The 2015 Honda CB Unicorn is here to offer performance and comfort at a lucrative price tag and is targeted at younger riders between the age group of 25-35 years.
Honda India finally launched its much awaited offering the CB Unicorn 160 in the country, priced at Rs. 69,350/-, while the top-spec CBS equipped variant has been priced at Rs. 74,414/- (all prices ex-showroom, Delhi). The CB Unicorn promises to be more fuel efficient, while also offering best-in-class acceleration and torque delivery. Honda also states the new design on the bike is also more aerodynamic, while the seating position ensures comfort over long distances. Competing in the premium 150cc space, here is all that you need to know about the new Honda CB Unicorn 160.
Honda CB Unicorn 160 Specifications
* Engine: 162.7cc, 4-Stroke, SI
* Power: 14.5 HP @ 8000 RPM
* Torque: 14.6 Nm @ 6000 RPM
* Transmission: 5-speed
* Top Speed: 106 km/hr
* Fuel Efficiency: 62 km/l (Honda Mode)
* Frame: Diamond
* Suspension: Telescopic Forks (Front), Monoshock (Rear)
* Tyres: 80/100/17 (Front), 110/80/17 (Rear) Tubeless
* Brakes: 240 mm Disc (Front), 130 mm Drum (Rear), CBS optional
* Kerb Weight: 135 kgs
Honda CB Unicorn 160 Features –
The major update on the 2015 CB Unicorn 160 comes from the new 163cc 4-stroke, single-cylinder engine. The new motor gets equipped with a spiney sleeve, counter balancer, needle bearings and longer strokes that offer a higher compression ratio and impressive power output without compromising on fuel efficiency. Honda has also incorporated its Honda Eco Technology (HET) on the bike that ensures effective use of fuel for improved mileage figures. The CB Unicorn 160 comes with an all digital instrument console that incorporates the tachometer, speedometer, fuel level, digital clock and odometer very easily.
The design on the other hand takes inspiration from the CX-01 concept and is aerodynamic and reduces wind resistance. The side mounted engine cowl holds the 3D Honda logo, while the black and silver cladding adds a modern appeal to the aesthetics of the bike. The rear also gets new H-shaped LED tail lights, while the look is completed by the sporty exhaust muffler. Honda has added a wider handlebar on the Unicorn 160 that allows for easy manoeuvrability. The top-end trim also gets the Combi-Braking System (CBS) that uses both the front disc and rear drum brakes together to reduce the braking distance by a considerable margin.
The 2015 Honda CB Unicorn 160 will be available to customers from the third week of January next year and will be offered in a total of 4 colours namely sunbeam white, pearl black, imperial red and geny grey. The Japanese manufacturer has positioned the new CB Unicorn 160 as a value for money offering without compromising on performance, features, fuel efficiency or comfort and aims to capture the 150-180cc segment further in the years to come. Still Honda will have to watch out for the upcoming Pulsar 160 NS.