Honda, the renowned Japanese motorbike manufacturer, is known for its amazing bikes which are offered at extremely competitive prices. Over the years, Honda has managed to carve a niche for itself in the Indian two-wheelers market and has become a preferred brand for many customers.

The latest offering from Honda is the Honda Hornet 160 R. This feature-packed bike promises a comfortable riding experience even for longer distances. Let’s have a look at its features, performance, and whether it is worth your investment or not.

Looks

When it comes to appearance, Honda Hornet ticks all the right boxes. The robust fuel tanks add a muscular look to the bike. There are sharp creases on the bike which work excellently to enhance the overall look. The headlamp is pleasantly designed and closely resembles the one used in CB 600F. In order to display all the information to the ri9der, there us a digital speedometer with a sporty look. Tail lamp is shaped like an X and is very pleasing to look at. Palm grips are comfortable to hold on to, but the handle bar and switchgear are very basic. Five spoke alloy wheels sport 100/80-17 tubeless tyre at the front and 140/70-17 tubeless tyre at the rear which are massive in size and allow for an excellent grip on the road.

Engine

Honda Hornet 160 R is powered by a 162 cc, four stroke, air cooled engine that offers 14.5 Nm of torque and 14.9 bhp of power. The engine confirms to the BS IV norms. Honda has provided a five-speed gearbox that offers good control over the engine. With its weight around 140 kg, the power to weight ratio is good and gives a comfortable riding experience.

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Features

The key features of the Honda Hornet 160 are: –

  • Digital Speedometer
  • LED Headlamp
  • Trip Meter
  • Fuel Gauge
  • Low fuel indicator
  • Electric start-stop
  • Pass light
  • Grabrail for pillion rider
  • 276 mm petal disc brakes at front
  • 220 mm disc brakes at rear
  • ABS

Handling

With an excellent power to weight ratio, the overall riding experience on the Honda Hornet 160 is comfortable. Broad wheels allow for an excellent grip on the road and make it easy to handle on long routes. Seat is in an upright position while foot pegs are placed at rear o offer a sports bike like experience.

There are four different variants available for the customers with five colour options.

Price

Honda hornet price starts from Rs. 85,900/- and goes up to Rs. 94,000/- on an ex-showroom basis.

With almost all the features that are required for a comfortable riding experience, Honda Hornet 160 is definitely worth considering when you are looking for your next bike.

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