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Honda Unicorn

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Rs. 97,356
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Honda Unicorn Latest Updates

In a flurry, Honda has increased the asking price of all of its models. It isn’t the first bikemaker to do so in the country in 2021. Thankfully, the price premium isn’t too high, especially for the Unicorn. It now bears a sticker price of Rs 95,738 (ex-showroom Delhi), just Rs 1,190 more than before. Head here for more details on the updated prices.

Honda Unicorn Price

Honda Unicorn price start at Rs. 97,356 (Ex-Showroom). Honda Unicorn is offered in only one variant - STD.

Unicorn Specifications

The big change on the new motorcycle is the larger 163cc motor. The fuel-injected, air-cooled engine produces 12.92PS and 14Nm. The power output is identical to the Unicorn 150, but torque has gone up by 1.2Nm. It still continues to employ a 5-speed transmission. While the Unicorn BS6 shares its underpinnings with the CB Unicorn 150, the new Honda bike is 6kg lighter than the older motorcycle. Also, the Unicorn BS6 is 10mm shorter than the CB Unicorn 150 but features a longer seat. Suspension duties are handled by telescopic fork and monoshock, while braking is done via disc brake at front and a drum brake unit at the back.

Unicorn Design

You won’t be able to visually distinguish the new Unicorn BS6 from the older bike as Honda designers haven’t even redesigned a single panel. Despite being present in the Indian market for close to two decades now, the Unicorn doesn’t really look that old.

Unicorn Features

It’s the same story as with design when it comes to features, barring for an engine kill switch. The Japanese brand has made no effort to modernise the Unicorn BS6 as it misses out on LED headlight or even a ACG starter as seen on the Honda Shine. The three-pod analogue instrument cluster has also been carried forward, which does look dated among the array of digital consoles. It features single-channel ABS.

Honda Unicorn Competitors

In terms of competition, the Honda Unicorn BS6 rivals the Bajaj Pulsar 150 BS6, Apache RTR 160 and the TVS Apache RTR 160 2V

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Honda Unicorn Price List in India

Variants Ex-Showroom Price
Unicorn STD
162 cc |
Rs. 97,356
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Editor's View of Honda Unicorn

  • Upside

    Fairly light for an old-school 150cc motorcycle, Gets lots of ground clearance, Features a longer seat for improved comfort

  • Downside

    Dated looks,Honda hasn’t provided the start-stop function or a silent starter,Commands a considerable premium over the BS4-compliant version

  • Our Verdict

    The Honda Unicorn has always been the go-to bike if you were planning to buy a 150cc commuter. The BS6 update has given the bike a larger motor, while retaining the dynamics of the older bike. It still remains a well-rounded motorcycle, but the BS6 update has come with a hefty price hike.


Unicorn Detailed Review

Being a commuter 150cc bike in India is like being a mother in a joint family. It needs to cater to the requirements of a wide range of people while maintaining a unique personality which pleases everyone. Honda has been doing so since 2005 with the Unicorn.
The CB Unicorn was quick to become a crowd favourite and when in 2014 Honda replaced it with the Unicorn 160, customers were ready to pay a premium to the dealers to get the remaining models! Due to extensive customer demand, Honda had to relaunch the same CB Unicorn 150 in India at the 2016 Auto Expo and now, it has been given a BS-IV update. So, does the reincarnated bike still has the mettle to remain a crowd favourite? We find out.

Design & Features:

Honda CB Unicorn 150

The relaunched CB Unicorn 150 looks exactly the same as the discontinued bike back in 2014, and that is a good thing. It looks smart but not essentially attention-grabbing. You won't notice it passing by but if you see it parked, you will end up admiring the subtle design.The front gets a large headlamp which is separated from the smoked windscreen by a chrome strip. The chunky fuel tank has elegant contours while the seat is a single unit, making it more comfortable for the rider and offering space to the pillion. The tail lamp is sharp and flows well with the rear section of the bike.

Honda CB Unicorn 150

From the side, the CB Unicorn looks sleek with the extensive use of black to give it contrast. The entire lower half of the body gets a black paint with a chrome portion of the centre cover breaking the supernumerary. The front tyre is 2.75-18 and the rear is 100/90-18, both getting black 6-spoke alloy wheels. On the bike they look decent and offer good levels of grip too. But, these tyres are tubed, which means if and when you get a puncture, your only option is to push the bike to the nearest tyre repair shop.

Honda CB Unicorn 150

The CB Unicorn 150's instrument cluster consist of three round analogue dials. The left one houses the tachometer, centre one is for the speed and odometer and the right one is the fuel gauge with three tell-tale lights (neutral, turn indicators and high beam). The clusters are well lit and the bold text makes it very easy to read even at night.

Honda CB Unicorn 150

But, the same cannot be said about the switchgear as the quality is average at best, with the switches feeling rubbery. Also, since the bike is now BS-IV compliant (and, consequently, comes with AHO), there is no switch for the headlamps and they light up when the bike is switched on. Speaking of the missing switches, there is no engine kill switch as well, which is an unnecessary omission.

Engine & Performance:

Honda CB Unicorn 150

The CB Unicorn has a 149.2cc air-cooled, four-stroke motor which produces 13PS of power and 12.80Nm of torque. This peak power is produced at 8,000rpm, which is a little on the higher side but the max torque kicks in at the 5,500rpm, which gives it good rideability in city traffic. Power is sent to the wheel via a 5-speed transmission. The motor is very smooth and you will barely notice any vibes while idling in city speeds. The vibrations start to creep only above the 5,000 rpm mark and increases from there. On the highways, the bike feels comfortable till 5,000 rpm then starts to emit vibrations. These can be felt prominently on the fuel tank and, at even higher rpms, on the handlebars as well. But the ride on the highway feels solid and the bike imparts confidence while travelling at high speeds.

Honda CB Unicorn 150

The motor feels punchy and picking up speeds from lower rpm is never a problem. In top gear, the bike comfortably comes down to 25-27kmph and accelerates without breaking a sweat. This low-end torque also helps the bike climb inclines easily, but not exactly effortlessly. The acceleration from 0-60kmph took 6.05seconds and the bike managed to reach 100kmph in 18.97seconds with an indicated top speed of 101.95kmph. In gear, the CB Unicorn managed to do 30-70kmph in 3rd gear in 7.31seconds and 40-80kmph in 4th gear in 9.71seconds. In our fuel runs, the CB Unicorn managed to return a mileage of 57.18kmpl on the highways and a close figure in the city as well.

Ride And Handling

Honda CB Unicorn 150

Get moving on the CB Unicorn and you will realise that the seat and the rear monoshock setup is a bit on the firmer side. It gets a bit uncomfortable when you hit an undulation at speed, but makes the bike regain composure almost instantaneously. This meant I had to drop speeds every time I saw an undulation or a speed breaker. What helps slightly is that the front fork is set up a little on the softer side to soak up these bumps. Hence, driving over speed bumps or minor broken roads on slow speeds is tackled with ease, with the bike remaining in control at all times.

Honda CB Unicorn 150

Seating position on the CB Unicorn 150 is upright with back remaining straight, with raised handlebars and centre-set pegs. The seat cushion is also slightly on the stiffer side and aids in longer journeys.

Honda CB Unicorn 150

Handling performance of the CB Unicorn could very well be its USP. With the upright position, you remain in good control of the bike and the rubber gives you enough grip to push it around in corners when you are looking to have some fun. Taking U-turns is also simple with the handlebar having a tight turning radius. One thing which becomes irritating after a while is the aggressive gear lever angle. The CB Unicorn gets a toe shifter and with an aggressive angle, also I would have preferred the lever to be a bit more longer.

Honda CB Unicorn 150

The rear brake, although capable of getting the job done, lacks bite and feel. The front has a similar story. The 240mm disc lets you stop quickly but the fork dive ends up in you losing confidence under sudden braking. The bike came to a stop from 80kmph in 3.83seconds in 38.41metres and from 60kmph in 2.93s covering 20.87metres.

Verdict

"So, does the reincarnated bike still has the meat to remain a crowd favourite?"

Honda CB Unicorn 150

With a wide customer base, a good 150cc bike has to do a lot to be called a complete bike. It needs to be comfortable, easy to ride in city, efficient, peppy and have a suspension which can tackle the usual Indian terrains. The CB Unicorn does all of this with ease. And hence, despite its age, it has the mettle to satisfy a wide type of customers. It is comfortable over bumps and on highways; it is powerful while having good low-speed rideability, and most of all, it has build quality that can last for decades.

Honda CB Unicorn 150 And Hero Achiever 150

But, for this kind of personality, you will have to shell out Rs 70,267 ex-showroom, Delhi, which is considerably higher than its rivals - the Bajaj V15 (Rs 62,513, ex-showroom, Delhi) and the Hero Achiever 150 (Rs 65,480 ex-showroom, Delhi). But, the Unicorn has always been positioned as a premium product and what you do get at this extra premium is the ease of mind of owning a Honda. For the past decade, the Unicorn has been one of the most successful models for Honda and this is testament to its quality and reliability. Having said that, Hero now has the updated Achiever which seems to be a tough competition to the Unicorn. We have pitched the two bikes against one another and will soon give you the answer. Stay tuned!

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Must Read Questions & Answers Before Buying Unicorn

Q. Can I buy unicorn BS6 for long ride purpose?
  • Yes of course. I have travelled with unicorn for 200-400 km in a day.
Q. CB unicorn is still available?
  • Yes, the Honda Unicorn is still available for sale in the market. The 2021 Honda Unicorn is now priced at Rs 95,738, an increment of Rs 1,190 compared to the older bike. No mechanical, cosmetic or feature updates have been made on the Unicorn, apart from the price hike.
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Q. Want to buy a bike, but getting confused between Yamaha FZ V3(150 cc) and Honda Unicorn 160 cc. Please help me with some helpful insights on this.
  • Selecting between the Yamaha FZ-FI V3 and Honda Unicorn would depend on certain factors such as your budget, preference of the segment, features required, ride quality, etc. Honda Unicorn comes equipped with a larger 163cc fuel-injected, air-cooled engine produces 12.92PS and 14Nm. The bike features a long comfortable seat, good ground clearance and a refined engine, however, the Japanese brand has made no effort to modernize the Unicorn BS6 as it misses out on LED headlight or even a ACG starter as seen on the Honda Shine. On the other hand, the FZ-FI V3 is powered by a fuel-injected 149cc 2-valve single-cylinder engine. Revision to the engine has seen a power drop from 13.2PS to 12.4PS while the torque has been bumped up by 0.8Nm to 13.6Nm. The FZ still holds a strong position in the brand’s lineup and makes a strong case with its comfortable riding position and good handling traits. The bike comes equipped with modern day features like a smart-looking LED headlight and negative LCD fully-digital instrument cluster. For a better understanding of compatibility and riding comfort, we would suggest you to take a test ride. Follow the link and select your desired city for dealership. Read More: - What Has Honda Changed On The New Unicorn BS6? - Yamaha Too Jumps On The Connectivity Bandwagon With The New FZ-S Fi - Honda Unicorn vs Yamaha FZ V3
  • Dear Zigwheels team, The comparison made on both the bikes are very well, but after-sales service on Yamaha FZ is more and we need to depend on the Yamaha service center all the time. Since the ECU kit included local mechanics will not be able to perform the service. Correct me if I'm wrong.
Q. I am a common man and riding 50 km per day so I'm confused in Honda Shine Or Honda Unicorn please suggest
  • Shine bs 6 is good for mileage and i m driving this bike non -stop 300 km , I don't feel low power and any issue . Good pick-up with 5 gear . if you want to more power then you go unicorn neither buy Shine bs6
  • Firstly both bikes best in it's segment if you need more power high cc bike and good mileage and more torque go for unicorn. if you need moderate power and excellent mileage go for shine
  • If your weight is slightly on the heavier side go for unicorn since it gives better power and will suite you better. if you are fit or near fit you can go for shine.
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Q. Which is the better option for family bike between Honda unicorn and TV's Apache 160?
  • Among the two, if you are looking for a calm and comfortable bike with a reliable and refined engine, then the Honda Unicorn would be a good option. Unicorn has always been the go-to bike if you were planning to buy a 150cc commuter and with the BS6 update, the Unicorn now gets a larger 163cc fuel-injected, air-cooled engine. With the old-school styling, it still remains a well-rounded motorcycle. On the other hand, if you are looking for sporty motorcycle with bits of modern elements, then you may opt for the TVS Apache RTR 160. Given the RTR 160 2V BS6’s low pricing, it is a viable and relevant stepping stone into the 160cc segment. Moreover, we would suggest you to take a test ride before making the final decision. Follow the link and select your desired city for dealership details.Read More: - Honda Unicorn vs TVS Apache RTR 160
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Unicorn User Reviews

4.1 /5
734 reviews
  • Performance
    4.3/5
  • Mileage
    4.1/5
  • Comfort
    4.4/5
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  • Maintenance Cost
    4.0/5
  • Features & Styling
    3.9/5

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49% of users have given a rating of 4.5 and above

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  • 4.6

    Comfortable & affordable bike, Very very good bike for indian roads.I am switching the because my dream bike is bullet.

  • 5.0

    Very geniue bike comfort with mono suspension and better mileage and very attractive looking and very stylish

  • 4.2

    Refined Engine Best Company Antic Model & My Favourite Bike ❤️

  • 3.0

    my point of view digital and led light are required to maintain market demand otherwise this model left to market.....

  • 5.0

    Daily not use in unicorn bike.Just emargency use best bike in 2021.I like these bike.Honda bike s are nice looking bikes always activa.Shine unicorn.

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  • 3.4

    Unicorn is not new to many, So when compared to the previous version the bike is almost same expect the engine.The bs6 version comes with fuel injection engine which does not have a carburetor and fuel reserve option.As it comes with fuel injection mechanism the bike auto accelerates at the time of start and does not come to normal for a few minutes.This hinders the confidence of a rider.Expect the auto acceleration issue everything is fine with the bike.The price is a bit high even though it increased the engine power and carrying capacity.

  • 4.6

    Honda vehicles are exceptionally well because of its high performance and low maintenance and durability in all weather,apart from it honda is a brand that i trust the most in every way for example,spare parts,mechanism etc.infact in my family everyone owns a honda vehicle because of my suggestion and they all are quite happy from their vechicles performance.

  • 4.6

    I bought honda unicorn on 22nd october 2020 dussera.I am really glad with its performance, Fuel efficiency, Comfort ride quality & exceptional butter smooth silent honda engines.It didn't pulled too much money from my pocket nor it was burden on my family's budget.I purchased it for daily commute besides few leisure rides.Now i am proud honda wing owner!.

  • 4.2

    Honda Unicorn 2007 version was the 2nd Gen of the motor cycle. Till date I have riden close to 95000 kms and it has rarely troubled me. Its a reliable and comfortable 150 cc motor cycle and delivers on what it promises. I am super pleased with it and thats te reason I havet disposed it off even though its more than 13 years old!

  • 4.6

    the cb unicon160 has a better choice for 160cc segment!!midrange pickup and real life road stability and engine refindment impresd me! i am very happy with this bike!! only negetive issue is suspension ,if you are city rider then its like awsome! but offroading condition its not shootable for this bike!!

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Honda Unicorn Images

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  • Fuel tank of Unicorn BS6
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  • Seat of Unicorn BS6
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  • Front Mudguard & Suspension of Unicorn BS6
    Front Mudguard & Suspension

Unicorn Colours

  • Imperial Red Metallic
  • Mat Axis Grey Metallic
  • Pearl Igneous Black

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Unicorn FAQs

What is the price of Honda Unicorn?

The ex-showroom price of Honda Unicorn is 97,356. Check On Road Price of Unicorn. .

Does the Honda Unicorn have ABS?

Yes, ABS feature is available in Honda Unicorn. View full specification of Unicorn.

Which is better Honda Unicorn or TVS Apache 160 4V?

TVS Apache 160 4V Price starts at Rs. 1.07 Lakh which is Rs. 9,959 costlier than base model of Honda Unicorn priced at Rs. 97,356. Compare Honda Unicorn vs TVS Apache 160 4V on the basis of price, specs, features, reviews.

What is the EMI of Honda Unicorn in Delhi?

The EMI for the base variant of Honda Unicorn in Delhi is Rs. 2,805 per month @ 9.45% for a tenure of 36 months.

What are the colours available in Honda Unicorn?

Honda Unicorn is available in 3 colour : Imperial Red Metallic, Mat Axis Grey Metallic and Pearl Igneous Black. View colour images of Unicorn.

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