Honda CB Unicorn 160 launched in India at Rs. 69,350

Honda CB Unicorn 160 cc launch  Mr. Keita Muramatsu, President & CEO, HMSI & Mr. Y.S. Guleria, VP, Sales & Marketing, HMSI

Mr. Keita Muramatsu, President & CEO, HMSI, Mr. Y.S. Guleria, VP, Sales & Marketing, HMSI at the launch of the Honda CB Unicorn 160.

The end of the year is always an exciting time as companies showcase the new vehicles to be launched in the next year. Honda motorcycle and scooter India (HMSI) has launched the new CB unicorn 160 at a price of 69,350(ex-showroom, New Delhi).The new bike will replace the CB Trigger, as it is more competitively priced and has a more powerful engine.

Design: Based on the CX-01 concept showcased at the auto expo, the CB Unicorn follows typical Honda styling. Clearly seen from the pictures unveiled, the fuel tank is sharp and has been graced by fenders on both sides. Being a basic commuter bike, the sides have remained unchanged. The rear gets a new LED tail light.

The digital instrument cluster from the CB trigger looks futuristic. There is no kill engine switch, which is a standard on almost all bikes. The Honda CB Unicorn 160 has plastic trims to go along with the metallic paint.

Engine: The Honda CB Unicorn 160 comes with a 163cc, single cylinder air cooled engine that punches out 14.5 bhp @8000 rpm and a torque of 14.61 Nm @ 6000rpm. It has a standard 5-speed transmission. This is the same 149 cc bike which gets added displacement.

Honda claims better acceleration and a top speed of 106km/hr.

Technical Details: The suspension system on the Unicorn is similar to that on the CB trigger, telescopic forks in the front and mono-shock set up at the rear. 240-mm disc brakes to stop the front while the rear has a drum brake set up. The front tyres are 80/100 while the rear wheels are 110/80 wrapped on 17-inch alloys. The bike weighs about 135 kgs.

Fuel Efficiency: The CB unicorn comes with Honda`s eco technology which claims to give a FE of about 62 kmpl.

Competition: With a lot of bikes releasing next year, the Honda CB unicorn will compete with the likes of the Apache RTR 160, Suzuki Gixxer and Yamaha FZ F1 2.0.

The bike will be available in two variants namely – Unicorn 160 standard priced at Rs. 69,350 and Unicorn 160 CBS tagged at Rs. 74,414. The Honda CB Unicorn 160 will be available in 4 colours (white, black, grey and red). Bookings have already started.

Honda Unicorn 160

Honda claims better acceleration and a top speed of 106km/hr.