03 Honda Hornet CB600F

Alemsee

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May as well throw a thread up and document a noobs journey into motorbikes!

Recently took the notion to look for a sensible daily driver/beater car to replace my r53 mini to sit alongside the m3. True to form I whittled through every possible option from old clios, volvos, etc. and found a few good examples that would have been ideal. So naturally I followed the next logical step and decided I would get a motorcycle license. I looked into the process and with help from the members here I’m now well on my way with just the practical tests to go.
I planned to wait until I could ride something home but couldn’t help but keep an eye in the classifieds and this popped up locally to me and when I saw it I couldn’t resist give the price and condition.

03 Hornet, only 9100 miles, good history and completely unmolested and brilliant condition!

Hoping to use this thread to keep picking up tips and suggestions from those more experienced.
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Alemsee

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That looks immaculate!
It’s really too clean for what I was after but tbh it seemed to only be a few hundred quid more than higher mileage, leggier examples and was in front of me so made sense.
 
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mikey

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Location
Lurgan
Drives
Celica
Exactly the same as my first big bike! Genuinely the only bike I regret parting with. -1 +2 front and rear renthal sprockets really transform them and a set of decent confidence inspiring tyres (I always favoured Michelin Pilot Sports on the Hornet but am usually a Pirelli man). So easy to work around compared to my Street Triple that replaced it as well! Enjoy her (y)
 

Alemsee

RMS Regular
Saw a street triple pass me on the broken bridge road at Lenaderg yesterday. Hardly you?

I’ll probably do a bit of tinkering come next summer. Fancy a few minor cosmetic upgrades too such as led headlamp, indicators, nicer mirrors though it is nice how original it’s sitting right now.
 

Polobrat666

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Larne
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Cars/MT09 Tracer
That's in stunning condition, wonder was it a dry day toy only? Also was there any hint as to how/if it's protected, ACF50? XCP etc etc
 

Alemsee

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That's in stunning condition, wonder was it a dry day toy only? Also was there any hint as to how/if it's protected, ACF50? XCP etc etc

Seems to have been. 2 previous owners, the first kept it for 14 years doing only about 6k miles on it and the guy I got it from was quite OCD with keeping it tidy. He claims the previous owner had it sitting in a heated garage when he lifted it
 

Lee

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It’s really too clean for what I was after but tbh it seemed to only be a few hundred quid more than higher mileage, leggier examples and was in front of me so made sense.

Makes sense really. They are a desirable bike in that condition.

Enough power to get you down the road too with 100 bhp!
 

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