Myth Buster: There is NO FAIRED Hornet 160

Faired Hornet
Speculative rendering pic by Indianautosblog.

You shall put to rest all speculations and rumours of a faired Hornet for India!

Towards the start of this year, Honda announced four new product launches for the complete financial year. They cleared that two will be scooters and the remaining two will be motorcycles. They are already done with Clio and Grazia as the two scoots for the year as well as the Africa Twin – which leaves us with one motorcycle that remains to be introduced.

Rumours have uprooted various possibilities right from XRE300 to faired Hornet 160 to what not! In this article we only want to focus on the fast selling Honda’s 160cc and to break the myth surrounding it. So, in direct words – there is NO FAIRED Hornet 160 under works! That is right, Honda is not planning any such motorcycle for our market for now.

Many months back, in a word with BikeAdviceMr YS Guleria, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt Ltd (HMSI), had already informed us about it.

We asked – “You do have a faired CBR 150R in the segment but can we expect a faired version (of Hornet) to take on the likes of say the Gixxer SF?”

To which he clearly said – No, we do not have a plan.

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As Honda had cleared, the fourth launch from the stable will have to be an “all-new” product never seen before in India. So, this completely rules out any direct variants of existing motorcycles! A few days back we have broken another myth related to a Honda motorcycle.


So, the next time your close friend talks about the faired Hornet, punch him hard on his face and share this link with him!

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Umm… on secondary thoughts, you can avoid all the violence for a prosperous new year but still spread the word 😉