The bikes have been launched with features including hazard indicator switch, LED headlights with a insignia of “Hornet” on the bezel, and X taillights, and a blue backlit digital instrument console, which does not have the gear position indicator like its old model It has hit the roads with a starting price of Rs 84, 675 in ex showrooms. . It has a 12 Liter fuel tank and a weight between 138 to 141 kilograms. The light patterns are similar to the X Blade, introduced earlier this month. There are addition of 5 spoke alloy wheels with tubeless tyres and an optional single-channel Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS).
Powered by a 160 cc engine with one cylinder, it is air-cooled and delivers 14.9 BHP at 8500 rpm and 14.5 Nm torque. There is a 5-speed transmission gearbox and the base version has a drum brake in the rear. There are complementary shock suspensions in the rear and also telescopic forks in the front. There are very conspicuous similarities in the qualities of both the X Blade and the CB Hornet, which were both launched at the Auto Expo this year.
When it comes to color codes, the Hornet comes with five spectacular shades, Mars Orange, Striking Green, Athletic Blue Metallic, Sports Red, and a brand new Dazzle Yellow Metallic colour. The Hornet is up in the competition with Suzuki Gixxer, Bajaj Pulsar NS 160, TVS Apache RTR 160 4V and Yamaha FZ-Fi. Comparing with price and features, the Suzuki gets a thumbs up on the price, but goes a notch down by lacking the hazard switch and ABS, the Pulsar gets a high hand on the horse power, but also loses out on the ABS and LED lamps.
Make sure to check out this creative addition in the Honda showrooms next time when you wander the streets in search of something cool to ride.