Honda has hiked prices of two of its recently launched motorcycles – the CB 160R Hornet and the CBR 250R. Prices of the Hornet CB 160R have been hiked by Rs. 3,000 while those of the CBR 250R see a much more modest Rs. 500 increase. Both motorcycles were launched months ago, as refreshed, 2018 editions. While the Hornet CB 160R got single channel ABS as the major addition and other mild stylistic tweaks, the CBR 250R became Bharat Stage 4 emission norms compliant, and received an LED headlamp and new graphics.
Here are the variant-wise prices of both the Honda Hornet CB 160R and the CBR 250R.
|Variant||Old Price||New Price|
|Hornet 160R STD||Rs 82,359||Rs
|Hornet 160R CBS||Rs 86,823||Rs
|Hornet 160R STD ABS||NA||Rs
|Hornet 160R DLX ABS||NA||Rs
All prices are ex-showroom Delhi figures.
|CBR 250R non-ABS||Rs
|CBR 250R ABS||Rs
The Honda Hornet CB 160R is an entry-level performance motorcycle aimed mainly at those upgrading from 100/110cc commuter motorcycles. The bike is powered by a 160cc, four stroke single cylinder engine. The air cooled motor puts out 15.1 PS of peak power and 14.5 Nm of peak torque. A five speed manual gearbox is standard. While disc brakes are offered on both wheels, the top-end model gets single channel ABS. The lower variants are offered with a Combi-braking system. This system allows both wheels of the motorcycle to be braked when a single brake lever is pressed. The Honda Hornet CB 160R takes on the Suzuki Gixxer 160 and the TVS Apache RTR 160.
The Honda CBR 250R has made a comeback into India after more than a year. The motorcycle went out of production when the Bharat Stage 4 (BS4) emission norms kicked in during April last year. The new motorcycle meets BS4 emission norms but apart from this change, the 250cc four stroke liquid cooled, single cylinder engine is unchanged. The motor makes 26.5 PS of peak power at 8500 rpm and 22.9 Nm of peak torque at 7,000 rpm. A 6 speed manual gearbox is standard, and so are disc brakes on both wheels. The top-end model offers double channel ABS as standard. The CBR 250R is a sports tourer. Competition comes from the Bajaj Dominar 400 and the Mahindra Mojo.