Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI) has introduced the 2023 Hornet 2.0, a motorcycle compliant with OBD2 standards. This version of the Hornet 2.0 embodies Honda‘s racing DNA translated into an exhilarating street riding experience. Priced at Rs. 1,39,000/- (ex-showroom, Delhi), the Hornet 2.0 OBD2 brings the thrill of riding to the forefront.

Unveiling Honda’s latest creation, Mr. Tsutsumu Otani, Managing Director, President & CEO of Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India, expressed, “Aligned with governmental regulations, HMSI has been diligently enhancing its product lineup to adhere to the latest standards. Today signifies a significant achievement as we introduce the 2023 Hornet 2.0, now OBD2 compliant. Since its initial launch in 2020, the Hornet 2.0 has garnered remarkable enthusiasm, and we are confident in its continued market success.”

Reflecting on the unveiling of the 2023 Hornet 2.0, Mr. Yogesh Mathur, Director of Sales and Marketing at Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India, shared, “We take great pleasure in presenting the new Hornet 2.0. Inspired by the aspirations of modern riders and their love for motorcycling, it embodies Honda’s racing legacy transformed into the sheer excitement of street riding. With advanced features and an electrifying performance, the new Hornet 2.0 street fighter beckons young motorcycle enthusiasts who yearn to challenge convention.”

2023 Hornet 2.0 launched with Slipper clutch in Matte Marvel Blue Metallic
2023 Hornet 2.0 launched with Slipper clutch in Matte Marvel Blue Metallic

Hornet 2.0 Design

The fresh 2023 Hornet 2.0 boasts a dynamic design accompanied by contemporary graphics. Its forward-inclined aerodynamic style and robust fuel tank eloquently display authority and a muscular road presence.

The design is elevated by a comprehensive all-LED lighting system, encompassing LED headlamps, LED indicators, and a distinct X-shaped LED tail lamp, contributing not only to enhanced visibility but also improved reliability. The sporty split seat and the tank-located ignition add to its street fighter persona while offering added rider convenience.

The premium and sporty essence of the Hornet 2.0 is further emphasized by the compact muffler and the ten-spoke alloy wheel design. The aluminum-finished foot pegs contribute to the overall stylish quotient.

Hornet 2.0 Technological Features

At the core of the 2023 Hornet 2.0 lies a potent 184.40cc, 4-stroke, single-cylinder BSVI OBD2 compliant PGM-FI engine, now even more eco-friendly. The OBD2 Hornet 2.0 employs multiple sensors and monitors key components impacting emission performance. Upon detecting any irregularities, it promptly illuminates a warning signal on the vehicle’s instrument panel.

Staying true to the trust that customers place in Honda’s innovative features, the updated 2023 Hornet 2.0 showcases a new assist and slipper clutch, facilitating smoother upshifts and managing rear wheel lock-ups during aggressive downshifting, ultimately enhancing rider safety.

The Hornet 2.0 is equipped with Golden Up-side Down (USD) front forks, a pioneering feature in the sub-200cc motorcycle category. This amalgamation of advanced technology and superior aesthetics enhances the bike’s handling capabilities, adding to its allure as an International Street Fighter.

The sophisticated Fully Digital liquid crystal instrument panel presents crucial information such as Speedometer, Odometer, Tachometer, Battery Voltmeter, Twin Trip Meters, Gear Position Indicator, Service Due Indicator, and Clock. It offers customizable brightness levels for optimal visibility during day and night.

To ensure a heightened sense of control while navigating the roads, the new Hornet 2.0 is furnished with Dual, Petal Disc Brakes accompanied by single-channel ABS. The mono-shock rear suspension aids in maintaining optimal center of gravity, thus ensuring exceptional stability during cornering and an outstanding riding experience.

Featuring an ergonomic riding posture, it achieves a harmonious balance between high-performance capabilities and comfortable riding. The Hornet 2.0’s wider tubeless tires (110mm front and 140mm rear) instill rider confidence. Additional rider-friendly attributes include an engine-stop switch, hazard lights, side stand indicator, and a sealed chain.

Hornet 2.0 Performance

The 2023 Hornet 2.0 delivers thrilling performance not only in urban traffic but also transforms highway rides into exhilarating journeys. The new 184.40cc, 4-stroke, single-cylinder BSVI OBD2 compliant PGM-FI engine generates an impressive 12.70 kW of power and 15.9 Nm of peak torque.

Tailored to offer an enthralling experience alongside exceptional fuel efficiency, the Hornet 2.0 ensures robust acceleration and swift responsiveness across various riding conditions, thanks to the optimized intake and exhaust components. Its aerodynamic design contributes to smooth handling and heightened stability at higher speeds.

Hornet 2.0 Value Proposition

The new 2023 Hornet 2.0 OBD2 is attractively priced at Rs. 1,39,000 (ex-showroom, Delhi). Additionally, HMSI offers a special 10-year warranty package (comprising a standard 3-year warranty plus an optional 7-year extension) for this motorcycle.

VariantHornet 2.0 OBD2 Double Disc
Price (ex-showroom, Delhi)Rs. 1,39,000
Colour OptionsPearl Igneous Black, Matte Sangria Red Metallic, Matte Marvel Blue Metallic and Matte Axis Grey Metallic


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