Hi! I’m Jishan Rahman. Today I will share my feelings and opinions about my Honda CB Hornet 160R bike. I am currently riding my bike 15,000+ kilometers.
I am currently a student of Computer Science and Engineering at the Bangladesh Institute of Science and Technology. The village home is Gopalganj. At present, I live in Kuril, Dhaka.
The kind of love and passion that works in bike riding, can’t be explained. Only bikers can understand this well. There doesn’t seem to be an alternative to bikes when enjoying the road and ride comfortably.
When I went to see the CB Hornet 160R bike 1 year and 9 months ago, it was a perfect combination. Going to the launch program of the bike was a good experience.
It can be said that it looks like love at first sight. And when the price of the bike is affordable (at that time it was less than this type of bike) I took the decision to buy the bike without thinking a second time.
I felt that the bike was pretty good after a test ride. Then when I went to get the bike, I contacted many showrooms in Dhaka but could not get the bike because I did not pre-book. Finally, I can take the bike of my choice from Masminu Motors without pre-booking.
The Honda CB Hornet 160R was priced at 1,99,800 Tk (though much lower now). Although I have ridden several bikes, this was my first bike. So the feeling of going to buy was awesome and one of the best moments of my life.
When I first sat on the bike to ride the bike I couldn’t believe it was mine. It looked like a dream. My Father and friends were looking at me and taking pictures. I was so surprised that I couldn’t even start the bike.
It used to take a few hours to get on the bus from my home to varsity. But now I can easily ride a bike and save time. Riding a bike inside a traffic jam, everyone knows how to get from anything very easily. At present, the only means of overcoming the time shortage in Dhaka City is the bike.
Speaking of the bike, first of all, its design is amazing. Then the rear lights are much more beautiful and unique than any other bike I have ever seen in Bangladesh. The bike has a great combination of brakes with wide wheels. I was able to ride on broken roads with no problem.
Mileage is quite satisfactory which is quite convenient for students like me. Even if you ride for a few hours in a busy city like Dhaka, there are not many problems. In the city, the average mileage is 32-34 km per liter.
I don’t know if I can do a lot of bike maintenance, but I am trying my best. I am doing a regular engine oil change, wash, air filter change, check tire pressure, adjust the chain, and all these.
I use the Honda brand engine oil from the service center on the bike. I use 10w30 grade engine oil. The price of it is 455 Tk.
The Honda CB Hornet 160R has ridden 15,000 km till now. Of these, I am changing only two-wheel brake pads and air filters. I did not set any extra lights, alarms. So far there has been no problem. I didn’t do any modifications.
Since I have never been very interested in getting the highest speed, I have reached 110 kilometers per hour and never tried again. But at 100+, I feel some vibration, sound, and discomfort in the bike. Then the response to the breaking seemed a little less.
Some good aspects of the bike:
- The look of the bike
- Comfort and brakes
- Rear lights
- Turning radius
Some bad aspects of the bike:
- The headlight power is very low
- It takes a lot of time to get up to speed
- I did not expect such build quality from Honda
- The view of the looking glass is low
- The bad sound in the chain
So far I didn’t go to long-distance rides with the bike. But I went on a journey of 130 kilometer. The road was bad but I got very good feedback from the bike. The rider seat and the Pillion seat was very comfortable.
In the end, I can say that the bike was one of the best bikes of that time in a budget, and now it is one of the best, if not the best. However, we are disappointed and surprised by the way the price of the bike has started falling at present.
However, considering the current time, if you think about this budget, the Honda CB Hornet 160R bike will be the best bike for you. All in all, I bought the bike. For once in these 15,000 kilometers, I never thought I had made a wrong decision. Thanks, everyone.
Written by: Jishan Rahman