Honda Hornet is one of the most popular bikes in the country. Honda Motorcycles & Scooters India (HMSI) has now launched their new Hornet 2.0 motorcycle in the Indian market.
The new Honda Hornet 2.0 is offered with a price tag of Rs 1.26 lakh, ex-showroom (Gurugram). Bookings for the motorcycle are now open, with deliveries said to start from the first week of September. The new Honda Hornet 2.0 replaces the older CB Hornet 160R from the brand’s lineup.
The Hornet 2.0 also marks Honda’s entry into the 180 – 200cc motorcycle segment of the Indian market. The Honda Hornet 2.0 comes powered by the brand’s new BS6-compliant 184cc single-cylinder engine with the PGM-Fi technology.
The engine produces 17bhp at 8500rpm and 16.1Nm of torque at 6000rpm, paired with a five-speed gearbox. The suspension on the new Hornet 2.0 is handled by a set of golden USD (upside-down) forks at the front and a mono-shock setup at the rear.
Braking is through a set of discs at either end, this includes a 276mm disc at the front and a 220mm disc at the rear; supported by single-channel ABS as standard. The Honda Hornet 2.0 rides on 17-inch wheels with 110/70 and 140/70 profiles at the front and rear, respectively.
The new Honda Hornet 180 also comes packed with a host of features and equipment, making it an extremely attractive offering in the segment. Apart from the sporty design with the aggressive creases, body contours and graphics, the Hornet 2.0 also comes with a short muffler, new alloy wheels, alloy footpegs, engine stop switch, hazard lights, all-round LED lighting (headlamps, X-shaped taillights and turn indicators) and a fully-digital instrument cluster.
The Honda Hornet 2.0 will be available in a choice of four colours: Pearl Igneous Black, Matte Sangria Red Metallic, Matte Axis Grey Metallic & Matte Marvel Blue Metallic.
The Honda Hornet 2.0 is the brand’s debut model in the country’s 180 – 200cc motorcycle segment. The latest naked streetfighter from Honda comes with an attractive price tag, while also looking extremely sporty and packed with features, allowing it to take on the rivals in the segment.
This includes the likes of the Bajaj Pulsar 180 and TVS Apache RTR 200.