The Honda Hornet 160 R street fighter which was unveiled at the Honda RevFest event earlier this year has been launched at INR 79,900. The top end variant is priced at INR 84,400 (all prices are ex-showroom, New Delhi). The new product is essentially a Unicorn 160 with a different top-hat and modified ergonomics.
Aimed squarely at the popular Yamaha FZ series and Suzuki Gixxer, the CB Hornet 160 R is sportier than its sibling and targets a younger crowd. The bike is composed of muscular fuel tank, silver side cowls, stubby tailpiece, sporty headlamp below a plastic cowl, fully digital instrument console, an X-shaped taillight and a stout silencer.
Underpinned by the same diamond frame as the CB Unicorn 160, the CB Hornet 160 R is equipped with telescopic front and monoshock rear suspension system which is now the segment’s norm. The front and rear tyres are of size 100/80-17 and 140/80-17 respectively. 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.
The Honda Hornet 160 R is expected to help the manufacturer gain more ground in the lucrative 150-160 cc segment. The bike is available in 5 color schemes – Neo Orange Metallic, Pearl Amazing White, Sports Red, Pearl Siren Blue & Pearl Nightstar Black.