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Honda CB Unicorn 160

Honda CB Unicorn 160 is a bike with the last known price range of Rs. 75,722 - Rs. 79,294 in India. It had 4 variants and 5 colours. It had a user reported mileage of 52 kmpl. It came with both front and rear disc brakes.

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Key specs
  • Displacement162.71 cc
  • Mileage - Owner Reported52 kmpl
  • Transmission5 Speed Manual
  • Kerb Weight134 kg

Last known Avg. Ex-showroom price

₹ 76,841

Honda CB Unicorn 160 is now discontinued in India.

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Honda CB Unicorn 160 Summary

CB Unicorn 160 key highlights

Engine Capacity 162.71 cc
Mileage Owner Reported Mileage: BikeWale collects mileage information from bike owners to provide you with the actual mileage that you might get. 52 kmpl
Transmission 5 Speed Manual
Kerb Weight 134 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 12 litres
Seat Height 780 mm

About CB Unicorn 160

The Honda CB Unicorn 160 is a premium 160cc motorcycle, which has been aimed at a young breed of audience looking for a stylish commuter motorcycle for use on a daily basis. The CB Unicorn 160 fills in the void which was created in Honda’s line-up, when it discontinued the CB Dazzler, a few years ago.

The premium 150cc segment is full of muscular motorcycles, and the CB Unicorn isn’t any different. Cosmetically, the CB Unicorn 160 carries influences from the Honda CX-01 concept which was unveiled at the 2014 Auto Expo as well as the CB Trigger.  The fuel tank gets a muscular design while the headlamp gets a bikini fairing. Most of the electrical components have been shared with the CB Unicorn and the CB Trigger, which should help in cutting development/manufacturing costs.

The CB Unicorn 160 is powered by a 163cc single-cylinder engine, which produces 14.7bhp and 14.6Nm of torque. While these figures might be higher than what the 150cc engine in the CB Unicorn produces, Honda has managed to extract better efficiency figures out of the rebored 163cc engine . The engine is mated to a five-speed transmission.

The premium 150cc to 180cc segment has seen a rapid growth in recent years, with the Yamaha’s FZ series successfully grabbing the biggest share of this lucrative segment. With the CB Unicorn 160, Honda will hope to regain its lost glory in this segment, rivalling the likes of Suzuki Gixxer, Yamaha FZ-S and the upcoming Hero Xtreme Sports. The CB Unicorn 160 is priced at Rs 73,210 (ex-showroom, Delhi)

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Honda CB Unicorn 160 Expert Opinion

  • Good Things

    • Offers comfortable ergonomics
    • Gets a refined engine
    • Features a smooth gearbox
  • Could be Better

    • The design is a bit too old now 
    • There are vibrations are higher revs

BikeWale's Take

The Unicorn 160 is a typical Honda with a refined engine, simple design and good amount of comfort. Moreover, the ease of handling and impressive mileage figures make it a good option as an everyday commuter.

Honda CB Unicorn 160 Review

The CB Unicorn 160 is essentially the new Unicorn 150. And, with its bigger, more powerful engine, more upmarket styling and added features, the CB Unicorn 160, intends to cater to consumers who want the fuel efficiency and comfort of a commuter but with younger, sportier styling. And for the most part, Honda seems to have succeeded at it.

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What is it?

The CB Unicorn 160 is essentially the new Unicorn 150. And, with its bigger, more powerful engine, more upmarket styling and added features, the CB Unicorn 160, intends to cater to consumers who want the fuel efficiency and comfort of a commuter but with younger, sportier styling. And for the most part, Honda seems to have succeeded at it.

For one, the 160 looks fresher, beefier and more presentable than the older Unicorn. We also believe the slight increase in capacity should give this new CB Unicorn 160 an edge over its traditional rivals in the minds of customers. And as we write this, its sales numbers clearly indicate, the 160 is turning out to be a popular choice.

How does it ride?

The DNA of the older Unicorn shines through on the newer motorcycle. And, it is clearly designed to offer comfort above all. The telescopic suspension at the front and the monoshock at the rear have been well tuned for city rides. Having said that, the ride quality isn’t exactly plush. With the upright riding position coupled with the long comfortable seat, the CB Unicorn 160 is a good option for daily commuting.

And because it weighs just 136kg, it is easy to manage in heavy traffic. It handles well at higher speeds , especially in a straight line, and it’s not ponderous around bends either. But, it isn’t a handling benchmark in its class by any stretch. The tyres aren’t the grippiest either, especially in the wet.

As for the engine, the 163cc engine is mostly new. It is based on the older 153c unit, but it retains the older engine’s charms of refinement and linear power delivery. And given it now makes 14.5bhp of max power and 15Nm of peak torque it is peppier than the older engine both when it comes to initial pickup and during roll ons.  

The CB Unicorn 160 takes off with ease thanks to a torquey low end (this comes from someone whose weight is close to 100kg). But, what impressed me the most is the mid-range where you could stay as low as 35kmph in fifth gear.  If you plan to cruise, the fifth gear won’t disappoint you in terms of performance and fuel efficiency either. We also like the exhaust note, and the fact that the five-speed gearbox – as on the 150 – is slick and precise.

There are hardly any vibrations at idle either. But, yes, as one goes up the rpm range, vibrations can be felt on the foot pegs and the handlebar, but these are marginal and quite acceptable. While the Japanese manufacturer claims an ARAI fuel efficiency of 62kmpl, thanks to the HET, the real world figure will be lower and we will get this figure when we do a road test. In terms of braking, the CB Unicorn 160 does a fine job thanks to the combi-braking system (CBS). When you hit the foot brake, equal amount of energy is applied to both front and rear brakes adding to the stability.

Anything else you should know?

Above all: The CB Unicorn 160 is still a conservatively designed motorcycle. While I admit that it looks better than its predecessor, the bike needs some tweaking to match upto its rivals. With the new trapezoidal headlamp unit and sharp fuel tank, the front fascia of the CB Unicorn 160 doesn’t look as contemporary as it should. However, the nicely designed tank shrouds gets our thumbs up.

We like the neatly designed instrument cluster as well; the digital unit is easy to read, informative, and buttons to change and adjust the trip meter, require little effort to operate.  Also, the Honda CB Unicorn 160 is available in three colours – red, grey and black.

Why should you buy one?

You should buy the CB Unicorn 160 if you are looking for a motorcycle that offers decent design, good fuel efficiency and excellent reliability. It will prove to be a good companion on daily rides to office as well as for that weekend ride to your favourite highway dhaba. However, if you like your ride to grab attention, there are better alternatives out there.

Where does it fit in?

In the ever-growing 150cc-160cc-motorcycle segment, the Honda CB Unicorn 160 is your commuter centric, no-nonsense bike. For those looking for a stylish Honda in this class, there’s now the CB Hornet 160R. So, the Unicorn has its space properly defined. The Unicorn’s traditional rivals are the Hero Hunk, the TVS Apache RTR 160 and the Bajaj Pulsar. And without doubt, the Unicorn currently is the most modern of the lot. It is mechanically sound too. So, all in all, the CB Unicorn 160 is a good purchase decision.

 

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Honda CB Unicorn 160 mileage

As reported by CB Unicorn 160 owners, the real mileage of Honda CB Unicorn 160 is 52 kmpl. As per ARAI, the average of CB Unicorn 160 is 62 kmpl.

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CB Unicorn 160 Specifications & Features

Specifications

  • Power & PerformancePower & Performance

    Fuel Type Petrol

    Max Power 14.5 bhp @ 8,000 rpm

    Max Torque 14.6 Nm @ 6,000 rpm

    Cooling System Air Cooled

    Transmission 5 Speed Manual

    Transmission Type Chain Drive

    Emission Standard Emission standards indicate the output from the exhaust that is permissible in a country. --

    Displacement 162.71 cc

    Cylinders 1

    Bore 57 mm

    Stroke 63 mm

    Valves Per Cylinder 2

    Compression Ratio --

    Ignition Digital CDI

    Spark Plugs 1 Per Cylinder

    Gear Shifting Pattern Gear Shifting Pattern --

    Clutch Wet Multiplate

    Fuel Delivery System Carburetor

    Fuel Tank Capacity 12 litres

    Reserve Fuel Capacity These are estimated figures 1.3 litres

    Riding Range Maximum distance a petrol bike can travel on a full fuel tank and an electric bike can travel on a full charge 624 Km

    Mileage - ARAI 62 kmpl

    Mileage - Owner Reported BikeWale collects mileage information from bike owners to provide you with the actual mileage that you might get. 52 kmpl

    Top Speed These are estimated figures 106 Kmph

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  • Brakes, Wheels & SuspensionBrakes, Wheels & Suspension

    Braking System CBS, IBS, SBT, UBS, HBS - Combined braking of both front and rear wheel | ABS - Anti-lock braking system which can be just for front wheel (single channel) or both wheels (dual channel) or can be switched off (switchable) | E-ABS - Electronic assisted braking system | Standard - Cable operated --

    Front Brake Type Disc

    Front Brake Size 240 mm

    Rear Tyre Size 110/80-17

    Tyre Type Tubeless

    Radial Tyres No

    Rear Brake Type Drum

    Rear Brake Size 130 mm

    Calliper Type Front-2 Piston Rear-Single Piston

    Wheel Type Alloy

    Front Wheel Size 17 inch

    Rear Wheel Size 17 inch

    Front Tyre Size 80/100-17

    Front Tyre Pressure (Rider) --

    Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider) --

    Front Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion) --

    Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion) --

    Front Suspension Telescopic

    Rear Suspension Spring Loaded Hydraulic Type

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  • Dimensions & ChassisDimensions & Chassis

    Kerb Weight 134 kg

    Overall Length 2,045 mm

    Overall Width 757 mm

    Wheelbase 1,324 mm

    Ground Clearance 150 mm

    Seat Height 780 mm

    Overall Height 1,062 mm

    Chassis Type Diamond

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  • Manufacturer WarrantyManufacturer Warranty

    Standard Warranty (Year) --

    Standard Warranty (Kilometers) Standard Warranty (Kilometers) --

Features

Odometer Digital

DRLs (Daytime running lights) --

Mobile App Connectivity --

Low Battery IndicatorYes

Pillion BackrestNo

Pillion GrabrailYes

GPS & Navigation --

USB charging port --

Front storage box --

Under seat storage --

AHO (Automatic Headlight On) --

Speedometer Digital

Fuel Guage Yes

Tachometer Digital

Stand Alarm No

Stepped Seat No

No. of Tripmeters 2

Tripmeter Type Digital

Low Fuel Indicator No

Low Oil Indicator No

Pillion SeatYes

Pillion FootrestYes

Digital Fuel GuageYes

Start TypeElectric Start

Shift LightNo

KillswitchNo

ClockYes

Battery12V 4Ah

Headlight TypeMulti-Reflector Type

Brake/Tail LightLED Tail Lamp

Turn SignalYes

Pass LightYes

Additional features--

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Honda CB Unicorn 160 User Reviews

4.3 619 ratings 225 reviews
  • 4

    Visual Appeal

  • 4

    Reliability

  • 4

    Comfort

  • 3

    Service Experience

  • 4

    Value for Money

  • 3

    Performance

  • 3

    Maintenance cost

  • 3

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  •  1Don't go for bs 6 unicorn 160 4 weeks ago by Pravin, Zirakpur

    I have a unicorn bs6 160 model purchased in march 2021. Problems that I am facing with bs6 unicorn 160 I have completed almost 15000kms in my unicorn bs6 160 2021 model after 2nd service my bike started to give problems. 1. From day one of purchase I face starting probl

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    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      10000-15000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      55 kmpl

  •  4Overall good vehicle but little bit may be implemented 1 month ago by Amit, Bhubaneswar

    Now it is quite available in India, don't know why? good one, riding comfortable, mileage 45-50 kmpl in the city depend on riding. Performance is good. I think it will be a little modified on the headlight (like some led light to be added) & may be changed meter from an

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    • Used it for

      Everything

    • Owned for

      3-6 months

    • Ridden for

      < 5000 kms

  •  2Needs improvement 2 months ago by Anas, Hyderabad

    I always had gear problems with this bike, gets stuck between 1 and 2 when changing. Got repaired so many times. Tried even replacing clutch plates. The engine is not smooth and has handling problems when breaking suddenly. Riding is not that comfortable. The service ce

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    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      > 15000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      35 kmpl

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  •  4Really unicorn experience 3 months ago by Ravikumar Yadav, Valsad

    One of the most affordable and comfortable bikes with superb performance and fuel efficiency even though its looks and appearance are quite unique which is impressive and gives great joy while riding and amazing pickup as well great for me... Attractive digital meter an

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    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      > 15000 kms

  •  1Very very bad experience 4 months ago by Ibrahim V, Malappuram

    The experience that i have with this bike is very worst. 1) missing while riding 2) self motor complaint in just one year 3) resting of some parts (silencer & saree guard) in just one year 4) difficulty with gear-changing (especially neutral to first gear) 5) comparativ

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    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      > 15000 kms

  •  2Gear box problem 4 months ago by Kiran, Haveri

    1 Good 2 smooth and good performance 3 nice look performance is very good . But little initial pickup should be increase 4 service available everywhere not that much expansive looks loyal 5. Bs 6 model has some gear box problem it should be checked.

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    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      > 15000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      45 kmpl

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