Honda CB Hornet 160R-First Look


After revealing it during the RevFest earlier this year, HMSI (Honda motorcycles and Scooter India) has officially unveiled the CB Hornet 160R-a bike that serves as a sportier alternative to the commuter focussed CB Unicorn 160. Honda hopes that the sporty looks and good performance will attract a younger audience towards the CB Hornet 160R. The bike will replace the aging CB Trigger in the coming months.


cb hornet front

Honda’s entry level bikes have never looked sporty in the past, but it’s now safe to say that the company has hit the jackpot in the design department. The Hornet is easily one of the most stylish and aggressive looking bikes in the market. Honda’s engineers have managed to add style to almost every part on the exterior. The muscular fuel tank, the quirky LED tail lamps and the wavy alloy wheels all add up the appeal of this naked bike.

Features and Equipment

cb hornet features

The CB Hornet 160R is equipped with the following features:

  • Digital Instrument Cluster
  • Front and Rear Disc Brakes*
  • Alloy wheels
  • CBS* (Combined Brake System)
  • LED Tail Lamps

*Select Variants only

Powertrain, Brakes and Suspension

cb hornet engine

The CB Hornet 160R is equipped with a 163cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine that develops a peak power of 15.7 bhp at 8500 rpm and has a peak torque output of 14.76 Nm at 6500 rpm. This engine is mated to a 5-speed gearbox. The Hornet gets telescopic forks at the front and mono-shock suspension at the rear. Front disc brake is standard. Rear disc brake is available only in the top variant.

Our Take

The CB Hornet 160R is a very competent bike with a lot of strengths and very few weaknesses, at least on paper. The bike is well equipped and looks great as well. Honda has also managed to price the bike well. The standard CB Hornet 160R is priced at Rs. 79,990 whereas the CBS variant is priced at Rs. 84,400(Both ex-showroom Delhi). 


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