Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Ltd, on Thursday, rolled out the much-awaited CB Hornet 160R at a gala evening event in Goa. Priced at Rs 79,900, the Honda CB Hornet 160R has replaced the CB Twister in the country. The new 160cc naked bike is the last product of the 15 promised ones for the calendar year 2015.
Keita Muramatsu – President & CEO, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd, said, “It will herald a new era of Street Naked Sports Biking in India. We are also proud to announce that CB Hornet 160R will be one of the first motorcycle in its category to meet BS-IV norms, well ahead of April 2017-regulation timeline”
Yadvinder Singh Guleria, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd said, “In motorcycles, the 150cc-180cc segment has been gaining traction again. The customers belonging to this segment demand best performance without any compromise in styling which reflects their inherent aggressive go-getter attitude towards life. The unbeatable combination of raw power, real muscle and ripped performance in CB Hornet 160R will surely appeal & mirror their persona.”
First showcased at the 2015 Honda RevFest earlier this year, the Honda CB Hornet seems to have taken its inspiration from the CX-01 concept that had made its debut at the 2014 Delhi Auto Expo. The new motorcycle derives its power from a 162.71cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine that is good for 14.5bhp and 14.61nm. This powertrain also features Honda Eco Technology (HET) that helps reduce engine weight & friction, and enhances its fuel efficiency. The engine comes mated to a 5-speed gearbox.
With features such as pronounced fuel tank in carbon pattern, dual-tone front mud-guard, 5 alloy wheels, X-shaped LED tail-lamps and highlighted knee recesses, the Honda CB Hornet 160R certainly looks quite sharp and sporty. The 160cc bike also features a fully-digital instrument console.