The wacky looking Navi was the main talking point about the Honda Pavilion at the 2016 Auto Expo. But amidst all the buzz generated by the new launches and swanky concepts, the legendary CB Unicorn 150 made a quiet comeback to the market using the Auto Expo as a platform. The 150 version of one of the most revered 150cc motorcycles was taken off the shelves as it got replaced by the Unicorn 160, leaving a vacuum which was felt by almost everyone. The demand for the motorcycle refused to go down, with prospective customers switching brands for not being able to get the 150 Unicorn. Honda has responded to the choice of its customers and brought the legend back.
The CB Unicorn 150 has been re-launched with no changes made to the model which was removed from the market. The bike has been priced at INR 67778 ex-showroom Delhi.
The engine, transmission, and rest of the mechanicals are untouched. The Unicorn 150 continues to be powered by the time tested 149.1cc single cylinder motor with 13.14hp of power and 12.84 Nm of torque. Transmission is taken care of by a 5-speed unit, while the mono rear setup was one of the first to be utilized on any motorcycle in India.
Stylistically too, the Unicorn remains unaltered and carries on with is analogue instrument cluster, 3D Honda logo and 5-spoke black alloy wheels.
A wise move or admittance of a strategic error? Do you think the Unicorn 150 was a better motorcycle than the 160 that replaced it? Do share your experiences and views with us.