Honda CB Hornet 160R – Price, specs, features, top speed and other details

Priced at Rs 79,900 (ex-showroom, Delhi), the Honda CB Hornet 160R will rival Suzuki Gixxer, Yamaha FZ and other motorcycles in 150-160cc segment.

By: | Updated: March 20, 2016 8:49 PM

Honda CB Hornet 160R India

Honda CB Hornet 160R replaces the CB Trigger that failed to generate volumes for the company

First showcased at the 2015 Honda RevFest earlier this year, the Honda CB Hornet 160R was finally launched in India on Thursday (December 10) in the price range of Rs 79,900 - Rs 84,400 (ex-showroom, Delhi). Honda's new naked street bike will take head on against the likes of Suzuki Gixxer, Yamaha FZ/FZ Verison 2.0 and others in the 150cc-160cc segment. It has been introduced as a replacement of the CB Trigger, which was discontinued in August, 2015 due to poor demand.

Power for the Honda CB Hornet 160R comes from a 162.71cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine that develops 15.6bhp of maximum power at 8,500rpm and 14.76Nm of peak torque at 6,500rpm. This gasoline motor is equipped with Honda Eco Technology (HET) that helps the bike offer a “high acceleration” and sporty performance. This system lowers engine’s weight and friction, and enhances its fuel efficiency. Transmitting power to the wheels is a 5-speed transmission with 1-down 4-up shift pattern.

The Honda CB Hornet 160R is built on a tubular diamond frame, and borrows some of its styling elements with the CX-01 concept. The bike looks aggressive and sporty with elements like pronounced fuel tank, halogen headlamp, dual-tone front mud-guard, multi-spoke alloy wheels with black coat, X-shaped LED taillights ad highlighted knee recesses.

Honda CB Hornet 160R

It also receives a fully digital instrument console, high-mounted handler bar, plastic side cowls, split grab rails, a black centre piece, clearshort silencer and a silver tailpiece. Braking power for the Hornet comes from the front and rear disc brakes, combined with Honda CBS (Combi braking system). The bike also gets telescopic fork upfront and semi-loaded mono rear suspension system.

The company says that the Honda CB Hornet 160R will initially be sold in 21 locations - New Delhi, Alibag, Ahmedabad, Bashirhat (Kolkata), Bangalore,Boisar, Chennai, Cochin, Dehradun, Goa, Hyderabad, Indore, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Panvel, Pune, Surat, Thane, Vijaywada and Vizag. It will be made available in other locations from the new year.

Honda CB Hornet Prices (ex-showroom, Delhi)

Single Disc - Rs 79, 900

Dual Disc with CBS - Rs 84,400

Honda CB Hornet 160R colours - Neo Orange Metallic, Pearl Amazing White, Sports Red, Pearl Siren Blue & Pearl Nightstar Black

Honda CB Hornet 160R Specifications

Engine - 162.71cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled with Honda Eco Technology (HET)

Max power - 15.6bhp at 8,500rpm

Max torque - 14.76Nm at 6,500rpm

Transmission - 5-speed

Top speed - 110kmph

Honda CB Hornet 160R Dimensions

Length - 2041mm

Width - 783mm

Height - 1067mm

Wheelbase - 1345mm

Ground clearance - 164mm

Kerb weight - 140kg (Std), 142kg (CBS)

Fuel tank - 12-litres

Front tyre - 100/80-17 (Tubeless)

Rear tyre - 140/70-17 (Tubeless)

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