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Honda Hornet 2.0

Honda Hornet 2.0 is a street bike available at a starting price of Rs. 1,36,257 in India. It is available in 1 variant and 4 colours. It is powered by a 184.4 cc BS-VI engine and has a user reported mileage of 45 kmpl. It comes with both front and rear disc brakes.

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Key specs
  • Displacement184.4 cc
  • Mileage - Owner Reported45 kmpl
  • Transmission5 Speed Manual
  • Kerb Weight142 kg

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Hornet 2.0 Standard

 1,36,257Avg. Ex-showroom price Disc Brakes, Alloy Wheels

Honda Hornet 2.0 Summary

Hornet 2.0 key highlights

Engine Capacity 184.4 cc
Mileage Owner Reported Mileage: BikeWale collects mileage information from bike owners to provide you with the actual mileage that you might get. 45 kmpl
Transmission 5 Speed Manual
Kerb Weight 142 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 12 litres
Seat Height 790 mm

About Hornet 2.0

Honda Hornet 2.0 is a street bike available at a starting price of Rs. 1,36,257 in India. It is available in only 1 variant and 4 colours. The Honda Hornet 2.0 is powered by 184.4cc BS6 engine which develops a power of 17.03 bhp and a torque of 16.1 Nm. With both front and rear disc brakes, Honda Hornet 2.0 comes up with anti-locking braking system. This Hornet 2.0 bike weighs 142 kg and has a fuel tank capacity of 12 liters.

The new Hornet 2.0 replaces the CB Hornet 160R which used to be Honda’s one of the highest selling motorcycles. The Hornet brand was known for its aggressive styling and good performance. The new Hornet 2.0 plans to take that to a new level.

The Hornet 2.0 retains the design language of the CB Hornet 160R. But now, it gets cleaner lines and has more bulk that makes it quite striking. Plus, with the presence of golden upside down forks, this Honda looks quite premium. There are other premium bits like LCD instrument cluster, LED lighting and also some practical features like hazard switch.

The Hornet 2.0 uses an 184cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled, fuel-injected motor that produces 16.1Nm of peak torque. This motor is mated to a five-speed gearbox. The suspension duties are taken care of by upside-down forks at the front and a preload-adjustable mono-shock at the back. The bike uses disc brakes at both ends with 276mm disc at the front and 220mm at the rear. Single channel ABS is standard.

The new Hornet 2.0 is available in four colours: Pearl Igneous Black, Matte Sangria Red Metallic, Matte Marvel Blue Metallic and Matte Axis Grey Metallic. At a small price premium over these standard colours, one can also get the Repsol edition of the bike which is inspired by Honda’s Repsol race machines. The Hornet 2.0 goes up against the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V and the Bajaj Pulsar NS200.
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Honda Hornet 2.0 Expert Opinion

  • Good Things

    • Gets upside down front forks
    • Full digital instrument cluster
    • Great service reach
  • Could be Better

    • Priced quite high
    • Misses out on dual-channel ABS
    • Pillion seat has less space

BikeWale's Take

The Hornet 2.0 replaces the famous CB Hornet 160R. The bike is now more powerful, gets more features and is also sportier. It is equipped with first in segment upside-down fork at the front and a full digital console. But it misses out on dual-channel ABS. Plus it is priced quite high. 

Honda Hornet 2.0 Review

We rode the new Hornet 2.0 in the city, on the highway, and also carved some twisties around the mountains, only bring you the detailed review of the motorcycle.

Introduction

Honda Hornet 2.0 action

Say Hello to the new HondaHornet 2.0. It’s the larger displacement and better equipped successor to the now-discontinued CB Hornet 160R, but the overall platform is essentially the tweaked version of the CB190R sold overseas. For Honda, the version 2.0 serves two purposes. Firstly, it fills the wide displacement gap between Honda’s 160cc offerings and the CB300R. At the same time, it caters to the customers who wish to opt for something tad more premium than the X-Blade. 

It took quite long for Honda to arrange for a media test unit of the Hornet 2.0. Nevertheless, we finally got to spend some time with the bike and rode it in the city, on the highway, and also carved some twisties around the mountains, only to bring you a detailed review of the motorcycle. 

Quality

Honda Hornet 2.0 Front View

Get up close with the new Hornet and you’ll realise it is very well put together, with flush fitted body panels and top-notch paint quality all across. The switch gear exudes solidity and the buttons operate without any fuss. Furthermore, other bits like the instrument cluster, key fob and headlamp cowl appear neatly tucked. However, a few parts such as the underbelly cowl feel like they are made up of slightly substandard plastic.

Honda Hornet 2.0 Right Front Three Quarter

As for the design, it is easy to tell that this Honda succeeds the Hornet 160R, thanks to a very similar stance and the large ‘Hornet’ badging on the fuel tank. And despite the hike in displacement, it doesn’t look larger in terms of dimensions. But there’s no denying that the styling has matured and it sports various elements which make it look more premium, such as the low slung and compact LED headlamp, golden upside down forks and sleek LED winkers. All in all, the Hornet 2.0 retains the aggressive visual appeal which has worked in the favour of its predecessor. 

Comfort

Honda Hornet 2.0 action

The seat height of the Hornet is pretty accessible and hopping on it shouldn’t be a problem for most of the riders. Once in the saddle, you are in a commanding and sporty position, yet in a comfortable way. You sit with the arms outstretched, knees properly bent and upper body leaned over, but nothing too extreme to cause any discomfort. Even the seat is quite spacious and adequately cushy to be pleasant even on the longer rides. One of the admirable aspects of the Hornet is its low kerb weight of 142kgs and that makes moving it around profoundly effortless. 

Performance

Honda Hornet 2.0 Engine From Right

Coming to the heart of the matter, the engine of the hornet is a 184cc, single cylinder, air cooled unit which churns out 17.03bhp of power and 16.1Nm of torque. These numbers might not be extraordinary for this segment, but out on the road, it doesn't fail to impress. 

Honda Hornet 2.0 action

As you get going, the Hornet starts picking up pace with vigour. The revs keep climbing linearly until 5,000rpm after which there's a pleasant shove of torque which lasts roughly up till 8,000rpm. The speed transitions are quick in the low and mid range of the rev band, which makes it enjoyable to ride, especially in the city. The engine feels relaxed and you can keep going even in a gear higher.

Another aspect that makes the city ride delightful is the profoundly light clutch and the slick gear box which has a long throw but shifts with minimal effort. Although false neutral was a rare occurrence.

Honda Hornet 2.0 action

Even at highway speeds, the Hornet doesn’t feel stressed as there are negligible vibrations, which creep in on the footpegs and handlebar only post 5,000rpm. Even the overtakes don’t require much planning. However, the highway cruisability would have been better, had there been a sixth gear. The charming engine character of the Hornet is complemented by a sweet humming sound, which is typical of a Honda

Honda Hornet 2.0 action

Handling is one of the strong suits of this bike as the steering response is spot on and changing directions doesn’t require much of an effort. Filtering through busy traffic is literally a breeze. While it is nimble around tight turns, the long sweeping bends are handled with sheer stability too. This is also aided by the MRF Nylogrip Zapper tyres which we got to test only in dry conditions and experienced a fair amount of grip. 

Honda Hornet 2.0 Front Tyre

The ride quality of the motorcycle is not outright plush but you won’t end up with an aching back either. At slow speeds, the minor undulations send a slight jolt in the back but things never get too harsh. We were really impressed by the braking performance of the Nissin calipers. The front has gallops of bite and feel while the rear has the needed progression to avoid locking of the wheel. One of the downsides of the Hornet is that it comes with single-channel ABS only and dual ABS can’t be had even as an option. 

Technology

Honda Hornet 2.0 Head Light

And that brings us to features, a department in which the Hornet is just about average. It gets a full-LED headlamp but the illumination from this unit isn’t much useful. Then there’s a negative LCD console which shows vital information in a legible way and gets five-level brightness adjustment function. 

Honda Hornet 2.0 Instrument Cluster

What’s disappointing though is that it misses out on Bluetooth connectivity, a technology available in much cheaper offerings. However, the Hornet packs a couple of fancy bits like LED winkers, hazard light switch, metal pillion footpegs and tank-mounted key fob, which is usually found in bigger bikes.

Fuel Efficiency

Honda Hornet 2.0 Fuel Tank

Now, moving on to a very important question – how fuel efficient is Honda’s new offering. We are glad to report that our test recorded a mileage of 42.3kmpl, which is one of the highest in this segment. So considering its 12-litre fuel tank, the motorcycle should deliver a range of around 507kms.

Fitness of Purpose

Honda Hornet 2.0 Front View

The Hornet 2.0 is largely suitable for the riders looking to upgrade from smaller displacement commuter offerings. While it can flawlessly handle the daily commutes, it also packs enough potential to be fun on weekend hauls, involving serpentine tarmac in the mountains. But where it gets pretty uncomfortable is on wide open highways where the engine feels stressed at high speeds. 

Our Take

Honda Hornet 2.0 Left Side View

The new street bike from Honda’s stable sure has a couple of tricks up its sleeves. Firstly, the 184cc engine is refined and fairly punchy in the low and mid rev band, while the clutch and gearbox are devoid of any major trouble. Thanks to its well-balanced chassis and suspension setup, along with precise steering response, flicking it through traffic and switching lanes inspire confidence. The brakes are good too and the ride quality isn’t bothersome either. Above all, the Hornet would make for a very practical companion, given the highly frugal engine and Honda’s massive service network.

Unfortunately, the huge chink in its armour is the price tag of Rs 1.27 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). That puts the Hornet in the same arena as the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V, which outshines the former in terms of features to a great extent. Then there’s the much more powerful and sportier Bajaj Pulsar NS200. Amidst such contenders, it’s quite difficult to justify the Hornet 2.0’s pricing. 

Photography by Kapil Angane and Kaustubh Gandhi 

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Honda Hornet 2.0 mileage

As reported by Hornet 2.0 owners, the real mileage of Honda Hornet 2.0 is 45 kmpl.

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Hornet 2.0 Specifications & Features

Specifications

  • Power & PerformancePower & Performance

    Fuel Type Petrol

    Max Power 17.03 bhp @ 8,500 rpm

    Max Torque 16.1 Nm @ 6,000 rpm

    Cooling System Air Cooled

    Transmission 5 Speed Manual

    Transmission Type Chain Drive

    Emission Standard Emission standards indicate the output from the exhaust that is permissible in a country. BS-VI

    Displacement 184.4 cc

    Cylinders 1

    Bore 61 mm

    Stroke 63.09 mm

    Valves Per Cylinder 2

    Compression Ratio 9.5:1

    Ignition Digital CDI

    Spark Plugs 1 Per Cylinder

    Gear Shifting Pattern Gear Shifting Pattern 1 Down 4 Up

    Clutch Multiplate Wet Clutch

    Fuel Delivery System Fuel Injection

    Fuel Tank Capacity 12 litres

    Reserve Fuel Capacity These are estimated figures 1.9 litres

    Riding Range Maximum distance a petrol bike can travel on a full fuel tank and an electric bike can travel on a full charge 540 Km

    Mileage - ARAI --

    Mileage - Owner Reported BikeWale collects mileage information from bike owners to provide you with the actual mileage that you might get. 45 kmpl

    Top Speed These are estimated figures 130 Kmph

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  • Brakes, Wheels & SuspensionBrakes, Wheels & Suspension

    Braking System CBS, IBS, SBT, UBS, HBS - Combined braking of both front and rear wheel | ABS - Anti-lock braking 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 Single Channel ABS

    Front Brake Type Disc

    Front Brake Size 276 mm

    Rear Tyre Size 140/70 - 17

    Tyre Type Tubeless

    Radial Tyres Yes

    Rear Brake Type Disc

    Rear Brake Size 220 mm

    Calliper Type Single Piston

    Wheel Type Alloy

    Front Wheel Size 17 inch

    Rear Wheel Size 17 inch

    Front Tyre Size 110/70 - 17

    Front Tyre Pressure (Rider) 25 psi

    Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider) 25 psi

    Front Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion) 25 psi

    Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion) 29 psi

    Front Suspension Upside down Fork (USD)

    Rear Suspension Monoshock

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  • Dimensions & ChassisDimensions & Chassis

    Kerb Weight 142 kg

    Overall Length 2,047 mm

    Overall Width 783 mm

    Wheelbase 1,355 mm

    Ground Clearance 167 mm

    Seat Height 790 mm

    Overall Height 1,064 mm

    Chassis Type Diamond Type

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  • Manufacturer WarrantyManufacturer Warranty

    Standard Warranty (Year) 3 Year

    Standard Warranty (Kilometers) Standard Warranty (Kilometers) 42000 Kilometers

Features

Odometer Digital

DRLs (Daytime running lights) Yes

Mobile App Connectivity No

Low Battery IndicatorNo

Pillion BackrestNo

Pillion GrabrailYes

GPS & Navigation No

USB charging port No

Front storage box No

Under seat storage No

AHO (Automatic Headlight On) Yes

Speedometer Digital

Fuel Guage Yes

Tachometer Digital

Stand Alarm No

Stepped Seat Yes

No. of Tripmeters 2

Tripmeter Type Digital

Low Fuel Indicator Yes

Low Oil Indicator Yes

Pillion SeatYes

Pillion FootrestYes

Digital Fuel GuageYes

Start TypeElectric Start

Shift LightNo

KillswitchYes

ClockYes

Battery12V, 5.0 Ah

Headlight TypeLED Headlamp

Brake/Tail LightLED Taillamp

Turn SignalYes

Pass LightYes

Additional featuresHazard Switch, Gear Position Indicator, Service Due Indicator

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Honda Hornet 2.0 User Reviews

4.1 330 ratings 99 reviews
  • 4

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  • 4

    Reliability

  • 4

    Performance

  • 4

    Comfort

  • 3

    Service Experience

  • 3

    Maintenance cost

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  •  4A budget performance bike with a big bike feel to it. 3 weeks ago by Himangshugogoi, North Lakhimpur

    Good buying experience, Nice to ride, will give you a big bike feel, 0-100 is pretty quick, but the comfortable cruising speed is around 6400rpm in 5th gear which is 85-90. As soon as you cross 110 kph the bike tends to feel stressed. The bike is super stable at this sp

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    • Used it for

      Everything

    • Owned for

      6 months-1 yr

    • Ridden for

      5000-10000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      45 kmpl

  •  1Not a good choice 1 month ago by Arun, Kattapana

    Not a good choice in this price range Very bad experience with riding and services This bike doesn't have to start pickup Like missing or something.. The service center is also very disagreeable.. There is a problem with the auto-choke function For a daily user, I will

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    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      3-6 months

    • Ridden for

      10000-15000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      40 kmpl

  •  1Key set problem 1 month ago by Shijil M, Kannur

    I have been using a registered honda hornet 2.0 for the past couple of years but it's very unfortunate for me to face a savior manufacturing defect with the key set which leads to the replacement two times in a row. Complete replacement of the key set is the only soluti

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    • Used it for

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    • Ridden for

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    • Got mileage of

      45 kmpl

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  •  5Just ride it once then come back 2 months ago by Pratik, Nagpur

    Don't compare spec sheets Don't compare features Gimmicks are going to make you feel special.......For some time Then you'll get used to it & you'll never use it Just ride this one, once You'll fall in love with it The torque surge comes from 2000-2500rpms Will scare yo

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    • Used it for

      Everything

    • Owned for

      < 3 months

    • Ridden for

      < 5000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      50 kmpl

  •  5Pure balance between power and mileage bike in 200cc segment 2 months ago by Shankar Sahay, Noida

    I drove my hornet 2.0, 37000+ kms ( in 18 months) since april 2021. Including city and highway. Great handling, the pure balance between power & mileage. I'm getting mileage of 54-55 kmpl. My bike completed 7th scheduled service. In which both set of break-pad, chain se

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    • Ridden for

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    • Got mileage of

      55 kmpl

  •  5Apache Pulsar comparison 2 months ago by Wasim

    Many people compare this bike with apache 200 but logically we don't even need riding mode or liquid or even oil cool in 20BHP bike that was useful for 50 or 60 BHP onwards. The bike is stunning when you park the bike in building parking every person notices this bike.

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    • Used it for

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    • Owned for

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    • Ridden for

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    • Got mileage of

      44 kmpl

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FAQs about Honda Hornet 2.0

  • Q: What is the on-road price of Honda Hornet 2.0 in 2022?

    A: The 2022 on-road price of Honda Hornet 2.0 in Delhi is Rs. 1,58,621. This on-road price includes the ex-showroom price, RTO and insurance charges.
  • Q: What is the actual mileage of Honda Hornet 2.0?

    A: According to the user reported data, Honda Hornet 2.0 gives an average mileage of 45 kmpl.
  • Q: Which is better Honda Hornet 2.0 or Honda X-Blade?

    A: Honda Hornet 2.0 is priced at Rs. 1,36,257, has a 184.4 cc 5 Speed Manual engine, gives a mileage of 45 kmpl and weighs 142 kg, whereas, the price of Honda X-Blade is Rs. 1,15,759 with a 162.71 cc engine, giving a mileage of 50 kmpl and weighing 143 kg. You can compare Honda Hornet 2.0 vs Honda X-Blade based on their detailed specifications, features, prices and reviews.
  • Q: What are the colour options of Honda Hornet 2.0?

    A: Honda Hornet 2.0 is available in 4 colours which are Matte Axis Grey Metallic, Matte Marvel Blue Metallic, Matte Sangria Red Metallic and Pearl Igneous Black. You can check all the colour images of Honda Hornet 2.0.
  • Q: What are the key specifications of Honda Hornet 2.0?

    A: Honda Hornet 2.0 is a Street bike that weighs 142 kg, has a 184.4 cc BS-VI engine and a fuel capacity of 12 litres. You can check the full specifications and features.

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