Honda CB Unicorn 150 makes a comeback at 2016 Auto Expo; priced at Rs. 67,778 ex-Delhi
Lo and behold Honda bows down in front of the Unicorn 150 fans! There were show stealers on display at the Honda stall like the Navi at the 2016 Auto Expo, but the very sight of the CB Unicorn 150 at the pavilion gave potential customers unbeatable solace. Honda’s most celebrated model was surprisingly taken off the shelves in the year 2014 and got replaced by the Unicorn 160, however the demand never went down and Honda started losing its customers. Buyers started switching brands which left Honda with no choice, rather than bringing back its esteemed 150 cc motorcycle. Honda CB Unicorn 150 underwent three face-lifts and has registered a sale of over 13 lakh units since its launch.
Re-launched in its purest form, CB Unicorn 150 has made a comeback the way it made an exit from the market. The 150cc motorbike measures on tape 2095 mm long, 756 mm wide and 1100 mm tall. Having a wheelbase of 1340 mm, the Unicorn 150 comes with a ground clearance of 179 mm, fuel tank capacity of 13 L and kerb weight of 146 kg. No changes have been made to the technical specifications as well and it continues to be powered by the trusted single cylinder 149.1 cc unit delivering power of 13.14 bhp at 8500 rpm and peak torque of 12.84 Nm at 5500 rpm, and is mated to a 5-speed gearbox. Honda was the first bike maker in India to introduce mono suspension with Unicorn 150.
The Japanese bike maker claims that the Unicorn 150 can attain a maximum speed of 101 kmph. Honda CB Unicorn 150 continues to be equipped with a single-piece headlight, analog instrument cluster, 3D Honda logo, long seat and black colored 5-spoke alloy wheels. Available in just black and red color, it has been priced marginally below the Unicorn 160 and is being offered at price tag of Rs. 67,778 (ex-showroom, Delhi). Now that it has made a comeback, it will be interesting to see how well the Honda Unicorn 150 fares in today’s competitive market.