2018 Honda CB Hornet 160R Price, Mileage, Images And Specifications

Amongst the 3 160cc Honda motorcycles, Hornet is the top-end model. It offers ABS, which most of the other 160cc bikes do not offer. Check out more details of 2018 Honda CB Hornet 160R.

Unlike the sleek CB Unicorn and X Blade, CB Hornet is a rather beefy sports-commuter. Although, it looks more premium and reliable than Unicorn and X Blade. Hornet gets detailed graphics and matte-finish body, which add up more to the sporty looks.

The bike starts off at Rs 85,643 going up to Rs 93,643, with the top-end variant having ABS. At this price range, it competes with TVS Apache RTR 160 4V, Yamaha FZ-S FI, Pulsar NS 160 and Suzuki Gixxer.

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2018 Honda CB Hornet 160R – Price In India

Price (ex-showroom)Rs 83,643 to Rs 93,643

As mentioned before, the CB Hornet 160R is available in a total of 4 variants. The base variant retails at INR 83,643. While the top-spec version is going to cost INR 93,643. These prices are ex-showroom, Delhi.

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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.

Engine162.7cc, Single-Cylinder, Air-Cooled
Power14.9 BHP
Torque14.5  Nm
Transmission5-Speed Manual


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2018 Honda CB Hornet 160R – Mileage

Fuel Tank Capacity12 liters
Reserve Fuel Capacity2 Litres
Mileage43 KMPL
Riding Range580 Kms
Top-Speed110 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 – 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 color 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.

2018 Honda CB Hornet 160R

  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

2018 Honda CB Hornet 160R – Dimensions

Kerb Weight141 Kgs
Length2035 mm
Width783 mm
Height1091 mm
Wheelbase1346 mm
Ground Clearance164 mm
Seat Height790 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.

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2017 honda cb hornet 160r mars orange

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

Front SuspensionTelescopic
Rear SuspensionMonoshock
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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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.

2018 Honda CB Hornet 160R – Variants

Hornet 160R comes in four variants, which are as follows:

  1. STD
  2. CBS
  3. ABS STD
  4. DLX

2018 Honda CB Hornet 160R – Colors

The Hornet comes in 5 colors, which are as follows:

  1. Striking Green
  2. Mars Orange
  3. Athletic Blue Metallic
  4. Sports Red
  5. Dazzle Yellow Metallic

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 – Specification Table

ModelHonda CB Hornet 160R
Rs 84,675 to Rs 92,675
Power14.9 BHP
Torque14.5 Nm
Transmission5-speed Manual
Average Mileage43 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