More than a great starter bike, the Nighthawk is the perfect mix of performance, value and legendary Honda reliability. Lightweight, user-friendly and confidence-inspiring, this 234cc parallel twin delivers everything you could ever ask for in an entry-level machine. And that makes it simply a great motorcycle, period.
The Nighthawk is where full-size motorcycling meets pint-size budgets in a lightweight, easy-to-use package.
New for 2006
New Metallic Silver color.
Twin-cylinder 234cc SOHC engine offers plenty of smooth, easy-to-use power.
Large cylinder fins for efficient engine cooling.
Screw-type valve adjusters simplify maintenance.
Single 26mm CV carburetor offers crisp throttle response throughout the rpm range.
CD ignition requires no maintenance.
Maintenance-free automatic cam-chain tensioner.
Convenient and reliable electric starter.
Good-looking and quiet chrome exhaust system.
Simple, easily adjustable cable-operated clutch and easy-shifting five-speed transmission.
Durable O-ring-sealed drive chain.
Single-cradle steel frame is lightweight and strong.
31mm front fork offers a compliant, controlled ride.
Dual rear shocks offer five-position preload adjustability for varying loads and conditions.
Powerful drum brakes front and rear.
Lightweight, chromed spoke wheels.
High-quality tires offer excellent traction and long life.
Relaxed standard riding position and ergonomically designed seat offer a high level of riding comfort for both rider and passenger.
Large, 4.3-gallon fuel capacity and outstanding fuel mileage offer excellent cruising range.
Round halogen headlight.
Low seat height of just 29.3 inches.
Easy-to-read instrumentation includes a handy tripmeter.
Standard tool kit.
Convenient steering lock for added security.
Handlebar switches and controls use internationally approved ISO graphic symbols.
Transferable one-year, unlimited-mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.
Ownership includes one-year complimentary membership for an individual in the Honda Rider’s Club of America. Benefits include: discounts, travel benefits, roadside assistance, one year of Honda Red Rider magazine, access to HRCA Clubhouse Web site (www.hrca.honda.com) and access online to Honda Common Service Manual. For HRCA details, call 1-800-847-HRCA. For dealers only, please call (310) 783-3958.
Touring Accessories: Tank Pad, Magnetic Tank Bag (Black).
Chrome Accessories: Backrest.
Additional accessories: Cycle Cover.
Engine Type: 234cc air-cooled vertical twin-cylinder
Bore and Stroke: 53mm x 53mm
Compression Ratio: 9.2:1
Valve Train: SOHC; two valves per cylinder
Carburetion: Single 26mm CV
Final Drive: O-ring-sealed chain
Suspension Front: 31mm fork; 4.8 inches travel
Suspension Rear: Dual rear shocks with five-position spring preload adjustability; 3.9 inches travel
Brakes Front: Drum
Brakes Rear: Drum
Tires Front: 90/100-18
Tires Rear: 120/90-16
Wheelbase: 56.3 inches
Seat Height: 29.3 inches
Dry Weight: 286 pounds
Fuel Capacity: 4.3 gallons, including 0.8-gallon reserve
Color: Metallic Silver
Meets current CARB and EPA standards.
California version differs slightly due to emissions equipment.