Honda has decided to stop selling the Unicorn 160 in the Indian market due to poor demand for the motorcycle.
While Honda 2-Wheelers is mum on the formal exit of the CB Unicorn 160 motorcycle, unimpressive last year sales figures point at a different direction. Honda confirmed plans to make its fleet BS6 compliant in the near future and the new Activa 125 was the first Honda scooter to be so. While the company’s readying up the queue, the CB Unicorn 160 hasn’t made the cut due to poor demand and sales.
A few dealerships in Mumbai have confirmed the unavailability of stocks and have no or little information as to when and if the 2-wheeler will be restocked. After the Eterno scooter, CBR150R, CB Trigger, etc. the Unicorn 160 will be the latest addition to Honda’s discontinued vehicles.
With an ex-showroom price of Rs. 75,000/-, the CB Unicorn 160 was one of the more affordable bikes compared to its rivals the TVS Apache RTR 160 4V (Rs 81,800/- ex-showroom), Suzuki Gixxer (Rs 81,406/- ex-showroom) and the Bajaj Pulsar NS160 (Rs 82,500/- ex-showroom). Despite aggressive pricing and axing the Unicorn 150 to make way for the Unicorn 160, the latter sold only an approximate 13,200 units last fiscal whereas the X-Blade sold close to 4,000 bikes in just May 2019. Honda’s eyeing the expense of updating the Unicorn’s engine to a BS6 compliant one and with the disheartening decline in sales, maybe it’s taking the right call.
Honda Unicorn 160 Discontinued
– Unicorn 160 got a new powertrain
– Honda wasn’t able to lure buyers
– Customers still prefer the old Unicorn 150