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Yamaha FZs FI V3 vs Honda CB Hornet 160

Yamaha FZs FI V3 Vs Honda CB Hornet Deluxe

In 150cc and 160cc segment FZs FI V3 and CB Hornet 160 are the respectively popular bikes from the Japanese brand Yamaha and Honda. Both bikes engine performance and features are just amazing. Though they are the different segment’s bike but they do have some similarities. The most common between them is they both equipped with a single-channel ABS braking system. Right now in Bangladesh, there is a huge demand for ABS featured bikes.

Yamaha FZs FI V3 was launched in the middle of the last year. But the Honda CB Hornet 160 was launched in 2018. But the ABS version of this bike was launched in January 2020. So let’s find out the similarities and differences between these two bikes.

Yamaha FZs FI V3 Vs Honda CB Hornet Deluxe

Category

FZS FI V3

CB Hornet Deluxe

Engine

Single Cylinder, 4-Stroke, 2-Valve, SOHC Air Cooled, 4 Stroke, SI Engine

Displacement

149 cc 162.71 cc

Max Power

13.2 PS @ 8000 rpm 14.9 bhp @ 8500 rpm

Max Torque

12.8 Nm @ 6000 rpm 14.5 Nm @ 6500 rpm

Fuel System

Fuel Injection Carburetor

Bore x Stroke

57.3 mm x 57.9 mm 57.3 x 63.09 mm

Cooling System

Air Cooled Air Cooled

Top Speed

117 km/h 122 kmph

Compression Ratio

9:5:1 10:01

Valve System

2-Valve 2-Valve

Fuel Tank Capacity

12.8 L 12 liters

Mileage

45 Kmpl 42 kmpl

Kerb Weight

137 Kg 140 kg

Length x Width x  Height

2073 mm x 770 mm x 1030 mm 2041 mm x 783 mm x 1067 mm

Wheelbase

1330 mm 1346 mm

Ground Clearance

160 mm

Seat height

790 mm 790 mm

No. of Gear

5 5

Clutch

Wet Multi-plate Wet Multi-plate

Front Suspension

Telescopic Fork Telescopic

Rear Suspension

Swing-arm (Monocross) Mono-shock

Front Brake

Disc 276mm Disc with  Nissin caliper

Rear Brake

Disc 220mm Disc with Nissin caliper

ABS/CBS

Single-channel ABS Single-channel ABS

Headlamp

12V 35/35W (LED) LED

Front Tyre

100/80-17 100/80-17

Rear Tyre

140/60-17 140/70-17

Price

240,500/- 292,100/-

More Details

Yamaha FZs FI V3 Honda CB Hornet Deluxe

Design & Build Quality

Both bikes get a bulkier fuel tank design which gives these bikes a muscular and aggressive look. From the exhaust to the front fender, both bikes look amazing. But FZs’s headlamp unit is a little bit more eye-catchy than CB Hornet. There is no glossy version of these two bikes. In the term of build quality, we see some complaints about Hornet, but Fzs V3’s build quality looks solid.

CB Hornet vs FZs V3 headlight

Engine Performance

As we can see, CB Hornet is a higher segment bike than FZs V3 and the engine displacement is also higher. The new version of CB Hornet is BSXI approved, for that the engine can produce slightly lower power than the previous version. This new version can churn out 14.9 bhp maximum power at 8500 rpm and 14.5 Nm of torque at 6500 rpm. Where Yamaha is famous for its engine quality. We can hardly found any complaint about Yamaha’s engine. Though FZS V3 can produce only 13.2 PS maximum power at 8000 rpm but its power delivery is very smooth and steady.

FZS FI V3 engine
CB Hornet 160 Engine

Suspension and Tyre

Both bikes get the same Telescopic Fork suspension in the front wheel and Mono-shock swingarm suspension in the rear wheel. During the test ride, we found CB Hornets rear mono-shock suspension slightly hard. It didn’t provide the proper support you need during a ride. But FZs V3’s suspension gave us the proper feedback. FZs V3 and CB Hornet both get 140 section rear tyres and the rim diameter of 17 inches.

Braking and Comfort

In this category, both bikes perform really well. Both bikes equipped with a single-channel ABS braking system. FZs V3 gets Bybre caliper in the front disc brake and CB Hornet gets Nissin in the front disc. According to the bike expert, the Bybre caliper performs a little bit better than Nissin caliper. Both bike’s seating and the riding position is ergonomic and equipped with a single stair seat. Both handlebars are up-raised and easy to control. You won’t feel any pain or uncomfortable even in a city ride.

CB Hornet Braking Vs FZs FI V3 braking

Mileage and Price

Yamaha FZs FI V3 gets an EFI engine where Honda CB Hornet still remains with Carburator fuel supply. Due to the EFI engine, FZs V3 can deliver average 45 km/l average mileage and for the Carburator engine, CB Hornet can 42 km/l which is a little bit lower than FZs V3. The current market price of FZs FI V3 is 240,500 BDT and CB Hornet’s 192,100 BDT.

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