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    Default Re: Honda hornet 160r

    Quote Originally Posted by jbm_guy View Post
    Yeah, refinements are always high with Honda, as we all expected. Hornet did live up to that. Since riding below 4-5K rpm will not show the full potential. Plus the bike has gears taller, so post 6K you should feel the surge. But watch out, you are in run-in period. Please follow as per the Hornet manual.
    Refinement are better with Honda but not vibe-free experience like Gixxer. This Hornet bike sure has taller gearing, my Unicorn 160 does 50-52 kph @ 4k rpm.
    Last edited by ashislakra1989; 12-26-2015 at 12:29 AM.

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    Default re: Honda CB Hornet 160R Owners Experiences

    Hey ... Where did you buy the bike ... I am looking for a test drive since long . please let me know the name of the showroom and the location . thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by amithskumar View Post
    Hey where did you buy the bike from in Hyderabad ??? I need a test ride of the bike , Please let me know the name and location of the showroom.
    Aadi Honda ,malaklet.beside gunj.
    I don't know whether they are giving testrides or not,I bought my bike without a single test ride.
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    Initial views ,
    Please pardon my writing skills
    Review:
    Overview,I am a student pursuing engineering from MJ college of engg. Currently in 2 semester of 2 year. I had been contemplating to buy a two wheeler for almost 3 months now. First I thought to buy a second hand bike but my father was against it and asked me to select a bike. My preference was a 150cc bike with decent handling and performance ,keeping this in mind I short listed the following bikes
    1.fz v1
    2.gixxer
    3.Apache rtr 160
    4.fz v2
    Selection process:
    Fz v1 :first in line was Yamaha dealer. It was not a pleasant experience,test ride was not offered and they did not followup after that.also the fz was quite old with mediocre performance and below average mileage. Thus it was not selected.
    Gixxer:Suzuki dealership is just beside yamaha and I visited it.people there were courteous and I was also offered a test ride. I was blown over by its performance and looks.this was my bike I thought but my father was against it due to small and high pillion Seat .thus with a heavy heart I knocked it off my list.
    Fz v2:looks were quite good but price to power ratio was not Inviting enough.this bike was almost finalised by my father due to time wasted by me.I was like one day this is final the other day no gixxer is final.
    Apache: it was knocked off due to small size and me being pretty heavy at 100kg and 5'11".
    Then came the news of hornet 160r being launched on 10 December. It looked awesome and also has a large saddle ,engine from unicorn was also pretty smooth.thus this bike was finalised
    Buying experience: Honda dealership was quite good but crowded.I was attended after a couple of minutes and the person did not even know of such bike. He then enquired with manager and booking was done, assured of delivery within 10 days. After that due to exams delivery was delayed and finally I got my bike on 23rd December.
    Actual review part.
    Performance: from my limited experience of 100kms performance is quite good and it is opening up with distance. Engine sounds pretty good but not a
    competition to gixxer's bassy and throaty exhaust.gear box is good and gears slot in with a distinct click.
    Fit and finish :fit and finish is class leading in my opinion for most of the parts with exception of switchgear and chassis welds .
    Looks : it is a head Turner and looks like a proper naked bike when compared to gixxer which has sporty looks.it is quite big and looks a size larger than gixxer which is quite good for my heavy body.the standout component is the taillight.it glows bright and is a led unit.
    These are the few cons from my limited experience.
    Switchgear does not befit this bike.
    Headlamp is Ac.
    Bike is a little heavy at 140kgs.


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    Hi friends I have observed rust on some welds , I don't know whether is it common or quality problem.will Honda repair it or replace the parts.

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    Ahh the perks of being the first adapters of any motorcycle.
    I'm not sure how you managed to grab hold of a Hornet so fast when dealerships havent even received their showroom bikes yet.
    Are you sure it was an authentic customer bike and not the media test/demo bike?
    Did it have any abnormal odo readings when you took delivery?

    Also, where is the rust spot? Post some pics, with a better quality camera so we can see.
    It may just be dust or surface rust which can be cleaned and then sprayed with rust protection like ACF-50. The dealership will do it for you. But its strange that a new motorcycle can show signs of rust this early, unless the dealer sold you something fishy.
    Do post pics nonetheless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nithesh View Post
    Ahh the perks of being the first adapters of any motorcycle.
    I'm not sure how you managed to grab hold of a Hornet so fast when dealerships havent even received their showroom bikes yet.
    Are you sure it was an authentic customer bike and not the media test/demo bike?
    Did it have any abnormal odo readings when you took delivery?

    Also, where is the rust spot? Post some pics, with a better quality camera so we can see.
    It may just be dust or surface rust which can be cleaned and then sprayed with rust protection like ACF-50. The dealership will do it for you. But its strange that a new motorcycle can show signs of rust this early, unless the dealer sold you something fishy.
    Do post pics nonetheless.
    It had 1 km on odo and the bike was shipped to dealership day before delivery I am not able to post pics even after compressing them. I am sure it is not a demo bike because they have a separate demo bike in red colour.also rust is in the form of narrow lines along the welds.the dealership has almost 5 to 6 bikes at their dealership.
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    Take it to the dealership and point it out to them. If its surface rust they will spray acf-50 on it but if it is serious case of rusting it calls for a replacement. The sooner you get the bike back to the dealership, the better your chances of it being fixed.

    I still cannot make out anything in the pic. Take pics in the daytime and with a digicam so its not so blurry. OR try uploading to 3rd party image hosting sites like photobucket and paste the image code here.
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    Awesome from Honda.. Definitely looks better than gixxer or fz
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    Any updates?

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