Honda has silently increased the prices for the CB Hornet 160R and the new Honda CBR250R by Rs 559.
The facelifted Honda CB Hornet 160R, launched in March, has its base version now retailing for Rs 85,234 and the top-spec ABS variant selling for Rs 93,234 (all prices, ex-showroom, Delhi). As part of the facelift, the CB Hornet 160R received new graphics, colour options, LED headlight and a redesigned instrument console. Mechanically, the new motorcycle is similar to the older bike and is powered by a 162.7cc, air-cooled motor which develops 14.9hp at 8,500rpm and peak torque of 14.5Nm at 6,500rpm.
The CBR250R’s base variant now retails for Rs 1,64,143 and the ABS variant at Rs 1,93,666 (all prices, ex-showroom, Delhi). The Honda CBR250R was also recently relaunched in the Indian market after it was discontinued due to the BS-IV emission norms that came into effect in 2017. The updated Honda CBR250R received a BS-IV-compliant 249.6cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled motor, which produces 26.5hp and 22.9Nm of torque (same as the BS-III engine). Apart from the engine, it also got an LED headlight along with new colours and redesigned graphics.
The Honda CB Hornet 160R and the Honda CBR250R are two of the best affordable ABS-equipped motorcycles in India
Honda isn’t the only manufacturer to raise prices of its product – Bajaj Auto had hiked the price of the Dominar 400 earlier this month, while TVS also increased pricing for the Apache RR310 recently
2018 Honda CB Hornet 160R pricing (all prices, ex-showroom, Delhi):
Honda CB Hornet 160R STD – Rs 85,234
Honda CB Hornet 160R CBS – Rs 89,734
Honda CB Hornet 160R ABS STD – Rs 90,734
Honda CB Hornet 160R ABS DLX – Rs 93,234