The Japanese factory has released a series of official design sketches of the latest incarnation of its iconic Hornet.
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Then it disappeared from the line-up. But Honda’s decided it’s time to bring it back… and fill the naked-shaped hole in its current range. Things are going to be a bit different this time, however. Although it’s keeping most of the main details under wraps for the time being, we’re expecting a parallel twin motor (which is rumoured to be closer to 750cc than 600cc) rather than the old inline-four set up. That’s partly because of the increasingly stifling emissions regulations, and partly because a twin is easier and cheaper to develop. Chances are the motor will also use the engine to power other bikes in the range, and there are already rumours that a mid-capacity Africa Twin could be following soon. But first the Hornet. We’ve still got so many questions. Thankfully, we won’t have to wait too much longer to find out, with rumours suggesting that the bike will be coming this year.