Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt Ltd. (HMSIL) is all-set to wrap off its latest offering the ‘CB Unicorn 160’ later today in the Indian market. The CB Unicorn 160 is not based on the CX-01 concept unveiled at the 2014 Auto Expo in February this-year. It is expected to be a premium commuter motorcycle in the Honda range.
The CB Unicorn 160 has already been spied couple of times somewhere in India. This bike looks like a combination of Honda CB Unicorn and CB Trigger. The company’s new premium commuter bike will come with a fully digital instrument console, a standard disc brake in the front (rear optional) and 6-spoke alloy wheels. The bike will feature a muscular tank with shrouds accommodating the 3-D Honda logo.
The front-fascia reminds me of the Pulsar 135 at a first glance while the fuel tank is a little mild in comparison to its rivals. The rear of the new 160cc bike looks completely new with the ‘H’ design tail-lamp and an LED unit. The rest of the panels and lines seem similar to the ones on the Trigger with a saree guard from the Dream series that’s slightly tweaked.
Honda will be debuting a new 160cc engine in the Unicorn 160 to fight the Yamaha FZ FI V2.0 and Suzuki Gixxer. It’s expected to produce 16 bhp of power and be fed via a conventional carburettor (as there is no visible ‘PGM-FI’ sticker anywhere on the motorcycle). We can safely assume that the engine will be more fuel efficient than the other 150cc Honda engines.
We expect the new Unicorn 160 to be priced at a slight premium over the CB Trigger, at around Rs 70,000-80,000 (ex-showroom).
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