Honda Hornet 2.0 Gets A Small Update

Honda Hornet 2.0 Gets A Small Update

News by Team Drivio | 29 Aug 2023

The Hornet 2.0’s 184cc engine makes 17.26PS and 16.1Nm. 

  • In terms of underpinnings, the bike gets a segment-first USD fork
  • Its latest update includes a new slipper clutch for the bike
  • At Rs 1.39 lakh, the bike’s quite pricey for a sub-200cc bike

Honda has introduced the latest version of its Hornet 2.0 motorcycle in the Indian market. The bike comes with an OBD2-compliant engine and starts at a price of Rs 1.39 lakh (ex-showroom). Bookings for the bike have begun, and deliveries are set to commence from September. The new model retains much of the previous generation's appearance, lacking significant design changes or new color choices. 

SpecificationsHonda CB Hornet 160R
Engine184cc engine
Maximum power17.26PS
Maximum torque16.1Nm

However, it does feature LED headlights, a sculpted fuel tank with sharp body panels, and updated graphics, contributing to its aggressive aesthetics. Notably, the Hornet 2.0 is the first sub-200cc motorcycle to include an Up-side Down (USD) front fork, mono-shock rear suspension, alloy wheels, and a split seat arrangement. The braking system incorporates disc brakes on both ends, equipped with single-channel ABS for effective braking control.

The bike boasts all-LED lighting, including the headlamp, taillamp, and indicators. Its fully digital instrument cluster offers five-level illumination control and displays various information such as gear position, service reminders, trip data, and speed. The OBD2-compliant engine powers the Hornet 2.0, housing a 184.4cc single-cylinder air-cooled motor producing 17.26PS and 16.1Nm.

This powerplant is mated to a five-speed gearbox. Enhancing performance, the new Hornet incorporates an assist and slipper clutch that facilitates smoother upshifts and manages rear wheel lock-ups during aggressive downshifting. Honda provides a standard 3-year warranty for the bike, with an option to extend it to a total of 10 years.