Honda Motors India discontinues CB Unicorn 150
In a market where there is stiff competition, the Honda Unicorn left a mark. The bike was introduced 10 years ago, and is still the preferred choice of the consumers. Sadly though Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI) had to withdraw it from its portfolio. The bike`s higher capacity engine (160cc) variant was released last year.
The CB Unicorn 150 was introduced in the Indian two-wheeler market in 2005. What made it famous was its comfortable ride and reliable engine. The bike had one of the most comfortable rides, and was a consumers delight. The peppy 150 cc engine was extremely reliable, and packed a punch strong enough to keep city commuters happy.
Of late the 150cc engine 2-wheeler market has become extremely competitive. Honda itself has three bikes in this segment (the CB trigger, CB unicorn and the CB unicorn 160), hence the 150 cc power plant has been retired. This would help Honda Motors India save production costs. More 160cc engines can be manufactured, and this will in turn help push sales.
The 160cc Unicorn has been on sale since October 2014. Some of the dealers still have left over stock of the 150, and are giving away tempting discounts to clear the stock. This is only region specific though, and if you are planning on getting a commuter bike, look no further.
The era of the 150cc Unicorn comes to and end 10 years after its launch. It’ll be a while before a 2-wheeler could revolutionize the market like that again.
Watch this space for updates!