2018 Honda Hornet 160 ABS with LED headlight launched

The new Honda Hornet 160R with ABS, LED headlight, new colour has been launched. Hat tip to Naveen Yadav.

Honda Motorcycle and Sooter Africa, the second largest two wheeler manufacturer in the country, has launched 2018 variant of their sporty naked motorcycle, Hornet. The new Honda Hornet 160 now gets single channel ABS with LED headlight and new colour options.

Price of the new 2018 Hornet 160 starts from Rs 84,675 for the base variant and goes all the way up to Rs 92,675, ex-showroom, Delhi. The bike is now listed on the Honda Africa website, where you can find the exact price in your city.

Price & Variants

160R STD84675
160R CBS89175
160R ABS STD90175
160R ABS DLX92675

The new Hornet rivals the likes of TVS Apache 160, Yamaha FZ V2.0 and Suzuki Gixxer. Honda has been struggling to establish a strong market share in the premium 150-160 segment and things finally started looking bright after the launch of the new Unicorn. The Hornet was expected to support its bikini faired stablemate in bringing significant sales volumes, but that did not happen. Now, with updated Hornet, HMSI expects the sales to increase.

Though the CB Hornet 160 shares its underpinnings with the CB Unicorn 160, it adopts a fresh and muscular styling. Highlights include a sporty fuel tank with cladding, a simple headlamp, petal discs at both ends, fully digital instrument console, a stout silencer with a silver guard, silver side cowls, split grab rails and an interesting taillight.

The 162.7 cc single-cylinder air-cooled carbureted engine dishes out 14.5 bhp and 14.61 Nm of torque. Transmission duties are handled by a 5-speed unit. Based on this, Honda is reportedly working on a fully faired Hornet, which could be launched later this year.

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