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2008 Honda Nighthawk 250

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2008 Honda Nighthawk 250

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2008 Honda Nighthawk 250 Specifications

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Model Type  Standard
BASE MSRP(US)  $3,699.00 Find Your Local Honda Dealer
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Warranty  6
Engine Type  Parallel Twin
Cylinders  2
Engine Stroke  4-Stroke
Cooling  Air
Valves  4
Valves Per Cylinder  2
Valve Configuration  SOHC
Bore (mm/in)  53 / 2.09
Stroke (mm/in)  53 / 2.09
Displacement (cc/ci)  234 / 14.3
Compression Ratio  9.2:1
Starter  Electric
Fuel Requirements  Regular
Fuel Type  Gas
Fuel Injector  No
Carburetor  Yes
Number Of Carburetors  1
Carburetor Size (mm)  26
Carburetion Type  Carburetor
Transmission Type  Manual
Number Of Speeds  5
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel)  Chain
Reverse  No
Wheels & Tires:  
Wheels Composition  Steel
Tube / Tubeless  Tubed
Chromed  Yes
Front Tire Width  90
Front Tire Aspect Ratio  100
Front Wheel Diameter  18
Rear Tire Width  120
Rear Tire Aspect Ratio  90
Rear Wheel Diameter  16
Front Tire (Full Spec)  90/100 R18
Rear Tire (Full Spec)  120/90 R16
Front Brake Type  Drum
Rear Brake Type  Drum
Front Suspension Type  Telescopic Fork
Front Suspension Size (in/mm)  1.2 / 31
Front Travel (in/mm)  4.8 / 121.9
Front Adjustable Fork Pre-Load  No
Front Adjustable Rebound Damping  No
Front Central Suspension Strut  No
Steering Damper  No
Rear Suspension Type  Twin Sided Swing Arm
Rear Travel (in/mm)  3.9 / 99.1
Rear Adjustable Shock / Spring Pre-Load  Yes
Rear Adjustable Rebound Damping  No
Number Rear Shock Absorbers  2
Air Adjustable  No
Steering Control  Handlebar
Technical Specifications:  
Wheelbase (in/mm)  56.3 / 1430
Wet Weight (lbs/kg)  315 / 142.9
Fuel Capacity (gal/l)  4.3 / 16.3
Fuel Capacity Reserve (gal/l)  0.8 / 3
Performance  Standard
Seat Type  One-Piece
Adjustable  No
Seat Material  Vinyl
Seat Location  Driver and Passenger
Folding  No
Seat Height (in/mm)  29.3 / 744.2
Number Of Seats  2
Grab Rail or Strap  Standard
Frame  Steel
Body Material  Plastic
Hand Grips  Standard
Foot Peg Location  Driver and Passenger
Adjustable  No
Drive Shaft Guard  No
Fork Guards  No
Saddle Bag Guard  No
Belt Guard  No
Hand Guards  No
Brush Guard  No
Heel Guards  No
Exhaust Guard  No
Light Guard  No
Side Cover  Yes
Front Fender  Standard
Rear Fender  Standard
Top Crown  Standard
Stand Type  Kick
Handlebars  Standard
License Plate  Standard
Trip Odometer  Standard
Speedometer  Standard
Warranty (Months/Condition)  6 / Limited
Battery Warranty (Months)  0
Generic Type (Primary)  Standard
Manufacturer Country  Japan
Parent Company  Honda
Display Name  Nighthawk 250
Paint & Finish:  
Paint  Standard
Handlebar Lock  Standard
Folding  Yes
Underseat Storage  Standard
Headlight Mounts  Standard
Halogen Headlight (s)  Standard
Headlight (s)  Standard
Type  Halogen

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By James(Owner), Dec. 2, 2008
so good! I've had the Nighthawk 250 for 6 months and it's been a very reliable, fun little bike. I've always owned bigger bikes, and thought I might regret purchasing this 250. I was wrong. Although it doesn't have the freeway speed/power of a bigger bike, it still does the job. I've had a few ... Read Full Review


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Great starter bike...
By Allen Twisdale(Owner), Dec. 24, 2008
Like everybody else says, it needs more power. It has to work too hard on the highway and still barely keeps up with traffic, but thats not what really it's for... It's a nimbal lightweight (300 lbs and some change) starter bike thats perfect for learning to negotiate those low speed short turns (th... Read Full Review


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Nighthawk 250
By Cindy Trump(Owner), Dec. 5, 2008
I have had the nighthawk for about (6) months now, a bang for your buck. Its my first bike but wish it had more power.
Great start bike and good for driven around town, not a freeway bike. Read Full Review


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Good bike, great price
By Nhawk01(Owner), Sep. 1, 2008

I've had a Nighthawk for a while now, and other than a few issues that were fixed under warranty, its a pretty good bike. It could use more power though, and maybe some better tires. But its a good bike considering the price. I would buy it again. Read Full Review


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