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March 18, 2016: After stealing the 2016 motor show with its 110cc moto scooter - the NAVi, Honda Motorcycles and Scooters India (HMSI) is also re-introduced their 150cc motorcycle - CB Unicorn 150. The bike was discontinued earlier after the decision of the manufacturer to launch the CB Unicorn 160 as a replacement. However, the overall sales of the new Unicorn 160 did not match up to that of retired Unicorn 150 and hence the 150cc bike made its comeback at the biennial event.Read more...
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At the 2016 Auto Expo, HMSI re-launched the CB Unicorn 150. They have received a lot of requests from customers to bring back the original Unicorn 150. The demand was so much that in spite of already having the CB Hornet and the CB Unicorn 160, Honda still brought back the CB Unicorn 150. Let’s take a closer look at this popular motorcycle.
Pros – Refined engine, comfortable riding posture, great ride quality and good mileage
Cons – Styling is dated
Stand out features – Good fuel economy and mono shock suspension at the rear.
Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI) more popularly known as Honda have earned themselves a highly reputable reputation in the Indian market. Their motorcycles and scooters are synonymous for having a refined engine, a good fuel efficiency and cycle parts that last a lifetime. Although their 110cc motorcycles and scooters like the CD 110 and the Activa bring in the highest number of sales, there was one motorcycle that Honda launched in 2005 that paved the way for a new segment and set a new benchmark. We’re talking about the Honda CB Unicorn 150. Initially the motorcycle was called just the Unicorn but was soon incorporated in to the CB family alongside the CB Twister, the CB Trigger and the CB Dazzler. But what set the Unicorn apart from other motorcycles was its superior level of comfort, handling and mileage. At that period of time the Honda Unicorn was the only motorcycle that offered you the comfort of a 110cc motorcycle but the performance of a bigger 150cc motorcycle while still managing to return a fuel efficiency of a 125cc motorcycle. All these factors made the Honda Unicorn the most sought after motorcycle by the masses and continued to do so until it was discontinued a few years ago. But now Honda is re-launching the CB Unicorn 150 and the main reason for this is, it’s back by public demand.
The new CB Unicorn looks exactly the same as the previous model. That’s because it isn’t an upgraded model. The styling, right from the headlight to the taillight to the foot pegs are all unchanged. The front gets an elegantly styled headlamp unit which houses a neat but small windbreaker. The motorcycle gets an all analog instrument console which houses the tachometer, speedometer and the fuel gauge. The fuel tank gets a massive Honda 3D embossed logo on it and is devoid of any graphics which gives it a more muscular look. The premium styled side panels flow smoothly up to the pointed rear end and the now body coloured pillion grab handle. It also gets black alloy wheels, a blacked out engine and a blacked out exhaust to add to its premium look. As far as features go, you get your standard Honda switchgear with the absence of an engine kill switch but comfortable handlebar grips and a heel and toe gearshift lever.
When it comes to engines, Honda are known to be one of the best in the industry and one of the main reasons that the Unicorn 150 became so sought after was its engine. The Unicorn 150 uses a 149cc, four stroke engine that’s been around for ages now. It’s a tried and tested engine that delivers a good mix of power and fuel efficiency. It churns out 13bhp at 8,500rpm and 13Nm at 5,500rpm. What this basically translates to is that the engine at lower rpms won’t offer you a lot of grunt but just enough for city commuting. However as you go up the rev range, you’ll feel the power kick in. This is great because you get a mix of both worlds. While riding in the city, it lets you chug along smoothly and when you’re out on the highway, it’ll give that extra power you need to cruise along at higher speeds. The Unicorn 150 can do 0-60km/h in 5 seconds and can reach a top speed of 105km/h. The new Unicorn also comes with Honda’s patented HET technology that boosts fuel efficiency. The Unicorn 150 returns a decent mileage of 60km/l.
When it comes to 150cc motorcycles, the Honda Unicorn is the epitome of comfort. Honda have spent a lot of time and effort to make sure that the Unicorn is as comfortable as possible so that your daily commute isn’t too stressful. Once you sit on the motorcycle, you’ll automatically feel at home with its high handlebar, contoured seat and that straight up commuter riding posture. The handlebar to seat to foot peg triangle is just right to leave you sitting comfortably on the motorcycle. Once you start riding, you’ll notice that the gearbox is as smooth as the engine. Shifting from 1st to 2nd to 3rd all the way to the 5th gear is effortless with a clear click with each shift.
Riding in the city can be a bit painful with the number of potholes and bumps all over the place and that’s something the Unciorn tackles with ease. The front telescopic forks do a good job of absorbing the bumps and the rear mono-shock is set up to give you the right amount of comfort. This is really good for riding in the city, but out on the highway, you might find yourself bouncing around a bit. For regular city use though, the Unicorn is the king of comfort.
On the braking front, the CB Unicorn 150 comes with a 240mm disc brake up front and a 130mm drum brake at the rear. The Unicorn 150 currently does not get Honda’s Combi-brake system but the front disc brake is progressive and has just the right amount of stopping power.