Honda Hornet modified review | Smoothest Hornet ever
We all love modified bikes, especially for touring and some for style. Here I have best modified Honda Hornet 160r for the review. Let’s move on.
Being a biker, tourer and traveler I will be definitely one among certain groups. Just like that I’m a part of X-Riders group in Bengaluru which is a club of Honda Hornet 160r. Once in 2 months rides will be planned to make group members get together and know each other. Well those rides are always a good memories. Meanwhile I was noticing the modified hornets in the group.
As a tourer I was looking for the bike which was modified for better comfort and better speed. In that I got Vinayaka’s bike. He dedicatedly modified his bike with complete passion towards it. I guess directly jumping into the modification would be better.
Highlight of modification
- Windshield: Buy here
- KTM knuckle guard
- KTM Mirrors
- DRL: Buy here
- Crash Guard Rope (Which is observing vibrations): Buy here
- Cushion Seat for better comfort
- LED Head lamp – Good for highway: Buy here
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Windshield is the primary object for touring which protects from windblast and makes the bike aerodynamic. In this bike KTM Windshield has been installed. It is doing the perfect job here. Cut through air and makes rider to push further 100km/h very easily and comfortably. Duck down makes achieving top speed easily.
2. KTM Knuckle guard
Knuckle guards are always a good option for highway riders. Even if u have a good gloves sometimes hard object will definitely hurt your hand. Here knuckle guard is not just protecting but also increasing the ride quality. After installing the knuckle guard even handle bar become smooth. Fixing to this bike was little trouble because we need to do some welding work at the bar end to adjust the screws. Checkout my channel I will show how to fix it.
You have to buy the Knuckle guard from KTM Service Center.
3. KTM mirrors
I did not feel much difference with the stock mirrors but look wise it is better.
You have to buy the mirrors from KTM Service Center.
Daytime Running Lamp is also a good option for highway riders, which keeps glowing at day time to make proper visibility for opposite vehicles. So that accidents can be avoided. From styling perspective it looks really great. Vinakaya has worked a lot for it.
5. Crash Guard Rope
It is used to prevent scratches and dents on the crash guards and also to make bike look butch and make the motorcycle look more rugged. Frankly speaking, here it is reducing the vibrations as well. In the other way I mean it is observing the vibrations.
6. Cushion seat
Stock seat was always a painful and it was hard for long rides. Vinakaya has added more cushion to it which feels like sofa now and more comfortable.
Any seat modification shop will help you for adding cushion.
7. LED head Lamp
Honda hornet 160r stock headlight is really poor. So he has installed LED headlight which is helping a lot on night rides now. Checkout the product here.