Honda CB Unicorn 160 is the entry-level 160cc offering. In November 2018, not a single unit of the motorcycle was sold over the country.
Honda Motorcycles and Scooters India has a huge lineup of two-wheelers. Most of them are running succesfully, including Honda Activa, Dio and Grazia amongst scooters and Shine, Hornet and X-Blade among bikes.
For the past few months, a well-known bike has not garnered any decent sales. Honda CB Unicorn 160 remains unsold for November 2018. No unit sold across the country seems a bit rough.
CB Unicorn is a good looking but commuter focused 160cc motorcycle. Unlike its elder siblings, X-Blade and Hornet, it does not attract buyers looking for a sporty motorcycle.
In October 2018, Honda CB Unicorn 160 made around 60 units. In September 2018, the sales figure was down at a mere 25 units. Compareing on Y-o-Y growth, the sales figure has literally fallen down by 100%. Last year, in November, total sales of 2354 units was recorded.
Comparatively, CB Hornet and X-Blade made around 4000 and 3130 units respectively. Even, Hornet has seen a decline in the annual sales. If seen, some Honda motorcycles are selling lesser units every time. One of the biggest example includes Honda CBR 250R.
Honda CB Unicorn 160 is priced at Rs 77775 (ex-showroom). At this price, it competes with Hero Glamour, Yamaha SZ-RR and Bajaj Pulsar 150. In this segment, Pulsar 150 is the clear winner.
There are chances that the production of CB Unicorn was temporarily stopped. Introduction of ABS on the bike could be on its way, for which, the dealers are trying to finish off the existing stocks.
Post safety norms from April 2019, no motorcycle above 125cc without ABS can be sold in the Indian market.
Honda CB Unicorn 160 gets a 162cc air-cooled engine that puts out 13.82 BHP and 13.92 Nm of peak torque.
For transmission purposes, it gets a 5-speed gearbox. Achievable top-speed on this motorcycle is around 106 km/hr.
CB Unicorn gets front disc brake as standard with a rear drum brake and CBS as an option for Rs 2,000 more. It uses telescopic forks at the front and monoshock absorbers at the back.
Features onboard include a fully digital instrument console, Combi-Braking system with equalizer and a new revised front visor. The motorcycle is offered in 5 colour options:
- Matte Marvel Blue Metallic
- Pearl Igneous Black
- Matte Axis Grey
- Pearl Amazing White
- Imperial Red Metallic