Honda CB Hornet 160R

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Key specs
  • Displacement162.71 cc
  • Max Power(bhp)15.04 bhp
  • Kerb Weight140 kg

Avg. Ex-showroom price

EMI   3,119/month EMI Calculated basis
Down Payment - ₹ 18,346
Interest - 11 %
Tenure - 30 Months
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Honda CB Hornet 160R Summary

CB Hornet 160R key highlights
Displacement 162.71 cc
Top Speed 110 Kmph
Kerb Weight 140 kg
  • Striking Green
  • Mars Orange
  • Athletic Blue Metallic
  • Sports Red
  • Dazzle Yellow Metallic

About CB Hornet 160R

Honda CB Hornet 160R is a commuter bike available in 3 variants in india. Its lowest version starts from a price of ₹91,729 (ex-showroom) and the top version from a price of ₹96,262 (ex-showroom). Honda CB Hornet 160R generates 15.04 bhp of power and 14.76 nm of torque from its 162.71cc engine. Single cylinder engine of CB Hornet 160R has a 5 speed manual gearbox. Honda CB Hornet 160R has front disc and rear drum brakes. This 140 kg bike is available in 5 colours.

The CB Hornet 160R is Honda’s answer to the Yamaha FZ-S and the Suzuki Gixxer. Based on the CB Unicorn 160, the CB Hornet 160R is the stylish 160cc offering from the Japanese manufacturer.

The CB Hornet 160R is easily the best looking bike in its segment. With its macho look, which Honda was able to achieve by using bulky body panels, especially the fuel tank, Honda plans to target buyers who are style conscious. While the fascia still reminds us of the CB Unicorn Dazzler, the side profile is the best way to look at this motorcycle. The rear of the CB Hornet 160R also stands out thanks to the X-shaped tail lamp. In addition to this, it gets an LED headlamp, and a hazard light switch where one would ordinarily have got an engine killswitch.

The CB Hornet 160R is powered by a 163cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine that produces 15.7bhp at 8500rpm and peak torque of 14.76Nm at 6500rpm. This engine is mated to a five-speed gearbox. The bike gets disc brakes at both ends along with the Combined Braking System instead of the standard disc-drum setup. Single-channel ABS is now an option, but both ABS and CBS are not available together. The front brake is larger than the CB Unicorn 160’s, at 276mm. The rear disc size is 220mm. The bike rides on a 100/80-17 front tyre and 140/80-17 rear tyre, which matches the widest in the segment. The fuel tank capacity stands at 12 litres and the kerb weight at 142kg for the CBS version and 140 for the standard version.

This bike is offered in five variants – the mechanical differences are with the brakes. You can have a standard brake setup, ABS, or CBS. The other two options are cosmetic variations called ‘Special Editions’ that have different graphics. ABS is not an option for the Special Edition Hornet. It is available in five colour options – orange/black, white/blue, red/grey, green/black and yellow. The Hornet is priced at Rs 81,863 (ex-showroom) and competes against the Yamaha FZ S and Suzuki Gixxer.
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Honda CB Hornet 160R Expert Opinion

  • Good Things

    • Motor is refined with sufficient punch
    • Sports an attractive design that draws attention
    • Comes with several features 
  • Could be Better

    • It is expensive than its competition
    • There are vibrations at higher revs
    • Doesn't get engine kill switch

BikeWale's Take

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

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Honda CB Hornet 160R mileage

As reported by CB Hornet 160R owners, the real mileage of Honda CB Hornet 160R is 48 kmpl.

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CB Hornet 160R Specifications & Features


  • Power & PerformancePower & Performance

    Fuel Type Petrol

    Max Power 15.04 bhp @ 8,500 rpm

    Maximum Torque 14.76 Nm @ 6,500 rpm

    Emission Standard BS-IV

    Displacement 162.71 cc

    Cylinders 1

    Bore 57 mm

    Stroke 63 mm

    Valves Per Cylinder 2

    Compression Ratio --

    Ignition Digital CDI

    Spark Plugs 1 Per Cylinder

    Cooling System Air Cooled

    Transmission 5 Speed Manual

    Transmission Type Chain Drive

    Clutch Wet Multiplate

    Fuel Delivery System Carburetor

    Fuel Tank Capacity 12 litres

    Reserve Fuel Capacity 1.5 litres

    Riding Range Maximum distance a petrol bike can travel on a full fuel tank & an electric bike can travel on a full charge 576 Km

    Mileage - ARAI --

    Mileage - Owner Reported 48 kmpl

    Top Speed 110 Kmph

  • Brakes, Wheels & SuspensionBrakes, Wheels & Suspension

    Front Brake Type Disc

    Front Brake Size 276 mm

    Rear Brake Type Disc

    Rear Brake Size 220 mm

    Calliper Type Front-2 Piston Rear-Single Piston

    Front Wheel Size 17 inch

    Rear Wheel Size Rear Wheel Size 17 inch

    Front Tyre Size 100/80-17

    Rear Tyre Size 140/70-17

    Tyre Type Tubeless

    Radial Tyres Yes

    Wheel Type Alloy

    Front Suspension Telescopic

    Rear Suspension Monoshock

  • Dimensions & ChassisDimensions & Chassis

    Kerb Weight 140 kg

    Overall Length 2,041 mm

    Overall Width 783 mm

    Overall Height 1,067 mm

    Wheelbase 1,345 mm

    Ground Clearance 164 mm

    Seat Height 790 mm

    Chassis Type Diamond-Type Frame


Odometer Digital

DRLs (Daytime running lights) --

Mobile App Connectivity --

GPS & Navigation --

Pillion BackrestNo

Pillion GrabrailYes

Pillion SeatYes

Pillion FootrestYes

Braking System CBS, IBS, SBT, UBS, HBS - Combined braking of both front and rear wheel | ABS - Anti-lock breaking system which can be just for front wheel (single channel) or both wheels (dual channel) or can be switched off (switchable) | E-ABS - Electronic assisted braking system | Standard - Cable operated CBS

USB charging port --

Front storage box --

Under seat storage --

Speedometer Digital

Fuel Guage Yes

Tachometer Digital

Stand Alarm No

Stepped Seat No

No. of Tripmeters 2

Tripmeter Type Digital

Low Fuel Indicator Yes

Low Oil Indicator No

Low Battery Indicator No

Digital Fuel GuageYes

Start TypeElectric Start

Shift LightNo



Electric System12V DC

Battery12V - 4Ah (MF)

Headlight TypeLED Headlamp

Headlight Bulb Type--

Brake/Tail LightLED Tail Lamp

Turn SignalYes

Pass LightYes

Additional features--

Honda CB Hornet 160R Price

CB Hornet 160R CBS 91,729 Avg. Ex-showroom price Disc Brakes, Alloy Wheels
CB Hornet 160R ABS - Std 93,761 Avg. Ex-showroom price Disc Brakes, Alloy Wheels
CB Hornet 160R ABS - Dlx 96,262 Avg. Ex-showroom price Disc Brakes, Alloy Wheels

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Honda CB Hornet 160R User Reviews

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  •  5Service 3 weeks ago by Sanjay Sharma, New Delhi

    This is good bike till you don't repair your engine if you need ti repair engine so please change your bike cause engine repair cost is approx 20000 plus and after repairing engine bike does not perform good so engine repairing is too bad idea but it's good when it's do

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    • Used it for

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    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      > 15000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      50 kmpl

  •  4Honda cb hornet - review after 10000 km 3 weeks ago by Rajan Shukla, Mumbai

    I own cbs version of hornet and i bought it from mumbai. Till date driven this bike for 10000 km overall buying experience was average. Like every other honda dealer, they don't bother providing good service once payment is done. Riding experience - good bike with handl

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    • Used it for

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    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      10000-15000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      46 kmpl

  •  5A worth buy best 4 weeks ago by Satyam, Patna

    This was my first motorcycle. It is an amazing beast. I bought this beast in 2016 and using till now. I had really an amazing experience with this bike.Looks - 10/10 Performance - 8/10 Mileage - 10/10 Tyres - 10/10 Overall - 9/10 Pros:-Amazing look. Very good mileage (4

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    • Ridden for

      > 15000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      49 kmpl

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