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Honda CB Hornet 160R Highlights
The Honda CB Hornet 160R has been updated with ABS to comply with the recent government safety norms. On the design front, the bike features a new all-LED headlamp unit, LED tail light and a full-digital instrument console. The CB Hornet 160R also gets fresh new graphics and a new colour option: Dazzle Yellow Metallic. Mechanically, though, the bike remains unchanged.
The CB Hornet 160R draws power from a 162.71cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled BSIV-compliant HET (Honda Eco Technology) engine. It produces a maximum power of 15.9PS at 8500rpm and a peak torque of 14.78Nm at 6500rpm. The engine is coupled to a 5-speed gearbox and returns a company-claimed fuel efficiency of 42.85kmpl.
Suspension duties are handled by telescopic forks at the front and a rear monoshock unit. In terms of braking, the standard variant gets a 276mm front disc and a 130mm rear drum, while top-spec variants are equipped with 276mm front and 220mm rear disc brakes. Speaking of variants, the Honda CB Hornet 160R gets four: standard (Rs 86,500), CBS (Rs 91,000, ABS (Rs 92,000) and the top-end ABS Deluxe (Rs 94,500, all ex-showroom Delhi). It rivals the Bajaj Pulsar NS 160, the Yamaha FZ-S and the TVS Apache RTR 160 4V in India.
Honda CB Hornet 160R Pros and Cons
Things We Like in CB Hornet 160R
- Agressive styling
- Combined braking system with rear disc rotor enhances sharp braking
- Responsive handling around corners
- Smooth engine
Things We Don't Like in CB Hornet 160R
- Switchgear feels dated
- Speedometer console could have been better designed
- Engine kill switch missing
- Stiff ride
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CB Hornet 160R Price List (Variants)
|CB Hornet 160R STD42.85 kmpl, 162.71 cc||Rs.86,500|
|CB Hornet 160R CBS42.85 kmpl, 162.71 cc||Rs.91,000|
|CB Hornet 160R STD ABS42.85 kmpl, 162.71 cc||Rs.92,578|
|CB Hornet 160R ABS DLX42.85 kmpl, 162.71 cc||Rs.95,078|
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Honda CB Hornet 160R Mileage
Honda CB Hornet 160R gives a mileage of 42.85 kmpl as claimed by the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI).
|42.85 kmpl||-||52 kmpl||-|
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price in India
|Chennai||Rs. 85,500 - 94,762|
|Hyderabad||Rs. 88,174 - 96,434|
|Bangalore||Rs. 88,548 - 97,127|
|Delhi||Rs. 86,500 - 95,078|
|Pune||Rs. 87,456 - 96,034|
|Kolkata||Rs. 85,548 - 93,808|
|Mumbai||Rs. 87,647 - 95,755|
The new Honda CB Hornet 160R now comes with a new LED headlamp, redesigned digital instrument console and a single channel ABS unit. The Hornet 160R features an agressive design thanks to its trapezoidal headlamp, large tank with edgy extensions, the petite split grab rails and the X-shaped LED tail lamp. The redesigned all-digital instrument console gets silver trim and looks sporty now. The quality, fit and finish are also as per Honda’s quality standards.
The Honda CB Hornet 160R gets the same engine as the Honda Unicorn 160. However, the 162.7cc, air-cooled, single-cylinder engine is tuned to produce a higher power output of 15.9PS at 8500rpm, while peak torque of 14.8 Nm is generated at 6500rpm. The HET-equipped engine is mated to a 5-speed gearbox.
Equipped with Honda’s combi-braking system (CBS), braking duties are managed by a 276mm petal disc up front and a 220mm petal disc at the rear. A single channel ABS unit cones standard in top variants.
The Honda CB Hornet 160R delivers a company claimed mileage of 60kmpl.
Priced at Rs 81,863 (ex-showroom Delhi) for the STD variant, the Honda CB Hornet 160R competes with the Suzuki Gixxer, Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 and Yamaha FZ V2.0
Design and Features
Honda CB Hornet 160R is designed while keeping in mind the concept of CX-01, which was first showcased in 2014 Auto Expo. The front profile of the bike is equipped with an edgy LED headlamp section at the front with clear lens turning indicators. Further, it has a dual tone shade front mudguard and muscular fuel tank. Its fuel tank is precisely chiselled which look amazing with the tank shrouds and offers an excellent riding posture to the rider. The bike comes with a single split seat that proves itself as a handy feature to the rider as well as pillion. Coming to the rear, It has an X-shaped tail light and LED tail lights. Its redesigned instrument console is purely digital which consists of speedometer, tachometer, trip meter, odometer, fuel gauge and low fuel and oil indicator lights.
Braking and Handling
Honda CB Hornet 160R is designed on a tubular diamond frame. It runs on 17-inch wide tubeless tyres that are mounted over elegant alloy wheels. The braking duties are carried out by drum brakes at both, front and rear end. Furthermore, the bike is furnished with a suspension system that includes telescopic forks at the front and spring loaded hydraulic type (mono shock) at the rear. To enhance the braking ability, the higher variants get a single channel ABS unit while the lower ones come with Honda’s CBS (Combi Braking System).
Safety and Features
Honda CB Hornet 160R is furnished with an all-LED headlamp that illuminates the road well in nights and dark areas. The tail lamp too gets the LED treatment. Higher variants get a single-channel ABS while the lower variants get Honda’s Combi Braking System (CBS).
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