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Honda Hornet 2.0: An Sub 200cc Sports Bike with an Adventurous Spirit

Honda Hornet 2.0

Price in Different Metro Cities

₹ 1.36 Lakh
₹ 1.35 Lakh
₹ 1.37 Lakh
₹ 1.39 Lakh
₹ 1.37 Lakh
₹ 1.36 Lakh

Latest Updates on Honda Hornet 2.0

  • On August 19, 2021, Honda Two-wheelers India announced officially that the all-new Honda Hornet 2.0-based adventure motorcycle would be launched in India.
  • On July 1, 2021, Honda Hornet 2.0 became costlier by Rs 1,574.
  • In May 2021, Honda Two-wheelers India announced a cashback of Rs. 3,500 on the purchase of a brand new Honda Hornet 2.0.
  • In January 2021, Honda Hornet 2.0 became pricier by Rs. 1,195. The bike’s maiden price hike was since its launch in August 2020.

Introduction of Honda Hornet 2.0

Honda Hornet 2.0, a new sub 200cc sports bike, is aimed at young bike enthusiasts. The 184 cc sports bike is one of the latest entrants in the Indian market. The new BS-VI Honda Hornet 2.0 rolled out in the Indian market in August 2020.

The Honda Hornet 2.0 is the spiritual successor of Honda CB Hornet 160R, which was one of the highest selling bikes of the automaker. The latter was launched in the Indian market in December 2015 and was discontinued in April 2020.

Since its launch, the bike has managed to pique the interest of many sports bike enthusiasts and racing motorcycle fans. It helped the motorcycle to garner a cult following among some bike lovers.

On August 19, 2021, the Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) launched the new Hornet 2.0-based ADV having the feel of an adventure tourer bike.

The bike is presently available in one variant and four colour options. It carries a price tag of Rs. 133900 (ex-showroom, Mumbai.)

Key Highlights

  • Displacement
    184.4 cc
  • Mileage
    48.5 kmpl
  • Top Speed
    130 Kmph
  • Kerb Weight
    142 kg
  • Fuel Tank Capacity
    12 litres
  • Seat Height
    790 mm

Pros and Cons Of Honda Hornet 2.0

Pros Of Honda Hornet 2.0

  • Quite light compared to other bikes in its segment
  • Frugal but powerful engine
  • First-in-its-segment golden upside-down front forks give it a premium look
  • Gets more features
  • Sportier
  • Full digital instrument cluster
  • Excellent service reach

Cons of Honda Hornet 2.0

  • High priced
  • Single-channel ABS
  • Less space pillion seat

Specifications & Features

Power & Performance

  • Fuel Type
    Petrol
  • Max Power
    17.03 bhp @ 8,500 rpm
  • Max Torque
    16.1 Nm @ 6,000 rpm
  • Emission Standard
    BS-VI
  • Displacement
    184.4 cc
  • Cylinders
    1
  • Bore
    61 mm
  • Stroke
    63.09 mm
  • Valves Per Cylinder
    2
  • Compression Ratio
    9.5:1
  • Ignition
    Digital CDI
  • Spark Plugs
    1 Per Cylinder
  • Cooling System
    Air Cooled
  • Transmission
    5 Speed Manual
  • Transmission Type
    Chain Drive
  • Gear Shifting Pattern
    1 Down 4 Up
  • Clutch
    Multiplate Wet Clutch
  • Fuel Delivery System
    Fuel Injection
  • Fuel Delivery System
    Fuel Injection
  • Fuel Tank Capacity
    12 litres
  • Reserve Fuel Capacity
    1.9 litres
  • Riding Range
    540 Km
  • Mileage - ARAI
    48.5 kmpl
  • Mileage - Owner Reported
    45 kmpl
  • Top Speed
    130 Kmph
  • Engine Type
    4 Stroke, SI Engine, BS-VI

Brakes, Wheels & Suspension

  • Braking System
    Single Channel ABS
  • Front Brake Type
    Disc
  • Front Brake Size
    276 mm
  • Rear Brake Type
    Disc
  • Rear Brake Size
    220 mm
  • Calliper Type
    Single Piston
  • Wheel Type
    Alloy
  • Front Wheel Size
    17 inch
  • Rear Wheel Size
    17 inch
  • Front Tyre Size
    110/70 - 17
  • Rear Tyre Size
    140/70 - 17
  • Tyre Type
    Tubeless
  • Radial Tyres
    Yes
  • Front Tyre Pressure (Rider)
    25 psi
  • Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider)
    25 psi
  • Front Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion)
    25 psi
  • Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion)
    29 psi
  • Front Suspension
    Upside down Fork (USD)
  • Rear Suspension
    Monoshock

Dimensions & Chassis

  • Kerb Weight
    142 kg
  • Overall Length
    2,047 mm
  • Overall Width
    783 mm
  • Overall Height
    1,064 mm
  • Wheelbase
    1,355 mm
  • Ground Clearance
    167 mm
  • Seat Height
    790 mm
  • Chassis Type
    Diamond Type

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Standard Warranty (Year)
    3 Year
  • Standard Warranty (Kilometers)
    42000 Kilometers

Features

  • Odometer
    Digital
  • DRLs (Daytime running lights)
    Yes
  • Mobile App Connectivity
    No
  • GPS & Navigation
    No
  • USB charging port
    No
  • Front storage box
    No
  • Under seat storage
    No
  • AHO (Automatic Headlight On)
    Yes
  • Speedometer
    Digital
  • Fuel Guage
    Yes
  • Tachometer
    Digital
  • Stand Alarm
    No
  • Stepped Seat
    Yes
  • No. of Tripmeters
    2
  • Tripmeter Type
    Digital
  • Low Fuel Indicator
    Yes
  • Low Oil Indicator
    Yes
  • Low Battery Indicator
    No
  • Pillion Backrest
    No
  • Pillion Grabrail
    Yes
  • Pillion Seat
    Yes
  • Pillion Footrest
    Yes
  • Digital Fuel Guage
    Yes
  • Start Type
    Electric Start
  • Shift Light
    No
  • Killswitch
    Yes
  • Clock
    Yes
  • Battery
    12V, 5.0 Ah
  • Headlight Type
    LED Headlamp
  • Brake/Tail Light
    LED Taillamp
  • Turn Signal
    Yes
  • Pass Light
    Yes
  • Additional features
    Hazard Switch, Gear Position Indicator, Service Due Indicator

What’s new in Honda Hornet 2.0

Here are some of the new features in Honda Hornet 2.0:

Honda Selectable Torque Control: The system identifies slip at the rear wheel and adjusts engine torque that reduces the rear-wheel slip. It optimises the torque by modulating the fuel injection.

Smartphone Voice Control System: The bike comes with a Smartphone Voice Control System that enables the rider to connect the motorcycle with their smartphone device through Bluetooth using the Honda’s Smartphone Voice Control System application.

Highlights of Honda Hornet 2.0

  • Engine: Powering the Honda Hornet 2.0 is a 184.40 cc single-cylinder, air-cooled, fuel-injected motor paired to a five-speed gearbox with a multi-plate wet clutch. The powertrain generates a max power of 17.03 bhp @ 8,500 rpm and a peak torque of 16.1 Nm @ 6,000 rpm.
  • Speed and Mileage: The bike can sprint from 0-60 km/h in 3.7 seconds and 0-100 km/h in just 14.44 seconds. The motorcycle can achieve a top speed of 130 km/h and gives a fuel efficiency of 45 km/l. It has a tank capacity of 12 litres, and it can travel a distance of 540 km on a full tank.
  • Brakes: The braking setup includes a 276 mm single disc at the front and a 220 mm single disc at the rear assisted by a single-channel anti-locking braking system.
  • Suspension: A pair of golden upside-down forks at the front and monoshock at the rear perform suspension duty.
  • Dimension: The Hornet 2.0 weighs 142 kg and has a seat height of 795 mm. The bike’s overall length is 2,047 mm, the overall width is 783 mm, and the overall height is 1,064 mm. The bike has a ground clearance of 167 mm and a wheelbase of 1,355 mm.

Design of Honda Hornet 2.0

The Honda Hornet 2.0 bike looks like a street fighter bike, and it retains the design language of its predecessor—the CB Hornet 160R. However, unlike the latter, it has more bulks and gets cleaner lines that make it appear quite attractive.

The raging sharp LED headlamp design gives it an aggressive look. It also provides brilliant light and an extended range of coverage. It has a pair of side indicator lamps fitted to both sides.

The fully digital instrument cluster consists of a smart and intuitive speedometer, tachometer, and fuel gauge. The handles get fitted with many stylish switches that control the headlight, taillight, side indicators and more.

The muscular 12-litre tank and its extended shrouds provide the bike with a sporty and beast-inspired look.

The sporty decals and the word ‘HORNET’ get white printed to make it even more attractive. The black shrouds feature the logo Honda in white. The geometrically-shaped mudguard and the chiselled engine cowl protect the rider and the engine from mud and dirt.

The bike is built on a diamond frame and linked to a sophisticated suspension system. The golden colour upside-down front forks make the bike look extremely attractive. It is the first-in-segment bike to feature premium shock absorbers. The rear monoshock enhances the bike’s aerodynamics and brings more balance to it.

The bike has a step-up seat that is 590 mm long. It provides a comfortable riding experience by distributing the weight evenly of both the rider and the pillion. The rear portion of the bike tail features a sleek grab rail and a taillight. The blacked-out upswing exhaust pipe complements the bike’s overall sporty appeal. The motorcycle runs on a pair of Y-shaped all-black 17-inch alloy wheels.

Colour Options and Variants

The new Hornet 2.0 comes in only one variant, the Hornet 2.0 Standard variant.

The bike is available in four colours:

Pearl Igneous Black

Matte Sangria Red Metallic

Matte Marvel Blue Metallic

Matte Axis Grey Metallic

Features of Honda Hornet 2.0

Here are the following features of Honda Hornet 2.0:

  • LED headlamp: The LED headlamp has a street-fighter look that ups the style quotient and oomph appeal and gives bright light in the dark.
  • LED tail lamp: The X-shape tail lamp is extremely attention-catching and tells other vehicles that the rider is about to brake.
  • Side indicators: The newly designed side indicators indicate the direction the rider is about to take and
  • Sporty split seat: The 590 mm long sporty split seat provides a comfortable and stress-free riding posture by evenly distributing the weight of both the riders.
  • Fully digital instrument cluster: The fully digital instrument consists of a smart and intuitive speedometer, tachometer, gear position indicator and fuel gauge. The liquid crystal meter tells the speed, distance covered, gear position, battery power, and service due.
  • Aggressive tank design: The 12-litre bulky tank has a bold and muscular design with extended shrouds and sporty decals. Its fuel storing capacity enables the bike to cover a distance of about 540 kilometres on a full tank.
  • Golden upside down (USD) front fork: The bike is the first to feature the premium and advanced golden upside-down front fork in its segment. The suspension is sophisticated and superior to its competitors and enables the bike to easily and effortlessly negotiate the bumps.
  • Mono shock rear suspension: It maintains the centre of gravity and ensures that the ride is jerk free.
  • Torquey new HET engine: The new HET engine of the bike is torquey and more powerful than its predecessor. It generates a power of 17.03 and a best-in-class mid-range torque of 16.1 Nm.
  • Key on the tank: Many top bikes enjoy the feature, and Honda Hornet 2.0 is the latest bike to have this feature.
  • Superior aerodynamics: The bike has contours designed to attain superior aerodynamics. Apart from that, the shrouds sha[es and the riding position make it the least resistant to the air current.
  • Engine stop switch: This feature enables the rider to turn the engine off at brief stops and red lights more easily without turning the key
  • Single-channel front ABS braking: The single-channel ABS provides a safety net to the disc braking system and better control of slippery surfaces.
  • Dual, petal disc brakes: These are lighter and dissipate heat more efficiently due to a reduction of more than 1/5th of their surface area.
  • Hazard switch: The hazard switch activates the flashing indicator lights useful in low visibility conditions and emergency stops.
  • 140 mm wide rear tyre: The wide rear tyre provides excellent handling and superior road grip that
  • Pass switch: This switch enables the rider to signal before overtaking the vehicle in its front.

Top 3 Competitors of Honda Hornet 2.0

The specifications and features of Honda Hornet 2.0 give tough competition to:

  • TVS Apache RTR 180
  • Bajaj Pulsar 180
  • Hero Xtreme 200S
  • Honda CB200X

Let’s take a look at how the sports bike Hornet 2.0 compares with the above four motorcycles in different aspects:

Price (ex-showroom Mumbai)

  • Honda Hornet 2.0 gets priced at Rs. 132,843.
  • Apache RTR 180 price is Rs. 1,09,515.
  • Pulsar 180 carries a price tag of Rs. 111,098.
  • Hero Xtreme 200S costs Rs. 125,783.
  • Honda CB200X commands an asking price of Rs. 144,500.

Mileage

  • Honda Hornet 2.0 has a fuel efficiency of 45 km/l.
  • TVS Apache RTR 180 can travel 45 km per litre of fuel.
  • Pulsar 180 offers the same mileage of 45 km/l.
  • Hero Xtreme 200S gives a mileage of 45-50 km/l.
  • Honda CB200X gives a fuel efficiency of 40-45 km/l.

Top speed

  • Honda Hornet 2.0 can travel at full speed of 130 km/h.
  • TVS Apache RTR 180 can achieve a top speed of 114 km/h
  • Pulsar 180 can go at a maximum speed of 122 km/h
  • Hero Xtreme 200S can clock the highest speed of 115 km/h
  • Honda CB200X can attain a peak speed of 130 km/h.

Engine and power

  • Honda Hornet 2.0 gets propelled by a 184cc single-cylinder air-cooled BS-VI engine mated to a five-speed transmission that delivers an apex power of 17.26 PS.
  • Powering TVS Apache RTR 180 is a 177.4cc single-cylinder engine mated to a five-speed gearbox that produces a maximum power of 16.79PS at 8500rpm.
  • Pulsar 180 gets driven by a 178.6cc four-stroke, air-cooled, single-cylinder engine mated to a five-speed gearbox that can churn out a peak power of 12.5 kW (17.02 PS) @ 8500 rpm.
  • Hero Xtreme 200S is powered by is a 199.6cc, single-cylinder oil-cooled engine mated to a five-speed transmission, which delivers 17.8bhp of power at 8,500rpm.
  • Driving the Honda CB200X is a 184.4cc BS6 single-cylinder engine mated to a five-speed gearbox that delivers 17.03 bhp of power.

Compare of Honda Hornet 2.0

  •  
  • Model
  • Price
  • Displacement
  • Max Torque
  • Max Power
  • Fuel Type
  • Fuel Tank Capacity
  • Cooling System
  • Kerb Weight
  • Front Tyre Size
  • Rear Tyre Size
  • Mileage
  • Wheel Type
  • Front Brake Type
  • Rear Brake Type
  • Engine Type
  •  
  • Honda Hornet 2.0
  • Honda Hornet 2.0
  • ₹ 1.36 Lakh
    ₹ 1.35 Lakh
    ₹ 1.37 Lakh
    ₹ 1.39 Lakh
    ₹ 1.37 Lakh
    ₹ 1.36 Lakh
  • 184.4 cc
  • 16.1 Nm @ 6,000 rpm
  • 17.03 bhp @ 8,500 rpm
  • Petrol
  • 12 litres
  • Air Cooled
  • 142 kg
  • 110/70 - 17
  • 140/70 - 17
  • 48.5 kmpl
  • Alloy
  • Disc
  • Disc
  • 4 Stroke, SI Engine, BS-VI
  •  
  • Pulsar 180
  • Bajaj Pulsar 180
  • ₹ 1.13 Lakh
    ₹ 1.17 Lakh
    ₹ 1.16 Lakh
    ₹ 1.17 Lakh
    ₹ 1.12 Lakh
    ₹ 1.13 Lakh
  • 178.6 cc
  • 14.52 Nm @ 6,500 rpm
  • 16.76 bhp @ 8,500 rpm
  • Petrol
  • 15 litres
  • Air Cooled
  • 151 kg
  • 90/90 - 17
  • 120/80 - 17
  • 45 kmpl
  • Alloy
  • Disc
  • Disc
  • 4 - stroke
  • View more
  • Hero Xtreme 200S
  • Hero Xtreme 200S
  • ₹ 1,35 Lakh
    ₹ 1,34 Lakh
    ₹ 1,35 Lakh
    ₹ 1,34 Lakh
    ₹ 1,34 Lakh
    ₹ 1,35 Lakh
  • 199.6 cc
  • 16.45 Nm @ 6,500 rpm
  • 17.8 bhp @ 8,500 rpm
  • Petrol
  • 12.8 litres
  • Oil Cooled
  • 154.5 kg
  • 100/80 - 17
  • 130/70 - R17
  • 45 kmpl
  • Alloy
  • Disc
  • Disc
  • Oil cooled, 4 Stroke single cylinder OHC
  • View more
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Expert Reviews for Honda Hornet 2.0

  • Honda Hornet 2.0 is the epitome of a lightweight and low displacement sports bike. The look of a street fighter bike appears quite aggressive and muscular. Accentuating its lean and mean looks is its LED headlamp, which provides brilliant light, is Accentuating its lean and mean looks.

  • If we speak about the performance, a 184.40 cc single-cylinder, air-cooled, fuel-injected motor powers the bike, enabling it to generate a maximum power of 17.03 bhp @ 8,500 rpm and a peak torque of 16.1 Nm @ 6,000 rpm. The powertrain gets paired to a five-speed gearbox with a multi-plate wet clutch.

  • The engine enables the bike to sprint from 0-60 km/h in 3.7 seconds and 0-100 km/h in just 14.44 seconds. It can achieve a top speed of 130 km/h and gives a fuel efficiency of 45 km/l.

  • Speaking of speed and mileage, the bike’s fully digital instrument cluster shows the vital stats in a crystal clear manner. It consists of a smart and intuitive speedometer, tachometer, and fuel gauge.

  • Next to it is the muscular tank, which has a capacity of 12 litres and enables the machine to travel 540 km on a full tank. Its extended shrouds provide a sporty and beast-inspired look to the bike.

  • The bike is built on a diamond frame and linked to a sophisticated suspension system. The golden colour upside-down front forks make the bike look extremely attractive.

  • It is the first-in-segment bike to feature premium shock absorbers. The rear monoshock enhances the bike’s aerodynamics and brings more balance to it. The braking setup includes a 276 mm single disc at the front and a 220 mm single disc at the rear assisted by a single-channel anti-locking braking system.

  • Although the bike could have benefited from a dual-channel ABS, the brakes are incredibly prompt and work like magic.

  • The bike has a step-up seat that is 590 mm long and has a seat height of 795 mm. It provides a comfortable riding experience by distributing the weight evenly of both the rider and the pillion.

  • The rear portion of the bike tail features a sleek grab rail and a taillight. The blacked-out upswing exhaust pipe complements the bike’s overall sporty appeal. The motorcycle runs on a pair of Y-shaped all-black 17-inch alloy wheels. The Hornet 2.0 weighs 142 kg. The bike’s overall length is 2,047 mm, the overall width is 783 mm, and the overall height is 1,064 mm. The bike has a ground clearance of 167 mm and a wheelbase of 1,355 mm.

Conclusion

Honda Hornet 2.0 is a sports bike with a load of new features in the 180cc segment. The bike has a massive appeal with the youth and racing bike fans.

The motorcycle has similar specifications to Apache RTR 180, Pulsar 180, Honda CB200X, and some other bikes in the 180cc segment. Though priced on a bit higher side, it offers many premium features.

Powering the Honda Hornet 2.0 is a 184.40 cc single-cylinder, air-cooled, fuel-injected motor powers the bike, which enables it to generate a maximum power of 17.03 bhp @ 8,500 rpm and a peak torque of 16.1 Nm @ 6,000 rpm.

Some of the exciting features of the motorcycle include LED lighting, LCD instrument cluster, golden USD front forks, and hazard switch. The bike is available in four colour options—Pearl Igneous Black, Matte Sangria Red Metallic, Matte Marvel Blue Metallic and Matte Axis Grey Metallic.

FAQs about Honda Hornet 2.0

What is the on-road price of Honda Hornet 2.0?

Honda Hornet 2.0 on road price in Mumbai is Rs. 158,633.

What is the power and torque produced by Honda Hornet 2.0?

The Honda Hornet 2.0 produces a maximum power of 17.03 bhp @ 8,500 rpm.

Does the Honda Hornet 2.0 have ABS?

Yes, the Honda Hornet 2.0 comes with a single-channel ABS (anti-braking system).

What is the mileage and top speed of Honda Hornet 2.0?

Honda Hornet 2.0 mileage is 45 km/l, and it can travel at a maximum speed of 120 km/h.

How much distance can Honda Hornet 2.0 cover on a full tank?

The bike delivers a mileage of 45 km/l, with a tank capacity of 12 litres. On a full tank, it can travel nearly 540 km.

Which one is better between Honda Hornet 2.0 and Apache RTR 180?

Honda Hornet 2.0 gets priced at Rs. 132,843, while Apache RTR 180 price is Rs. 1,09,515. The former has a more powerful engine and delivers a slightly higher power of 0.47PS. It is speedier by 16 km/h but gives the same mileage.

What is the warranty on Honda Hornet 2.0?

Honda Hornet 2.0 comes with a warranty of three years or 42,000 km, whichever come earlier.

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