as a first bike.

also if you are looking for a good LAMS bike go have a test of the gs500 its 8500 new on the road atm and its a bigger bike compared to the cbr250's and most 250's lol.

Psy
10-09-2009, 03:52 PM
Just a question for you guys; why does it matter if the bike gets dropped? I mean does it damage the internal parts or is it just some scratched paint that is a worry?

I'm thinking about spending about 4k on my first bike.. if i pass the pre learner test.

FASN8U
18-09-2009, 09:58 PM
its like the new gsx600r is LAMS legal at request but what Learner would really go and buy it as a first bike.

.

i did. but stuff buying a restricted one:thumbdwn:
not my first bike though

gumbs
27-09-2009, 04:51 PM
Just a question for you guys; why does it matter if the bike gets dropped? I mean does it damage the internal parts or is it just some scratched paint that is a worry?

I'm thinking about spending about 4k on my first bike.. if i pass the pre learner test.

I dropped my naked bike 6 months ago, it doesn't have any fairings or anything like that to break but to get it back to before crash condition this is the list of repairs, it was only a 10km/h drop as well....

$500 Tank
$150 Handle bars
$400 Radiator
$50 Indicator
$120 Front brake master cylinder
$25 Break Leaver
$400 Headlight and facier
$50 Radiator cover
$30 Bar ends
$50 Grips
$30 Mirror
$200 Can

Total around $2000, bikes value $4000, bikes value after crash $3200. If I'd had fairings add another $1000 if its a common $1500 if it needs paint. It adds up really quickly I spent $100 on the bits that needed to be fixed and just ride it with the damage it has. If the bike was worth $10000 it would have been worth around $4000 after the crash.

Cheap bikes have their advantages......


On the limited hornet, why bother when you could just buy the 400?

EuroAccord13
05-10-2009, 01:56 PM
I think the CB400 (LAMS) is already a good enough bike, if Honda is going to get the CB600 LAMS approved, they will have to restrict the power on the bike. And if they do indeed do it, it will then be fighting for the same LAMS market with the CB400, variety wise it's a good thing, economics wise, not in Honda's books me thinks.

FASN8U
05-10-2009, 05:33 PM
cb 400 is an underpowerd chicken chaser like most of the LAMS restricted bikes . seeings as your only on restrictions for 12 months after ur L's i dont think there worth it , if you no how to ride get a good bike that you will keep and not get sick of.

Lepperfish
19-10-2009, 12:08 AM
Just asking for some opinions on the CB600 Hornet.. Is the type of bike you would purchase if learner approved?
With a price of around 12k, Good handling, Suitable for a wider range of riders heights than most LAMS bikes.
Not to mention better looks and quality over other offerings.
How would it stack up against its competitors?

http://www.bikez.com/motorcycles/honda_cb_600_f_hornet_2008.php

http://www.hondampe.com.au/repository/motorcycles/products/road/naked/CB600F-Hornet-08/features.aspx

http://www.ozhonda.com/forum/newthread.php?do=newthread&f=116

I'm thinking about getting one anyway. I have my full licence, they are nice bikes. Have the CBR600RR engine.