How about this for all you Hornet fans out there? Great news coming to us in the shape of a top interview with Fabrice Recoque, director of the motorcycle division of Honda France (below).

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The interview was carried out at the recent Forza scooter launch by top French magazine Moto Revue and is a real eye-opener. Have a read of what Recoque told the Moto Revue lads and tell us what you think – do you reckon a 650 version of the new CB1000R (pictured below) is on the way? And then after that, what? He says a lot, does the French boss and what we can be sure of is that the Hornet is coming back – and it’ll be happening soon.

Here’s the response when Moto Revue asked if Honda has closed off the idea of bringing back the Hornet, Recoque said: “Absolutely not! Our roadster strategy will be established in two phases.

“Medium-term we will have a new bike which will be about 650cc and that will be presented in the coming months. I cannot say more about this.

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