The Honda Unicorn is perhaps the most successful stallion among all the 150 cc horses out there in the market, as it continues to win the sales derby even after being in the market for about 10 years now. What is surprising though is that the Honda Unicorn has been a sales blockbuster, although not much has changed with regards to styling, and even mechanically, it still is the same since the time it was introduced. The Trigger and the Dazzler did try to act as sister ships to the mother vessel, however, weren’t able to replicate the success story of the Unicorn.
Now, a Honda CB Unicorn 160 is about to enter the battlefield and going by the spy-pictures, it seems that Honda has tried to mix styling bits of the plain-jane Unicorn and the CB Trigger to package it in a new 160cc bottle. The fuel tank is a rather muscular unit in comparison to the old Unicorn and now comes with added tank shrouds which proudly adorn a 3-D Honda emblem. The side panel appears to be a redesigned unit from the CB Trigger. A small choke lever next to the side panel confirms the bike will feature a carburetor instead of FI. Expect power to be in the region of 15 – 16 bhp, while just like their other 150cc offerings, the CB Unicorn 160 adopts the familiar telescopic fork (front) and monoshock (rear) suspension setup. Like the CB Trigger, the new Honda would offer a standard front disc and an optional rear disc. What we liked though is the smart looking saree guard which gels rather well with the motorbike and starts off at the foot-peg sub-frame looking like it wants to be a trellis frame.
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