Honda CB Hornet 160R Special Edition was recently launched with changes only seen on the outside. It has undergone zero performance or mechanical upgrades and has retained all the stock features.

2017 Honda CB Hornet 160R
The Honda CB Hornet 160R Special Edition gets two new colour schemes

Honda had got their measures right with the CB Hornet 160R for the Indian customers. The bike has plenty of features, sports a racy look and gives out top notch performance in its segment. Riding heavily on its success, the company has taken a step ahead to launch the Honda CB Hornet 160R Special Edition.

The Special Edition badge is of aesthetic significance alone. With an all-black theme, customers get two colour options now, the Striking Green and Mars Orange graphic decals. Every bit of silver colour on the standard version, has been made matte black including side air scoops, exhaust pipes and grab rails. The overall look is enhanced by silver finish brushing at its sharp body features.

Mechanically, the Honda CB Hornet 160R Special Edition is still powered by the 163cc single-cylinder, air-cooled engine that produces 15.6 BHP at 8500 RPM and 14.76 Nm of peak torque at 6500 RPM. The stock 5-speed manual gearbox, telescopic front forks, monoshock rear suspension setup are retained on the special edition. An option of dual discs with Combi-Braking System on the top-end variant and a rear drum brake for the standard variant is available.

The CB Hornet 160R’s sporty appeal is attributed to its all-digital instrument display, muscular tank, X-shaped LED tail lamp and wide tyres. It competes against the Unicorn 160 from the same stable, but appeals to a completely different audience because of its tuned performance and youthful style.

The Honda CB Hornet 160R Special Edition is priced at Rs. 81,413/- for the standard variant while the higher grade CBS trim costs Rs. 85,912/- (ex-showroom Delhi). Dull performance from the erstwhile Dazzler and Trigger has raised the bar for the Hornet and it has so far met expectations. It competes against the Bajaj Pulsar AS 150, Yamaha FZ-S V2.0 and Suzuki Gixxer in the mid-range 150cc segment.

Honda CB Hornet 160R Special Edition

– The Special Edition has cosmetic changes alone and has zero mechanical or performance upgrades
– The all-black theme will now come in two colour options – Striking Green and Mars Orange
– It is still powered by the standard Hornet engine and has the same stock features
– The basic and CBS trims are priced at Rs. 81,413/- and Rs. 85,912/- respectively

Honda CB Hornet 160R Special Edition
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