Honda is now offering ABS and LED headlamp with the CB Hornet 160R.
After showcasing the 2018 CB Hornet 160R at the Auto Expo in February, Honda has now put the mildly refreshed version of the streetfighter on sale in India. Now while it gets a couple of new features, the main highlight is that it now comes with optional ABS. The prices of the new CB Hornet 160R start from Rs. 84,675 for the standard variant and go all the way up to Rs. 92,675 for the ABS DLX variant (all prices are ex-showroom, New Delhi).
The design of the updated CB Hornet 160R is mostly unchanged, barring a few new stickers here and there. There’s, however, an all-new LED headlamp that replaces the halogen setup of the old model. Plus, the instrument cluster is all new with blue backlit as opposed to amber in the previous version. The new instrument cluster, however, doesn’t have a gear position indicator. The updated version now also gets hazard lights.
The engine is unchanged from earlier, meaning it’s a familiar air-cooled, 163cc single-cylinder engine that develops 14.9bhp and 14.5Nm of torque. The engine still doesn't get fuel-injection and continues to employ a carburettor. Transmission duties are carried out by a five-speed transmission. As for the brakes, the front wheel is fitted with a 276mm disc brake as standard, while at the rear it’ll have either a 130mm drum or 220mm disc, depending on the variant you choose. ABS is optional, but it’s a single-channel system – only acting on the front-wheel.
The addition of ABS and features like LED headlamp will definitely give the CB Hornet 160R slight advantage against its competitors such as the Yamaha FZ-S FI, Suzuki Gixxer, Bajaj Pulsar NS160 and the recently launched TVS Apache RTR 160 4v. Out of its listed rivals, only the Gixxer comes with ABS, but that’s only offered on the full-faired SF version and not on the naked version.
Here are the ex-showroom Delhi prices for 2018 CB Hornet 160R,
CB Hornet 160R STD – Rs. 84,675
CB Hornet 160R CBS – Rs. 89,175
CB Hornet 160R ABS STD – Rs. 90,175
CB Hornet 160R ABS DLX (rear disc) – Rs. 92,675