2006 Honda Nighthawk

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.

Additional Features
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.
Dual mirrors.
Maintenance-free battery.
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.

Available accessories
Touring Accessories: Tank Pad, Magnetic Tank Bag (Black).
Chrome Accessories: Backrest.
Additional accessories: Cycle Cover.


Model:  CB250
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
Ignition:  CDI
Transmission: Five-speed
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.


sounds like your problems are more with the dealer and less with the bike...


Problems: Gear shift not precision - lower gears real mushy, very hard to find neutral after engine warms. Latter issue can be a serious problem at long stops. Amazing it does seem to find neutral when you don’t want it to. Odometer cable came loose four times before dealer fixed it. Recently had to put it into shop for electrial work - either dead cell or alternator problem. Dealer not real responsive or customer oriented. Dealer kept in shop a week for one cable repair visit. Expect the electrical problem to tie it up for a couple of weeks. Not a lot of accessaries available for this bike

Pros: Great handling, brakes fairly well for drums, superb on curves, and exceptional good mileage - averages 65 mpg. Good sized gas tank - 4.2 gallons. Light bike - good for a starter bike. Great looking bike.


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