2018 Honda CB Hornet 160R with ABS India launch next month

21/02/2018 - 15:13 | ,   | Praveen M

The 2018 Honda CB Hornet 160R with single channel ABS will be launched next month. The bike was unveiled at this year’s Auto Expo in Greater Noida. Apart from the single channel ABS, the 2018 Honda CB Hornet 160R also features an all-new LED headlamp.

2018 Honda CB Hornet 160R front right quarter at 2018 Auto Expo
The LED headlamp refreshes the look of the Hornet, while adding practicality.

The Hornet is Honda’s second motorcycle to feature ABS. Hazard lamps and blue-lit all-digital instrumentation is standard as well. The bike comes in a new Dazzle Yellow Metallic colour, in addition to the existing colour variants. The motorcycle will be available in 4 variants - Standard, CBS, ABS and ABS Deluxe.

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The mechanicals are unchanged, with traditional front fork, and a rear monoshock. The 162.71 cc single cylinder HET mill is good for 15.25 PS at 8,500 rpm and 14.76 Nm at 6,500 rpm. The engine works in conjunction with a 5-speed gearbox. The addition of an LED headlamp will conserve more power and result in better battery life.

2018 Honda CB Hornet 160R left side at 2018 Auto Expo
Expect the ABS variant to be around INR 10,000 more than the CBS variant. Currently, the CBS version costs INR 86,823, ex-Delhi.

The single-channel ABS will enhance the braking performance of the 276 mm front and the 220 mm rear petal disc. The 17-inch alloy wheels are shod with 100-section front and 140-section rear rubber. The 2018 Honda CB Hornet 160R rivals the 2018 Yamaha FZ-S FI, Suzuki Gixxer, and Bajaj Pulsar NS 160.

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