In the international automobile market, Honda and TVS both bike manufacturer company is well known name. The Honda two wheelers manages its top rank among the higher bike selling companies in the auto market. Honda and TVS both bikes come in the sports bike series. The Honda offers its new sports bike that's named Honda CB Hornet 160R. Company is added some new graphic design and features for attracting the buyers in the high competition market. The TVS motorcycles increases its Apache series by adding a new variant in 160cc bike that’s named TVS Apache RTR 160 Matte Blue Edition. Now we are going to compare the Honda CB Hornet and TVS Apache RTR 160 Matte Blue edition and choose which one is best bike to buy in these bikes.
Design and Style:
The Headlamp of the Hornet 160R gives it an impressive look. The slightly upward side exhaust gives the bike a sporty look which is complement at the rear and the fuel tank sharp curves, making it more aggressive and the X shaped LED tail lamp looks nice and gives a sporty feel of the motorcycle. The design part of Apache all body covers with matte blue and black color combination for attracting the user. We Know the Apache bike series is well known in the domestic market. The fuel tank is featured with the RTR symbol printed in bold letter which gives nice look and cool feeling to the rider.
Riding and Handling:
The new bike CB Hornet has large space and single seat that provides the comfortable ride during the long distance. When push the start button and you welcome the sweet sound which tells you that this bike is Honda machine in terms of refinement. The Handling position of the rider is good during the drive of the motorcycle and the high ground clearance gives the comfort drive on rugged and highway ride. On the other hand, the TVS Apache’s new variant gives the great fun at high speed and doesn't loose the stability and control at ride time in the commuter series. The 165mm ground clearance protects the bike under body part for damage during riding.
Instrument Panel:The new Hornet gets a digital dash-bod which carries lots of information like as speedometer, tachometer, gear-engaged, fuel level, average speed and more information. The X shape LED taillight which is unique in this range for attracting the user. While the Apache RTR 160 is incorporated digital instrument panel that including a host of details as digital speedometer, fuel gauge, trip-meter and odometer. It also features analogue tachometer. The panel also defines the low fuel and oil in the motorcycle.
Engine And Power:The Honda CB Hornet is powered by 162.7 cc, single-cylinder 4 stroke SI Engine with Honda Eco Technology which generates 15.66 BHP power at 85oo RPM and 14.76 Nm torque at 65oo RPM. The bike gets 5-speed transmission. Whereas the TVS Apache 160 Matt Blue receives the power from a 159.1cc, 4-stroke, single cylinder motor which produces 15.2 BHP maximum power and 13.1 Nm torque at 4000 RPM. The motorcycle transfers power via the 5-speed gearbox to the rear wheels. The both motorcycles use self and kick starter system for user help.
In terms of safety features, both motorcycles are incorporated with high safety features such as brakes, suspension, headlight and taillight. One the best part of the Hornet is an X shaped LED tail-light that gives attention to the followers. The braking duties are managed by the disc brakes at both ends. The CB Hornet bike is loaded with telescopic suspensions at front side and semi-loaded mono suspension at rear that give a dynamic stability power. The Apache 160 is featured with telescopic fork and monotube inverted gas-fill shox(MIG) with spring aid at rear side.
Price, Color And Mileage :
The stander variant of the Honda CB Hornet 160R’s price is RS 79,900 and the CBS trim is priced at 84,400 (both ex-showroom, Delhi). The TVS Apache Matt Blue 160’s price is 72,000 (Ex-showroom Delhi).
CB Hornet is available in 5 shades Neo orange metallic, Pearl amazing white, Sports red, Pearl siren blue and Pearl nightstar black. But the TVS Apache is only single color that is Matt Blue. The mileage of the Hornet is 60KMPL and the Apache RTR gives a decent mileage of 55KMPL.