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Honda unveils the MY23 CB750 Hornet.

Introducing the all-new 2023 CB750 Hornet from Honda.

The new Honda Hornet streetfighter concept has a newly developed short-stroke twin-cylinder engine, to deliver low-down torque and a top-end-rush, ideal for riding in urban environments and powering out of corners on the open road.

Compact engine

The CB750 Hornet’s brand-new 755cc parallel twin-cylinder engine delivers 67.5kW @ 9,500rpm peak power and 75Nm @ 7,250rpm torque. With a wet weight of 190kg it has a power-to-weight ratio of 0.36kW/kg (2.81kg/kW).

A 270° crank and uneven firing order deliver that beefy twin character and the cylinders are the same as used in the CBR1000RR-R Fireblade and CRF450R.

To make the engine compact, the primary drive gear also spins the balance shaft and the water pump is tucked away inside the lefthand engine cover.

Total control

A slipper clutch offers light feel and manages rear wheel hop under hard braking and rapid down changes.

Throttle-By-Wire engine control offers three default riding modes easily managed using the left handlebar mode switch and customisable 5-inch TFT screen.

There are 3 levels of Engine Power (EP), Engine Brake (EB) and Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) with integrated Wheelie Control available; HSTC can also be switched off.

“SPORT” mode delivers maximum performance with minimum intervention. “STANDARD” is a well balanced setting for everyday riding. “RAIN” delivers the least aggressive power delivery, while “USER” allows the rider to choose between the 3 settings for each parameter and save the setting for future use.


Incorporated into the interface is the Honda Smartphone Voice Control System (HVCS), which links the rider to their Android or IOS smartphone while on the move and allows voice management of phone calls, messages, music and navigation. For the first time, HSVCS will also be accessible on IOS smartphones. A helmet-mounted headset is needed, and the smartphone connects to the dash via Bluetooth®; management of HVCS is also possible using the buttons on the left switchgear.

The ride

The Hornet’s steel diamond frame is just 16.6kg, with the rear shock absorber operating through the steel swingarm via Pro-Link with 150mm travel and 5-stage preload adjustment.

Dual front 296mm discs and Nissin radial-mount, 4-piston calipers deliver stopping power, with progressive feel. Lightweight wheels further elevate handling and ride quality.

The CB750 Hornet is available in Graphite Black and Pearl Jasmine White, both with red forks and frame.

It is expected to arrive in Australia before June 2023. Price to be announced closer to release date.