With the introduction of two new special editions, the Honda CB Hornet is now available in four variants in the price range of Rs 80,431 – Rs 85,912 (ex-showroom, Delhi).
Besides new colours and graphics, the Honda CB Hornet 160R special edition remains unchanged.
September 6, 2016 – In order to capitalize on the festive season, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) has launched a special edition of its popular 160cc bike – the Honda CB Hornet 160R. The special edition is available in two versions – Standard and CBS (Combined Braking System). While everything else remains similar to the regular models, these special editions get optional stripes – Mars Orange & Striking Green – on black theme. Besides new stripes, the limited edition variants also get new graphics.
The Honda CB Hornet 160R special editions are available in both single disc and dual-disc CBS (Combined Braking System) versions. While the standard variant is priced at Rs 81,413, the CBS version costs Rs 85,912 (ex-showroom Delhi). The special edition model is powered by the same 162.71cc single-cylinder engine that also powers the regular version. Coupled to a 5-speed gearbox, this engine is capable of producing 15.9PS of power and 14.76Nm of torque.
The CB Hornet 160R special edition comes with an all-black treatment that includes side air scoop, grab rails and exhaust cover. It also gets green or orange decals, depending on the colour scheme, and body graphics and matching pinstripes on the alloy wheels. Interested customers can also check an exclusive mobile app for the bike that provides access to detailed product specifications, feature comparison and a product experience zone.
This naked streetbike features aggressive styling, and is claimed to deliver sporty performance. Unveiled at the Honda RevFest in August, the Honda’s all-new CB Hornet competes against the Yamaha FZ/ FZ Version 2.0, Suzuki Gixxer 160 and others in the league. Just so you know, the ‘Hornet’ is a quite popular Honda brand name that has several motorcycles ranging from 250cc to 900cc, and for the first time this name will be used for a low capacity bike.
|CB Hornet 160R STD||Rs 80,431|
|CB Hornet 160R CBS||Rs 84,931|
|CB Hornet 160R Special Edition STD||Rs 81,413|
|CB Hornet 160R Special Edition CBS||Rs 85,912|
*Prices are ex-showroom, Delhi.
The all-new CB Hornet 160R is powered by a 162.71cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine that is claimed to deliver the class-leading power and a good low end torque. It delivers power worth of 15.6bhp at 8,500rpm against 14.76Nm of peak torque at 6,500rpm. This engine allows the bike to hit a top speed of 110kmph. A 5-speed transmission with 1-down-4 up shift pattern transfers the drive via chain. Honda claims that the CB Hornet 160R delivers a “high acceleration” and sporty performance, thanks to its Honda Eco Technology (HET). This system reduces engine weight and friction, and improves its fuel efficiency. It is claimed to return an ARAI-certified mileage of 59kmpl.
The CB Hornet 160R shares some of its design cues with the CX-01 concept, which was showcased at the 2014 Delhi Auto Expo. The bike sits on a tubular diamond frame, and features halogen headlamp with minimal fairing, muscular fuel tank, high-mounted handlebar, a black centre piece and plastic side cowls. It also gets highlighted knee recesses, a single piece seat, electric starter and fully digital instrument console.
Other design elements include a silver tailpiece, split grab rails, multi-spoke alloy wheels with black coat, dual-tone front mud-guard, clearshort silencer and X-shaped LED taillights. It is assembled with 17-inch multispoke alloy wheels that are shod with 100/80-17 and 140/70-17 front and rear tubeless tyres respectively. The all-new CB Hornet 160R is being offered in 5 colour options – Neo Orange Metallic, Pearl Amazing White, Sports Red, Pearl Siren Blue and Pearl Nightstar Black.
In terms of dimensions, the bike measures 2,041mm in length, 783mm in width, 1,067mm in height with a wheelbase of 1345mm. While the standard single disc variant weighs 140kgs, the dual disc CBS variant carries a kerb weight of 142kgs. The bike has a fuel tank capacity of 12-litres, and offers a ground clearance of 164mm. It comes equipped with telescopic front fork and semi-loaded rear mono suspension system. Its braking system comprised of front and rear disc brakes, coupled with Honda’s CBS (Combi braking system).
|Engine||162.71cc single-cylinder, air-cooled|
|Maximum Power||15.6bhp @ 8,500rpm|
|Maximum Torque||14.76Nm @ 6,500rpm|
With the introduction of two new special edition colours – black with mars Mars Orange Stripes and Black with Striking Green stripes, the Honda CB Hornet 160R is now available in a total of 7 colour options. Other five colours are Neo Orange Metallic, Pearl Amazing White, Sports Red, Pearl Siren Blue and Pearl Nightstar Black
Length – 2041mm
Width – 783mm
Height – 1067mm
Wheelbase – 1345mm
Ground clearance – 164mm
Kerb weight – 140kg (Std), 142kg (CBS)
Fuel tank – 12-litres
Front – Telescopic fork
Rear – Semi-loaded mono
Front – Disc
Rear – Disc
Combi braking system
Front – 100/80-17 (Tubeless)
Rear – 140/70-17 (Tubeless)
– Headlamp with minimal fairing
– Muscular fuel tank
– High-mounted handlebar
– Black centre piece and plastic side cowls
– Highlighted knee recesses
– Dual-tone front mud-guard
– Single piece seat
– Silver tailpiece
– Split grab rails
– Short silencer
– X-shaped LED taillights