2015 Honda CB Unicorn 160 - First Look


The CB Unicorn 160, which was unveiled yesterday, is Honda’s new flagship commuter bike, rivalling the Suzuki GS150R, the Yamaha FZ16, and the Hero Xtreme. As its name suggests, the bike gets an all-new long-stroke 163cc engine that outputs 14.5 bhp and 14.61 Nm of torque. The motor is an air-cooled, carburetted unit, and is mated to a 5-speed gearbox. Honda claims that the CB Unicorn 160 will deliver a mileage figure of 62kpl, and can reach a top speed of 106 kmph. While the top speed figure might seem low compare to other bikes in the segment, intial pick-up and in-gear performance should be good, considering the high torque output and low kerb weight of 135 kg.


2015 Honda CB Unicorn 160


The CB Unicorn 160 has a fresh new look that builds upon the 150cc variant. It gets a smart-looking headlight cowl, new tank shrouds, dull-gold side panels, and a tail-light that’s shaped like an ‘H’. There isn’t much in the way of features on the Unicorn 160, save for a neat fully-digital instrument console, similar to the one found on the CB Trigger.


Honda will offer the CB Unicorn 160 in two variants. The base variant, priced at Rs 69,350 (ex-showroom, Delhi), gets a disc brake at the front and drum brake at the rear, while the more expensive Combi-Braking System (CBS) variant, which is priced at Rs 74,414 (ex-showroom, Delhi), gets the same braking setup, albeit coupled to a system that actuates the front brake when only the rear brake lever is pressed. Deliveries are slated to start in January 2015.


Honda CB Unicorn 160 Technical Specifications



162.71cc air-cooled single cylinder


14.5 bhp @ 8000 rpm


14.61 Nm @ 6000 rpm

Chassis Type

Diamond Frame


Front: Disc – Dia:240mm

Rear: Drum – Dia:130mm


Front:  Telescopic

Rear: Adjustable Mono Shock

Kerb Weight

135 Kg

Ground Clearance


Fuel Tank Capacity

12 Litres


62 Kmpl (manufacturer claimed)


(Ex-showroom, Delhi)

Rs 69,350 (STD)

Rs 74,414 (CBS)


Jaichandran Jayapalan

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