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Mar 12

Posts: 12

asteronnelar says:

Honda CB250F Hornet

I am shopping around for a bigger bike (than a 125). I am on a restricted licence. I came across a honda cb250 hornet. 

I really like the look of it and it seems in good condition, but I noticed its a jap import. Is this a problem? and does anyone know if the bike in general is good for a beginner rider.


Thanks! A 

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Aug 09

Posts: 2707

MarcusMarsh says:

250 Hornet

Being a 250/4 it will be rev-happy but I reckon it will be a great next step. 

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Feb 09

Posts: 305

bryfor59 says:


I have had a couple of imports over the years and have had no problems whatsoever, main thing you need to do is tape the lights to adjust the beam when putting through it's MOT (or for a total fix, fit a uk headlight), I always told the mechanic at the garage I used, that it was an import and he used to tape it for me.

The only other point is that the clocks will likely read KPH unless previously altered, this can easily be rectified by fitting a convertor or even a sticker/plate on the face of speedo/glass, most modern bikes have digital display and can be converted to MPH at the push of a button, hope this helps


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Feb 08

Posts: 817

Andy949494 says:

Lovely little things...

They are 40BHP so you should get it restricted.

Check your insurance for it and declare it as an import otherwise you won't be covered.

Should add that my favourite bike was the benelli 254/354 another 4 cylinder 250. What a lovely noise....
I'm sure it will be a great little bike to ride but spares might be hard to get hold of should it need something major. Check on the various Hornet forums...


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