‘Fly Against the Wind’ Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India launches 2023 Hornet 2.0

Bold International Styling

  •  Muscular design with striking new graphics and bulky tank exhibits an aura of dominance
  •  LED headlamp, LED winkers and X-shaped LED tail lamp for better visibility& reliability
  •  Premium short muffler, alloy wheels & split seat amplify Hornet 2.0’s sporty character

Advanced Technology

  •  Powerful 184.40cc, 4 stroke, single-cylinder BSVI OBD2 compliant PGM-FI engine
  •  New assist and slipper clutch for smoother gear shifts and to enhance rider’s safety
  •  Golden Up-side Down (USD) front fork – a first in the sub-200cc motorcycle segment
  •  Fully Digital instrument panel with advanced information and 5 levels of brightness
  •  Petal disc brakes at the front & rear with a single-channel ABS for augmented protection

Thrilling Performance

  •  New BSVI OBD2 compliant engine with thrilling performance and superior fuel efficiency
  •  Aerodynamic design helps in achieving smooth handling & enhanced high-speed stability

Special value proposition for customers

  •  New 10-year warranty package (3-year standard + 7-year optional)
  •  Attractively priced at Rs. 1,39,000 (ex-showroom, Delhi)

New Delhi, 28 August 2023: Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI) today launched the OBD2 compliant 2023 Hornet 2.0. Formulated to be an International Street Fighter, the updated new Hornet 2.0 OBD2 is a transformation of Honda’s racing DNA into sheer thrill of street riding and has been attractively priced at Rs. 1,39,000 (ex-showroom, Delhi).

Introducing Honda’s latest offering, Mr. Tsutsumu Otani, Managing Director, President & CEO, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India, said, “In line with the government’s regulations, HMSI has been aggressively working on upgrading its product line-up to comply with the latest norms. Today marks a significant milestone as we launch the OBD2 compliant 2023 Hornet 2.0. Since its launch in 2020, the Hornet 2.0 has received tremendous response and we are confident that it will further bolster its position in the market.”

Commenting on the launch of the 2023 Hornet 2.0, Mr. Yogesh Mathur, Director, Sales and Marketing, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India, said,“We are pleased to introduce the new Hornet 2.0. Inspired by the dreams of the new-age customers and their passion for motorcycle riding, it is a transformation of Honda’s racing DNA into sheer thrill of street riding. With advanced features and thrilling performance, the new Hornet 2.0 street fighter is a call out to young motorcycle enthusiasts who want to Fly Against The Wind!


The new 2023 Hornet 2.0 boasts an aggressive design with new cutting-edge graphics. Its forward leaning aerodynamic styling & bulky fuel tank are true expression of dominance and muscular road presence.

Styling is enhanced by an all-LED lighting system (LED headlamp, LED winkers & X-Shaped LED tail lamp) which further improves the reliability along with better visibility. The sporty split seat and key on tank placement amplifies its street fighter character while adding more convenience to the rider.

The Hornet 2.0’s premium &sporty character is further accentuated with the short muffler and ten-spoke alloy wheel design while the aluminum finished foot pegs add to the overall style quotient.


At the heart of the new 2023 Hornet 2.0 lies a powerful 184.40cc, 4 stroke, single-cylinder BSVI OBD2 compliant PGM-FI engine. It is more environment friendly than before. The OBD2 Hornet 2.0 uses multiple sensors and monitors components that can affect emission performance. If any malfunction is detected, it even illuminates a warning light on the vehicle’s instrument panel.

Standing true to the trust reposed by customers in brand Honda’s innovative features, the updated 2023 Hornet 2.0 sports a new assist and slipper clutch which eases upshifts & manages rear wheel lock-up on hard down shifts while deceleration, thereby enhancing the rider’s safety.

The Hornet 2.0 gets Golden Up-side Down (USD) front fork – a first in the sub-200cc motorcycle segment. It is an ultimate combination of advanced technology & superior appeal and enhances the handling capacity of this International Street Fighter.

The advanced Fully Digital liquid crystal instrument panel displays information like Speedometer, Odometer, Tachometer, Battery Voltmeter, Twin Trip Meters, Gear Position Indicator, Service Due Indicator and a Clock. It also comes with customizable brightness (can be adjusted manually up to 5 levels as per convenience) for better visibility at day/night.

To ensure utmost sense of control while taking on the streets, the new Hornet 2.0 is equipped with Dual, Petal Disc Brakes with a single-channel ABS. The mono shock rear suspension helps in maintaining the center of gravity, thus providing supreme stability while cornering and an excellent riding experience.

With a stress-free riding posture, it offers a perfect balance betweenhigh performance and comfortable riding experience. The Hornet 2.0’s wider tubeless tyres (110mm front and 140mm rear) boosts rider confidence while the engine-stop switch, hazard lights, side stand indicator and sealed chain enhance the convenience factor.


The 2023 Hornet 2.0 boasts thrilling performance not just in the urban traffic but even makes the highway rides an exciting experience. Its new 184.40cc, 4 stroke, single-cylinder BSVI OBD2 compliant PGM-FI engine churns out 12.70 kW of power and 15.9 Nm of peak torque.

Specially curated to give a fascinating experience along with superior fuel efficiency, the Hornet 2.0 offers strong acceleration and quick response in all riding conditions through optimization of intake and exhaust components. Its aerodynamic design helps in achieving smooth handling & enhanced high-speed stability.


The new 2023 Hornet 2.0 OBD2 has been attractively priced at Rs. 1,39,000 (ex-showroom, Delhi). HMSI is also offering a special 10-year warranty package (3-year standard + 7-year optional) on the motorcycle.

Variants Hornet 2.0 OBD2 Double Disc
(ex-showroom, Delhi)
Rs. 1,39,000
Color options Pearl Igneous Black, Matte Sangria Red Metallic, Matte Marvel Blue Metallic and Matte Axis Grey Metallic

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