Honda Motorcycles and Scooter
India launched their much awaited CB Hornet 160R on December 8, 2015 as a part
of their promise of 15 in 2015. The CB Hornet was first showcased at Honda’s
RevFest in August and ever since has been creating a buzz in the market. The
bike is available in showrooms across India for Rs. 79,900 (ex-showroom Delhi).
The CB Hornet is powered by a
163cc, single cylinder, air cooled, 4-stroke engine which produces 15.6bhp and
14.76Nm of torque. The engine has been mated to a 5-speed transmission and can
achieve a top speed of 110kmph. The bike rides on a diamond frame with a
telescopic front suspension and a monoshock in the rear. The engine is powered
Honda’s HET (Honda Eco Technology) which provides added torque and a good mileage.
The CB Hornet is also fitted
with Honda’s CBS (Combi Brake System) which facilitates excellent stopping
power using both front and rear brakes. The CBS version of the bike gets a
276mm Disc for the front and a 220mm Disc in the rear. The bike has also been
equipped with a 3 pot caliper to maintain braking efficiency. The bike rides on
100/80 R17 tubeless tyres in the front and 140/70 R17 tubeless tyres in the
rear which give the Hornet a neat stance.
On the occasion of the launch
Keita Muramatsu, President & CEO, HMSI Pvt. Ltd. said “Indian youth is
supremely ambitions and confident, they believe in their dreams. Inspired by
their dreams is the faster, smarter, sportier CB Hornet 160R. It will herald a
new era of street naked sports biking in India. We are proud to announce that
the CB Hornet will be one of the first motorcycles in its category to meet BS
IV norms well ahead of April 2017 regulation timeline”.
The bike will be available in
5 colours – Pearl Night Star Black, Pearl Siren Blue, Pearl White, Neo Orange
Metallic and Sports Red.
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