EICMA 2021: 2022 Honda Hornet concept previews a new streetfighter

The 2022 Honda Hornet concept revives the name for the international markets and hints at a new middleweight streetfighter from the manufacturer.



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2022 Honda Hornet concept showcased at EICMA motorcycle show

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Honda has unveiled the new 2022 Hornet concept at the ongoing EICMA motorcycle show in Milan, Italy. The new concept version of Team Red shows off a futuristic new motorcycle that marks the return of the ‘Hornet’ name in the international markets. Now, while India is all too familiar with the name Hornet, used liberally in its sports commuter range for years, the new 2022 Honda Hornet concept hints at a new middleweight streetfighter that could hit the markets early next year under the guise of production. Is. Europe.

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Currently, the Honda Hornet concept remains a design study with sharp lines, muscular outline, raised handlebars and compact footprint. At this point we know a lot about the concept. However, speculations suggest that the model may be revived with a 755 cc parallel-twin motor, which is likely to have a higher-revving nature. The new motorcycle could be placed between the CB500F and CB650R in the company’s line-up at the time of sale.

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Honda Hornet was originally launched in Europe in 1998

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The original Honda Hornet was introduced in Europe in 1998 and was powered by a 599 cc inline four-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine. While the international debut is likely next year, it is too early to comment on the bike making its way in the Indian market. Honda sells the CB650R in India at a price of ₹ 8.68 Lakh (ex-showroom). Could the upcoming Honda Hornet be a new and accessible middleweight offering from the Japanese manufacturer? It seems like an interesting proposition against the Triumph Trident 660, Kawasaki Z650 and the likes in the segment.

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