Honda CB Hornet 160R bookings commence
- by Arun Mohan Nadar
- Nov 27, 2015
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Honda has started accepting bookings for its upcoming premium 150cc offering – CB Hornet 160R. The new motorcycle will compete against the Suzuki Gixxer, Yamaha FZ-S FI, Hero Xtreme Sports and the TVS Apache RTR160
Honda has started accepting booking for the upcoming Honda CB Hornet 160R. The new 150cc motorcycle was showcased at Revfest where the Honda CNR 650F was launched and has generated lot of curiosity among bikers since then. The booking amount for the Honda CB Hornet 160R has been kept at Rs 5,000 with expected delivery for the first lot of motorcycles is expected to commence by late December. While the Honda Unicorn 160 has been targeted towards mature 150cc segment buyers, the new Honda CB Hornet 160R will try to please the youngsters. The new Honda CB Hornet 160R gets a sportier design language with muscular fuel tank, sleeker exhaust muffler, multi-spoke alloy wheels chunky rear tyre and X-shaped LED tail lamp. Watch the walkaround video of the bike here: Honda CB Hornet 160R Video
Powering the new CB Hornet 160R will be the same motor as seen on the Unicorn 160. Also Read: Honda CB Hornet 160R First Review. The 163.7cc; 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. The engine will also sport the patented HET technology that reduces frictional losses and improves fuel efficiency. We can expect the Japanese manufacturer to claim a mileage figure of around 60kmpl. Being a sportier offering, the riding posture of the new motorcycle is a bit sporty with slightly rear-set footpegs. Suspension parts remain unchanged with telescopic front forks and mono-shock unit at the back. Braking will be done by petal disc brake at front and rear while CBS will be an optional extra. The Honda CB Hornet 160R will compete against Suzuki Gixxer, Yamaha FZ-S FI, Hero Xtreme Sports and TVS Apache RTR 160 in our market. Expect the motorcycle to carry a premium of around Rs 3,000 to 5,000 over the Honda Unicorn 160.