My New replacement for a Nighthawk

My New replacement for a Nighthawk

Postby ExTex » Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:16 pm

Hello, My new ride, a 1988 Honda NT650.

It hasn't arrived yet, but it is on the way.

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Re: My New replacement for a Nighthawk

Postby marriedman » Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:41 pm

YES! I love those bikes! Though I don't know if I would call it a Nighthawk replacement. Very different type of bike. I always said the Nighthawk was a great bike to learn what type of rider you wanted to be because it was so versatile. The NT650 is a little more sporty, a lot more nimble, and 100% more sexy!

Congrats on the bike. I am truly envious!
1st Gear - Stump Puller
2nd Gear - Lets try this again
3rd Gear - I don't really have to shift ever again
4th Gear - Woah, this is fast
5th Gear - You're gonna get a ticket
6th Gear - They'll never catch me!
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Re: My New replacement for a Nighthawk

Postby Hppants » Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:39 am

I don't know much about this bike. Not sure I've ever seen one. It's not really a competitor to the SV650, nor the Versys 650 (even though the versys wasn't made at that time).

Would be interested in hearing your thoughts.

Fuel tank size?

final drive (chain, belt, shaft)?

Bike Weight?

seat height?
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Re: My New replacement for a Nighthawk

Postby marriedman » Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:02 am

I know it is a chain drive. A popular mod is changing the hub to a VFR to utilize more common tires. I also think it is a CB600 F4 front end that is a popular mod for suspension upgrade. The Hawk GT is also the bike that put Two Bros on the map. It was the first full exhaust system they ever made. They just recently made a new updated one in honor of either their anniversary or this bike, can't remember. The bike has a cult following in the racing world because the amount of tweaks and mods that made it perform well. Plus they are supposed to be fun as fell to ride.

The engine lives on over in Europe for the Deauville (aka Dullville) Parts for the motor should be readily available, but everything else is probably getting pretty scarce.

Big fan of the bike personally!
1st Gear - Stump Puller
2nd Gear - Lets try this again
3rd Gear - I don't really have to shift ever again
4th Gear - Woah, this is fast
5th Gear - You're gonna get a ticket
6th Gear - They'll never catch me!
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Re: My New replacement for a Nighthawk

Postby ExTex » Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:31 pm

Hppants wrote:I don't know much about this bike. Not sure I've ever seen one. It's not really a competitor to the SV650, nor the Versys 650 (even though the versys wasn't made at that time).

Would be interested in hearing your thoughts.

Fuel tank size?

final drive (chain, belt, shaft)?

Bike Weight?

seat height?


Thanks for the replies. I've lusted for on for about 4 years, so I finally decided to buy one, on EBay without ever riding one.

3 gal. gas tank
Chain drive
406 lbs wet
30.5" seat height

I had a VT500C (Shadow) and liked the engine , but not the cruiser style.
This engine is an enlarged 500 engine:
52° V-2; 2 sparkplugs/cylinder; probably screw/nut valve adjustment.

Yes, there are so many mods that have been done to this model of bike.
All this one has is the complete Two Brothers exhaust, so good-by to the center stand.

This winter will evaluating it along with my existing Honda's (2015 CB500F & 1989 VTR250)
Then thin the crowd next Spring... or maybe keep all three.


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