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New Honda CB Unicorn 160 vs Gixxer vs FZ-S V2.0 spec comparison

Honda CB Unicorn 160 comparison with Gixxer and FZ
Honda CB Unicorn 160 spec comparison with Gixxer and FZ

The 150cc segment is a tough one to master. In India it is the stepping stone to performance biking. Customers coming into this segment want to have the best of both worlds, the efficiency of a lower capacity bike and the premium feel of a higher capacity bike. The latest motorcycle to enter this segment is the new Honda CB Unicorn 160 that was launched in January this year. Honda are clear on what they want to do with the new CB Unicorn 160. They want to target the working youth looking for a reliable and serious motorcycle that will do its daily duty without any fuss. The other strong players in the segment are the new Gixxer from Suzuki and the new Yamaha FZ/FZ-S V2.0. Both these are extremely successful and quite stylish and sporty in design compared to the new CB Unicorn 160. We are still waiting for the test bike from Honda to review and test out where exactly it stands against the Yamaha and the Suzuki. Till then lets compare the specifications and see at least on paper where the new CB Unicorn 160 stands.

CB Unicorn 160 vs Suzuki Gixxer vs Yamaha FZ-S V2.0 spec comparison


Bike nameHonda CB Unicorn 160Suzuki GixxerYamaha FZ-S V2.0
Engine typeSingle cylinder – air cooled – 2 valveSingle cylinder – air cooled – 2 valveSingle cylinder – air cooled – 2 valve
Fuel deliveryCarbCarbFuel injection
Max Power14.5 HP at 8000 RPM14.8 HP at 8000 RPM12.9 HP at 8000 RPM
Max Torque14.61 Nm at 6000 RPM14 Nm at 6000 RPM12.8 Nm at 6000 RPM
Bore*Stroke57.3*63 mm56.0*62.9 mm57.3*57.9 mm
Compression ratio10:01-na-9.5:01
Starting mechanismSelf and Kick startSelf and Kick startSelf start
No of gears555
Top Speed106 kmph119 kmph (watch video)116 kmph (watch video)
Mileage62 kmpl (company claimed)42 kmpl (IAMABIKER tested)46 kmpl (IAMABIKER tested)
Chassis typeDiamondEngine mounted stressed on single downtubeDiamond
Front suspensionTelescopicTelescopicTelescopic
Rear suspensionMonoshockMonoshockMonoshock
Front tyre size80/100 – 17 inch – tubeless100/80-17- inch -tubeless100/80-17 inch – tuneless
Rear tyre size110/80 –  17 inch140/60-R17 inch140/60-R17 inch
Front brake typeDisc – 240 mmDiscDisc
Rear brake typeDrum – 130 mmDrumDrum
Fuel tank capacity12 litre12 litre12 litre
Headlight35/35 W35/35 W35/35 W
Seat height– na –780 mm790 mm
Wheelbase1324 mm1330 mm1330 mm
Ground clearance150 mm160 mm160 mm
Kerb weight135 kg135 kg132 kg
Battery12 V 4 Ah12 V 3 Ah12 V 4 Ah
PriceRs 74,414 for CBS version ex-showroom DelhiRs 72,199 ex-showroom DelhiRs 78,250 ex-showroom Delhi

The upcoming Pulsar 150NS will soon be added to this list of comparison as it looks like it will provide all three of the above with good competition. But no news on a launch date. The 150cc segment surely is getting competitive and it won’t be long before players like TVS and Mahindra update/launch new vehicles into this segment.