2006 Honda 919 (Hornet CB900F)

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2006 Honda 919 (Hornet CB900F)
2006 Honda 919 (Hornet CB900F)


– 2006 Honda 919 (Hornet CB900F)

2006 Honda 919 (Hornet CB900F)

Ever wonder what Honda’s factory race mechanics ride when they take a break from wrenching? Well, you’re looking at it: the 919, packing the ultimate one-two prize-fighting punch of CBR900RR-derived muscle squeezed into a rigid, lightweight chassis. And topped off with arguably the most important feature of all: attitude.

The 919 is performance motorcycling with its sleeves rolled up, a pared-down, lightweight package ready for any kind of riding you like.


Features & Benefits

New for 2006

– Exciting new Candy Red color.

Unique features

– Muscular 919cc open-class engine–inspired by the legendary CBR®900RR–pounds out impressive torque and surprising top-end horsepower.

– A feathery, 428-pound dry weight makes the 919 the lightest bike in its class.

– The comfortable, upright seating position is ideal for commuting, sport riding and long trips.

– Honda’s latest programmed fuel injection (PGM-FI) and electronic digital ignition maximize power output and offer immediate throttle response.

– Stylish, dual center-up exhausts exit below the rear cowl.

– Massive square-tube mono-backbone frame and a large aluminum swingarm combine to provide an ideal balance of rigidity and flexibility for superb road feel.

– 43mm adjustable cartridge front fork, single-shock rear suspension and lightweight cast aluminum three-spoke wheels contribute to exceptional handling.


– Compact 919cc DOHC liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder engine is tuned for low-end and mid-range power for spirited acceleration.

– One-piece upper crankcase/cylinder assembly, right-side cam-drive design and a narrow, 32 degree included valve angle help make the 919 engine the lightest, most compact powerplant in its class.

– Sixteen-valve cylinder head with a 10.8:1 compression ratio promotes efficient combustion and high horsepower production.

– Direct shim-under-bucket valve actuation system is compact, ensures high-rpm durability and allows 16,000-mile valve maintenance intervals.

– High-pressure programmed fuel injection (PGM-FI) delivers fuel at 50 psi to four injectors, each mounted in a 36mm throttle body. Fuel is delivered through four laser-drilled nozzle holes in each injector, producing a highly atomized air/fuel charge for maximum combustion efficiency and power.

– Advanced programmed fuel injection (PGM-FI) features a sophisticated throttle sensor and advanced fuel-injection mapping to produce smooth and linear throttle response, responding precisely to fine throttle adjustments.

– 16-bit electronic control unit (ECU) provides two digital 3-D fuel injection maps for each cylinder and one digital 3-D ignition map for cylinder pairs, creating ideal fuel mixture and spark advance settings for superb rideability.

– Liquid-cooled oil cooler and a lightweight aluminum radiator keep engine temperatures in check for consistent performance and long engine life.

– Spring-loaded scissors-type gear on the drive side of the crankshaft and a rubber-mounted, floating clutch-cover help reduce noise.

– Weight-saving features include a compact, lightweight one-piece alternator.

– Unique four-into-two-into-one-into-two exhaust design features expanding-diameter tubing leading into the two center-up mufflers, contributing to strong mid-range torque and an exhilarating exhaust note. Stainless steel exhaust header and main pipe are attractive and corrosion-resistant. Polished stainless steel muffler-covers shield passenger’s legs from muffler heat.

– High-capacity, 380-watt AC generator.

– Maintenance-free automatic cam-chain tensioner.

– Smooth-shifting six-speed transmission with gear ratios carefully matched to the engine’s powerband.

– Durable #530 O-ring-sealed drive chain.


– Massive square-tube mono-backbone steel frame utilizes the engine as a stressed frame member. Together with the reinforced steering head, the chassis provides an optimal balance of rigidity and tuned flex for superb handling.

– A single box-section downtube reaches down to a unique front engine-mount that incorporates a cross-member to link the frame to the engine’s solid front mounts.

– Lightweight aluminum swingarm features a large one-piece cast pivot block and extruded triple-box-section spars.

– 43mm cartridge front fork with adjustable preload with compression damping and 4.3 inches of travel offers unparalleled rigidity for precise action and excellent handling on a variety of road surfaces.

– Lightweight aluminum upper triple-clamp adds rigidity for even better steering control.

– Single-shock rear suspension features a high-quality damper with seven-position-adjustable spring preload, 5.0 inches of plush wheel travel and a remote fluid-reservoir for added suspension control in all riding conditions.

– Braking system features two huge, 296mm front discs with four-piston calipers and a 240mm rear disc with a single-piston caliper for exceptional stopping power.

– Aluminum-alloy super-light, hollow three-spoke wheels with 3.5 x 17-inch front and 5.5 x 17-inch rear dimensions.

Additional Features

– Wide, durable vinyl-covered seat with thick foam padding provides plush comfort for commuting and two-up day trips.

– A stylish hugger-type rear fender closely follows the curve of the rear tire.

– Valve, ignition, and clutch covers are black.

– Gold colored front and rear brake calipers.

– Instrumentation includes a clock, digital odometer with two tripmeters, black face analog speedometer, tachometer, water temperature with white numerals, indicator lights for neutral, FI (fuel injection), oil pressure, low fuel and high beam.

– 5-gallon fuel tank is hinged for servicing ease.

– Aviation-style fuel cap.

– Engine-mounted manual fuel enricher provides smooth idling speed for cold engine starts.

– A bank-angle sensor shuts off fuel supply to the PGM-FI system if the motorcycle tips over, but is unaffected by bumps and vibration during normal operation.

– A large multi-reflector headlight with a twin-filament H4 low/high beam provides superb roadway illumination.

– Maintenance-free battery is lightweight with sufficient starting capacity for all riding seasons.

– Rugged plastic chip-guards on top of the fork sliders protect the front suspension from flying debris.

– Aluminum passenger grabrail.

– Convenient ignition switch/fork 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™ (HRCA®). 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.


Available accessories

– Sport Shield.

– Center Stand (Not available for CA models).



Model: CB900F

Engine Type: 919cc liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder

Bore and Stroke: 71mm x 58mm

Compression Ratio: 10.8:1

Valve Train: DOHC; four valves per cylinder

Carburetion: PGM-FI with manual enricher circuit

Ignition: Computer-controlled digital with three-dimensional mapping

Transmission: Six-speed

Final Drive: #530 O-ring-sealed chain

Front: 43mm cartridge fork with adjustable preload and compression damping; 4.3 inches travel
Rear: Single shock with seven-position spring preload adjustability; 5.0 inches travel

Front: Dual full-floating 296mm discs with four-piston calipers
Rear: Single 240mm disc with single-piston caliper

Front: 120/70ZR-17 radial
Rear: 180/55ZR-17 radial

Wheelbase: 57.5 inches

Rake (Caster Angle): 25.0°

Trail: 98mm (3.9 inches)

Seat Height: 31.3 inches

Dry Weight: 428 pounds

Fuel Capacity: 5.0 gallons

Color: Candy Red

Meets current CARB and EPA standards.

California version differs slightly due to emissions equipment.

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