Complete PDF version of the Service Manual for the Honda CB600F Hornet. A MUST for every Hornet owner.
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OEM Original factory workshop manual.
Models covered by this manual: 1998-2000
Number of pages: 374 pages
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We do not offer printed manuals, for the following reasons:
- it is more eco-friendly to use a digital version
- your manual never gets dirty or greasy
- you can always choose to print the specific page(s) you need to work on your bike
- you receive your manual immediately after payment
- it is searchable
Honda CB600F Hornet
The Honda CB600F (also known as the Hornet in Europe and Brazil, and the 599 in the United States) is a standard motorcycle produced by Honda. It is powered by a 599 cc (36.6 cu in) liquid-cooled inline-four engine, which is a detuned version of the one used in the Honda CBR600 sport bike and generates roughly 102 horsepower (76 kW). The term ‘Hornet’ was not used in North America because AMC and its successor, Chrysler, had trademarked it with the AMC Hornet.
In 1998, Honda released the CB600F Hornet in Europe. It was based on the CB250F, which was limited to 250 cc (15 cu in) in its native market (Japan) due to local legislation (this bike was released only in Japan from 1996 or 1997 until 2015, when it was succeeded by the CB300F). The motorcycle features a six-speed gearbox. Its suspension is comprised of a single shock in the back and a standard telescopic fork in the front until 2005, when it was replaced by an upside-down fork. It has dual-disc, Nissin twin piston brakes in the front and single-disc, Nissin single piston brakes in the back. It received a front wheel with a diameter of 16 in (410 mm) and a rear wheel with a diameter of 17 in (430 mm) with a 180 section from the Fireblade.
It is classified as a standard or “naked bike” since it is a sport-oriented motorbike with an upright riding posture.
Honda modified the Hornet in 2000, replacing the 16-inch (410-mm) front wheel with a 17-inch (430-mm) wheel to improve cornering stability and boosting the strength of the front brake pass-over system, making the brakes stronger. Honda, on the other hand, did not expand the size of the gasoline tank. In 2000, a faired variant, the CB600FS, was also launched.
Honda updated the CB600F variant in 2003, with a bigger gasoline tank (17 L or 3.7 imp gal or 4.5 US gal as opposed to the previous 16 L or 3.5 imp gal or 4.2 US gal) and’sharper’ appearance. The CB600S faired variant was phased out.
In 2005, the instrument cluster was updated, and more critically, inverted front forks were installed to increase road grip and cornering stability.
For the 2004 and 2006 model years, Honda introduced the Hornet to the US and Canadian markets. It was known as the 599.
In April 2007, the greatly upgraded CB600F model was released. The new motorcycle’s engine is a detuned version of the engine found in the 2007 CBR600RR, with a maximum output power of roughly 102 horsepower (76 kW).
The model was updated in 2011. The headlight assembly has been replaced, and the instrument cluster now has an LCD display. This bike had many of the same components – swingarm, fork, frame, and engine – as the resurrected Honda CBR600F in 2011.