2015 Honda CB Unicorn 160 launched in India : Details
The 2015 Honda CB Unicorn 160 provides the riders with a treasure of outstanding features. It is designed to deliver top performance and efficiency, at decent pricing! . This latest offering of Honda is available in two versions- the Standard model priced at Rs. 69,350 and the CBS model available for Rs. 74,414. The first variant has a front disc brake along with rear drum, while the second one is the combi brake system. This brand new launch has outstanding features, thus making it potent enough to give a tough competition to Yamaha FZ Fi and Suzuki Gixxer.
The looks are somewhat akin to CB Trigger. The company has tweaked the head and tail lamps. The bike parts are black; the front suspension is a telescopic unit whereas the rear is monoshock. The wind resistance is mitigated by the aerodynamic design. The 3D Honda logo is visible on the side of engine and a classy exhaust muffler enhances the looks. As for convenience, the handlebar has been widened and riders can now enjoy a reduced braking distance with the Combi Braking System (CBS) that uses the front disc and rear drum brakes simultaneously. The instrument console is fully digital, and houses odometer, tachometer, digital clock, speedometer and fuel level. The bike will be available in four colors- imperial red, sunbeam white, pearl black and geny grey.
With this new venture, the company has done its best to enhance the fuel efficiency, torque and acceleration as well. The fuel efficiency is 62 km per liter. The bike is armed with a 4 stroke engine, that yields a power of 14.5 HP , the torque being 14.6 Nm. The compression ratio and the power output have been improved upon, while maintaining fuel efficiency at the same time. A boost in mileage along with impressive fuel efficiency has been made possible with the use of Honda Eco Technology. The 163 cc engine is accompanied by a 5- speed gearbox along with a toe shifter.
As Keita Muramatsu , the CEO and HMSI President told the media, the dispatch of Unicorn 160 shall be commenced in the third week of January this coming year. The bike would hence be the first launch of the year 2015. Moreover, he stated that 2015 would see the launch of more than ten models by the company. Out of these products, seven would be blessed with a novel design, while the remaining would borrow quite a many specifications form the existing models along with significant improvement in the features. He said that this would be the company’s fourth launch in 2014, after Activa 125, CD 110 and Gold Wing. The new engine is sure to appeal to the youth. This year has been extremely lucrative for the firm-with a grand sale of 19 million vehicles last week. He hopes that the phenomenal sales continue in the coming year.
Furthermore, YS Guleria- the vice president, sales & marketing at HMSI expressed his views on the 150 to 180 cc motorcycle segment. He stated that this was the most rapidly growing segment, and that the company is intent on strengthening its influence in this particular segment. Currently, the company has a market share of approximately 20 % in this segment. The bikes available in this range are CB Trigger, CB Unicorn 150 and CBR 150 R. YS Guleria also averred that new model will reinforce Honda’s position in this range, and would raise customer demand for the product. With the new launch in 2015, the number of locally produced models by the firm would hit 11.