HONDA UNICORN 160

INTRODUCTION

Honda Unicorn 160 has been relaunched after some time and this is an unusual move from HMSI, given that Honda unicorn is one of the brand’s most successful models in India. The answer is that it is a big success and want to know the reason behind it? Setting aside some added features and retweaked engine there are no changes at all in this relaunched model. So what is the fuzz all about?

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KEY SPECIFICATIONS

DISPLACEMENT

160cc

MILEAGE

55-60km/l

POWER

12.91PS @ 7,500rpm

TORQUE

14Nm @ 5,500rpm

FUEL SYSTEM

PGM-FI

TANK CAPACITY

13 liters

REAR SUSPENSION

MONOSHOCK

KERB WEIGHT

140Kg

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SPECIAL FEATURES

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HET ENGINE (BS-VI)
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MAINTENANCE FREE BATTERY
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ABS
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PGM-FI
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ENGINE STOP SWITCH
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MONOSHOCK SUSPENSION
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3 + 3 YEARS WARRANTY
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HET TUBELESS TYRE
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3D WING MARK
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LONG & COMFORTABLE SEAT
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LONG WHEELBASE
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HIGH GROUND CLEARANCE

Full Specifications

City 50-55km/l
Highway 55-62km/l
Speedometer Analog
Tachometer Yes
Tripmeter Yes
Fuel Guage Yes
Low Fuel Indicator Yes
Low Battery Indicator No
Low Oil Indicator No
Start Type Electric / Kick Start
Kill Switch Yes
Clock No
Pass Light Yes
ABS Yes
Stand Alarm No
Tyres (F) 80/100-18 M/C 47P, Tubeless
Tyres (R) 100/90-18 M/C 56P, Tubeless
Brakes (F) Disc 240mm
Brakes (R) Drum 130 mm
Type Diamond Type
Front Suspension Telescopic
Rear Suspension Mono Shock
Wheelbase 1335mm
Ground Clearance 187mm
Length x Width x Height 2081mm x 756mm x 1103mm
Kerb Weight 140Kg
Fuel Capacity 13l
Seat Length 715mm
Seat Height 798mm
Battery 12V, 4Ah (MF)
Head Lamp Halogen Bulb, DC
Engine Type 4 stroke, SI, BS-VI Engine
Displacement 162.7cc
Power 12.9PS @ 7,500rpm
Torque 14Nm @ 5,500rpm
Air Filter Type Viscous Air Filter
Bore x Stroke 57.3 X 63.1 mm
Compression Ratio 10±0.2
Fuel Supply PGM- FI

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HONDA UNICORN 160 OVERVIEW

The Honda CB Unicorn 160 is a premium 160cc motorcycle, which has been aimed at a young breed of audience looking for a stylish commuter motorcycle for use on a daily basis. The CB Unicorn 160 fills in the void which was created in Honda’s line-up, when it discontinued the CB Dazzler, a few years ago.

The premium 150cc segment is full of muscular motorcycles, and the CB Unicorn isn’t any different. Cosmetically, the CB Unicorn 160 carries influences from the Honda CX-01 concept which was unveiled at the 2014 Auto Expo as well as the CB Trigger. The fuel tank gets a muscular design while the headlamp gets a bikini fairing. Most of the electrical components have been shared with the CB Unicorn and the CB Trigger, which should help in cutting development/manufacturing costs.

The CB Unicorn 160 is powered by a 163cc single-cylinder engine, which produces 14.7bhp and 14.6Nm of torque. While these figures might be higher than what the 150cc engine in the CB Unicorn produces, Honda has managed to extract better efficiency figures out of the rebored 163cc engine . The engine is mated to a five-speed transmission.

The premium 150cc to 180cc segment has seen a rapid growth in recent years, with the Yamaha’s FZ series successfully grabbing the biggest share of this lucrative segment. With the CB Unicorn 160, Honda will hope to regain its lost glory in this segment, rivalling the likes of Suzuki Gixxer, Yamaha FZ-S and the upcoming Hero Xtreme Sports.

Above all: The CB Unicorn 160 is still a conservatively designed motorcycle. While I admit that it looks better than its predecessor, the bike needs some tweaking to match upto its rivals. With the new trapezoidal headlamp unit and sharp fuel tank, the front fascia of the CB Unicorn 160 doesn’t look as contemporary as it should. However, the nicely designed tank shrouds gets our thumbs up.

The CB Unicorn 160 is priced at Rs 73,210 (ex-showroom, Delhi).

HONDA UNICORN 160 VERDICT

PROS

  • Offers comfortable ergonomics
  • Gets a refined engine
  • Features a smooth gearbox

CONS

  • The design is a bit too old now
  • There are vibrations are higher revs

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About Honda

Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India {HMSI} started the journey in India in 1999 and now holds a coveted place among the motorcycle companies reason – being among the top three. Earlier Honda bikes models and Hero bikes models had joint venture known by the very familiar name – Hero Honda which was made into reality in 1984 and parted ways in 2010 and also ending technological support to Hero lasting till 2014. Now both companies are in their quest to reach the number one position and the fight continues. Now Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI) is a 100% subsidiary of Honda Motor Company Ltd., Japan and the list of all honda bikes now exceeds 20+ variants in India.

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