The Honda Unicorn 160 cc was first unveiled by the company on December 2014. It is time to review Honda Unicorn 160cc, but as we don’t have the test ride bike yet we will be quoting one of our friends – Motorbeam’s test ride experience here
There is actually lot of difference when you see the unicorn pictures and when you see the bike in live. Motorbeam reports that the design is very appealing but still a very conservative piece. Some elements like headlight and tank are inspired and barrowed from CX-01 , largely Unicorn 150cc design elements are retained. Front of CB Unicorn 160 cc is pretty compact, tight stucked plastic tank scoops can be found. Best part is flow of panels on sides (silver and black cladding).
Unicorn 160cc has an H shaped LED tail lamp which is unique. Other small details are those reflectors on the front forks (the Honda Trigger has this on rear mudguard), clear black windscreen and edgy panels are the other highlights.
SwitchGear and Instrument Cluster
Honda Unicorn 160’s Backlit console isn’t very similar to as that of Honda Trigger’s. Although, they do appear some what same, in reality is totally different. When compared to Honda Trigger, the Unicorn 160cc’s instrument cluster has a new layout and also a minimum sized display. Stuff like the fuel meter, twin trip meters, odometer, tachometer, clock and digital speedometer all have gone truly digital. Tale lamps of unicorn 160cc are placed on the top, Buttons used to operate these meters are pretty hard.
Interestingly, Honda has marked the top-end on the meter itself, (not in it) as turning off the bike still shows the red line between 9700 to 11,300 RPM. Switchgear quality is far from average and there is no dedicated engine kill switch!
The 162.7cc air-cooled engine produces a power of 14.7 PS and a torque of 14.51 Nm. Increased output figures (special mention totorque) makes Unicorn 160 quite urgent in terms of throttle response. When you accelerate hard the bike moves with urgency, reaching 0-60 km/hr in mere 4.8 seconds and 100 km/hr is touched in 16.1 seconds. Top speed declared by Honda was 106 km/hr but we managed to get 122 km/hr on a long stretch of road, the true top speed being 114 km/hr!
To conclude, It is a super smooth urban bike with great controls though ergonomics and switchgear are not that great. Are you planning to get this newly launched Honda Unicorn 160 cc version? You should!
Price of Unicorn 160 in Mumbai
The Unicorn 160cc with Disc brake costs Rs. 86,000/-
The Unicorn 160cc with CBS (Combined braking system) costs Rs. 91,000/-