Overall rating: 3.25 3.2/5 based on 140 reviews | Write a Review

*Ex-Showroom price:

85,234 – 93,643 *
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EMI starting from 3178
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Key features
  • Engine: 162.71 Cc
  • Mileage: 59 Kmpl
  • Power: 14.9 bhp
  • Weight: 141 Kg
Honda CB Hornet 160R Price in India

Honda CB Hornet 160R Price in India

  • Pros

    • Modern Features
    • Attractive Styling
    • CBS Braking
  • Cons

    • Strong Competition

Honda CB Hornet 160R Overview

Making an entry from Honda’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.Honda CB Hornet 160R Overview 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. 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 – 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 CB 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 CB Hornet 160R Engine & Transmission

Honda CB 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 CB 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. Honda CB Hornet 160R Performance and Handling Mounted handlebar and digital instrument console provide stability and apprise the rider of important bike parameters. A dual tone front mudguard prevents splashes of water or dirt from reaching the rider and comfortable foot pegs, both for the rider and pillion rider, enhance riding the pleasure.

Honda CB Hornet 160R Competitors

Honda CB Hornet 160R Competitors

Honda CB Hornet 160R
Honda CB Hornet 160R
85,234 – 93,643
Get on Road Price
162.71 Cc
59 Kmpl
TVS Apache
78,715 – 93,997
Honda CB Hornet 160R vs TVS Apache
159 - 177.4 Cc
55.7 - 60.1 Kmpl
15.2 - 17.03
Suzuki Gixxer
77,015 – 87,250
Honda CB Hornet 160R vs Suzuki Gixxer
154 - 155 Cc
64 Kmpl
14 - 14.6
Xtreme Sports
Hero Xtreme Sports
79,200 – 81,200
Honda CB Hornet 160R vs Hero Xtreme Sports
149.2 Cc
62 Kmpl
15.2 - 15.6
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Users Reviews

Honda CB Hornet 160R Users Reviews (140 reviews)

CBS the worst braking system
Overall rating: 3.00 Reviewed By: Anand(Guest) on 03 Feb 2019
I 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 wi... Read full review »
Negative review
Overall rating: 1.75 Reviewed By: senthil(Guest) on 21 Nov 2018
Please do not buy this damn waste Hornet 160 CBS. I have bought this bike on 2017. From the day one onwards, I have been facing lots of issues. Oil leakage, battery issues, Gear shifting is working properly. It is not allowing me to reduce gear while applying break. I do not know Honda have good R&D or not. If they hav... Read full review »
Suspension is bad condition/not comfort and also head very poor light i cant see anithing
Overall rating: 1.00 Reviewed By: Jintu george(Guest) on 23 Oct 2018
I am not satisfied Read full review »
Don't buy hornet bike
Overall rating: 1.00 Reviewed By: Sagar Shinde(Guest) on 04 Oct 2018
Lot of difficulties in hornet, and dont make mistake in buy hornet, newer buy this hornet bike Read full review »

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Honda CB Hornet 160R – Frequently Asked Questions


1. What type of bike is Honda CB Hornet 160R?

The Honda CB Hornet 160R bases its design on the concept bike CX-01. It has the trendy looks of a sports bike while being capable of navigating the city traffic with equal ease. The Honda CB Hornet 160R is a powerhouse of a bike that can give tough competition to its peers in the motorcycle sector.


2. Who are the immediate competitors to Honda CB Hornet 160R?

The Honda CB Hornet 160R is one of the best bikes in its category. It gives tough competition to other stalwart bikes in its niches, like TVS Apache RTR 160, Hero Xtreme Sports, Suzuki Gixxer, Yamaha FZ-S FI etc.


3. How many variants of Honda CB Hornet 160R are available in the Indian market?

There are four petrol variants of Honda CB Hornet 160R available today.

- Honda CB Hornet 160R CBS

- Honda CB Hornet 160R STD

- Honda CB Hornet 160R ABS DLX

- Honda CB Hornet 160R ABS STD


4. How is the appearance of Honda CB Hornet 160R?

The Honda CB Hornet 160R has aerodynamic styling built on a tubular diamond frame. The trapezoidal headlamp renders a sporty look to the bike. The fuel tank has sleek panels and shrouds that set it apart from the others. The pointed cowl and the X-shaped tail lamp complete the appearance of this bike. It comes with an upwardly inclined exhaust along with robust suspensions.


5. How is the riding experience of Honda CB Hornet 160R?

The Honda CB Hornet 160R comes with 17-inches tubular tires wound on multi-spoke alloy wheels. The seating style has a trendy feel to it. The cushioned seat has split grab rails that make the pillion rider feel comfortable. One variant of the bike comes with single petal disc brakes whereas the top-end variants come with CBS to enhance the safety of the rider. Overall, it is a tremendous experience to ride the Honda CB Hornet 160R.


6. How powerful is the Honda CB Hornet 160R engine?

The Honda CB Hornet 160R comes equipped with a 162.71 cc engine capable of delivering a peak torque of 14.61 Nm at 6000 rpm. This single-cylinder air-cooled 4-stroke petrol SI engine can deliver a peak power of 14.5 bhp at 8000 rpm. This engine comes with Eco technology. The bike has a 5-speed manual transmission gearbox.


7. What is the top speed of Honda CB Hornet 160R?

The Honda CB Hornet 160R can achieve top speeds of up to 160 kmph. On the mileage front, the Honda CB Hornet 160R delivers a good mileage performance of 59 kmpl. This engine is BS IV compliant.


8. How is the stability of Honda CB Hornet 160R?

The Honda CB Hornet 160R is an extremely stable bike. The mounted handlebar and the digital instrument console provide high stability as well as keep the rider well-informed. The dual-tone mudguard prevents splashing dirt on the rider and pillion. The vehicle has well-placed foot pegs, thereby improving the comfort factor.  


9. Is the Honda CB Horne