Honda CB Hornet 160R BS4

Ex-Showroom Price

₹ 85,613
* Delhi. May vary.


Overview Honda's first ever product in the segment which actually looks sporty to the customer, CB Hornet had a good start of sales, thanks to its attractive design and muscular fuel tank shrouds. It uses the same engine as Unicorn 160 but produces extra output (15.04 BHP of power and 14.76 Nm of torque). Honda CB Hornet 160R competes against two most loved Indian bikes under Rs 1 lakh, Suzuki Gixxer and Yamaha FZ Series.
Automatic Headlamp On (AHO)
Bharat Stage IV (BS4)
Bike Variant Honda CB Hornet 160R Double Disc with Combined Braking System (CBS)
Ex-Showroom Price (Delhi) Rs 85,613
On-Road Price (Delhi) Rs 95,211 (approx.)
Also Known As (AKA) 160cc Honda Hornet
Mileage 40-50 kmpl (approx.)
Type Sports Commuter
Status Available
Shades Pearl Night Star Black, Pearl Siren Blue, Neo Orange Metallic, Sports Red, and Pearl Amazing White
Official Tagline Raw Power. Real Muscle. Ripped to the Core.
Frame/Chassis Diamond
Displacement 162.71 cc
Emission Standard BS4
Maximum Power 15.04 BHP @ 8500 rpm
Maximum Torque 14.76 NM @ 6500 rpm
Engine Description Air Cooled, 4 Stroke, SI Engine
Cooling Air-cooled
Compression Ratio 10:01
Bore 57.3 mm
Stroke 63.09 mm
No. of Cylinders 1
Power-to-weight Ratio 110.28 Bhp per tonne
Torque-to-Weight Ratio 103.94 Nm per tonne
Specific Output 96.24 Bhp per litre
Air Filter Type Viscous Paper Filter
No. of Gears 5
Clutch Wet Multi-plate
Gear Pattern 1-N-2-3-4-5
Honda’s Combined Braking System (CBS)
Front Brake 276mm Disc with a triple-pot Nissin caliper
Rear Brake 220mm Disc with a single-pot Nissin caliper
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
Front Suspension Telescopic
Rear Suspension Monoshock
Front Tyre 100/80-17 (MRF Zapper FYM)
Rear Tyre 140/70-17 (MRF Zapper FYM)
Front Wheel 17-inch
Rear Wheel 17-inch
Tubeless Tyres
Alloy Wheels
Battery Type MF
Capacity 4Ah
Voltage 12V
Overall Length 2041 mm
Overall Width 783 mm
Overall Height 1067 mm
Ground Clearance 164 mm
Seat Height 790 mm
Wheelbase 1346 mm
Kerb/Wet Weight 140 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 12 litres
0-100 kmph 16.3 secs
Top Speed 110 kmph
Mileage (City) 40 kmpl
Mileage (Highway) 50 kmpl
Mileage (Combined) 45 kmpl
Speedometer Digital
Tachometer Digital
Trip Meter Digital
Odometer Digital
Clock Digital
Fuel Gauge Digital
Gear Indicator
Rev-limiter Indicator
Pillion Footrest
Electric Start
Pillion Grabrail
Step-up Seat/Split Seat
Pass Light
Engine Kill Switch
Exhaust/Muffler Midship exhaust unit
Head Light 12V 35/35W
Tail Light LED

Honda CB Hornet 160R BS4 Review

08 Jul, 2016 02:04 PM


The Honda Revfest event surprisingly brought us a new member in the Indian automobile society, tough enough to play hard with the existing competitors. Named as the Honda CB Hornet 160R, the bike is something which Honda never had purely tried in the past. Premium feel would surround the newcomer as it is not made like every other commuter in the market or by Honda itself. The lack of a naked bike with pure street bike feel can be fulfilled by the muscular and tough looking body design. Lean bikes have always been Honda's way of biking but the changing market scenario forced them to bring a popular non-Indian bike series name 'The Hornet' under an economical engine size for the country.

Design and Style

The CB Hornet 160R comes inspired from the design of the concept Honda bike, the CX-01, which was showcased at the 2014 Auto Expo. It comes with a bit different approach as all the Honda bikes in the segment are more commuters than the famous street fighter designing. The tank gets a muscular cowl, which houses the Honda's wing symbol over it. Front gets a Honda style headlight and the most noticeable point becomes its mid-ship exhaust design. The alloy wheel design is new to the Honda family and looks great on the Hornet 160R.

The tank has been precisely chiseled from each angle, making it more muscular than any other bike in the Honda's Portfolio. The rear gets an X shaped tail light and a wide tyre, which is always missing from Honda's motorcycle range.The length x width x height of CB Hornet are 2041mm x 783 mm x 1067 mm. Ground clearance of the bike stands at 164 mm with a wheelbase of 1345 mm. The fuel tank capacity is 12 litres and kerb weight of STD model is 140 kg and CBS model weighs 142 kg. The seat height is 790mm.

Instrument Console

The Hornet is said to replace the CB Trigger and comes with the same instrument console which was used in the former. It is a fully digital rectangular unit, cleanly defining all the requirements, from a bar form tachometer to a digital speedometer, it carries everything like trip distance, fuel indicator etc. The unit looks good because it's not as dated as many of the currently running street fighters.

Engine and Gearbox

The engine below the tank is said to be the same unit which is currently available on the CB Unicorn 160 but it has been tuned to generate more power and torque. The 162.71 cc, single cylinder engine develops 15.66 BHP @ 8500 rpm of maximum power and 14.76 NM @ 6500 rpm of maximum torque. The gearbox remains the same 5-speed unit of the Unicorn and no changes are said to be done to the gear ratios also.

Mileage and Top Speed

The engine comes with HET (Honda Eco Technology) and features a good balance between style, economy and power. The company claimed mileage of CB Hornet 160R is 60 kmpl and you can expect the real world combined mileage figure of 40-50 kmpl. The company claimed top speed of CB Hornet 160R is 110 kmph.

Brakes and Suspension

The Hornet 160R comes equipped with two disc brakes, one for the front (276mm) and the other for the rear (220mm). The availability of CBS (Combi Braking System) is undoubtedly true, which makes it the best bike in terms of braking in its segment. The STD model of Hornet 160R comes with a 276mm front disc brake and 130mm rear drum brake. The suspension at the front is telescopic whereas the rear gets a monoshock suspension. The tuning is said to be improved, providing much comfortable riding experience to the rider as well as pillion.

Shades and Price

CB Hornet is available in 5 eye catching shades - Pearl Night Star Black, Pearl Siren Blue, Neo Orange Metallic, Sports Red, and Pearl Amazing White.Honda's CB Hornet 160R has been placed above the Unicorn 160 in the Honda's line-up, demanding a bigger price tag of NR 80,284 for the base model and INR 84,783 for top model with CBS. The approximate on-road price of Honda CB Hornet 160R is Rs. 88,667 for the Standard model and Rs. 93,579 for the CBS model.


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No doubt its a best value for money bike because it gives better mileage in 150cc segment bikes and build quality is fine with better handling ... read more

Best Features: Wide rear tyre, cbs

Pros: Design, brakes, tyre, fuel economy

Cons: No engine kill switch, engine feels stressed after 60kmph, gear shift is hard, weak headlight

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**Very Disappointed with Honda Service **Honda is a good brand no doubt about it. But it is losing business big time just because of their after sale maintenance & service. ... read more

Best Features: Brakes, Stability

Pros: Style, road grip

Cons: Honda customer Service, No engine kill switch, Poor headlight

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