Honda Hornet 2.0 — A Swoon-worthy upgrade to Hornet 160R.

The predecessor to Honda Hornet 2.0 – The Honda Hornet 160R, launched in December 2015, was one of the first bike to capture customer’s imagination in the affordable naked bike segment. Hornet 160R, the FZ and the Gixxer were the top-selling entry level bike in this segment and Hornet was the youth’s favorite.

Hornet 160R was a really comfortable bike. Good riding posture, comfortable seats. Ample amount of power in the 4,000 to 6,000 rpm range. At any speed between 60-90 Km/h, and you feel there is more. You can zoom in an out of traffic like a charm.

Above 90 is where vibrations took over, although not as bad as some of the other bikes. You could push it upto 110-115 Km/h, beyond that it refused to go.

Earlier versions were good looking, then Honda quite lost the plot.

With the launch of Honda xBlade in 2018, Hornet sales took a dip. It was already decreasing in favor of the Gixxers and FZs. Bad styling choices also didn’t help its cause.

It is fair that Honda decided to revamp it with the Honda Hornet 2.0.

Welcome to BikersBlog! Today we give you the details of the all new Honda Hornet 2.0. successor to youth’s favorite Honda Hornet 160R.

Honda Hornet 2.0
Honda Hornet 2.0

Honda Hornet 2.0 Design

Compared to the earlier model, Honda Hornet 2.0 looks as if it has been on steroids lately. The fuel tank is muscular, with sharp looking tank-shrouds, step-up seats, V-shaped LED headlight and X-shaped LED tail-lamp. The blacked out engine together with gold finish for the inverted forks give it a premium look.

Honda Hornet 2.0 Features

Hornet 2.0 comes with LCD display, with gear position indicator, battery voltmeter and service due indicator. It comes with 5-level illumination control so visibility isn’t an issue. It has hazard switch and engine kill switch which was missing in earlier models. It has key-hole on tank.

Key tank
Key On Tank

Honda Hornet 2.0 Ergonomics

The Hornet 2.0 has superior aerodynamism and a comfortable riding posture. The earlier model also had comfortable riding posture suited to both stree and highway rides.

V-shaped LED lights and Gold-coloured USD fork

The Hornet gets a segment first gold-coloured inverted forks and an adjustable monoshock. In the braking segment it has 276 mm front and 220 mm rear, dual-disc brakes with single-channel ABS. It has 17 inch alloy wheels with 110/70 front and 140/70 rear tubeless tyres.

Honda Hornet 2.0 Color Options

  1. Pearl Igneous Black
  2. Matte Sangria Red Metallic
  3. Matte Axis Grey Metallic
  4. Matte Marvel Blue Metallic

Official Video

Engine And Transmission

SpecificationsHornet 160RHornet 2.0xBlade
Engine TypeAir Cooled, 4 Stroke4 Stroke, SI EngineAir Cooled, 4 Stroke
Displacement162.71 cc184.40 cc162.71 cc
Max Power15.09 PS @ 8500 rpm17.26 PS @ 8500 rpm13.8 Ps @ 8,000 rpm
Max Torque14.5 Nm @ 6500 rpm16.1 Nm @ 6000 rpm14.7 Nm @ 5,500 rpm
No. of cylinder111
Cooling SystemAir-cooledLiquid-cooledAir-cooled
Fuel SupplyCarburettorFuel InjectionFuel Injection
ClutchWet, multi-plateWet, multi-plateWet Multi-plate

Safety Features

SpecificationsHornet 160RHornet 2.0xBlade
ABSSingle ChannelSingle ChannelSingle Channel
Hazard LightsNoYesNA
Kill SwitchNoYesYes

Chassis And Suspension

SpecificationHornet 160RHornet 2.0xBlade
Body TypeSports NakedSports NakedSports Naked
Front SuspensionTelescopicUpside-down ForksTelescopic
Rear SuspensionMonoshockMonoshockHydraulic, monoshock

Dimensions And Capacity

SpecificationHornet 160RHornet 2.0xBlade
Length2041 mm2047 mm2013 mm
Width783 mm783 mm786 mm
Height1091 mm1064 mm1195 mm
Fuel Capacity12 L12 L12 L
Ground Clearance164 mm167 mm160 mm
Wheel Base1346 mm1355 mm1347 mm
Kerb Height141 Kg142 Kg144 Kg

Tyres And Brakes

SpecificationsHornet 160RHornet 2.0xBlade
Tyre SizeFront -100/80 – 17, Rear :-140/70 – 17Front -110/70-17 Rear :-140/70-17Front :-80/100-17, Rear :- 130/70-17
Tyre TypeTubelessTubelessTubeless
Wheel SizeFront :-431.8 mm,Rear :-431.8 mmFront :-431.8 mm,Rear :-431.8 mmFront :-431.8 mm,Rear :-431.8 mm
Wheel TypeAlloyAlloyAlloy
Front BrakeDIscDIscDIsc
Rear BrakeDIscDIscDIsc
Front Brake Diameter276 mm276 mm276 mm
Rear Brake Diameter220 mm220 mm220 mm

Performance And Mileage

SpecificationsHornet 160RHornet 2.0xBlade
0-10016.36 Seconds<10 sec(* Expected)18.37 Seconds
Mileage60 Km/L40-45 Km/L(* Expected)45 Km/L
PriceRs. 84,969Rs. 1.27 Lakhs (Show-room)Rs. 79,059 (Show-room)

Honda Hornet 2.0 Rivals

  1. The Apache RTR 200 4V
  2. Pulsar NS 200
  3. Yamaha MT15
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