Honda CB Hornet 160R first look
The Honda Unicorn was long positioned as a commuter-friendly 150 in India, and has garnered good sales numbers for HMSI. However, it seemed to be targeted at the more mature buyer and lacked a sporty appeal. Other options in the market such as the Bajaj Pulsars, Suzuki Gixxer twins and the Yamaha FZ series of bikes were much sportier, and appealed to a wider variety of buyers. Honda has worked to address this, and unveiled a much sportier sibling of the CB Unicorn 160, which will replace the older Honda Unicorn with a 150cc heart. This is the Honda CB Hornet 160R.
While the specifications have not been officially revealed yet, sources at the company tell us the Honda CB Hornet 160R uses the same engine as the CB Unicorn. Going by this, expect the engine to make the same power figures as the CB Unicorn – the 162.71cc unit making 14.5bhp of power at 8,000rpm, and 1.48kgm of torque at 6,000rpm.