Honda CB Hornet 160R

Honda CB Hornet 160R


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Ex-Showroom Price

₹ 86,500
* Delhi. May vary.


Our take on this /// Verdict

 The Honda CB Hornet 160R is the full package - looks, performance, and comfort. No matter you are a daily commuter or a weekend adventurer, this bike knows how to deliver a satisfying ride. It is a top pick among riders in India, and it's got that X-factor that keeps it in the spotlight.


Honda CB Hornet 160R STD price is Rs 86,500 in India. Available in Striking Green, Athletic Blue Metallic, Dazzle Yellow Metallic, Mars Orange, and Sports Red colors.

Latest Updates
Tuesday, 12 September 2023 06:25 AM

The Honda CB Hornet 160R has been discontinued and replaced by the Hornet 2.0.

Colour Options and Price in India
Bike Variant Honda CB Hornet 160R STD
Availability Status in India Discontinued
2-Wheeler Type Sports
Latest Price in India Honda CB Hornet 160R STD price was Rs 86,500 before being discontinued.
Fuel Type Petrol
Colour Options Striking Green, Athletic Blue Metallic, Dazzle Yellow Metallic, Mars Orange, Sports Red
Official Tagline Raw Power. Real Muscle. Ripped to the Core.
Engine Details 162.71cc, Air-Cooled, 4-Stroke, Single Cylinder
Fuel System Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-Fi)
Cooling Air Cooled
Engine cc (Displacement) 162.71 cc
Maximum Power 13.7 HP @ 8000 rpm
Maximum Torque 14.7 Nm @ 5500 rpm
Number of Cylinders 1
Emission Norms BS6-Compliant
Compression Ratio 10.0:1
Bore 57.3 mm
Stroke 63.0 mm
Number of Gears 5
Clutch Multiplate Wet Clutch
Final Drive Chain
Gear Pattern 1-N-2-3-4-5
Front Brake Disc 276 mm
Rear Brake Disc 220 mm
Front Tyre 100/80-17
Rear Tyre 140/70-17
Front Wheel 17-inch
Rear Wheel 17-inch
Tubeless Tyres
Alloy Wheels
Braking System Combined Braking System
Front Suspension Telescopic
Rear Suspension Monoshock
Frame (Chassis) Diamond
Overall Length 2041 mm
Overall Width 783 mm
Overall Height 1091 mm
Ground Clearance 164 mm
Seat Height 790 mm
Wheelbase 1346 mm
Kerb Weight 140 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 12 litres
Speedometer Digital
Tachometer Digital
Trip Meter Digital
Odometer Digital
Clock Digital
Fuel Gauge Digital
Gear Indicator
Rev-limiter Indicator
Pass Light
Battery Type MF
Capacity 4Ah
Voltage 12V
Head Light LED
Tail Light LED
Automatic Headlamp On (AHO)
Pillion Footrest
Electric Start
Pillion Grabrail
Step-up Seat/Split Seat

Honda CB Hornet 160R Review

24 Dec, 2021 11:02 AM

Quick Review by Maxabout Team

In 2015, Honda Revfest surprisingly brought us a new member in Indian automobile segment, 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 surrounds the newcomer as it is not made like every other commuter in the market or by Honda itself.

Lack of a naked bike with pure street bike feel is fulfilled by the muscular and tough looking body design of Honda CB Hornet. Lean bikes have always been Honda’s way of biking but changing market scenario forced them to bring a popular non-Indian bike series name ‘The Hornet’ under an economical engine size for the country.

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 LED 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 Hornet 160R.

The tank has been precisely chiselled 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 was always missing from Honda’s motorcycle range before.The length x width x height of CB Hornet is 2041mm x 783 mm x 1091 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 138 kg. The seat height is 790mm.

Hornet has replaced the CB Trigger and comes with 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.

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 14.9 BHP @ 8500 rpm and 14.5 NM @ 6500 rpm. The gearbox remains the same 5-speed unit of the Unicorn and no changes are said to be done to the gear ratios also.

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.

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) and ABS is undoubtedly true, making 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. Suspension at the front is telescopic whereas the rear gets a monoshock.

Questions and Answers

Most Popular Answers for Honda CB Hornet 160R
Can I still buy a Honda CB Hornet 160R?
11 September 2023 06:15

Honda CB Hornet 160R motorcycles are no longer in production, but you may find pre-owned models available in the used motorcycle market.

Are parts and service still available for the Honda CB Hornet 160R?
11 September 2023 06:13

Yes, authorized Honda dealerships and service centers typically provide parts and service support for existing CB Hornet 160R owners.

Can I buy Honda CB Hornet 160R BS4 now?
11 September 2023 06:11

No, the Honda CB Hornet 160R has been discontinued and replaced by the Hornet 2.0. Moreover, you may connect with the nearest authorized dealership of Honda for more details.

Is Honda CB Hornet 160R available?
11 September 2023 06:10

The Honda CB Hornet 160R BS4 has been discontinued by the brand. Still, we would suggest you to visit the nearest dealership to check if there is any stock left for the bike.

Will Honda CB Hornet 160R ever offer a kill switch?
29 December 2022 06:08
Honda CB Hornet 160R will not offer an engine kill switch as the same is missing from many other important Honda motorcycles. The Hornet may get some color additions in the future but chances of getting a facelift or equipment other than ABS is the least. It actually offers CBS for better brakes on the higher variant currently. The Hornet 160R has an impressive stance and the rear can actually make every other same segment bike feel shy with its muscular looks. It comes with a price tag of INR 80,284.

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User Reviews for Honda CB Hornet (2019)

Reviews Submitted by Maxabout Community

CBS the worst braking system

Anand - | 2 years ago
helpful 0

I bought Honda Hornet 160 R since I have used Hero Honda CD 100 and Honda Activa and was very happy with the performance. When I went to book the bike showroom people told to go with CBS braking system for an additional 9K. So I spent a total of 1 Lakh for the bike. Initially, everything was going fine I was so happy with the performance and mileage (around 50 km/ L). But then I met with an accident bike skid after on loose soil on the road, after the accident also brakes were fine. I gave my bike for service claiming insurance. It took around 1 month time for service, but after the service braking efficiency deteriorated and when I complained about the service centre they told brake cannot be tightened. I took by mike to another Honda service centre and local mechanics, everyone told the same. My 18-year-old CD 100 is having better braking than Hornet with CBS. I even changed the disc pads but the result is the same. Dear Honda if a motorcycle break cannot be fixed then on what basis are you selling this to a customer, such a pathetic experience. Is CBS a test product or proven technology?. Very disappointed with Honda. Friends, please don’t go for CBS model. Other problems are gear getting stuck on neutral while riding, petrol tank bolts are rusting.

Best Features: Mileage only

Pros: Mileage and performance

Cons: CBS braking, riding comfort

Value For Money
Customer Service


helpful 0

I use it every purpose, where simply office purpose needs it to run 100 km/day. So it 45000Kms now in 2.8yrs.

Best Features: Reliability, Rough N Tough, Heavy Duty.

Pros: Overal Feel , Power, Reliability

Cons: hoping for All same but 250-350cc + X-Blades Console will give it conpleteness

Value For Money
Customer Service

Good bike

Julhaz Uddin | 5 years ago
helpful 2

Goid bike in price, build quality, feature, comfort, control. but also have some lackings with excessories and service centre.

Best Features: Musculer tank, Big tyre and CBS.

Pros: Design, Build quality, CBS, Big Tyre, Reasonable price.

Cons: Chain loosing and Engine Heat with in short time

Value For Money
Customer Service

I have ridden the bike for 32000 kms in one year.

Milendra | 5 years ago
helpful 2

300-400 km trip feels like home on this bike. It looks and feels great on all moments.

Best Features: Looks

Pros: Pickup

Cons: Loose chain problem

Value For Money
Customer Service

Best but Missing some things in it

Rajendra S | 5 years ago
helpful 10

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 (except quick cornering because of tall handle bar) and better Braking feature.. But being a famous brand It misses ENGINE KILL SWITCH which is extremely common and useful feature and Customers(we) wont mind spending few more money on engine kill switch :P if Honda wishes to add this feature..

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

Value For Money
Customer Service

Honda CB Hornet 160R Comments

User Comments
Dharmender Chauhan
5 years ago

High maintenance cost...
And mileage is also not good...

Girish Pawar
6 years ago

Honda hornet baik160r..... top speed -122
Last limit. ...1year baik use.

7 years ago

I'm confused with pulsar ns200 2017 and cb hornet 160r Which is the best?

7 years ago

I want to buy my first bike. I have two choices honda hornet 160 and suzuki gixer. Which is the best to buy plz reply me quickly

7 years ago

Which is best pulsar 180 or hornet?In case of looks , performance and mileage?

7 years ago

For a family like, a couple with child, which bike is best for them for longtime? ...... like sitting three person.
CB hornet 160R , CB unicorn 160R, Suzuki Gixxer & Yamaha FZs.
& bajaj v15
Please reply soon ..... i just plan to buy a bike this Diwali

Vinay Kumar
7 years ago

I purchased Honda Hornet 160R .. Facing Clutch Problem in this bike,.. showroom persons are teliing that need to chnage the Clutch assembly.
so what is the cost of Clutch Assembly?

Satyabrata saha
7 years ago

Which bike is perfect in the range of 1.20 lakhs please suggest

7 years ago

Guys please help to choose a bike.. should i go for tvs apache 200 or honda hornet.. totally confuse..Advice needed..This gonna be my first bike so please suggest me...

HondaIndia hater
8 years ago

honda hornet cb, can body think is this bike impressive by its deisgn?pefomrance?pricing? a big NO.this is another product of honda which always gives its customers by limited features.a person who atleast have a size of brain which a mosquito has will not buy this crap...but i can see lots of hornets standing in my office parking oh my god they dont have patience to wait for the apache 200v??????

8 years ago

My experience about Honda CB Hornet, I really enjoyed the bike ride and awesome stylish look

Gerard Francis
8 years ago

I own this Honet 160 for the past two months. Now it has crossed 1000km mark. It looks good, feels good, mileage also is fairly good. But for me, it happened to be a very big disappointment. I am a frequent high way traveller. This is not for the highway. Till 60kms/hr it feels smooth, beyond that, the rider can feel the vibration on the handle(which didn't happen in my previous GZ150, its only after i cross 120kms/hr) Beyond 94kms/hr, the bike starts to rattle, which is very scary. and i didn't dare to push beyond 104kms/hr. It starts to sound like WHAAMM!! like it is going explode. Close to 105kms/hr, the RPM reaches dangerous levels. If i am supposed to travel at not more than 90kms/hr, I could have bought a shine, why should I shell out 35k or more for a 160cc engine. This bike is for city dwellers only. Anyway, when I go for the 2nd service in July, I will check with the service manager, whether this bike is designed for this performance only. Or is there something they can do to fix it. And I will update this post after that.

8 years ago

The Hornet bike is not good, if you want to buy go for FZ or Gixer.

after first servicing bike is getting sound. pick up also not good. gear box problem. I owned this bike and i am facinfg the problems

Mohammed Ryan
8 years ago

The switches used in hornet are very basic which spoils the reputation of the bike.
Even CB Unicorn 150 (Old version) has good switches.
The plastic tank is also uses very thin material
similar as FZ version 2,..
Huge disappointment for the Honda Fans,....!!

8 years ago

I want to buy a new bike which Bike is best among these 3
honda cb hornet
Yamaha fz suzuki gixxer
I hav a confusion in that

Mukkamala Ramu
8 years ago

it is better option than cbr 150 whch costs at 130000

8 years ago

hello friends im purchasing hornet cb 160 r at rohini honda sowroom on 3rd feb this bike is very poooooooooooooor bhaio koi mat lena iske cluth mei bht problum hai bike leti he slow speed mei vibreation hone lagti hai bike jhatke leti hai slow speed mei or sensor problum hai ek bandA or aya tha service center mei uska engine he khol dia unonhey to better hai bhaio hero ki bikes lo ish range mei meri hornet ko bhi clutch plate and full cluch change karne k liye bol rhi hai company yar new bike mei ye problum bardash ni hoti agar koi shuk to call me i have this bike please dont purchase the bike call me yash 9555888455

8 years ago

hello friends im purchasing hornet cb 160 r at rohini honda sowroom on 3rd feb this bike is very poooooooooooooor bhaio koi mat lena iske cluth mei bht problum hai bike leti he slow speed mei vibreation hone lagti hai bike jhatke leti hai slow speed mei or sensor problum hai ek band or aya tha service center mei uska engine he khol dia unonhey to better hai bhaio hero ki bikes lo ish range mei meri hornet ko bhi clutch plate and full cluch change karne k liye bol rhi hai company yar new bike mei ye problum bardash ni hoti agar koi shuk to call me i have this bike please dont purchase the bike call me yash 9555888455

8 years ago

Today i get 1050 Km in 1 weeks, 1st service done. The best in class vehicle. I previously owned a CBZ 2012 model, That was also good. But or a change i test drive all 3 Naked best 150 CC bikes (FZ, GIXXER, And the STAR HORNET). The last 1 i drive was hornet. Between fz and Gixxer i was planning for FZ. But after hornet, There is no need to research more. The sales person gave me a test drive of Both the versions but i planned for standard 1, Voz i have a average of 80 KM run per day. Before 1st service the pick up was a bit low, But honestly i even did not tried 2 push it coz the service guys instrucked me 2 doo so.. But after 1st service it runs like a king, Till 100 kmph very smoothly.. No vibrations at all. And the best part is full economy is around 55 KMPL..


8 years ago

I have test driven it yesterday. I wanted to know how good was the seating posture and throttle response. Seating is very good and acceleration is very responsive too. I think there is no match for Honda's build quality in 150-160 cc segment as Hornet looks and feels great.Very well designed and built. I had two Unicorns (150) in the past and both of them were fantastic in terms of quality and strength. The mirrors also suits very well for the bike. In the long run, we have to see how it will perform and how solid it will stay. I think it is overpriced because you will have to pay almost Rs. 1 Lakh plus for the CBS version. That's a huge investment for a 160 cc bike.

8 years ago

CONFUSE between fazer v 2 and Cb Hornet , Which one is better for youngsters

arshad cool
8 years ago

Honda hornet 250cc. 40bhp .. 16 V

arshad cool
8 years ago

Honda hornet 250cc. 40bhp power

Bruce Wayne
8 years ago

Gud but overpriced

8 years ago

Yamaha Best, My FZ S 2nd module completed 3 years & 37000km. Feeling well when ride this bike, never gearbox problem & never problem on ghat section, comfort is also best for long drive. still 42 to 45 KMPL, but U need to service on every 2500KM. I have changed the Chainkit & Tyre.

Sudhir Sharma
8 years ago

Sala ak aur kabad utar diya market me...dazzler...trigger...aur ab ye ak aur...inki maintence cost ..uffff...spare parts ka lafda....barbaad kr denge sapno ko

8 years ago

Comparing with Gixxer/FZS - more power, more torque, option of double disc brake, more refined engine (that's why BS4), slim exhaust.. this could have been sold at 15% extra price with surely sufficient buyers, so the difference is looks and internal - all good and price is enticing for somebody who can buy gixxer/fzs.. tell me how can this go wrong?

ajay marwaha
8 years ago

well among all experts here, only one thing I want to say.
1. Youngsters-age group - 20-35 years, needs naked bikes they like most- thumbs up to their age- they can lead forward and drive for long.
2. age groups- 35 years on wards till age they drive they need bike which don't pain in back and comfortable at the back for long journey for hours together. But yet who don,t want styling, comfort, smooth engine and a moderate speed of 130 km/h. So, I would say hornet is one bike in that direction and we shall like some more bikes of this and more different styling but not copying racing style bikes. Having powers like 180cc, 220cc, 250cc brackets. Good luck to honda. and well done hornet.

8 years ago

Please stop doing again and again same things,, 200+

8 years ago

When was it avilable in market... i wann a buy a 150cc bike.. wich is best bike between Apache 160, honda hornet, gixxer and avenger street 150

Aveenash Karunakaran Nair
8 years ago

the bike has doesn't have a kill switch.

8 years ago

Been a Honda rider since 1999, and build quality is one thing that it can assure you even after 8-10 years. But I'm not impressed with this bike, Honda is just slightly tuning their engines and rolling them out in international titles / tags (Twister, Hornet,...). You owe India a reasonably powerful naked bike in 150-200 CC segment, Honda. And please, no old wine in new bottles. Bajaj once did the same, but considering the last 2-3 years, they have improved tremendously. I have no plans to opt the unreliable Bajaj, but considering power, looks and price, you are not giving any logical choices for us.

And another 4Ah battery !? For God's sake !!

Arbind Hojai
8 years ago

Its price is good enough for its build quality !

Arbind Hojai
8 years ago

It's price is good enough for its build
quality .

8 years ago

no engine kill switch.... bad quality of switchgear & useless typical tiny rear view mirrors

Navin Borkar
8 years ago

Well no engine kill switch in dis one too.

Manudeep Kaur
8 years ago

Finally, A Good-looking Sports Commuter by Honda!

Manudeep Kaur
8 years ago

Well Done Honda :-)

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