Quick Comparison: Yamaha FZS V3 vs Honda CB Hornet 160R

Yamaha FZS V3 vs Honda CB Hornet 160R (Quick Comparison): 2019 FZS V3 ABS is now available in India, rivaling Honda CB Hornet 160R ABS and Suzuki Gixxer ABS in its segment. The 3rd and 4th rival, Bajaj Pulsar NS160 and TVS Apache RTR 160 4V are yet to receive ABS. The comparison here is between the newly launched FZS V3 and CB Hornet. Both the bikes are priced higher than the other products of the segment, with FZS commanding INR 10,000 over the price tag of Suzuki Gixxer. FZS V3 comes with LED headlight, rear disc brake, and single-channel ABS as standard while Honda CB Hornet can be had without ABS also.

Yamaha FZS V3
Yamaha FZS V3

The power difference is still much visible for both the bikes as the new FZS is also 4 kg heavier than the second generation model. The most powerful motorcycle of this segment is Apache RTR 160 4V with 16.8 HP while the least powerful is the new FZS V3 with just 13.2 HP from the 149cc motor. FZS benefits from fuel injection while the Hornet comes with a carburetor on all four variants. Here is a quick comparison between the 2019 Yamaha FZS V3 and Honda CB Hornet 160R.

Honda CB Hornet 160R
Honda CB Hornet 160R

Yamaha FZS V3 vs Honda CB Hornet 160R

Engine & Performance

Yamaha FZS V3

  • Displacement: 149cc
  • Cooling Type: Air-Cooled
  • Max. Power: 13.2 HP @ 8000 rpm
  • Max. Torque: 12.8 Nm @ 6000 rpm
  • Gearbox: 5-Speed
  • Fuel System: Fuel Injection
  • Top Speed: 109 kmph (Approx.)
  • Mileage: 40-50 kmpl (Approx.)

Honda CB Hornet 160R

  • Displacement: 162.71cc
  • Cooling Type: Air-Cooled
  • Max. Power: 14.9 HP @ 8500 rpm
  • Max. Torque: 14.5 Nm @ 6500 rpm
  • Gearbox: 5-Speed
  • Fuel System: Carburetor
  • Top Speed: 110 kmph (Approx.)
  • Mileage: 40-50 kmpl (Approx.)
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Brakes & Suspension

Yamaha FZS V3

  • Front Brake: 282mm Single Disc
  • Rear Brake: 220mm Single Disc
  • 1-Channel ABS
  • Front Suspension: Telescopic Forks
  • Rear Suspension: Monoshock

Honda CB Hornet 160R

  • Front Brake: 276mm Single Disc
  • Rear Brake: 220mm Single Disc
  • 1-Channel ABS
  • Front Suspension: Telescopic Forks
  • Rear Suspension: Monoshock
Yamaha FZS V3
Yamaha FZS V3
Honda CB Hornet 160R
Honda CB Hornet 160R

Dimensions & Weight

Yamaha FZS V3 vs Honda CB Hornet 160R

Yamaha FZS V3

  • Overall Length – 1990 mm
  • Overall Width – 780 mm
  • Overall Height – 1080 mm
  • Seat Height – 790 mm
  • Wheelbase – 1330 mm
  • Ground Clearance – 165 mm
  • Kerb/Wet Weight – 137 kg
  • Fuel Tank Capacity – 12.8 litres

Honda CB Hornet 160R

  • Overall Length – 2041 mm
  • Overall Width – 783 mm
  • Overall Height – 1091 mm
  • Seat Height – 790 mm
  • Wheelbase – 1346 mm
  • Ground Clearance – 164 mm
  • Kerb/Wet Weight – 141 kg
  • Fuel Tank Capacity – 12 litres

Tyres & Frame

Yamaha FZS V3

  • Front Tyre – 100/80-17
  • Rear Tyre – 140/60-17
  • Tubeless Tyres
  • Frame – Diamond

Honda CB Hornet 160R

  • Front Tyre – 100/80-17
  • Rear Tyre – 140/70-17
  • Tubeless Tyres
  • Frame – Diamond

Ex-Showroom Price

  • 2019 FZS Fi V3 ABS: INR 97,000
  • CB Hornet 160R ABS: INR 94,182
Yamaha FZS V3 Console
Yamaha FZS V3 Console
Honda CB Hornet 160R Console
Honda CB Hornet 160R Console
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Quick Comparison: Yamaha FZS V3 vs Honda CB Hornet 160R
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