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1984 Honda Nighthawk 700S


1984 Honda Nighthawk 700S Pictures
The Honda Nighthhawk 700S employed some of the styling elements of the day's superbikes, but looked less radical overall.
The Honda Nighthhawk 700S employed some of the styling elements of the day's superbikes, but looked less radical overall.

The 1984 Honda Nighthawk 700S motorcycle was partly Honda's way of sliding under a tariff on motorcycles over 750 cc. It ended up being a nicely executed, if trendy, take on the street sportbike.

The Nighthawk's engine was enameled mostly in black and sported a four-into-one exhaust system.
The Nighthawk's engine was enameled mostly in black and sported a four-into-one exhaust system.
Honda's engineers found a way to get a 10,600-rpm redline out of an engine with hydraulic valve lifters.
Honda's engineers found a way to get a 10,600-rpm redline out of an engine with hydraulic valve lifters.
True to the theme of its name, most of the Nighthawk's trim was finished in black rather than chrome.
True to the theme of its name, most of the Nighthawk's trim was finished in black rather than chrome.

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