[tps_header]Bookings for Honda CB Hornet 160R are reported to have started. The bike is expected to launch in December.[/tps_header]
Honda Motorcycles and Scooters India has recently launched their 14th product for this year, the Honda CB Shine SP on November 19. On this occasion itself, the company had announced the launch of one more bike in December. Now, the bike in question is no mystery, as the Honda CB Hornet 160R was unveiled at the Honda Revfest where the company promised to launch 15 new products this year. Out of which, 14 are already launched and the only bike remaining is the Hornet. We were expecting the Honda CB Hornet 160R by the end of this month. However, IndianAutosBlog has reported that the booking for the bike has already started and the dealerships are booking the bike with an advance payment of Rs. 5000. The blog has also reported that the bike is expected to be launched in the month of December.
The new Honda CB Hornet 160R will be powered by the same 162.7 cc engine that produces 14.5 HP at 8,000 RPM and a peak torque of 14.61 NM at 6,000 PM. This motor is mated on a 5-speed gearbox which is shared by the CB Unicorn 160. The new bike will also get the Honda Eco Technology (HET) like all other Honda bikes. The HET will not only help in delivering a better fuel efficiency but also a sporty performance. The new bike is based on the CX-01 platform that was launched at the Delhi Auto Expo 2013. The bike has a naked street look, halogen headlamps, split grab tail, beefy fuel tank, clearshort exhaust, digital meter and LED tail lights. The CB Hornet 160R rides on 17-inch multispoke alloy wheels. The braking function is done by disc brakes with Honda’s Combi Braking System (CBS).
The new Honda CB Hornet 160R will sit above the CB Unicorn 160.It is expected to be price at Rs. 75,000. The new last product from Honda’s series of new launches will directly rival the Yamaha FZ, Suzuki Gixxer, Pulsar 150 and the Apache RTR 160.