Honda CB Hornet 160R : Review In India

Honda Hornet 160R forayed into the 2-wheeler segment with all the expectations at peaks. This bike directly contends with the existing 160 cc segment rivals like Suzuki Gixxer and Yamaha FZS FI.

This 160 cc motor delivers all the mighty performance to the bike and thus, the ride becomes more fun, but the low refinement levels make the rider to feel sorrow. The competitive design, on the other hand, makes the bike to standout among the existing lineup. Continue reading….


Being a 160 cc commuter Honda CB Hornet 160R executes powerful vibes on the road. This powerful moto gets all the power form 162.71 cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled 4-stroke SI engine mated to a Honda Eco Technology that produces 14.5 bhp of power @ 8000 rpm and 14.61 Nm of torque @ 6000 rpm. The transmission duties are carried by a 5- gearbox.

The rider experiences power vibes on the road. As of this, the rear wheel also contributes the power to the bike with the use of Wet Multi-plate clutch assembly that transmits the power evenly to the rear wheel.

The compression ratio of 10:01 along with a power-oriented bore x stroke ratio of 57.3 mm x 63 mm gives enormous potent to the bike.

With this motor, the rider surely gets delighted and thus, a dream of the naked performance gets satisfied.

 Design & Styling

Honda CB Hornet 160R design is another big revive for the customers and segment, who fed up with the on-going models. The 4-colors astonishing colors like Mars Orange, Sports Red, Striking Green, Athletic Blue Metallic elevates the appearance of the bike.

The edgy halogen headlamp unit at the front profile of the bike is equipped with an at the front with clear lens turning indicators.

The front mudguard with dual tone shade is an eye-catchy element. 

No place for the word ‘discomfort’ as the bike gets a single split seat that provides an easement to both the rider and the companion.

The robust fuel tank with shrouds facilitates good comfort to the rider and also enhance the look of the bike.

As of the rear profile, it comes loaded with an X-shaped LED tail lights that elevate the artistry of the bike.

The digital instrument cluster displays useful to the rider that includes speedometer, tachometer, trip meter, odometer, fuel gauge and low fuel and oil indicator.


Thanks to Honda for making the bike capable of all actions that rider intends for. Honda CB Hornet 160R gets structured on a tubular diamond frame and comprises of telescopic forks at the front and spring loaded hydraulic type (mono shock) at the rear that eases the rides.

The 17-inch Widal tubeless tyres mounted over sturdy alloy wheels gives all the positive vibe to the commuter.

For braking concern, the front and rear boast drum brakes and also equips Combi Braking System (CBS), an advanced safety mechanism, that ensures the safety of the users.


Honda CB Hornet 160R  gets priced aggressively at a tag of INR 93,493 (ex-road price, Delhi) for the STD variant.


It is the best model to be considered in times, for all the capable and commendable features that ease the buyer with surplus comfort. Now the fight between Honda CB Hornet 160R and Suzuki Gixxer, Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 and Yamaha FZ V2.0 becomes thrilling. Finally, it is the best substitute for the worthy Honda CB Unicorn and I hope the Hornet 160R allures all over.

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2 thoughts on “Honda CB Hornet 160R : Review In India”

  1. I am a proud owner of Black Hornet 160 CBS from 23rd Dec 2016 and covered 3000 Km.1 st service also done. Smooth power delivery and amazing fuel efficiency are the main plus points. The suspension is little hard and switch gears are not premium. I am sure it will become a hit among 150-160 cc.


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