Powering the SP160 is the same engine that is doing duty on the X-Blade but it is not BS6 Stage 2 compliant. The 162.71 cc, single-cylinder engine gets fuel injection and produces 13.27 bhp at 7,500 rpm and a peak torque output of 14.58 Nm at 5,500 rpm. It is mated to a 5-speed gearbox.
Honda is using a diamond-type frame for the SP160 which is suspended by telescopic forks in the front and a monoshock at the rear. Braking duties on the motorcycle are done by a 276 mm disc in the front and a 220 mm disc or a 130 mm drum at the rear, depending on the variant. Fortunately, Honda is offering single-channel ABS as standard.
In terms of features, the Honda SP160 comes with a LED headlamp, alloy wheels, hazard lights and a digital instrument cluster that shows a plethora of information such as average fuel efficiency, litres of fuel consumed, side stand indicator, tachometer, fuel gauge, speedometer, tripmeters, odometer, battery voltage etc.
Watch: 2023 Honda SP160: First Look
The design of the SP160 does have a few hints of the SP125 in terms of design language. However, it does more aggressive and muscular because of its design. There is an aggressive cowl around the LED headlamp, a muscular fuel tank with tank shrouds and a long single-piece seat. So, the SP160 is more of a commuter motorcycle but gets a hint of sportiness to it.
First Published Date: 08 Aug 2023, 12:36 PM IST