Honda Motorcycles India is working on a new full-faired sport bike which will be based on the CB Hornet 160R. IndianAutosBlog has released a very neat rendered image of the upcoming bike and the final production model could look pretty close to this image. At present, Suzuki Gixxer SF is the most-affordable full-faired bike in India priced around INR 90,000 (ex-showroom Delhi). Gixxer SF is based on the naked Gixxer 155 and Honda wants to repeat the same success story by launching an affordable full-faired sport bike priced around Rs 95,000.
Full-Faired Honda CB Hornet 160R Could Look Like This
The new sport bike is expected to be powered by the same 162.71cc single-cylinder engine, which generates maximum power of 15.04 Bhp @ 8500 rpm and develops maximum torque of 14.76 NM @ 6500 rpm. The engine would be mated to a 5-speed transmission. The new bike would be equipped with the same all-digital instrument console as seen in the CB Hornet 160R.
Honda Africa Twin CRF1000L
Honda recently made an announcement that they would be launching 4 new products in India by April 2018. Out of the 4 new products, 2 will be motorcycles and 2 will be new scooters. One of the confirmed bikes is Honda Africa Twin adventure motorcycle and 2nd one is now expected to be the sport bike based on the CB Hornet 160R. The new scooters are expected to be launched under the PCX series (125cc and 150cc).
Honda PCX 150
Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India recently updated their official website. The changes of the same includes the removal of Honda CBR150R and CBR250R from the lineup. As of now, it not clear whether Honda would be updating the old models to BS4 or they would be bringing the 2017 models of CBR150R and CBR250R to India in coming weeks. Some rumors also suggest that Honda might even replace the CBR250R with CBR300R in India.
2017 Honda CBR150R
As per the latest details available, Honda might not bring any new CBR to India and would be updating the old CBR150R and CBR250R with BS4 engine and AHO (Auto Headlamp On). The updated models will be available in new shades with new stickers. If this happens, then it would a huge disappointment for the Honda fans in India as they are expecting Honda to bring the updated CBR models in India, which are already on-sale outside India from past 2-3 years.