- Combi Braking System
- BS IV Compliant Engine
- Halogen Pilot Lights At The Front And LED Tail Lights
- No ABS
- No Engine Kill Switch
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Honda Hornet 160R Price in India
- Full Digital Instrumentation
- LED Tail Light
- Wide Rear Tyre
- Combi Brake System (CBS)
- LED Tail Light
- Wide Rear Tyre
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Honda Hornet 160R Overview
Making an entry from HondaвЂ™s Revfest into the heat and dust of the Indian bike market is Honda Hornet 160R. This 162.71cc new entrant replaces Honda CB Trigger and seems to be based on the concept bike CX-01 that was showcased at the auto exposition last year. Competing against niche players like Suzuki Gixxer, Yamaha FZ-S FI, Hero Xtreme Sports, Bajaj Pulsar AS150 and TVS Apache RTR160, Hornet 160R comes as a powerhouse performer imbued with style, comfort and drivability. Built upon a tubular diamond frame, the bike has aerodynamic styling that exudes sporty looks by combining features such as a trapezoidal headlamp, a chiselled 12 litres fuel tank with sleek surrounding panels and shrouds, a pointed cowl with an X shaped LED tail lamp, an upwardly inclined exhaust, and robust suspensions (dual telescopic forks at the front and a monoshock one at the rear), respectively. The headlamp gets its design cues from Unicorn 160 but incorporates halogen pilot lamps for better illumination. The single cushy seat has split grab rails for the pillion rider to be comfortable. Honda Hornet 160R burns the tarmac by riding on 17 inches tubular tyres wound on multi spoke alloy wheels. The bike is available in two variants вЂ“ one having a single petal disc as brakes and another having dual petal discs as brakes along with CBS (Combi Braking System). The latter braking mechanism would trigger the rear brakes to function should the rider applies the front ones. The bike is made available in five vibrant colours of Neo Orange Metallic, Pearl Amazing White, Sports Red, Pearl Siren Blue and Pearl Nightstar Black. In terms of dimensions, the newbie from Honda sport 2041mm in length, 783mm in breadth, 1067mm in height, and 1345mm of wheelbase.
Honda Hornet 160R Engine & Transmission
Honda Hornet 160R revs up to garner a maximum power of 14.5bhp at 8000rpm, a displacement of 162.71cc and a peak torque of 14.61Nm at 6000rpm courtesy a single cylinder air cooled 4 stroke SI petrol engine (also seen in Honda CB Unicorn). The engine incorporates Honda Eco Technology and is mated to a 5 speed manual transmission gearbox system.
Honda Hornet 160R Mileage
The patented HET based engine churns out a good mileage figure of 59 Kmpl (ARAI certified). Importantly, the engine is BS IV compliant as well.
Honda Hornet 160R Performance and Handling
The company claims Honda Hornet 160R to notch up a top speed of110Kmph, besides garnering a higher acceleration. The HET based engine of this bike reduces engine weight as well as friction. Its ground clearance of 164mm keeps it considerably above the ground such that brushing against bumps is not a concern and it can smoothly ride over a thin sheet of water. The high mounted handle bar and digital instrument console provide stability and apprise the rider of important bike parameters. A dual tone front mud guard prevents splashes of water or dirt from reaching the rider and comfortable foot pegs, both for the rider and pillion rider, enhance riding pleasure.