Rs. 86,500 - 95,078
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Honda has passed on the GST benefits to its customers and prices for its two-wheelers have dropped between Rs 300 and Rs 700 depending on the state of purchase. The Honda CB Hornet 160R has been a successful product for Honda ever since its launch in December 2015. Based on the Unicorn 160, the new motorcycle was focussed more towards the young buyers with its sharp and sporty styling. To cash in further on this positive trend, Honda has launched special edition of the CB Hornet 160R. The special edition models will be available in dual-tone shades of Striking Green and Mars Orange. The Honda CB Hornet 160R special edition also gets new graphics on tank and also gets rim tape to distinguish themselves from the stock model

Honda CB Hornet 160R Price

Honda CB Hornet 160R prices start at Rs. 86,500 (Ex-Showroom) and the top end variant Honda CB Hornet 160R ABS DLX is priced at Rs. 95,078 (Ex-Showroom). Honda CB Hornet 160R is available in 4 variants and 5 colours.

CB Hornet 160R Variants Price List

CB Hornet 160R Standard
162 cc | 42.85 kmpl
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CB Hornet 160R CBS
162 cc | 42.85 kmpl
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CB Hornet 160R ABS
162 cc | 42.85 kmpl
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Editor's View of Honda CB Hornet 160R

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    Performance, Features

  • Downside

    Price, Stiff rear suspension

  • Our Verdict

    The Honda CB Hornet 160R is a premium 160cc motorcycle offering from the Japanese two-wheeler giant with aggressive and striking styling. It will replace the Honda CB Trigger from our market

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Honda CB Hornet 160R Colours

  • Dazzling Yellow Metallic
  • Sports Red
  • Mars Orange
  • Striking Green
  • Athletic Blue Metallic

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The Honda CB Hornet 160R is powered by the same motor seen on the Honda Unicorn 160 but the powerplant has been tweaked to extract more power, 1.9PS more to be precise. The 162.7cc air-cooled motor churns out 15.9PS of max power and peak torque 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 with telescopic front forks and a monoshock at the rear. Braking is done by petal disc brakes along with the option of CBS (Combined Braking System), which engages the front with some pressure, once the rear brake is applied.

Design and Features

Buyers in the premium 160cc segment want an aggressively styled and modern-looking motorcycle. And this is one area where the Honda CB Hornet 160R shines in spades. The trapezoidal headlamp unit is now LED lit, while the large tank and edgy fuel tank extensions give the motorcycle a sharp looking profile. The rear section is minimalistic, with split grab rails and the X-shaped LED tail lamp. The all-digital console is a straight lift from the Unicorn 160, but is white-backlit instead of orange. Fit and finish is good, but the switchgear feels dated and the engine kill switch is also missing. What’s new though, is the single-channel ABS unit, new colours and new graphics.


Suzuki Gixxer: The Suzuki Gixxer’s engine and suspension have been developed under the watchful eyes of the same designers who also produced the Suzuki GSX-R series. This is a worthy city-based sporty 155cc bike with distinct design and enviable refinement. You would like it for its sporty and rev happy engine. The suspension setup is slightly on the stiffer side but that gives it an edge over the Yamaha FZ. It also feels nimble to flick around in the city traffic, mainly due to the riding stance it offers.

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 has also upped its price out of this league. It is a strong performer and a proper upgrade to the previous version.

Bajaj Pulsar NS 160: The Pulsar NS 160 gets Bajaj’s patented DTS-i technology. The forte of this motorcycle is its ride quality and its handling characteristics. It ticks all the right boxes when it comes to style, performance and the gearbox is very slick shifting. Refinement levels though, are admirable. The Pulsar NS 160 is a worthy contender and makes a strong case for itself in this highly competitive 160cc segment.

Honda X-Blade: The X-Blade is Honda’s third product in the 160cc category and sits in between the Unicorn 160 and the Hornet 160R. Its long list of features give it plenty of oomph factor. But we are still to test it to understand its positioning between the commuter-friendly Unicorn 160 and the sporty Hornet 160R.

TVS Apache RTR 160 4V: If a bike has to survive in the cut-throat 160cc two-wheeler segment, it needs to be competitively priced and pack enough performance to keep riders happy. Thankfully, the Apache RTR 160 4V delivers well on both fronts with class-leading features. The Apache RTR 160 4V is not only the most refined RTR we have ridden till date but also one of the most refined 160cc motorcycles to be ever produced in India.


In the form of the CB Hornet 160R, Honda now has a competitive offering in the premium 160cc motorcycle segment. It looks the part with its sporty styling and chiselled lines. Performance of the motorcycle is also admirable 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.

Honda CB Hornet 160R User Reviews

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Preferred For : Daily Commute

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Anand Mohan
Anand Mohan 3.8 3 Feb 2019

CBS the worst braking systemI bought Honda Hornet 160 R since I have used Hero Honda CD 100 and Honda Activa and was very happy with the performance. When I went to book the bike showroom people told to go with CBS braking system for an additional 9K. So I spent a total of 1 Lakh for the bike. Initially everything was going fine I was so happy with the performance and mileage (around 50 km/ L). But then I met with an accident bike skid after on loose soil on the road, after the accident also brakes were fine. I gave my bike for service claiming insurance. It took around 1 month time for service, but after the service the braking efficiency deteriorated and when I complained with service centre they told brake cannot be tightened. I took by mike to another Honda service centre and local mechanics, everyone told the same. My 18 year old CD 100 is having a better breaking than Hornet with CBS. I even changed the disc pads but result is same. Dear Honda if a motorcycle break cannot be fixed then on what basis are you selling this to a customer, such a pathetic experience. Is CBS a test product or proven technology?. Very disappointed with Honda. Friends please don’t go for CBS model.Other problems are gear getting stuck on neutral while riding, petrol tank bolts are rusting.

Uses this bike for : Daily Commute
Gets mileage of : 50 kmpl
Nitesh Prajapati
Nitesh Praja.. 2.6 6 hours ago

Do not buy this bike...I bought this in Jan 2017 ...my bike has run just 36k and now it has problem of engine ...time chain and piston work...I am maintaining my bike very well. My each service is on time and in showroom only..truly disappointed...worst engine quality. Disappointed from honda services

Uses this bike for : Occasional Commute
Gets mileage of : 40 kmpl
Sahdev Singh
Sahdev Singh 4.2 13 Oct 2018

bikes sitting posture and seat is not good for long ride on highway and it is not comfortable for ladies who sits behind the rider. suddenly on highway back pain starts due to short size of the seat. talking about the bike performance-Pick up is good. On highway bike gives 56 kmpl average. in city ride hornet gives 48 to 52 kmpl as the biker rides the bike. over all hornet is a good package . some more space and attention has to be given where ladies take the legs. more leg space had to be given for the ladies so that they can easily sit with their sandals and shoes.

Uses this bike for : Daily Commute
Gets mileage of : 56 kmpl
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