If we consider the oldest two wheeler manufacturer in the World, we must say the name of Honda. They are oldest and considered as the most reliable motorcycle brand in the World. Yes, it is a Japanese brand two wheeler manufacturer and now in Bangladesh, their demand is increasing everyday. Recently Honda has launched a new sports bike in the market of Bangladesh which is known as Honda CB Hornet 160R. It seems that it has only couple of competitors in the local market but a new rival of the bike is going to approach soon which is TVS Apache RTR 160 4V. The bike RTR 160 4V has launched in India few days ago and hopefully it will release in Bangladesh soon. TVS is an Indian bike manufacturer which is also very reputed and second largest brand in India. Due to the neighbours country, TVS is also very reliable in Bangladesh. Both Honda Hornet and TVS RTR are naked edition sports category bike. So, people would like to know which bike would be a better choice than other. Today we would like to compare them with their full specification details.
# Looks: At first we come to consider the looks. The looks of Honda CB Hornet 160R is considerably better. It has muscular fuel tank which is also sharp. However, we all know that Honda does not produce bike for looking. They have very reliable engine. So, the looks of their new product Hornet is comparatively better than older products of Honda. It has decent looks and user friendly for all aged people. There are sporty handlebar but engine is naked which seems not good. The rear tyre is much wide which makes the looks attractive. It has single plate seat with stylish sharee guard attached. Overall the looks is good but if we compare it with RTR 160 4V, the looks of RTR is much more sharper than Honda. RTR 4V has come with fully attractive new looks than the current version of RTR 160. It has Sharp fuel tank with very eye catchy headlamp. The seat is single plate but rest features are fully updated. There is engine guard and rear mudguard added. The handlebar is also very sporty. Besides, it has come with all new shades. Considering the looks, we can keep RTR 160 4V ahead of Hornet.
# Engine Performance: Due to Japanese brand, the engine of Honda is much more reliable than Indian brand product. It has four stroke, air cooled and SI engine which consists of 15.04 Bhp max power and 14.76 Nm max torque. There is only self starting system added with wet multi plate clutch and five speed gearbox. On the other hand, RTR 160 4V has 159.7 cc engine which consists of four stroke and one cylinder added. There are both electric and kick starting system added into the bike. The engine of the bike can create 16.28 Bhp max power in 8000 rpm and max torque is 14.8 Nm. Besides, the engine is BS4 approved. If we consider the reliability, Honda is much more reliable but it does not mean that RTR has low quality engine. RTR is very reliable product with much max power and torque than Honda Hornet.
# Suspension & Brake: Suspension and brake are the two most important parts of a bike. So, let’s see that which bike possesses most reliable suspension and braking system. At first we check Honda CB Hornet 160R. The bike of Honda has front telescopic suspension and rear monoshock is added. Both are very sporty type suspensions. Besides, the bike of Honda has front and rear both hydraulic disc brake where front disc is 276 mm with triple nissin caliper and rear brake is 220 mm disc with single pot nissin caliper. Due to dual hydraulic disc brake, the bike’s controlling would be good. However, Apache RTR 160 4V has front telescopic forks suspension and rear monoshock suspension added. Besides, it has front 270 mm disc brake and rear drum brake added. Most importantly the bike has three different braking versions are available. In the rest two versions, it has also rear disc brake available. So, the people who would love to ride dual disc can buy the version specially.
# Comfort & Control: Honda CB Hornet 160R and TVS Apache RTR 160 4V both are naked edition sports category bikes. But one thing is common about the two top rated bikes. That is both have single plate seat and so, female pillion can comfortably ride on the bike. Besides, the rear is of the bikes are not much higher. Besides, both bikes has rear monoshock suspension installed and so, it ensures proper comfort to the riders and pillion. The bikes have dual hydraulic disc brakes system and so, there would be no question about controlling though the older version of RTR has a little braking problem but hopefully in upcoming version, company has fixed the issue.
# Fuel Consumption: Mileage is one of the most important fact of bikes. Honda CB Hornet 160R would reportedly provide more than 45 km average mileage but the actual fact is yet the bike’s mileage would not go that higher. But the average mileage is around 40 km according to the users. On the other side, RTR used to provide very handsome mileage. The upcoming version would provide more than 50 km average mileage reportedly but hopefully it would not less than 45 km.
# Top Speed: Considering the top speed, Apache RTR 160 4V would be much better than Honda CB Hornet 160R. The bike of Honda is proving almost 115 kmph top speed reportedly or some higher than that. BUt RTR 160 4V would provide more than 140 kmph top speed according to the company. The acceleration if the bike would be amazing considering the previous version. RTR means Racing Throttle Response. So, it would not disappoint the riders.
# Price: Since the beginning of releasing Honda CB Hornet 160R in Bangladesh, company has kept the price range according to the expectation. The current price of the bike is BDT 1,99,900. On the other side, RTR 160 4V yet to launch in Bangladesh but hopefully it’s price also would be as expected. If the price would around BDT 2,00,000, the bike would be one of the best bike in the segment.
According to the above listed statistics and discussion, you can find the best bike between Honda CB Hornet 160R and TVS Apache RTR 160 4V. It needs to mention that both bikes would be heavy demanded in market. As the naked sports lover would go for the latest version of RTR for sure and decent bike lovers would go for Honda it seems.