Newcomer has the most powerful engine in its class.
The Honda CB Hornet 160R has been launched this month, and competes with the Yamaha FZ-S FI (Ver 2.0) and the Suzuki Gixxer. Here is a brief technical specification comparison of the three motorcycles.
The Hornet 160R has a marginally bigger engine which delivers a slightly higher performance on paper. Having the smallest engine, the Yamaha FZ-S has the lowest power and torque in this comparison. Both the Hornet's competitors deliver their maximum power at 8,000 rpm and their peak torque at 6,000 rpm, while the 160R achieves both 500 rpm later.
The FZ-S is the only model here to be equipped with a Fuel Injection system, while the rest use the traditional carburettor. The Hornet 160R's engine is the only unit in its segment that complies with the BS-IV norms, and it gets a counter balancer for lesser vibration.
The Honda CB Hornet 160R is powered by the 162.71 cc air-cooled single-cylinder engine that produces 15.88 PS at 8,500 rpm and 14.76 Nm @ 6,500 rpm. The Suzuki Gixxer gets a 154.9 cc air-cooled single-cylinder motor that delivers 14.8 PS at 8,000 rpm and 14 Nm at 6,000 rpm. The Yamaha FZ-S FI is powered by a 149 cc air-cooled single-cylinder engine with a fuel injection system, that offers 13.1 PS at 8,000 rpm and 12.8 Nm at 6,000 rpm. All engines are married to five-speed gearboxes.
Despite the lower engine displacement and performance numbers, the Yamaha FZ-S claims the least ARAI certified mileage among the three bikes, which is 54 km/l. The Suzuki Gixxer returns 63.5 km/l. The mileage of the CB Hornet 160R is yet to be revealed by the company.
In terms of price, the Hornet 160R is less expensive than the FZ-S but the CBS variant is the most expensive of the trio. The Suzuki Gixxer is offered in only one version, which is the most affordable motorcycle in the 160 cc segment.