Honda has recently launched the Hornet 2.0. This has a new revised platform and Honda has plans to use this for other new projects. With the Adventure segment growing so rapidly in India there is a possibility of a Honda Hornet Adventure to make it in the Upcoming Honda Products.
Honda Hornet Adventure Specs
According to Honda, they will be using the same new revised platform which is seen on the Honda Hornet for the Adventure bike. For now, we will call it the Honda Hornet Adventure bike. This Honda Hornet Adventure is expected to come with a 200 or 160cc engine. Currently in the adventure segment starts from the Hero Xpulse at 200cc and goes right up to the 390cc with the KTM 390 Adventure.
If Honda gives this adventure bike a smaller engine it would be only for one reason which is to keep the price low. Also being an adventure bike it will require power and a smaller engine might not be a great choice. We expect a bigger engine or at least the same engine as on the Honda Hornet 2.0.
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Honda Hornet Engine
The new engine on the Honda Hornet 2.0 is a 184 cc engine which makes about 17 bhp and 16 Nm of torque. It is an air-cooled motor which does not rev very high. The engine has a low-end punch but in order to maintain quality and long life, it does not rev very high.
If this engine has to go on the adventure bike then it will have to undergo some tweaking. There are bikes in Honda’s international lineup which are adventure-focused and have the power to go mile-munching. The CRF 250L and CRF 250 Rally are very capable bikes in Honda’s international portfolio.
The styling of the bike might be taking from the CRF 250. It is a bike that has a Dakar rally styling. It also somewhat reminds of the Honda Africa twin which is the pinnacle of adventure bikes from Honda.
Bringing the CRF 250 in any of its variants is not under consideration for India. Those bikes are very advance and scream anything else other than value for money. To make them suitable for India Honda will have to manufacture them in India which is not the plan right now.
If the Honda Hornet Adventure bike comes with a 200cc engine then we could expect a price tag under Rs 2 lakh. This will vary depending upon the features that will be offered and the cycle parts. As of now, Honda has not announced anything about the motorcycle and we will have to wait till we get a confirmation from the company. The upcoming launches include a Royal Enfield’s answer to Honda’s new CB350 – Know more – RE Meteor 350 Launch Date Announced