Honda CB Hornet 160R vs TVS Apache RTR 160

Now these days, we are seeing the advance trends of new sports bikes. There are so many sports bikes available between high to low range. But we are confused, which one is the good and how to select the best one? We took the two famous sports bikes such as CB Hornet 160R and Apache RTR 160 and try to compare in the manner of all deep points to disclose the bikes’ features and technologies. As we know TVS Apache RTR 160 is most selling bike in India and CB Hornet 160R is a recently unveiled adventure two wheeler.

TVS Apache RTR 160 has been manufactured by TVS Motor since 2006. RTR stands for the Racing Throttle Response. In India, we see more than one million Apache on the roads including Apache RTR 180. Apache RTR 160 is redesigned to race in four new colors. On the Other hand, Hornet 160R is a newly launched motorbike from Honda two wheeler in CB series. It was ready to sell in 10th December, 2015. R stands for racing. The new motorcycle offers a stylish and aggressive look in the 160cc segment and the first time, the Honda has launched a mobile app facility to the bookings of CB Hornet160R.

Let’s check the report below:


TVS Apache RTR is powered by a159.7cc petrol engine. The company is installed 4 Stroke, Single Cylinder, BS IV engine, which helps to generate a 15.2 power on the road. Apache RTR 160 offers an easily 5-speed gear swift pattern with wet multi-plate clutch.


CB Hornet gets the power from a single-cylinder 4-stroke SI engine Honda Eco Technology with BS-VI engine (mill). This technology helps to make an Eco friendly bike. The power of the new 160R Hornet is 14.5 BHP compare of Apache RTR 160. CB Hornet 160 is available in both self and kick start.


There are so many changes on Apache RTR 160, which are easily noticed. Compare to the previous Apache 160, the company has worked on its cowl and the look for more aggressive. The bike uses new blue-black display, which is replaced instead of the orange color that used in previous bike. Apache RTR 160 gets a single stepped Seat that looks more aggressive. The Apache RTR has best-in-class power to weight ratio.

CB Hornet 160 is designed for the young generation that goes to collage. It is featured with many stylish graphics and new paint scheme, which gives a sporty look. The bike loads with a premium features like a full digital speedometer, 13lt muscular fuel tank and many more. Hornet comes with X shaped LED tail light at rear that gives the clear visibility at the darkness road.

Related: Suzuki Gixxer VS Honda CB Unicorn 160

Break & Suspension

The bike gives a magnificent handling power, which make a bike safe riding makes a safe riding. The Apache RTR 160 comes with 1300mm wheelbase and high ground chases. For the safe ride the company is installed a 270mm Petal Disc at the front and 200 mm Petal Disc or 130 mm Drum brake at the rear. The company is used Mono-tube Inverted Gas-filled Shox (MIG) suspension at rear. It helps to provide a comfortable long rides to the riders.


The Hornet 160R comes with 276mm disc 130 mm drum with CBS option. Combined braking system (CBS) is also known as (LBS) linked braking system. It is featured a linking system front to rear brake of the bike. The company is loaded a Mono-shock suspension at the rear. It helps to improve a quality of ridging at the pit road.

Color & Price

The Hornet 160R is available in five attractive colors. The company decided ex-showroom price of CB Hornet 160R standard at 80,431 and INR 84,931 for CBS variant. On the other end its competitors TVS Apache RTR 160 is priced at INR 74,289. It is available in four colors, which captures your attraction.

Compare to other bikes-

Specification Suzuki Gixxer Sf Hero X-trem Sports Yamaha Fz-S
Engine 154.9 149.2 153
Type 4-Stroke, Single-cylinder, 2-valve, SOHC, BS IV Engine 4-Stroke, Single-cylinder, OHC Engine 4-Stroke, 2-valve, SOHC, BS IV Engine
Power 14.8 BHP @ 8000 RPM 15.6 BHP @ 7000 RPM 14 BHP @ 7500 RPM
Cooling System Air-Cooled Air-Cooled Air-Cooled
Front Suspension Telescopic Fork Telescopic Hydraulic Type Telescopic Fork
Rear Suspension Swing Arm, Mono- cross Rectangular Swing Arm with 5 step Adjustable Gas Reservoir Mono-cross
Brakes Front- Disc Break

Rear- Drum/Disc Break

Front- Disc Break

Rear- Drum/Disc Break

Front- Disc Break

Rear- Drum Break

L x W x H 2050 x 785 x 1085 2100 x 780 x 1080 2075 x 770 x 1090
Mileage in city 50 50 50
Price 83,439 72,625 75,893



About Neha Sharma

SAGMart is an online information portal, where you can find genuine information about any upcoming and new motorcycle or scooter you will be looking for all across the globe. One can easily search the product details, technical specifications and cosmetic details, including their ex-showroom price and current price at one's place. The user could also be able to get through the brief reviews of various existing and newly launched two-wheelers as well and can also search information about the upcoming two-wheelers.

Posted on December 15, 2015, in Motorcycles. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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