Honda has introduced the 2018 CB Hornet 160R in the country with prices starting at Rs. 84,675 for the CBS version, going up to Rs. 92,675 (all prices, ex-showroom Delhi) for the range-topping ABS equipped trim. The New Honda CB Hornet 160R was showcased at the Auto Expo 2018 alongside the new X-Blade, Activa 5G and the CBR 250R.
Honda has done justice when it comes to looks and styling, the robust fuel tank featuring plastic cladding lends muscular stance to the bike. The sharp creases on the bike work well for the overall look. Up front is a pleasantly designed head lamp reminiscent of CB 600F. There is a sporty digital speedometer displaying all necessary information for the driver. Handlebar is flat and switchgear seems very elementary. Palm grips are nice and grippy and the X-shaped tail lamp at rear is catchy.
2018 CB Hornet 160R Engine Specifications
The 162.71cc, four stroke, air-cooled engine develops 14.9 bhp at 8500 rpm and 14.5 Nm torque at 6500 rpm. A five-speed manual greabox is mated to the engine and it does its job really well. The ABS version weighing 140 kgs, the power to weight ratio is appreciable.
||Air Cooled, 4 Stroke, SI BS-IV Engine
||14.9 bhp @ 8500 rpm
||14.5 Nm @ 6500 rpm
CB Hornet 160R Features
The all-new 2018 CB Hornet 160R gets an LED headlamp. The digital speedometer gets a tachometer, fuel warning indicator, fuel gauge, trip meter etc. Other features available on the bike are pass light, pillion seat with a grabrail and electric engine start mechanism.
CB Hornet 160R Braking & Handling
Front gets 276mm petal disc brakes and 220mm disc brakes at rear with additional anti-lock-braking system in front. There is also an option of a 130mm drum brake at rear placed on the box-section swingarm. Telescopic suspension is set in front and the rear features monoshock suspension. The upright position of the seat makes the rider lean forward and the footpegs placed at back render a sporty stance to the bike.
CB Hornet 160R Wheels & Tyres
17 inch five-spoke alloy wheels are shod with 100/80-17 tubeless tyres up front and 140/70-17 tubeless tyres at rear. The tyres are massive and provide good grip on road.
Honda CB Hornet 160R Competition
The all-new Honda CNB Hornet 160R rivals the likes of Suzuki Gixxer, Yamaha FZ-S FI V2, TVS Apache RTR 160 4V, and Bajaj Pulsar NS160 in its segment.