Honda has showcased a new variant of the CB Unicorn 160 at the 2016 Auto Expo with a matte grey paint job and body coloured side panels.
Honda was ruling the 150cc commuter segment with the Unicorn but then the manufacturer made a move that went against it, a new-generation CB Unicorn 160 was launched and the older one was discontinued. But the new street-fighter look was not able to impress buyers and hence the company had to relaunch the older version at the 2016 Auto Expo.
Honda also showcased a new variant of the CB Unicorn 160 at the 2016 Auto Expo painted in matte grey and body coloured side panels. The delivery of this new variant will begin in a while on order basis. However, the upgrade is limited to the paint job while the mechanical aspects remain unchanged.
The Honda CB Unicorn 160 is powered by a 163cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine that is good to produce 14.5 BHP at 8000 RPM and 14.61 Nm of torque at 6000 RPM while the engine is mated to a 5-speed gearbox. The same engine does duty on the new Hornet 160R but it is tuned to produce more power.
The Honda Unicorn was originally launched in 2005 and gained popularity in no time with the smooth accelerating 150cc engine and the fresh looks. The bike underwent a number of upgrades since then but a next gen of the bike was launched in 2014 with a completely new body style and was equipped with Honda’s Combi Braking System (CBS).
Honda CB Unicorn 160
– The Matte Grey colour adds aggressive appeal to the CB Unicorn
– Powered by 163cc, 1-cyl, air-cooled engine
– Churns out 14.5 HP and 14.61 Nm