The motorcycle world is about to be shaken by exciting news: rumors indicate that Honda is working on a new faired Hornet 750. This would be an exciting addition to Honda's motorcycle lineup, powered by the new 750cc 2-cylinder engine. Let's explore all the details about this possible news.
New Hornet 750 Carenada: A Revolution at Honda?
Honda has enjoyed consistent success with its current four-cylinder 650 CBR. However, information is emerging that suggests the imminent arrival of a new faired motorcycle. The model quoted for this launch would be the CBR 750 R, based on the popular Hornet. That's right, a Hornet dressed as a sports car, like the memorable CBR 600F of the past.
This move makes perfect sense, especially considering that competitors, such as the Yamaha R7, Kawasaki Ninja 650, Aprilia RS 660 and even the Suzuki GSX-8R, are all twin-cylinder. Therefore, a supposed Honda CBR 750 R would fit perfectly into the high-performance sports bike scene.
Registered Patent: Sign of Confirmation?
The rumors gain strength with the registration of a patent for the supposed CBR 750 R. In the images of the project, the current 750 cc platform of the Honda Hornet and Transalp is presented as an example, with its half fairing, renewed rear end and other notable modifications.
Replacement of the CBR 650 R?
Speculation about the arrival of the CBR 750 R also raises the question of the fate of the current CBR 650 R. Considering that the latter is more complex and expensive to produce, the new CBR 750 R with its two-cylinder in-line engine could represent an alternative viable and attractive. It is worth remembering that, abroad, the four-cylinder engine of the 650 series produces an impressive 95 hp, compared to “only” 88 hp in the Brazilian version, due to local noise emissions regulations.
Meanwhile, the Hornet's parallel 2-cylinder, OHC, 8-valve, liquid-cooled engine delivers 92 hp, in addition to providing a better power-to-weight ratio. In short, a fairing equipped with this power unit can offer practically the same performance, in a more modern package and at a potentially more affordable price – at least in theory.
Waiting for the New Engine to Arrive
It is important to note that Honda's new engine, mentioned in this context, has not yet been introduced in Brazil, neither in the Hornet nor in the Transalp. However, the brand already offers the CBR 650R on the Brazilian market, with a suggested price starting at R$ 53,790.
Expectations surrounding these speculations are high, and motorcycle enthusiasts are anxiously waiting to see if Honda will actually launch the long-awaited faired Hornet 750. While we wait for more official information, this possible news is already causing a huge stir in the motorcycle world.