Updated On: 11 June 2021 Shakti Nath Jha
Honda Two-wheelers India launched the BS6 compliant Hornet in mid-2020 and it was called the Honda Hornet 2.0. The new Hornet 2.0 is a completely new motorcycle and the only thing it shares with the old 160cc Hornet BS4 is the moniker. The new Hornet 2.0 has been positioned in the sub-200cc segment as it is a 180cc motorcycle. So, today in this article, we have shared with you all the Pros and Cons of the new 2021 Honda Hornet 2.0 BS6.
Design - The new Honda Hornet 2.0 is a stunning looking motorcycle and there are no two ways about it. The naked streetfighter has a sleek profile and an aggressive front fascia with bold cuts and creases on the side body panels that give it a sporty appeal. It gets an all-LED headlamp, LED turn indicators and a LED taillamp. The Hornet 2.0 is available in five stunning colours. They are Pearl Igneous Black, Matte Sangria Red Metallic, Matte Axis Grey Metallic, Matte Marvel Blue Metallic and the new Repsol Edition.
Refined Engine and Good Mileage - The new Hornet 2.0 is powered by a BS6 compliant 184.40cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine. It also gets a programmed fuel injection system and Honda's Eco-Technology (HET). This motor churns out 17.2 PS of power at 8500 RPM and 16.1 Nm of peak torque at 6000 RPM. The engine comes mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. The Honda Hornet 2.0 has a refined engine and it delivers very good mileage in real-world riding conditions.
Hardware - Honda Hornet 2.0 is the only motorcycle in its class to get USD forks at the front. At the rear, it gets a mono-shock absorber. The braking duties on the motorcycle are handled by petal disc brakes at both ends. At the front, it gets a 276 mm petal disc while the rear one is a 220 mm unit. It gets a single-channel ABS and the motorcycle runs on 17-inch tubeless tyres.
Handling and Weight - The new Honda Hornet 2.0 has agile handling and it loves to flick around corners, all thanks to its low kerb weight of just 142 kgs.
Features - The Honda Hornet 2.0 gets an all-LED headlamp, LED taillamp and even the turn indicators are LED units. The Hornet 2.0 also gets an all-digital instrument cluster, engine kill button, hazard light switch, etc. and the ignition key slot of the motorcycle has been positioned on the fuel tank.
Stiff Ride Quality - The Honda Hornet 2.0 has stiff ride quality and you can easily feel the potholes and broken patches of the road while riding it.
Weak Top-end Performance - The Hornet 2.0 gets a 184.40cc engine that pumps out 17.2 PS of power and 16.1 Nm of peak torque and while it has enough low-end and mid-range punch, the motorcycle has weak top-end performance and it runs out of breath on highway speeds.
Missing Features - The Honda Hornet 2.0 is decently loaded with features but it misses out on some important features like an adjustable rear shock absorber and the instrument cluster of the motorcycle lacks some useful data such as average fuel-economy meter, distance to empty meter and display for the average speed of the motorcycle.
Single-channel ABS - The Honda Hornet 2.0 gets petal disc brakes at either end, however, the ABS is a single-channel unit only. Honda should have offered a dual-channel ABS module for this premium motorcycle.
Price - Finally, the last con of the Hornet 2.0 is that it is expensive. The new Honda Hornet 2.0 is currently priced between Rs 1.29 lakhs - Rs 1.31 lakhs, Ex-showroom Delhi and at this price point, it seems a bit overpriced.
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