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All About Honda Hornet 2.0

Honda’s CB190R is sold in international markets is renowned for its sharp looks, good equipment list and low running costs, also making it a very affordable bike. Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India has taken the wraps off a new motorcycle for India that is based on the CB190R, and is priced at Rs 1.26 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The new Hornet 2.0 makes its foray into the 180cc-200cc segment and gets a new chassis and a couple of segment-first features.

Smart appeal

The body panels on the Hornet 2.0 are different from the ones on the CB190R, and that includes the headlight and tail light. The bike boasts of a proper street-fighter presence and looks particularly striking with its distinctive LED headlight, muscular tank and sharp tail section. The extensions on the tank are well integrated and add to the bike’s persona. Enthusiasts will particularly love the X-shaped tail light. It is sold in colour themes like Matte Axis Grey Metallic, Pearl Igneous Black, Matte Marvel Blue Metallic and Matte Sangria Red Metallic.

Good equipment

The Honda Hornet 2.0 is equipped with a USD fork, and gets a gold finish. It also boasts of a reverse LCD instrument cluster that displays the gear position indicator, battery voltmeter and service due indicator. You can also adjust the brightness with a manual adjustment. It also sports features like hazard lights, LED indicators and a sealed chain.

Nestled in the frame

Power for the Hornet comes from a new 184.4cc, air-cooled, fuel-injected, single-cylinder engine that produces 16bhp and 16.1Nm of torque and comes with the brand’s HET and PGM-Fi technologies. The bike weighs 142kgs and has a power-to-weight ratio of 121.12hp per tonne.

The skeleton

The Hornet 2.0 is based on a new diamond frame, which is said to result light and agile handling. Apart from the USD fork up-front, there’s also an adjustable monoshock-absorber at the back. The bike gets new alloy wheels wrapped with a 110mm tyre at the front and a 140mm tyre at the back. On the braking front, it is equipped with a 276mm petal disc at the front and a 220mm petal disc at the rear. It also features single-channel ABS.

What to expect

Expect the bike to be quite nippy, and being a Honda, we’re sure it’ll have a free-revving engine paired to a smooth-shifting 5-speed transmission. A decent amount of torque on tap can be looked forward to. Also, a top speed of 110kph can be expected. This is a motorcycle that will serve well a relatively smooth urban runabout and also comes with a comfortable riding position. And since it comes with a low centre of gravity along with sticky rubber, it’s sure to be good around corners as well. The clutch is bound to be light as well.  Also, grab the latest info on the new bikes, only at autoX.

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