Honda CB Hornet 160R is a stylish bike in its series designed to aim at the youth crowd and young office going executives. The bike was launched in 2015 in India. This commuter bike was last updated at Auto Expo 2018. This CB Hornet 160R is a premium product by Honda, which was never offered by Honda before. The bike is aimed to offer a premium feel to the rider since it does not look like a regular commuter bike in the industry. The muscular and tough look of the bike completely meets the pure street bike feel. The design and looks of the bike are inspired by Honda CX-01 which was represented at Auto Expo 2014.
The recent update on the bike was upgradation of ABS to comply with the government rules in terms of safety. The bike also features a new LED headlamp unit, full-digital console (consisting of a speedometer, fuel gauge, tachometer, and odometer), and an LED taillight. Besides, the bike has also changed in terms of graphics and came up with a different color variant - Dazzle Yellow Metallic.
Honda CB Hornet 160R boasts of a 162.71cc air-cooled and carbureted engine, which delivers 15.09PS @8500rpm and 14.5Nm of torque at 6500rpm. The air-cooled engine is BS-IV compliant HET (Honda Eco Technology) and has a 5-speed manual gearbox, which provides a fuel efficiency of 42.85kmpl as claimed by the company. With a diamond-type frame, telescopic fork, and preload-adjustable mono-shock, the bike features an excellent braking system supported with rear and front disk brakes. The bike weighs 141 kg and it comes in 5 colors- Striking Green, Sports Red, Athletic Blue Metallic, Dazzle Yellow Metallic, and Mars Orange. It provides a mileage of 59Kmpl. Thinking of buying this head-turner? Make sure to buy bike insurance first.
The design of the headlamp is inspired by Hornet 160 with an addition of halogen pilot lamps which provides better illumination. The bike features a single cushy seat with split grab rails which adds comfort to the rider. When it comes to tires and wheelbase, the bike boasts of a 17-inch tubular tire covering multi-spoke alloy wheels. The dimensions of this head-turner are as follows - Length: 2041mm, breadth: 783mm, height: 1067mm, and wheelbase: 1345mm. The bike produces a higher acceleration and provides a top speed of 110kmph. Since the engine of the bike HET supported it helps reduce the weight of the engine as well as friction.
With 164mm of ground clearance, the bike considerably stays above the ground, where brushing against the bumps is not a matter of concern. Moreover, the bike can smoothly run over a thin layer of water. The rider is safeguarded against water and dirt splashes with the help of a dual-tone front mudguard. There is no reason you should ignore this option in Honda series if you are already on a hunt for a good-looking and efficient two-wheeler. Also, make sure to
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The bike competes with Bajaj Pulsar NS160, Suzuki Gixxer BS6, Yamaha FZ FI V3 BS6, and TVS Apache RTR 160 4V BS6.
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