The Exhaust Note Of The Honda Hornet Will Leave You Buzzing
Sounds like a twin-cylinder configuration; will it rival the KTM 790 Duke?by Punya Sharma, on LISTEN 02:29
Last year’s EICMA was special for Honda as it took the stage to unveil the ADV350 and the special edition CBR1000RR-R. However, a key highlight was also the announcement of the Honda Hornet streetfighter, which gathered a lot of attention throughout the world.
Since then, the Japanese giant has followed up this announcement with a number of teasers, with the latest one shedding light on the Hornet’s sweet and soulful exhaust note.
Honda Hornet Exhaust Note Revealed In New Teaser
Posted by Honda Europe, the 15-second long video doesn’t reveal anything about the bike’s appearance or features but focuses on the aural pleasure instead. You can hear the bike scream below:
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So what can we deduce from this teaser? The most obvious bit is the engine configuration. The Hornet seems to employ a twin-cylinder heart as made evident from its smooth exhaust note. This also falls right in line with the previous rumors suggesting that the Hornet will employ a 750cc, twin-cylinder engine.
Besides this, Honda previously revealed the design sketches of the Hornet which showed a radical streetfighter with an edgy design and plenty of brawn. Of course, the actual production model will differ from the sketches, but it still makes Honda’s intentions crystal clear.
Everything together leads us to believe that the Honda Hornet will fall into the middleweight streetfighter segment, locking horns with the KTM 790 Duke and the Triumph Street Triple. Considering how popular this segment is, the Hornet will be a super important global product for Honda.
When will it arrive, you ask? Well, the CBR-maker is still calling this just a concept. But if the latest teaser is anything to go by, the production model is coming and it could break cover at the 2022 EICMA. And if that’s not good enough, Honda could whip up an entire lineup of middleweights based on the Hornet, even including a baby Africa Twin.