The Honda Hornet 160 R street fighter which was launched in Dec 2015. A little over a year later, it has now been reported that the company is planning to launch a new fully faired variant based on the naked variant, reveals Zigwheels. Image above is credit to Motorbikes – Fight Club on Facebook.
With the Honda Hornet 160 naked motorcycle priced in the range of INR 85,000 to INR 90,000, the fully faired variant is expected to be launched in the range of INR 95,000 to INR 1 lakh. Engine specs and chassis remains same.
Aimed squarely at the popular Suzuki Gixxer SF the upcoming CB Hornet 160 R fully faired variant is going to be sportier than its naked sibling and will target a younger crowd. Just like the naked Hornet, the faired Hornet too is expected to have a muscular fuel tank, silver side cowls, stubby tailpiece, sporty headlamp design, fully digital instrument console, an X-shaped taillight and a stout silencer.
Underpinned by the same diamond frame as the CB Unicorn 160 and the CB Hornet 160 R, one can expect the faired variant to be equipped with telescopic front and monoshock rear suspension system which is now the segment’s norm. The front and rear tyres on board the Hornet 160R are of size 100/80-17 and 140/80-17 respectively. Same can be expected to be on offer with the faired Hornet 160. Talking about braking, it also will be same as the existing Hornet where both wheels are retarded by a single disc each. CBS (Combi Braking System) is also on offer. The base variant makes do with single disc.
The 162.71 cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine produces which is mated to a 5-speed gearbox is tuned to produce more power and torque compared to the Unicorn. The motor puts out 15.66 bhp at 8,500 rpm and 14.76 Nm of torque at 6,500 rpm. The bike has a claimed top speed of 110 kmph.