Honda has really been aggressive the past year and that has seen them getting a huge surge in sales, especially in the entry level segment. The new CB Unicorn 160 from Honda priced at Rs. 69,350 for the standard variant and Rs 74,414 for the CBS variant, both prices ex-showroom Delhi, comes in 4 different colour options (Imperial Red Metallic, Pearl Black, Geny Grey Metallic and Sunbeam White). Honda claims that the updated engine along with the HET (Honda ECO Technology) will allow the new CB Unicorn 160 to return a mileage of 62 kmpl.
Looks wise the new CB Unicorn 160 is mash up of all the existing Honda bikes, you are largely reminded of the CB Twister and CB Trigger design wise. But the good part is that it looks much bigger in person that it is in pictures. The engine produces 14.5 BHP @ 8000 RPM and 14.6 Nm of torque @ 6000 RPM. What these numbers mean is that atleast on paper it looks like the new CB Unicorn 160 will be decently quick off the mark. It also has a CBS variant, which basically is that a bit of the front brake is applied every time you apply the rear brakes, not something that you would want to pay a premium of 5000 rupees for over the standard variant. But still a handy feature to have on the bike when you take into account our unpredictable roads. Coming to the key features, the digital instrument meter looks good and has a fresh design. It shows all the basic details like, speed, RPM, fuel level and even has a clock. All in all a decent package from Honda but to be honest it does not have the appeal its competition has. But let’s not rule it out yet, more on it after a detailed road test review.
Update – Check out the detailed Honda CB Unicorn 160 CSB review for a better look at this bike or check out the quick video review below.