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Old 31st July 2011, 03:26   #1
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doing the dream...

she, starry nights, beachside, campfire, ashtray, her pair of slippers and a dream machine on two wheels…that’s what a guy’s dreams are made of (more or less) and so was mine…everything in the equation up there varied with change in age and maturity barring the machine…it was/is /will be – Honda Hornet CB600F…an undying dream… from the time of watching it across the street store to gathering enough courage (but never enough money) to talk to the store owner to applying as wallpaper so to see it as the first thing when i switch on my system to endless discussions/debates with biking buddies comparing Triumph Street Triple/Honda/ducati to finally owning on…yeah, I truly travelled a long way but the ride was worth it!

If I were to add up all the features I wanted from a bike, I had end up with Honda Hornet CB600F with its…naked street-fighter look, CBR 600RR engine,outstanding power to weight ratio,reliability....(i can go on and on...)

Being the kind of guy who sneaks out of his bed at 4 in the morning just to look at his bike, owning a machine he ever dreamed of is truly mesmerizing and encouraging...an inspiration

I ride not to reach anywhere, but to ride... travel for travel's sake because the greatest affair is on the go and life’s always better on two wheels…ride on!

dream unveils here...
































Believe...



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Congrats! I've fond memories of the Hornet whenever I'm out of India because I usually rent one :-)

Do pen down your riding impressions. One thing I can vouch for, the brakes are excellent. C-ABS rocks! This makes for a great product in India but sadly not available.
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Congrats !!
Jayant, what a coincidence that yesterday morning, you were mentioning your experience about the Hornet and here it is an ownership review.
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Is it Mohsin?

So happy for you mate, enjoy your ride to the fullest
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Is it Mohsin?

So happy for you mate, enjoy your ride to the fullest
Thanks Guys for everything

Sheel : thats right its mohsin!!!
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Congrats! Do post your detailed riding experience, as God knows when Honda will launch it in India.
How come the number plate mentions West London Yamaha?
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If I were to add up all the features I wanted from a bike, I had end up with Honda Hornet CB600F with its…naked street-fighter look, CBR 600RR engine,outstanding power to weight ratio,reliability....(i can go on and on...)


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So true bro Mohsin! COngrats on living your passion. My dream bike is also the same as yours, but rather its faired version ( read CBR600F). I hope Honda India bring these bikess in India soon.

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Sexy , just awesome . Congrats for a perfect bike . . Good riding gear too .
I heard insurance is quite costly there ,is it ?

What is yamaha thing on number plate ? .Mask it .BTW where is the story and things behind the bike acquisition !

Ride safe .


PS: HONDA MOTORCYCLES INDIA , listen ,this is what you need to pit against Ninja and comet 650s's in INDIA . You have a winner !

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What a Ride, happy for you Mohsin

Looking forward to see your travellogues with the Hornet with loads of pics. How much did it cost you ?
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congrats Mohsin,
Real good buy. Naked hornet looks fantastic specially the headlight. exhaust out looks really nice along with silence.
do post your long ride reviews if you have done any already and also about some gears.
enjoy the roar.
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Fantastic bike mate, always have been a big fan of the nakeds
Did you consider any other bike before freezing on the Honda? Pretty sure since you stay in London there are quite a handful of choices you got there. Request you to put in a ownership review with all the stuff.
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Fantastic bike mate, always have been a big fan of the nakeds
Did you consider any other bike before freezing on the Honda? Pretty sure since you stay in London there are quite a handful of choices you got there. Request you to put in a ownership review with all the stuff.
Nice jacket you have in there.
Yes indeed it was a very tough call between Triumph Street Triple, ducati monster 796 and Hornet 600...but i chose the hornet
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Yes indeed it was a very tough call between Triumph Street Triple, ducati monster 796 and Hornet 600...but i chose the hornet
Wow! Chosing a Hornet over a Street triple...hmmm it would be interesting to read up on why exactly and on what parameters you had to let go of the Triumph and even the Monster.
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Wow! Chosing a Hornet over a Street triple...
Jayant,
Do excuse me for being naive or ignorant, would the triumph Speed/Street triple warrant so much of respect? have never had the opportunity to ride them or even feel their engine response apart from seeing them set up as barbies in the showrooms or net.
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would the triumph Speed/Street triple warrant so much of respect? have never had the opportunity to ride them or even feel their engine response apart from seeing them set up as barbies in the showrooms or net.
Speed triple can be ruled out in the comparision since its a biiger spec machine with higher cc, power and torque. FZ1, CB1000R and the Monster 1100 are better products for comparision.

The Street triple is an entrant into the triple family like the way 696, 796 are the entrants into the Monster family. This houses the same 675 cc inline 3 engine from the famous Daytona although and understandably differently tuned for street riding. Among all the 3 (CB, 796 and street), this is a powerful motor and very well tuned for street riding. The power delivery is extremely linear (similar to the monster) and has usable torque too (nowhere near the monster). The CB is a great machine no doubt but like most of the inline 4s, you enjoy both power and torque at higher rpms. I had a fantastic time with the speed triple (not long - just a day). Though I haven't ridden the street triple, am guessing it will have the same genes as its bigger cousin.

And if you ask me Mahesh, I'll do just anything to just hear that inline-3 growl. The V-twins and inline-4s are no comparision. They are insanely loud in stock form and deeply reverberating. Just beautiful!!!

But I'm sure worrisomebear has his own reasons for chosing what he likes. I just wanted to know his selection strategy...

And yes, waiting for your riding impressions.
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