Honda showed only a silhouetted concept of the “New Honda Hornet” at EICMA 2021 and otherwise remained silent. Meanwhile, Honda teases the model even further, which indicates that it will probably really be released.
Videos hint at the new model
On Honda’s Spanish Instagram page, two videos have since been published that make reference to the Hornet. In the first video, you can see the different Hornet logos and how they have changed over time. Below that, the appropriate year is always faded in and the corresponding engine sound can be heard. The video ends with the year “????” and another engine sound. Presumably this is a two-cylinder engine.
The second video shows a hornet sitting on a flower. You can hear the starting of an engine and, as the wings begin to beat, how the engine revs up.
You can be sure that a new model is being built. 24 years the Honda Hornet already exists, one can assume that the new model will be released or at least presented for the 25th anniversary next year.