Honda CB Unicorn 160 snapped during TVC shoot – Spied


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To be launched in January 2015.

The Honda CB Unicorn 160 which is touted to be the successor to the slow selling CB Trigger has been caught undisguised by Power Drift during its TV commercial shoot, hinting that the launch is around the corner.

Honda CB Unicorn 160 snapped during TVC shoot front
The Honda CB Unicorn 160 could be phasing out the CB Trigger.

The 160 cc motorcycle which was also spied earlier is Honda’s contender to fight the Yamaha FZ FI V2.0 and Suzuki Gixxer. While its competitors bet on their muscular looks, the CB Unicorn 160 seems to rely on comfort and cost instead.

The bikini fairing sports a sharp design while the fuel tank is a little tame in comparison to its rivals. The seat is long enough to accommodate the rider and pillion comfortably and there is a stylish saree guard with plastic inserts. Previous spyshots revealed the motorcycle’s fully digital instrument console.

Honda CB Unicorn 160 snapped during TVC shoot  engine
The new powerplant is likely to be carbureted.

Displacing around 160 cc, the new single-cylinder air-cooled engine is likely to employ a traditional carburetor (there is no visible ‘PGM-FI’ sticker anywhere on the motorcycle). Power output is expected to be in the 15-16 bhp region.

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The CB Unicorn 160 adopts the familiar telescopic fork (front) and monoshock (rear) suspension setups. Just like the CB Trigger, the new Honda would offer a standard front disc and an optional rear disc.

Competitors: Yamaha FZ FI V2.0, Suzuki Gixxer, TVS Apache RTR, Hero Xtreme Sport
Expected Price: INR 70,000–80,000, ex-showroom
Launch Date: January 2015

Honda CB Unicorn 160 – Spyshot Gallery

[Spyshots from Bikewale]

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