2018 Honda CB Hornet 160R- All You Need To Know


Both the 160cc Honda bikes have a good share of the market. The X-Blade and the Hornet are sporty looking commuter bikes, priced under Rs 1 Lakh. From the two, we pick the 2018 Honda CB Hornet 160R for this article. We give you the prices, specs, features and other details of this bike. 

In this article, we discuss the prices, features, specs and other details of the 2018 Honda CB Hornet 160R. The bike has been performing well and has been seriously competing with the RTR 160 4V. The features of the bike include Fuel Injection, ABS, Digital Speedometer and LED inserts. The 150-160cc segment is the most popular one now, because of the sporty-commuter friendly scooters priced under Rs 1 Lakhs easily. This segment is targeted at the youth, the working class and the oldies too. Honda currently has 3 bikes in the 15-160 cc segment, but this one is the top model. Also, it is one of the costliest ones in its segment. The prices of the bike start from Rs 84,675 to Rs 92,675 (ex-showroom). Check out more details on this Honda bike.


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2018 Honda CB Hornet 160R – Price

As mentioned before, the CB Hornet 160R is available in a total of 4 variants. The base variant retails at INR 84,675. While the top-spec version is going to cost INR 92,675. These prices are ex-showroom, Delhi. Detailed, variant wise prices are stated below:

Honda CB Hornet 160R STD INR 84,675
Honda CB Hornet 160R CBS INR 89,175
Honda CB Hornet 160R ABS STD INR 90,175
Honda CB Hornet 160R ABS DLX INR 92,675

2018 Honda CB Hornet 160R – Design

The bike looks very muscular and bulky. Might look like a rough rugged bike too. Hornet carries the popular muscular looks despite weighing lower than Apache. It gets a diamond type frame with the engine as a stressed member. It feels very nimble to manoeuvre and changes direction easily without requiring much effort but the TVS is noticeably sportier. However, reports say that the riding experience was not that good. In the front, it gets its LED headlamps with LED DRLs in the cowl, which houses the digital speedometer too. Over the body, it gets a lot of graphics and decals. The exhaust looks good, much copied from the other Honda bikes. Overall, it surely looks sporty but feels a little heavy too.

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2018 Honda CB Hornet 160R – Engine Specifications

The latest iteration of the CB Hornet comes with the same engine specifications as before. As a result, it gets the 162.7cc single-cylinder, air-cooled engine. This motor produces 14.9 BHP of power along with 14.5 Nm of peak torque. The bike gets a 5-speed manual gearbox as standard across the variant range. The 2018 Hornet now comes with ABS which is available as an optional extra. This has made this bike the first in the segment to offer this feature. This system is a single-channel unit.

Fuel Petrol
Engine 162.7cc, Single-Cylinder, Air-Cooled
Power 14.9 BHP
Torque 14.5  Nm
Transmission 5-Speed Manual


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2018 Honda CB Hornet 160R – Fuel Performance

Fuel Tank Capacity 12 litres
Reserve Fuel Capacity 2 Litres
Mileage 43 KMPL
Riding Range 580 Kms
Top-Speed 110 KMPH

Hornet records an estimated mileage of 43 KMPL with a driving range of 580 Kms. The bike comes with a fuel tank capacity of 12 Litres and a reserve tank capacity of 2 litres. It records a top speed of 110 KMPH. It takes 16.9 seconds to reach 100 km/hr.

2018 Honda CB Hornet 160R – Chassis, Brakes And Suspension

Chassis Diamond
Front Suspension Telescopic
Rear Suspension Monoshock
ABS, Disc and Drum brakes

The latest iteration of the CB hornet comes with both front and rear disc brakes. However, this is not a standard feature and is available only on top-spec versions. The base variants come with front disc brakes only. While the rear has to do with drum brakes. The bike comes with telescopic front forks and monoshock set-up at the rear. The bike is built on a diamond type frame.

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2017 honda cb hornet 160r mars orange

2018 Honda CB Hornet 160R – Dimensions

Kerb Weight 141 Kgs
Length 2035 mm
Width 783 mm
Height 1091 mm
Wheelbase 1346 mm
Ground Clearance 164 mm
Seat Height 790 mm

The bike measures 20135 mm in length, 783 mm in width and 1091 mm in height. It gets a wheelbase of 136 mm with a ground clearance of 164 mm and seat height of 790 mm. It weighs around 141 Kgs.

2018 Honda CB Hornet 160R – Features

The exterior styling of the new Hornet is quite similar to the model that it will replace. That said, the bike comes with new graphics and a set of new colour options. Furthermore, with this update, the CB Hornet gets full LED headlamps. Also, despite the bike having the same instrument cluster, it gets new housing and blue backlit instead of Amber. That said, it does not get the gear position indicator.

  1. Digital Speedometer and Tachometer
  2. Low Battery, low fuel, gear shift and servicing indicator.
  3. LED DRLs
  4. Clock
  5. ABS
  6. X Shaped LED tail light
  7. Hazard Lamp

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2018 Honda CB Hornet 160R – Competition

The 2018 CB Hornet will compete against the likes of Suzuki Gixxer, Bajaj Pulsar 160 NS and TVS Apache RTR 160 4V. All of them fall in the same price range with similar features.

Apache is a tough competitor because of its good features list and decent styling. Also, the top-end variant of Hornet is the highest priced amongst its competitors. It fairs well against the other bikes, but it offers ABS, which only Gixxer offers it. Here, the brand image of Honda also plays a big role.

2018 Honda CB Hornet 160R – Overview

Model Honda CB Hornet 160R
Rs 84,675 to Rs 92,675
Fuel Petrol
Engine 160cc
Power 14.9 BHP
Torque 14.5 Nm
Transmission 5-speed Manual
Average Mileage 43 KMPL
ABS, Digital Speedometer, LED Tail Lights, LED DRLs, Hazard Lamp, Low Battery, low fuel, gear shift and servicing indicator.
Safety Features
Front and Rear Disc Brake with ABS
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