Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI) has announced two new colours for the CB Hornet 160R, namely Striking Green and Mars Orange. The new colours will not affect the premium commuter’s pricing, as the Honda CB Hornet 160R will continue to be sold for prices starting at INR 80,431 onwards (ex-showroom, New Delhi). Existing colours on the Honda CB Hornet 160R include Pearl Nightstar Black, Sports Red and Neo Orange Metallic.
Power for the CB Hornet 160R comes from a 163cc, air-cooled, single cylinder engine rated at 15.5 bhp @ 8500 rpm, while maximum torque stands at 14.61 Nm @ 6500 rpm. The Hornet is available for sale in 2 variants. The top-end variant comes with an updated braking set-up, which features the Combi Brake System (CBS) and dual disc brakes (276 mm – front; 220 mm – rear) with a 3-pot brake calliper up front. The standard variant features a 130 mm drum brake without CBS instead.
The CB Hornet 160R rides on 100/80-17 tires up front and 140/70-17 tires at the rear; both tubeless. The motorcycle measures 2041 mm long, 783 mm wide, 1067 mm high, with a wheelbase of 1345 mm. Ground clearance stands at 164 mm, while kerb weight is rated at 140 kg (std)/142 kg (CBS) ad fuel tank capacity is 12 litres.