Yamaha FZS-Fi V3.0 vs Honda CB Hornet 160R: Real-World Performance Comparison

Published On Jul 31, 2019 By Gaurav Sadanand for Yamaha FZ-S Fi Version 3.0

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Here’s how the FZS-Fi V3.0 stacks up against its Japanese rival in real-world conditions

Yamaha updated the FZS-Fi a couple of months ago with a new design and a couple of extra features. That said, it retains the exact same engine as before and hence feels a bit underpowered when compared to its rivals. We already put it up against the TVS Apache RTR 160 4V in real-world conditions, and here’s how it performed. And just in case you were wondering, here’s how it stacks up against the Honda CB Hornet 160R.  

 

Acceleration:

 

Yamaha FZS-Fi V3.0

Honda CB Hornet 160R

0-60

5.97 seconds

5.08 seconds

0-100

20.10seconds

15.99 seconds

The Hornet 160R packs a bigger 162.71cc motor and produces more power and torque compared to the FZS-Fi (149cc). Thanks to this, it’s almost a second quicker off the line and trumps the FZS-Fi Version 3.0 by a massive lead of 4 seconds in the 0-100kmph run despite weighing 4kg more.

Also Read: Yamaha FZS-FI: Same Price, Other Options

 

Roll-Ons:

 

Yamaha FZS-Fi V3.0

Honda CB Hornet 160R

30-70kmph

6.70sec

6.68 seconds

40-80kmph

9.38sec

8.23 seconds

The Yamaha FZS-FI V3 has a meaty mid-range which helps it offer near-identical roll-on speeds as the Hornet, well, at least while pulling from 30-70kmph. Post this, the Yammie’s engine feels a bit strained and leaves it trailing behind the Hornet 160R while accelerating from 40-80kmph. 

 

Braking:

 

Yamaha FZS-Fi V3.0

Honda CB Hornet 160R

80-0kmph

36.44m

36.3m

60-0kmph

20.48m

20.11m

Both bikes feature a single-channel ABS setup and are evenly matched in terms of braking distances. However, it’s the FZS-Fi which offers more bite and better feedback through the leavers compared to the Hornet.  

 

Fuel Efficiency:

 

Yamaha FZS-Fi V3.0

Honda CB Hornet 160R

City

49.31kmpl

42.85kmpl

Highway

55.42kmpl

52kmpl

The Yamaha FZS-Fi employs a smaller 149cc, fuel-injected engine that’s been tuned to produce less power in order to extract more fuel-efficiency. The result is a relatively better highway performer and a much better city dweller. The CB Hornet 160R, on the other hand, delivers an overall fuel-efficiency of 47.42kmpl, which is pretty good for a 160cc commuter. 

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