Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) is planning to launch an all-new motorcycle on 19th November. Though there is no clarity what bike will it be, we expect it to be either the Honda CB Hornet 160R or the company’s upcoming 125cc ‘mystery’ bike that was teased at the Honda RevFest.
The Honda CB Hornet 160R might replace the Honda CB Trigger in the country. Set to rival Suzuki Gixxer, Yamaha FZ and other bikes in the league, the Honda CB Hornet 160R will feature a 162.71cc, air-cooled engine that produces 14.5bhp and 14.61Nm. The same engine also powers the Honda Unicorn 160, and is claimed to offer high acceleration and sporty performance with Honda Eco Technology (HET).
Unveiled at the Honda RevFest in August, the CB Hornet 160R’s design is inspired from the CX-01 concept that made its debut at the 2014 Delhi Auto Expo. With styling elements like high-mounted handlebar, single piece seat, multi-spoke alloys with black coat, X-shaped LED tail-lamps, dual-tone front mudguard etc, the CB Hornet 160R certainly looks quite sporty.
The new Honda 125cc, on the other hand, will be a more upmarket than the CB Shine. The new 125cc bike is likely to get a muscular tank, a half-analogue half-digital console, multi-spoke alloys and bikini fairing. To be based on the same platform on which the CB Shine is built, the new Honda CB 125 will also borrow the engine from the latter. The CB Shine’s 125cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine churns out a maximum power output of 10.5bhp and a peak torque of 10.5Nm. Just like other entry-level Honda products, the new 125cc bike will also get the company’s patented HET technology that helps improve the bike’s overall mileage and lowers engine weight and friction.