Honda enters 180-200cc naked motorcycle segment with the launch of the new Hornet 2.0. The motorcycle is powered by a 184cc single-cylinder engine that develops 17bhp and 16Nm.
Honda two-wheelers India has launched a brand-new naked motorcycle in the country. Dubbed the Hornet 2.0, the new roadster is powered by a 184cc single-cylinder engine and will compete in the 180-200cc segment. The Hornet 2.0 is priced at Rs 1.26 lakh (ex-showroom Gurgaon) and customer deliveries will begin in September 2020.
On the design front, the Hornet 2.0 has a sporty and muscular design, which is similar to its younger 160cc sibling, the X-Blade. However, it looks more premium, thanks to its golden upside-down front forks, which are a segment first. The X-shaped LED headlamp is similar to X-Blade 160 though. The motorcycle gets all-LED lighting, meaning the headlamp, indicators and tail-lamp use LEDs. In addition to that, it gets a split seat, all-digital instrument cluster (with gear position indicator, service due indicator, battery voltmeter), petal brake disc at the front, alloy wheels and a short-exhaust muffler. The Hornet 2.0 will be offered in four colour options – Pearl Igneous Black, Matte Sangria Red Metallic, Matte Axis Grey Metallic and Matte Marvel Blue Metallic. The Hornet 2.0 also gets an engine-kill switch as well as a hazard lamp switch.
Powering the motorcycle is a 184cc single-cylinder engine that’s BS6 approved and features fuel-injection. The engine develops 17bhp @ 8,500rpm and 16.1Nm @ 6,050rpm, and it comes mated to a five-speed gearbox. The motorcycle is fitted with 276mm front and 220mm rear disc brakes. ABS is single-channel. The Hornet 2.0 comes shod with tubeless tyres (110mm front and 140mm rear). The Hornet 2.0 comes fitted with a mono-shock at the rear wheel.
Honda will offer a standard 3 years warranty with the motorcycle, but it can be extended by another three years (3+3).
The Honda Hornet 2.0 will compete against the likes of TVS Apache RTR 200 4V, Bajaj Pulsar NS200, et al.