The much-awaited Honda CB Hornet 160R was launched in India at Rs 79,900 (ex-showroom, Delhi) on 10 December (Thursday).

Honda CB Hornet 160R, the 160cc motorcycle that was showcased at the 2015 Honda RevFest, will rival Suzuki Gixxer, TVS Apache, Bajaj Pulsar 150 and Yamaha FZ in India.

The power will come from a 162.71cc single-cylinder engine that can churn out 14.5Bhp of maximum power at 8,000 rpm and 14.61Nm of peak torque at 6,000 rpm. The engine comes mated to a 5-speed gearbox and also gets Honda Eco Technology (HET).

Honda CB Hornet, which takes design cues from the CX-01 concept that debuted at the 2014 Delhi Auto Expo, and features a muscular fuel tank, a digital meter, an X-shaped LED tail-lamp and a wire Rear Tyre.

Honda CB Hornet 160R, replacement of the CB Trigger, gets a fully digital instrument console, front and rear disc brakes, combined with Honda CBS (Combi braking system).

The bookings for the new CB Hornet are already underway for a down payment of Rs 5,000.