Upcoming Honda Hornet will be powered by a 755cc engine: what to expect

The all-new Honda Hornet will power a 755cc parallel-twin engine. The details about the engine capabilities of the upcoming Honda Hornet are now known. Peak power is 90.5 hp at 9,500 rpm and 75 Nm of torque at 7,250 rpm. This engine has a 270-degree firing order, mimicking the sound and feel of a V-Twin engine.

Honda has gone back to the drawing board and developed an all-new short-stroke parallel-twin engine. Obviously, this latest engine isn’t just another reworked, smaller Africa Twin engine that was expected from the automaker.

The engine seems to have borrowed somewhat from its dirt range. In addition, the Unicam SOHC architecture, which is borrowed from Honda’s off-road CRF model, allows this engine to have compact dimensions, helping to reduce weight and enabling a higher compression ratio.

This upcoming bike has a 270-degree firing order, like almost all modern parallel twin units on the market. The project manager at Honda, Fuyuki Hosokawa, claims that this uneven firing order allows for a wide spread of torque across the entire rev range, while delivering top speed.

With the peak out[ut figures of this engine, it does not seem to have many rivals besides Honda CB650R and Aprilia Tuono 660. Although this bike is supposed to be into the international middleweight nake bike market as per Honda.

Moreover, Hosokawa claimed this engine will be at home even while riding at city speeds, which should be a boon, particularly in our congested traffic conditions. This engine is also expected to be featured in Honda’s upcoming Transalp adventure bike. It will likely be tuned to suit that bike’s characteristics and intended usage. With EICMA 2023 set to take place in a month, it is expected from Honda to launch at least one of these two middleweight challengers.

Meanwhile, the much speculated bike From Honda, a sub-1000cc ADV to sit below Africa Twin has been spotted without camouflage. As seen in the pictures, the bike is allegedly Transalp which was expected as Honda registered rights to the Transalp badge in the US and other markets.


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