Honda CB Hornet 160R Price in India, Mileage, Colours, And Specs

The Honda CB Hornet 160R is a brand-new motorcycle that competes in the premium 150-160 cc class. Competing with the FZ v2.0 and Gixxer, which are both selling well, this will be the smallest motorbike under the Hornet brand. Just as we had predicted, the base price of a Hornet will be Rs 79,900 (about $1050) not including taxes and shipping to your door from Delhi.

Since CB Trigger was unable to make a dent in the market, it will be replaced by the Hornet 160R. But Honda’s new Unicorn 160 is popular among families looking for a practical vehicle, and the Hornet is aimed at young adults in college who like a bit of sportiness in their motorcycles.

Hornet 160R Price

The motorcycle is available in the following two variants…

  • CB Hornet 160R STD: Rs 79,990*
  • CB Hornet 160R CBS: Rs 84,400*

*prices ex-showroom Delhi.

Honda has also released a new Android app called “CB Hornet 160R,” through which you may hire the motorcycle with an upfront payment of Rs 5,000.

Hornet Colour Options

Honda will be selling the Hornet 160R in the following five color options:

  • Pearl Night Star Black
  • Pearl Siren Blue
  • Neo Orange (metallic)
  • Sports Red
  • Pearl Amazing White
Honda CB Hornet 160R
Honda CB Hornet 160R

Honda CB Hornet 160R Mileage

The patented HET-based engine churns out a good mileage figure of 59 Kmpl (ARAI certified). Importantly, the engine is BS-IV compliant as well.

Honda Hornet Engine

The Hornet 160R features the same air-cooled 162.71 cc engine as the standard model. At 8,500 rpm, it generates maximum power of 15.6 bhp (an increase from 14.5 bhp), while at 6,500 rpm, it generates maximum torque of 14.76 Nm (an increase of 0.15 Nm over the Unicorn 160). Hornet 160R has larger rear tyres (140/70 17) than those found on the Unicorn 160 (110/80 17).

The front brakes are a 276 mm petal disc with 3 pot callipers, and the back brakes are a 220 mm petal disc with CBS (Collision Brake System), all of which are available as options. An optional rear 130 mm drum assembly is also included with the base model. Powered by a 1.2-liter 4-cylinder engine and mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission, the manufacturer claims a top speed of 110 kph.

Hornet has a sleek, sporty design with an electronic dashboard. In addition, it is the first motorcycle of its kind to meet the strict BS-IV emission standards (which will become mandatory in April 2017). The drum brake version of the Hornet weighs 140 kg, whereas the disc brake version weighs 142 kg kerb. Approximately 12 liters of gas can be stored in the tank.

Honda CB Hornet 160R Performance and Handling

Honda says the new Hornet 160R can hit 110 mph at top speed and has increased acceleration. This motorcycle’s HET-based engine minimizes both weight and friction within the engine. Its 164mm of ground clearance keeps it high enough off the ground that it can easily glide over a thin sheet of water and isn’t bothered by bumps. Efficiency and Grip on the Honda CB Hornet 160R The fixed handlebar and digital instrument console help the rider maintain their balance and keep them informed of crucial bike data. A dual-toned front mudguard shields the rider from any mud or water that might fly up, and ergonomic foot pegs for the rider and pillion make the experience more pleasurable for everyone.

Honda CB Hornet 160R Specifications and Features

Dimensions & Weight
Kerb Weight 140 kg
Length 2041 mm
Width 783 mm
Height 1067 mm
Ground Clearance 164 mm
Wheelbase 1345 mm
Seat Height
Type Diamond
Displacement 162.71
Cylinders 1
Power (BHP) 15.44 bhp @ 8,500 rpm
Torque (NM) 14.76 Nm @ 6,500 rpm
Cooling System Air Cooled
Transmission Type Manual
No of gears 5
Drive Type Chain Drive
Fuel Type Petrol
Fuel efficiency 52 kmpl
Fuel delivery system
Suspensions, Brakes, Steering & Tyres
Suspension Front Telescopic
Suspension Rear Monoshock
Wheel Size (inches) 17 inches
Tyre Size Front 100/80-17
Tyre Size Rear 140/70-17
Brakes Front Yes
Brakes Rear No
Battery 12V – 4Ah (MF)
Headlight Bulb Type 12V 35/35W
Electric System 12V
Speedometer Digital
Tachometer Yes
Tripmeter Yes
Electric Start Yes
Pillion seat Yes
Stand warning/indicator (Stand Alarm) No
Engine kill switch (Killswitch) No
Clock Yes
Headlight type
Tail light type (Brake/Tail Light) LED Tail Lamp
ABS (Antilock Braking System) No
Traction Control
Alloy wheels Yes
Handle type
Pass Light Yes

As of now, Honda has declared the launch of the Hornet in the country’s 21 most populous urban areas. Sales will expand to the rest of the country in the new year. Soon after tomorrow’s motorcycle ride in Goa, we’ll post our thoughts here. Watch this space…

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    Anjali is an automotive journalist with a passion for covering the latest developments in the car and bike world. She leverages her love for vehicles and in-depth industry knowledge to provide readers with insightful reviews, news, perspectives and practical guidance to help them find their perfect rides.

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