Honda cb hornet 160r 2016 cbs

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Honda CB Hornet 160R is a bike with the last known price range of Rs. 82,405 - Rs. 96,262 in India. It had 8 variants and 5 colours. It had a user reported mileage of 48 kmpl. It came with both front and rear disc brakes.


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CB Hornet 160R key highlights

Engine Capacity 162.71 cc
Mileage Owner Reported Mileage: otohanquoc.vn collects mileage information from bike owners khổng lồ provide you with the actual mileage that you might get. 48 kmpl
Transmission 5 speed Manual
Kerb Weight 138 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 12 litres
Seat Height 790 mm

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Motor is refined with sufficient punchSports an attractive design that draws attentionComes with several features 
It is expensive than its competitionThere are vibrations at higher revsDoesn"t get engine kill switch

The CB Hornet 160R is a premium 160cc offering with an unique design language which sets it apart from its rivals. The xe đạp has a refined & potent motor, offers comfortable riding ergonomics & is easy to lớn handle in the city.

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Honda CB Hornet 160R Review

The Honda Hornet 160R is the Japanese two wheeler maker"s third attempt at luring in the young. It tried with the Dazzler và then with the Trigger, but both bikes were half-baked attempts. The Dazzler completely lacked appeal and the Trigger was just a Unicorn in fancier clothing. With the Hornet 160R, however, Honda has phối out not just to lớn play catch up with success lượt thích the Yamaha FZ-S & the Suzuki Gixxer but to lớn blow past them. & what better place lớn start than one that truly defines this class of 150cc motorcycles: Style. The Hornet 160R might be the Unicorn 160 underneath with the engine and chassis borrowed from the latter, but Honda has done enough to create the much needed differentiation.


What is it?

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The Honda Hornet 160R is the Japanese two wheeler maker"s third attempt at luring in the young. It tried with the Dazzler và then with the Trigger, but both bikes were half-baked attempts. The Dazzler completely lacked appeal và the Trigger was just a Unicorn in fancier clothing.

With the Hornet 160R, however, Honda has phối out not just lớn play catch up with success like the Yamaha FZ-S & the Suzuki Gixxer but lớn blow past them. And what better place khổng lồ start than one that truly defines this class of 150cc motorcycles: Style. The Hornet 160R might be the Unicorn 160 underneath with the engine & chassis borrowed from the latter, but Honda has done enough khổng lồ create the much needed differentiation.


How does it ride?

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As we mentioned the Hornet is based on the Unicorn but Honda has reworked the carburettor (says Honda) to lớn bump up the power & torque figures. It has also reworked the exhaust and thrown in a catalytic converter in there lớn make the Hornet BS IV compliant; emission levels that are only due in 2017. It has given the Hornet 160R a slightly revised swingarm, wider tyres và beefier front forks; these are now 37mm in diameter.

But, the big change can be experienced once you mount the bike. The rider footpegs are now a set of rearsets, the handlebar is lower and wider, and the seat is still low enough for the average Indian male lớn firmly plant his feet on the ground. This change alone makes the Hornet 160R likeable. The seating offers a lovely balance between comfort & control & even after long hours in the saddle, it won"t leave one with an aching back or a sore bottom.

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Once you get the Honda Hornet 160R all fired up though, it soundsrevs & responds like the Unicorn 160. It is only towards the đứng đầu end of the engine performance that the additional horsepower can be sensed. The mid range isn"t good but get past 6,000rpm & the Hornet seems khổng lồ come alive. Rev past 7,000rpm & the Hornet enters the "fun" zone. It still doesn"t sound great, but you"d rarely find it lacking in response or pull. It tops out at 9,500rpm.

The gear shift unique for the 5-speed box (again borrowed from the Unicorn 160) in typical Honda fashion, is crisp, precise và a joy to use. The clutch is light & progressive too making the Hornet a breeze lớn live with in the city. The only real negative to the Hornet"s drivetrain is the engine noise. The engine"s performance - its free-revving nature và barely any vibes to lớn complain about be it on the handlebar, footpegs and tank even at high rpms - is pretty much sorted. But it"s the knocking like noise from the engine - no matter what rpm - that makes the Hornet feel less refined than it actually is.

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The Honda Hornet 160R is a hoot in the dynamic department; something we haven"t said about a Honda mass market product in some time. It feels intuitive around corners. It tips into bends effortlessly, allows you to alternate your lines, và rarely gets unsettled by mid-corner bumps or change in surface. It has good brakes too. The petal-type front disc with a three pot caliper (the disc is larger in size than the Unicorn too), doesn"t just look good, it offers the bite and feel worthy of a faster motorcycle. It"s sharp but progressive & communicative. The Hornet also gets Combined Braking, so every time you over up using just the rear brake, a single piston acts on the front as well. It"s mostly useful on slippery or broken surfaces. The only chink here is the tyres which tend to thua grip sooner than one expects.

But, it"s the suspension thiết đặt that impressed me the most. It is a bit on the firm side; one can feel it every time the bike hits a bump, pothole or pebble. But, even through overloaded truck ravaged state highways, it felt like it could bởi vì no wrong. No wild rodeo ride, no back breaking thumps and no pogoing whatsoever. It rides flat through undulations as well, even at three digit speeds.


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The Hornet 160R looks even better in the flesh - muscular, big xe đạp like, và completely new age. The tank in particular - with its extensions and that black plastic strip makes it look lượt thích a 250cc; the chunky forks & fat tyres further helping the cause. The X-shaped tail lamps are a good addition too. Among the current crop of stylish 150s, this is the one you"d want lớn buy for its looks alone. Adding to the Hornet"s charm is its class matching quality and fit & finish levels; this bike looks every bit as expensive as it is.

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It"s fairly usable for a pillion too. The seat is comfy, the footpegs aren"t too high or rearset và the split grab rails are easy to lớn grip. Now, the Hornet might be heavier than the Unicorn and it might use fatter tyres, but it still feels flick-able and light to lớn handle in the city. The throttle response is linear & it has enough ground clearance khổng lồ take on the rough just in case one wants to fly past the choked rush hour traffic over the gravely, sometimes rocky, unmade road shoulder.

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What"s not as impressive on the Hornet is the Trigger-borrowed instrumentation (it"s not easy to use), the switchgear (it still lacks an engine kill switch) & the Unicorn hand-me-down rear view mirrors; the latter clearly could have been more stylish to go with the bike’s overall design.

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Should I buy one?

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The Honda Hornet 160R is an expensive proposition compared to lớn the likes of the Suzuki Gixxer. But, the Hornet is better looking & at least on paper, more powerful as well. It gets a fancier looking, larger front brake, & if you are willing khổng lồ spend another Rs 5,000 or thereabouts, you can have the 160R with a rear disc và combined braking system. It is comfortable, fun khổng lồ ride và practical for day to day use. It"s not a steal, we will give you that, but the Hornet still makes a strong case for itself for what it brings to lớn the 150cc table.

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Where does it fit in?

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The Honda Hornet 160R"s closest competitors are the Yamaha FZ-S & the Suzuki Gixxer. There"s also the nhân vật Xtreme Sports to lớn consider. Và then there"s an impressive adventure bike in the midst as well - the Bajaj Pulsar 150AS. So, the Hornet clearly has its work cut out. But as first impressions go, Honda seems to lớn have finally hit the nail on the head as far as stylish, youthful & desirable 150s are concerned.