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Honda CB Hornet 160R Latest Updates

The Honda CB Hornet 160R last received a proper update at Auto Expo 2018. It got a new LED headlamp, a full-digital instrument console, and single-channel ABS. We were expecting the CB Hornet 160R to be launched with a BS6 motor in April, but it might get delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Prices for the BS4 CB Hornet 160R start at Rs 93,042. The BS6 Hornet 160R is likely to carry a premium of Rs 6,000 to Rs 8,000 over the current BS4 model.

CB Hornet 160R Specifications

The CB Hornet 160R is powered by a 162.71cc air-cooled and carburetted motor. It delivers 15.09PS at 8500rpm and 14.5Nm at 6500rpm. The motorcycle gets a 5-speed gearbox. The Honda CB Hornet 160R gets a diamond-type frame with telescopic forks and preload-adjustable monoshock. Its braking setup features a 276mm front disc and a 130mm drum (optional 220mm disc) with single-channel ABS The Hornet is one of the few bikes in its segment to sport a fat 140-section rear tyre.

CB Hornet 160R Variants

The Honda CB Hornet 160R is available in two variants: Std (Rs 93,042) and DLX (Rs 95,542). For Rs 2,500 more the DLX variant gets a rear disc brake.

CB Hornet 160R Design

Despite the design remaining largely unchanged since its launch in 2015, the CB Hornet 160R remains a good-looking motorcycle. It gets a slim headlamp, muscular fuel tank extensions, and a sharp tail section. It is available in five two-tone colours: Striking Green, Mars Orange, Athletic Blue Metallic, Sports Red, and Dazzle Yellow Metallic.

CB Hornet 160R Features

The Honda CB Hornet 160R gets an LED headlamp, LED tail lamp, and bulb-type turn indicators. It also features a digital instrument console, which includes the speedometer, tachometer, fuel gauge, and odometer.

Honda CB Hornet 160R Competitors

The Honda CB Hornet 160R competes with the Bajaj Pulsar NS160, Suzuki Gixxer BS6, TVS Apache RTR 160 4V BS6, Yamaha FZ FI V3 BS6, and the upcoming Hero Xtreme 160R

Honda CB Hornet 160R Price

The price of Honda CB Hornet 160R starts at Rs. 86,500 and goes upto Rs. 95,542. Honda CB Hornet 160R is offered in 4 variants - Standard, CBS, ABS and the top variant CB Hornet 160R ABS DLX which comes at a price tag of Rs. 95,542.

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

  • Upside

    Sharp design, good fit and finish levels, brilliant brakes

  • Downside

    Clunky gearbox, dated instrument console, stiff rear suspension

  • Our Verdict

    The Honda CB Hornet remains a good-looking motorcycle, but it is in desperate need of an update, especially since the BS6 competitors have moved on. It still has high-quality fit and finish levels as expected of a Japanese motorcycle. However, in the current scenario, there are many better options in the market.

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Must Read Questions & Answers Before Buying CB Hornet 160R

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. Which one is the best xblade or hornet
  • The Honda X-Blade shares its motor with the Hornet 160R. But the 162.71cc, air-cooled, single-cylinder engine puts out 14PS of power at 8500rpm and 13.9Nm of torque at 6000rpm, which is 1.5PS and 1Nm less than the Hornet 160R. The motor is mated to a 5-speed gearbox. The X-Blade looks a lot more appealing than the Hornet and the Unicorn 160. The only miss here then is the lack of any kind of braking aids. The stopping power on the bike, though, feels lacking. The brakes have decent bite but desperately lack feel. The CB Hornet 160R is for the discerning rider who is looking for a sporty and premium 160cc motorcycle that offers looks, more performance and better safety, thanks to the optional ABS. On the other hand, young riders who are under a strict budget may find the X-Blade alluring, thanks to the touring-friendly ergonomics and an aggressive design language. Read more: Honda CB Unicorn 160 vs X-Blade vs CB Hornet 160R: What To Choose?- https://bit.ly/2L4dzuk
  • The Honda X-Blade shares its motor with the Hornet 160R. But the 162.71cc, air-cooled, single-cylinder engine puts out 14PS of power at 8500rpm and 13.9Nm of torque at 6000rpm, which is 1.5PS and 1Nm less than the Hornet 160R. The motor is mated to a 5-speed gearbox. The X-Blade looks a lot more appealing than the Hornet and the Unicorn 160. The only miss here then is the lack of any kind of braking aids. The stopping power on the bike, though, feels lacking. The brakes have decent bite but desperately lack feel. The CB Hornet 160R is for the discerning rider who is looking for a sporty and premium 160cc motorcycle that offers looks, more performance and better safety, thanks to the optional ABS. On the other hand, young riders who are under a strict budget may find the X-Blade alluring, thanks to the touring-friendly ergonomics and an aggressive design language. Read more: Honda CB Unicorn 160 vs X-Blade vs CB Hornet 160R: What To Choose?- https://bit.ly/2L4dzuk
  • I have driven Trigger previously. I have driven Pulsar 180 also. Now, I own Honda XBlade. But both of Honda bikes.... I felt that these are ordinary bikes behind the garb of Honda. I would prefer Pulsar 180 bike most on point of power...pickup if selected out of these three bikes. But Pulsar 180 bike had one drawbacks like its handle felt heavy on drivers' shoulders.
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Q. Which is good to buy between Apache 160 4v and Hornet 160R?
  • Hey Vishal...To answer your question, its obvious to get confused with variety of bikes available in Indian market. As per choices you mentioned in your question, on first spot I will mention Hornet 160R and Apache 160 4V and on second spot its Yamaha. Lets first talk about Apache 160 4V. Completely raw power, good performance, good torque and power combination, good aggressive styling, everything is good but I still trust on Honda engines for reliability. Even when it comes to after sales network part then Honda is all over this country and that is the only advantage Honda is having. About Yamaha, in this 150-160 cc segment..it is something really falling behind. Less power compare to other two machines from your choice list. So I would say, If you need reliability with decent performance and wide service network go with Hornet or if you need some power packed action without thinking its resale value go for Apache 160
  • 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. On the other hand, 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 at its price. However, it doesn’t feel as confident under hard braking as the Honda Hornet. That said, 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 has got it right the third time around.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.Do take the test ride for both the bikes so as to pick the best as per your needs and requirements.
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Q. Which one is best Honda Hornet or Apache RTR 160?
  • Both are equally better in their own special ways. The best way to choose one among this is, go and test drive both the bikes snd choose what you love the most. Have a happy snd safe ride buddy🤝❤
  • Both r good.Drive hornet n ull feel nice bt once you ride Apache 160 than u will be uncomfortable with hornet. In every terms Apache beating hornet. Take test drive nd know the difference.
  • Both bikes are good the riding position on both are a bit differenthornet has a touring type riding positionApache has a more sporty seating positionboth has fully digital display Apache's display has a bit more spec than the hornetit is best to decide your ride after a test ride on both bikes
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Q. Can I install the new version Hornet's visor to my old version.
  • No
  • You have to change the full digital system with the headlight
  • Yes you can contact to service centre or your local mechanics
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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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Honda CB Hornet 160R Mileage

ARAI Claimed 42.85 kmpl
User Reported 42 kmpl

Honda CB Hornet 160R User Reviews

4.2 /5
763 Rating & 291 reviews
  • Performance
    4.3/5
  • Mileage
    4.3/5
  • Comfort
    4.0/5
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  • Maintenance Cost
    4.0/5
  • Features & Styling
    4.3/5

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  • 3.8

    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.

  • 4.2

    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.

  • 5.0

    Bike is really outstanding and stands out in term of styling. The upgraded 2019 version is lot more cooler with LED DRL's And headlamp console. The sitting position and cushioning is very comfortable for long rides and you won't experience any kind of back problem. The only thing which it lags is gear shift indicator. Still it is one of the best performing bike in this segment and would recommend everyone to atleast give it a test ride. And I am saying this because I own FZ v3.0 and Gixxer 2019 model also.

  • 5.0

    I bought the ABS DLX version in April 2019.The bike is an awesome performer, I have also used it for long rides of 250+ Km's/day along with a pillion and it was equally comfortable for both of us.The ABS works perfectly well for sudden brakings and the bike is very stable at high speeds as well. The seating and posture is very comfortable and does not takes a toll on you even on rough and long roads. The power is enough to keep you ahead on the Highways.Overall its a beautiful package from Honda.

  • 4.6

    Very sexy looking bike with fat rear tyre , i will used for long rides and its comfortable only for 250 km , after than your bump will suffer like hell , its engine is very durable not problem at all till 1 and half year,its 160 cc bike but i fell lack of speed in gear 1&2, headlight is very poor not suitable for night , other wise its very good bike with good petel disk breaking system, and vast service area in india so go gor it my first paid service cost was only 740 thats too good

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  • 4.2

    Performance is good, but lacks some comfort

  • 3.8

    AVERAGE LOOKING BIKES. BUT GOOD WITH maintenance COST AND MILEAGE. THE BIKE IS BEST AT COMFORT AND ROAD GRIP.

  • 5.0

    Very good and excellent profurmens

  • 4.6

    nice bike with latest features and good muscular look

  • 5.0

    very good bike.thats not a bike.he is a good friend

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