Spied – Honda CB Unicorn 160 spotted for the first time
Nithyanandh K, As a toddler, those wheeled machinery fascinated me even before I knew what they’re called as! So here I'm, petrolhead by birth, Mechanical engineer by qualification and automotive reporter by profession!
Features a conservative styling.
BikesIndia has uploaded the first set of spyshots of the upcoming 160 cc motorcycle from Honda. Called the Honda CB Unicorn 160, the new motorcycle aims to leverage the strong brand value of the Unicorn to get going. As reported earlier, it’s not based on the CX-01 concept.
Design-wise, the CB Unicorn 160 has a rather conservative appearance in comparison to its intended rivals, the Yamaha FZ Fi V2.0 and the Suzuki Gixxer. The headlamp and digital dashboard designs are close to that of its predecessor, the CB Trigger, while the fuel tank is simply not muscular enough to grab attention.
The tailpiece offers a wide seat which can accommodate the rider and pillion comfortably. The ‘X’ shaped taillight is the design highlight of the entire package and the motorcycle employs what looks like a 120 mm section rear tyre (FZ and Gixxer use much fatter rubber).
Not surprisingly, the CB Unicorn 160 employs a telescopic front fork and monoshock rear suspension system. The front disc comes as standard while the rear disc brake is optional.
The powertrain details are scarce as of now except for the displacement which is in the vicinity of 160 cc. It also remains to be seen if the engine is fuel-injected but there are no ‘PGM-FI’ stickers anywhere on the bike. Expect the power output to be in the range of 15-16 PS.
The spyshots suggest that the new two wheeler has already reached the service centres for training purposes implying the launch could take place in the coming weeks.
Competitors: Yamaha FZ V2.0 Series, TVS Apache RTR
Expected Price: INR 70,000–80,000, ex-showroom
Launch Date: In the coming weeks
Honda CB Unicorn 160 – Spyshot Gallery
[Spy images from BikesIndia]