Honda Unicorn BS6: Same Price Other Options
There are a few BS6 and even BS4-compliant two-wheelers you can buy for the price of the Unicorn
Honda has launched the new Unicorn BS6. While the familiar design has been retained, the Unicorn gets a new, larger 160cc fuel-injected motor. At Rs 93,593 the Unicorn BS6 has become quite expensive but there are a few sporty alternatives around the same price point.
Hero Xtreme 200R BS4: Rs 93,400
Yes, you can buy a 200cc motorcycle for the price of 160cc. The Hero Xtreme 200R misses out on features like LED headlamp and full-digital instrument console but gets a torquey 199.6cc air-cooled and carburetted motor that delivers 18.4PS and 17.1Nm, the highest figures here. It also gets a sorted suspension setup that offers a fine balance between ride and handling. Read more about the Xtreme 200 here.
Bajaj Pulsar 150 BS6: Rs 94,957
This one is the base rear drum brake variant. Post the BS6 update, the Pulsar 150 remains cosmetically and mechanically unchanged but now gets a 149.50cc fuel-injected motor that delivers 14PS and 13.25Nm. Get more details about the new Pulsar 150 BS6 here.
TVS Apache RTR 160 2V BS6: Rs 94,500
TVS recently updated the Apache RTR 160 2V to BS6 compliance. While the bodywork remains unchanged, the RTR 160 2V has got new graphics and a new paint scheme. The addition of fuel injection means the 159.7cc motor makes more power now. It delivers 15.53PS and 13.9Nm -- 0.42PS and 0.87Nm more than the BS4 model. Find out what else the updated BS6 motorcycle gets here. If you are looking for more performance and do not mind the absence of fuel injection, the BS4 Apache RTR 180 2V is still available at Rs 94,746. However, you would want to hurry as the RTR 180 will be available only till the April 1st BS6 deadline.
Vespa LX 125 BS6: Rs 95,072
The only scooter on the list is more of a lifestyle statement than a family scooter. The Vespa LX 125 BS6 sees a substantial price hike but now gets a fuel-injected motor. It impresses with its timeless retro design and fit and finish levels. Go for the Vespa if you are looking for a stylish runabout with a bit of practicality.
Revolt RV400: 98,999
The only electric two-wheeler on this list is also the only electric motorcycle on sale in the country (that is if you discount the RV300). While the ex-showroom pricing is on the higher side, an electric two-wheeler attracts fewer taxes. Hence, the on-road price will be lower than that of a conventionally powered motorcycle with similar ex-showroom pricing. The RV400 is a feature-packed motorcycle but the party trick has to be the artificial engine sound that mimics four different motorcycles and is quite convincing. This is how the RV400 performs in the real world.