2004 Honda Nighthawk Review


The 2004 Honda Nighthawk is the lighter and more economical development of the famous series that was first launched in 1982. It is a full-sized motorcycle that is easy to use even for beginners. The 2004 Honda Nighthawk has a smooth and simple design and characteristics. Its exterior is made of lightweight material with a fuel tank that covers the base. The middle section and the rear end are connected by its frame that goes smoothly up to the taillight. This model still represents the original two-tone signature of Honda Nighthawk motorcycles. However, its black finish gives this model a more elegant and sophisticated look.

This motorcycle offers convenient and agile experience for long travel and city riding as well. It has a 234 cc parallel twin four stroke engine that makes the model suitable for everyday use. It allows the rider to get through heavy traffic with its smaller and lighter design. It also has a good power band and allows riders to shift or maneuver the bike easily. Its low seat, comfortable biker rider position and affordability also make Honda Nighthawk a great bike for starters. The steel frame has a single-cradle design that makes the motorcycle durable and lightweight. It is easy to maneuver with its 31 mm front fork and strong drum brakes in front and the rear part. The tires are also made of quality materials that provide excellent traction and an increased life span.

The 2004 Honda Nighthawk has an air-cooled vertical twin-cylinder with 234 cc SOHC displacement that offers smoothness and easiness in riding. It comes with a single 26mm CV carburetor induction and two-valve cylinder train. The model has a 31mm telescopic fork front suspension and a rear suspension with five-position spring preload adjustability. The rear suspension also comes with a Twin Sided Swing Arm. It is easy to handle with its light weight of 315 pounds and a 29.1 inch seat height. It also has a CD ignition and battery that do not require maintenance. The clutch is cable-operated and easy to adjust, and it offers a five speed transmission. The model can also be used for longer distances with its 4.3 gallons of fuel capacity and .8 gallons of fuel reserve.

Another feature to look out for in this model is its large cylinder fins that provide more efficient cooling. It is also easy to maintain with its screw-type valve adjusters. The 2004 Honda Nighthawk also has instrumentation with a handy trip meter that is easy and simple to read. It has a steering lock and dual mirrors that provide more security. The model has a functional design with seats specifically molded to provide the best comfort for both the rider and the passenger to complete the model’s strong features.

The 2004 Honda Nighthawk is a suitable motorcycle for riders who want a vehicle for frequent use in urban areas. Its ergonomic design and sleek features makes it easy to manage and handle in tight spaces. The model’s speed control and transmission also makes it a great bike for beginners and for those who want a motorcycle that can adapt to their needs and requirements. It also requires very little maintenance and gets good gas mileage. The model is well-made and dependable for both long smooth rides and quick trips around traffic jams. The throttle response of 4,500 RPMS cruise at 65 mph also makes the bike suitable for beginners and experienced riders. The controls are accessible and perfectly designed for easy reach just like any Honda motorcycle. It also has an electric start and comes off the choke fast on warm up. Generally, this model is built for street cruisers. The motorcycle guarantees years of excellent performance to make it a great value for its price. Overall, the 2004 Honda Nighthawk is a powerful standard motorcycle that provides excellent features for bikers of different riding levels.

New For 2004

  • There are no new detailing and additions for the new version

2004 Honda Nighthawk Specs

  • Engine Type: 234 cc, Parallel Twin
  • Final Drive: O-ring chain
  • Transmission: Five-speed
  • Ignition: CDI
  • Induction: Single 26mm CV carburetor
  • Valve Train: SOHC; two valves per cylinder
  • Compression Ratio: 9.2:1
  • Bore and Stroke: 53mm x 53mm
  • Fuel Capacity: 4.3 gallons
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: N/A
  • Brakes (Front): Expanding brake, drum brake
  • Brakes (Rear): Expanding brake, drum brake
  • Suspension (Front): 31.0 mm fork
  • Suspension (Rear): 140 mm
  • Wheelbase: 56.3 inches
  • Rake: N/A
  • Trail: N/A
  • Seat Height: 29.3 inches
  • Curb Weight: 315 pounds
  • Tires (Front): 90/100-18
  • Tires (Rear): 20/90-16


  • Tank Pad
  • Backrest
  • Cycle Cover

Key Competitors For The 2004 Honda Nighthawk

  • 1992 BMW R100R
  • Harley-Davidson Sportster 883
  • Suzuki V-Strom 650