So, there are so many bikes to buy in the price range of 1.5 lakhs. Some bike offers excellent performance whereas some bike offers more features. So, Honda decided to enter into this category by launching the Hornet 2.0 which was already serving its owners in its 160 cc form. So we will tell you why you should be buying the all-new Honda Hornet and why shouldn’t.
WHY YOU SHOULD BUY THE ALL-NEW HONDA HORNET 2.0
So the primary reason is to consider Hornet over others is the Golden colored front USD forks which offers stupendous ride quality over bad and good roads. This feature is not available in any of the other bikes in this price range. The bike also gets LED’s all around.
The bike offers excellent comfort be it highway or city, you won’t feel uncomfortable in any condition. The bike also has better tyres with 110/70 17 inch at front and 140/70-R17 at rear. The tyres are wider than most of the bikes in this price range.
Along with USD forks it also gets tank mounted key for some premium feel. All the switch quality are top notch and it won’t feel cheap at all. Inclusion of Hazard Switch adds on to the list of reasons to buy one.
The bike is very light weight (weighs just 142 kg) thus, it offers excellent city ride and very easy to maneuver in bumper to bumper traffic as well. The bike also has better fuel economy than most of the bikes here. The bike has excellent low end power which is necessary in city traffic.
One of the prominent reasons to buy this bike is the most reliable and the smooth engine in its category. It’s refined than almost all the bikes in its range and the engine wont worn out for decades! That’s the engine quality of Honda. There are no vibrations from the motor. Servicing of the bike is also very easy and service costs are minimal. These are all the practical reasons to buy the all-new Honda Hornet.
If you are a beginner or upgrading from some 100 cc bikes, then it might be a good option for you as the power delivery is very linear and doesn’t scare you out throughout the rev band.
WHY NOT TO BUY THE HONDA HORNET 2.0
If you want adrenaline rush all the time, then it might not be the best choice for you. Because there is not so much power to extract from the bike. The bike doesn’t hold good for high speed cruising at highways. As its light weight it doesn’t provide you enough stability at highways if we compare to its rivals.
The bike doesn’t gets liquid cooling system, its just the air cooling which is there for cooling system of the bike. But surprisingly it does its job pretty impressively. But liquid cooling was must appreciated.
Missing of 6th gear might be a disappointing factor for some buyers. They might think of buying its biggest rival, the Bajaj Pulsar NS 200 as it has more power, 6th gear and also liquid cooling system. You might feel that you are missing 6th gear if you are very experienced rider or one who wants more power and spends most of the time touring in highways.
SOME TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:
- Power : 17.03 bhp @ 8500 rpm
- Torque : 16.1 Nm @ 6000 rpm
- Displacement : 184.4 cc
- Cooling System : Air Cooling
- Fuel delivery system : Fuel Injection
- Fuel tank capacity : 12 Litres
- Transmission : 5-speed manual
- Kerb Weight : 142 kg
- Front tyre : 110/70-R17
- Rear tyre : 140/17-R17
- Tyre type : Tubeless Radial Tyres with Alloys wheels
- Front Suspension : Upside Side Down (USD)
- Rear suspension : Monoshock
- Seat height : Not Available
- Ground clearance : 167 mm
- Chassis : Diamond Frame