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Rs. 80,892 to 86,313
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Honda CB Hornet 160R Comparisons

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Honda CB Hornet 160R Highlights

  • Design and Features
  • Specifications
  • Competitors
  • ZigSays
Buyers in the premium 150cc segment want an aggressively styled and modern looking motorcycle. And this is one area where the Honda CB Hornet 160R shines in strides. One is welcomed by a trapezoidal headlamp unit, while the large tank and edgy fuel tank extensions give the motorcycle a sharp looking profile. The rear section is petite with split grab rails and the X-shaped LED tail lamp endows the Hornet 160 with a unique looking tail section. Other interesting bits on the new bike include multi-spoke alloy wheels, stubby exhaust canister and a bare carbon finish on the fuel tank and centre body panel. The all-digital console is a straight lift from the Unicorn 160, and a redesigned console would have been appreciated. Fit and finish is good, but the switchgear feels a generation old and needs to be updated. Engine kill switch is missing, which is unacceptable on a premium bike.
The engine used on the CB Hornet 160 is exactly the same unit as seen on the Unicorn 160 but the powerplant has been tweaked to extract more juice out of it. The 162.7cc air-cooled motor churns out 15.9PS of max power and peak torque rating of 14.8Nm. Power is transmitted to the rear wheel by a 5-speed gearbox. The Honda CB Hornet 160R employs a diamond-type frame, as seen on the Unicorn 160. Handling of the motorcycle is impressive as it dives into corners with great enthusiasm. Improving the handling dynamics further is the 140mm section chunky rear tyre that aids the rider in increasing the lean angle of the motorcycle. This Honda employs telescopic front forks and a monoshock unit at the rear. Braking is done by petal disc brakes (a first for any production Honda bike in India) along with the option of CBS (Combined Braking System)

Suzuki Gixxer: The engine and the bike’s handling have been developed under the watchful eyes of the same designers who have also produced the Suzuki GSX-R series. This is a worthy city-based sporty 155cc bike, with distinct design and enviable refinement.

Yamaha FZ V2.0: The V2.0 delivers in style, build quality, refinement and handling. It is also the only bike in the segment to get fuel-injection, but that puts it on top of the competition in terms of pricing. It is a strong performer with a proper upgrade to the previous version.

Bajaj Pulsar NS 160: The Pulsar NS 160 ticks all the right boxes when it comes to style, performance, ride and handling barring for refinement. The new NS 160 is a worthy contender and makes a strong case for itself in this highly competitive 160cc segment.

In the form of the CB Hornet 160R, Honda now finally has a competitive offering in the premium 150cc motorcycle segment. It looks the part with its sporty styling and chiselled lines. Performance of the motorcycle is also good with respect to its rivals and it offers decent fuel efficiency as well. It seems that Honda have got it right the third time around.

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