Marc Marquez’s RC 213V motorcycle inspired the graphics in this limited edition, including the orange painted wheels, giving the model a very sporty ‘vibe’.
The Hornet 2.0 is a ‘street’ bike but with ‘naked’ features, with a new 184cc engine, inverted front suspension and Full-LED lighting.
It brings a very aggressive design, with muscular lines and well-defined angles, considered by the brand as a ‘street-fighter’. The fuel tank is tall and sporty, with huge side fairings, which make it look like a bigger motorcycle.
The “charm” of the Hornet 2.0 is the inverted front suspension in golden color which, in addition to improving handling, conveys the feeling of a ‘premium’ product.
Despite having a more sporty and aggressive design, Honda says that the riding position is “stress free”, that is, it is comfortable and ideal for both the street and the road.
In addition, the new bike also has a sporty seat with two levels, low and wide handlebars for a more sporty grip, rear mono shock suspension, brake disc on both wheels, single channel ABS brake at the front, fully digital panel with 5 adjustment levels brightness and Full-LED lighting (headlights, flashlights and turn signals).
The wheels are 17″ aluminum alloy, fitted with tires measuring: 110/70-17 at the front and 140/70-17 at the rear.
New 184cc engine
With a powerful Bharat Stage VI compliant higher capacity and advanced 184cc PGM-FI HET (Honda Eco Technology) engine, Hornet 2.0 comes with 6 new patent applications.
It features a new 184.4 cm³ air-cooled single cylinder engine, capable of generating up to 12.7 kW (17 HP) of maximum power at 8,500 rpm and 1.62 kgfm (16 Nm) of torque at 6,000 rpm.
The gearbox is 5-speed and the fuel tank capacity is 12 liters. In addition, the ignition key is located in the tank, a feature usually found on bigger bikes.
Anyway, in India, the Hornet 2.0 Repsol Honda Edition is sold for INR 1,28,351 (ex-showroom, Gurgaon, Haryana), or approximately US$ 1,723.
There is no information on whether this model will be sold in other markets.