Equipped with a 200cc engine, the Hero XPulse is currently the most affordable adventure motorcycle but tha Honda CB Unicorn-based entry-level model does make sense
The Honda CB Unicorn has been a dark horse of sorts. It’s never been anywhere as popular as the Bajaj Pulsar 150 but still manages to hold its own with a very refined and reliable engine, good looks and a great ride quality. Today, we have come across a rendering that visualizes this bikini-faired motorcycle in an ADV failure and suddenly, we yearn for a 150cc budget-friendly option that could very well be called the Honda CB UnicornX.
The Honda CB UnicornX is basically a creation of abin_designs_511 on Instagram. The artist has taken an image showing the side profile of a bone-stock CB Unicorn and remodelled it into an adventure motorcycle. We’re not fully convinced with that half-fairing but the rest of the bike does look like a proper ADV should. The front fascia retains the original look with the same silver trim and headlight but everything else has been through a serious change. The alloy wheels have been replaced with spoke wheels. In fact, the front rim is bigger than the rear and both the wheels now sport petal disc brakes. The new fairing could have had a more premium design but we’re happy about those USDs.
The original tank and the side panel have been carried over and even the tailpiece looks a lot like the one on the original motorcycle. However, in the ADV format, the Unicorn has been given a new taillamp and even the original single-piece seat has made way for a split setup. Also, the end-can he been reworked for a stubbier, upswept look. As this is merely a digital illustration based on artist’s imagination, there’s currently no hope of this motorcycle actually making it to our market anytime soon. Last year. Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India had launched the Honda CB200X based on the CB Hornet.
The Honda CB UnicornX that you see here is a similar derivative of the Unicorn. The new body style could also help the manufacturer infuse some new life into its Bajaj Pulsar 150-rival. In its current state, the motorcycle comes with a 149.2 cc single-cylinder engine that produces a maximum power of 12.91 PS along with a peak torque of 12.8 Nm. The motor comes paired with a 5-speed transmission. It’s priced from Rs 72,650 (ex-showroom, Delhi).