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.
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:
Five-speed Final Drive:
O-ring-sealed chain Suspension Front:
31mm fork; 4.8 inches travelSuspension Rear:
Dual rear shocks with five-position spring preload adjustability; 3.9 inches travel Brakes Front:
Drum Tires Front:
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.