• 86,500 Expected Price
  • 17 Aug 2020 Expected Launch Date
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Honda CB Hornet 160R
Honda has had great success in the 150cc market in the form of the erstwhile Unicorn and the new Unicorn 160cc. But when it comes to premium 150cc offerings it has had a disappointing record to say the least. The Honda CB Dazzler and the CB Trigger failed to make an impact with respect to sales but it seems the Japanese two-wheeler giant plans to change it. For this purpose it has showcased the new Honda CB Hornet 160R.
Design and Features:
The new motorcycle has been designed to target youngsters and adopts an aggressive design philosophy. The trapezoidal shaped headlamp has been carried forward from the Unicorn 160 but gets LED pilot lamps. It seems that Honda designers have paid special attention the fuel tank as the chiselled lines and beefy tank shrouds adding a dose of muscle to the overall styling.The rear section of the CB Hornet 160R features a X-shaped LED tail light that makes the tail section look distinctive. The new Honda motorcycle also features multi spoke alloy wheels, split seats and an all digital console which is a straight lift from the Honda Unicorn 160. Switch gear quality is decent but the lack of engine kill switch is disappointing. Overall the Honda CB Hornet 160R is a striking looking motorcycle and design influences from the Honda CX-01 concept that was showcased at 2014 Auto Expo can be seen. 
Honda CB Hornet 160R
Honda hasn’t revealed specifications of the new CB Hornet 160R. But expect it to be a straight lift from the Unicorn 160. The 162.7cc; air-cooled motor churns out 14.5PS of max power and peak torque rating of 14.6Nm. Power is transmitted to the rear wheel by a 5-speed gearbox. Going by the experience we had on the Unicorn 160, expect the new Honda CB Hornet 160R to have good performance. Power will be transmitted via a 5-speed gearbox. Instead of the heel-n-toe gear lever as seen on the Unicorn 160, the CB Hornet 160 will sport a single toe-shifter as it is a premium 150cc offering. The motorcycle will be equipped with the patented HET technology and having tested the Honda Unicorn 160 expect the CB Hornet 160R to have an overall mileage of around 45-50kmpl in real world conditions. The bike will share hardware like frame, brakes and suspension setup with the Unicorn 160. 
Price & Rivals:
The Honda CB Hornet 160R will carry a price tag of around Rs 5,000 to 8,000 more than the Unicorn 160. Expect the new bike to be priced around Rs 78,000 to 83,000 (ex-showroom Delhi). Talking about competitors, the Honda CB Hornet 160R will square off against the Suzuki Gixxer, Yamaha FZ-S FI, Hero Xtreme Sports and Bajaj Pulsar AS150.

Honda CB Hornet 160R Price

Honda CB Hornet 160R is going to launch in India with an estimated price of Rs. 86,500

Honda CB Hornet 160R Price List in India

VariantsEstimated Price
CB Hornet 160R STD BS6
162.71 cc | Petrol
Rs. 86,500 Alert me when launched
CB Hornet 160R ABS DLX BS6
162.71 cc | Petrol
Rs. 95,542 Alert me when launched

Must Read Questions & Answers Before Buying CB Hornet 160R

Q. When does the Honda CB Hornet 160R BS6 will be launched?
  • As of now, there is no official update from the brand's end. Stay tuned for further updates.
Q. Can you tell which bike is best for all rounder performance like daily commuter, touring, adventure, Mileage too, Honda CB Hornet 160 / XPulse 200 / FZ v3 / Apache RTR 160v / Suzuki Gixxer / Hero Xtreme160R and I want to own a bike and I'm confused, but my favorite is the CB Hornet 160R XPulse 200 but 'I Confused, Which Is the best bike?
  • Hero XPulse 200 is the only bike at its budget that can give your all that your are looking for. It is light and easy to handle, extremely capable at off-roading. It is a great city slicker and it is the most affordable adventure motorcycle in India. It’s got all the basic goodies and inherent qualities to make for a cheerful, encouraging trail hunter and it’s not a heartachingly expensive motorcycle to damage either. Do take a test ride in order to get better clarity. Check out authorised dealership details.
Q. What is the overall price of Hornet ABS DLX?
  • First of all you go to your nearest dealer, they will submit you all the details of the price. The price depends on place to place. Only my advice is always insure your two-wheeler or 4 wheeler bumper to bumper. It will cover maximum % of insurance of the two-wheeler.
  • Honda CB Hornet 160R is priced at Rs 95,542 (ex-showroom Delhi). In order to know the approx on-road price click on the link and select your city accordingly.
  • 105000 of CBS on road max. With accessories. 2 yr insurance
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Q. Is there any update from Honda CB Hornet 160R BS6 launch date, price and specification?
  • Still no news from the company. unicorn just got a bs6 update and the engine has been bumped upto 160cc. so expect the hornet to come with the same engine. other features like, silent start, i3s, abs, mileage indicator, side stand warning etc will come as standard.
  • Honda has registered a patent for a neo-retro model and my intuition says that this model replace the hornet for bs6 version. Nevertheless the less if Honda would give up one of the most successful 160 segment models is a question.
  • Yes , new bs6 is fuel injected version .but due to bs6 emmision, it's power reduced to 14.7 bhp and it will become more expensive than the previous versions...as automobile companies decided to raise around 10 % prices for all vehicles
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Q. When is the launch date Honda CB Hornet 160R ?
  • If you know how to ride a bike.. you can definitely go for Honda CB hornet as it provides you a good mileage of 45 kmpl with a huge muscular body.But if don't have any knowledge in how to ride a bike.. then you should go for a second hand bike, and should learn properly how to ride a bike, as almost all the learner burn the clutch plates of bike and give serious harms to engine. So no one wants a damage in a new engine, so that you should must learn how to ride a bike properly first.
  • Honda CB Hornet 160R has been launched in pan India. And for the bookings, we would suggest you walk into the nearest dealership as they will be the better person to assist you with the booking procedure. You can click on the following link to see the details of the nearest dealership and selecting your city accordingly - Bike Showrooms.
  • Till now no news about upgrade of hornet 160r you can still buy the bike it there is only a k**l switch missing that can be upgraded in bs6 version and there would be upgrade of power or it can reduce also so because most of the bike that have upgraded in bs6 have lost there power. I prefer you to buy bs4 version
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Q. Which engine oil grade is best for Hornet 160?
  • It's all about surrounding temperature ... 10w30 engine oil that company gives is mineral oil and doesn't last long mainly in summer...go for shell advance ultra 10w40 fully synthetic or motul 7100 ester 10w40 fully synthetic oil..both are good in every condition ..may it be in city or highway..also good in terms of money
  • Motul 7100 4t,20w50 100% synthetic Easter oil.... the best oil for Hornet....
  • Honda Thorttle 10w30100% synthetic is the best engine oil for Hornet
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CB Hornet 160R Detailed Review

The 150cc segment can be seen as the stepping stone in terms of performance with respect to the Indian market. The 150cc motorcycles offer a great mix of performance, frugality and affordability. In the form of the Honda Unicorn and now the Unicorn 160, the Japanese two-wheeler giant has tasted great success. But when it comes to premium 150cc offerings, its track record is unimpressive in the form of the Honda CB Dazzler and later the CB Trigger which failed to make a mark in the sales chart. Also Watch: Honda CB Hornet 160R WalkAround Video

CB Hornet 160R

Undeterred, Honda plans to get third time lucky with the new CB Hornet 160R - a premium 150cc motorcycle based on the Unicorn 160. Can the new Honda CB Hornet 160R turn the tides for the Japanese manufacturer in the premium 150cc segment? Read on to get the answer.

Honda CB Hornet 160R static

Design & Features:

Buyers in the premium 150cc segment want an aggressively styled and modern looking motorcycle. And this is one area where the Dazzler and Trigger failed to impress. Honda seems to have understood this fact and we must say that the Honda CB Hornet 160R is a striking looking motorcycle. One is welcomed with a trapezoidal headlamp unit with twin pilot lamps neatly integrated into it, 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.

Honda CB Hornet 160R tank

Other interesting bits on the new bike includes multi-spoke alloy wheels, stubby exhaust muffler and bare carbon finish on 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 more welcome. Fit and finish is good but the switchgear feels a generation old and needs to be updated. Engine kill switch has been given a miss, which is unacceptable on a premium bike. We also didn't like the quality of the switchgear on the CB Hornet 160R and thought it could have been better.

Honda CB Hornet 160R engine

Engine & Performance:

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. This makes the new 150cc motorcycle around 1.4PS and 0.2Nm of torque more than the Unicorn 160. Power is transmitted to the rear wheel by a 5-speed gearbox.

The engine has a high-revving nature and one needs to feed in the revs for the power band to kick in which is a trait similar to higher displacement Honda motors. Acceleration is good for a 150cc motorcycle but the CB Hornet 160R feels a bit strained above 90kmph with vibes kicking in through pegs and handlebar. In-gear acceleration is also decent which is helpful while overtaking on the highways.

Honda CB Hornet 160R in action

The 5-speed gearbox is notchy especially from 1st to 2nd gear which is similar trait to the Honda Unicorn 160. But the gear ratios have been well distributed specifically for riding in traffic. Honda hasn’t released fuel efficiency figures for the Hornet 160 and we couldn’t test it in Goa as it was a short ride, but going by our past experience with the Unicorn 160, it is safe to assume a mileage figure of around 45kmpl overall. Also Watch: Honda CB Hornet 160R WalkAround Video

Honda CB Hornet 160R cornering pic

Ride, Handling & Braking:

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.

Honda CB Hornet 160R handle bars

Riding posture on the bike is upright with the flat and wide handle bar feeling nice to hold, and you get a sensation of riding a higher displacement streetbike. The footpegs are mildly rear-set which gels well with the overall dynamics of the Hornet 160R and a toe only gear shifter has been provided. The seats feel a bit stiff and one cannot snugly hold the fuel tank which is a bit disappointing. The new Honda 150cc motorcycle employs telescopic front forks and monoshock unit at the back and the overall ride quality is good as it swallowed undulations and broken roads without any trouble.

Honda CB Hornet 160R rear disc

Braking is done by petal disc brakes (a first for any production Honda bike in India) at both ends and the bike we tested was the CBS version, and overall braking performance was decent. They provide good bite but better progression from the levers would have been welcome.

Honda CB Hornet 160R rear


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 making it a visually attractive bike. Performance of the motorcycle is also good with respect to its rivals and it offers decent fuel efficiency as well. But the current Rs 79, 900 (ex-showroom Delhi pricing for the non CBS variant) is on the higher side with respect to competition. It seems that Honda have got it right the third time around but whether the customers will give the Japanese bikemaker a third chance to success is something only time will tell. Also Watch: Honda CB Hornet 160R WalkAround Video

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Honda CB Hornet 160R Colours

  • Dazzling Yellow Metallic
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What is the expected price of Honda CB Hornet 160R?

The price of Honda CB Hornet 160R is expected to be Rs. 86,500.

What is the launch date of Honda CB Hornet 160R?

The estimated launch date of Honda CB Hornet 160R is 17 Aug 2020.

What are the top competitors of Honda CB Hornet 160R?

The top competitors of Honda CB Hornet 160R are Bajaj Pulsar 150, Honda Unicorn and TVS Apache RTR 160.

Honda Bike Dealers in Delhi

  • Excel Honda
    A-56,Part of Plot No.70,Adjacent to Adidas Showroom,Main Najafgarh Road,Industrial Area,Motinagar, Delhi, 110015
    Phone : 01147025801, 47025802
    Email : excelhondaindia@gmail.com
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  • Absolute Honda - RK Puram
    Sector 1 , R.K. Puram New - , Delhi, 110022
    Phone : 9871600734
    Email : absolutehonda@gmail.com
  • Praganya Honda
    Shop No. 2, Gate No. 2, Hari Nagar, Jaitpur Road, Badarpur, New , Delhi, 110044
    Phone : 9818856994, 01140581600
    Email : pragnyahonda@rediffmail.com
  • Rajindra Honda
    Main 100 Ft Road West Jyoti Nagar ,Durgapuri Extension East , Delhi, 110032
    Phone : 9650799604
    Email : rajindramotors@yahoo.com
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