Honda had officially introduced the Hornet 2.0 to our market on August. The Hornet 2.0 was Honda’s answer to the 180-200cc motorcycle space here. At the moment, the given space is suddenly evolving into an important one with the arrival of many major players into it during the last few years.
The BS6 Honda Hornet 2.0 was officially introduced here with a starting price of Rs. 1.26 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Honda had said that they will commence the deliveries of the motorcycle soon. As of now, the company has started to place units of the Hornet 2.0 in dealerships across the country.
This gives a hint that we are not far away from seeing the Hornet 2.0 on Indian roads. Customers can book the motorcycle with Rs. 5,000 being accepted as booking amount. As mentioned earlier, the BS6 Honda Hornet 2.0 will be an important model in Honda’s line-up, with which the company will look to take the 180-200cc segment by storm.
It is based on the CB190R, which Honda sells in many international markets. However, Honda have made quite a few changes on the Hornet 2.0 as compared to the CB190R, which include new headlamps and body panels. The BS6 Honda Hornet 2.0 will be offered with a few clever features to distinguish itself from its counterparts.
These include an all-LED lamp setup, gear position indicator, USD front forks and a hazard lamp switch. Engine-wise, the BS6 Honda Hornet 2.0 comes powered by a 184.4cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine. This engine is available in fuel injection and in turn makes 17.2 BHP of power and 16 Nm of torque.
The BS6 Honda Hornet 2.0 is also eligible for test drives, which makes it interesting to see how it turns out to be as a package. It will be competing head on with the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V, Bajaj Pulsar NS200 and the relatively new Hero Xtreme 200R. It remains to be seen how the Hornet 2.0 will fare up in an already crowded segment and whether it can spread a ripple effect into it.
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