Honda Unicorn 150 is the first motorcycle to launch in the segment. From then the bikemaker worked hard, to boost the sales and also to conquer the segment too. But all the tactics went wrong and stamped Unicorn as a below average bike while the Pulsar and Yamaha FZ invading the segment.
Due to overshadowing in the tough competition, Unicorn’s best is not been highlighted. The robust build elements, energetic engine refinement is the best ones that to be spotlighted.
So, now Honda applied a new strategy and launched the Unicorn 160 which is the new generation model that comes loaded with all of all features.
So let’s see what are the updations that the new generation model sports.
Honda CB Unicorn now comes with BSIV compliant engine that gets powered by a 4-stroke, air cooled, single cylinder, 162.7cc engine as compared to the previous model. This BSIV compliant engine now churns out 14 bhp of power and am peak torque of 13.92 Nm which was lesser as compared to the predecessor.
The reduced power figures are due to the BSIV norms, that was a bit sorrow to the riders. With all the refined emission, it gives all the forceful rides who desires for.
DESIGN & STYLING
The new generation CB Unicorn 160 comes with no boring style as the previous. In this context, Honda tweaked the panels of the commuter and also gave some touchups to enhance the overall appearance.
As of this, the front gets an elegant headlamp with all-new front visor above the headlamp, that looks huge and elegant. With the update, the front fascia completely looks reviving than previous.
The sturdy fuel tank with the chrome colored Honda logo is the eye-catchy element from the side view.
This is the first motorcycle to sport a Y-shaped side body cowls with matt black and silver colored panels that elevate the impression.
The chrome plated exhaust pipe remains unchanged in this new generation model.
The distinctive LED tail lamp colored grab rail gives the premium look to the rear profile. The most significant add-on like Auto Headlamp On (AHO) makes the bike to be flawless.
The digital instrument console with displays the info of speedometer, tachometer, odometer, trip meters, fuel gauge, and clock.
RIDING & HANDLING
Honda CB Unicorn retains the same 37 mm telescopic hydraulic forks at the front and a hydraulic mono shock at the rear, but the fitments are up to the mark with no any flaws while riding.
The flexible rides are restricted by a reliable braking unit of 240 mm disc brake at the front and 130 mm drum brake at the rear. Additionally, it gets an optional Honda’s standard Combined Braking Setup (CBS) that ensures all safety in unexpected situations.
WHAT ABOUT PRICING?
The bike gets priced at start range of INR 73,481 and ₹ goes up to 75,934 respectively depending on the variant.
IS IT BEST?
Yes, it is the reliable 2-wheeler after the updation. The engine performance, riding ergonomics, and combined Braking System (CBS) elevate the bike in the segment. Its 160 cc engine churns all the acquired power that suits most of the young studs and adults too. Though it has the low power output than previous, it not at all disappoint you because it is the 160 cc motor folks!