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Honda CB Unicorn 160

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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

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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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 --

    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

    Clutch Wet Multiplate

    Fuel Delivery System Carburetor

    Fuel Tank Capacity 12 litres

    Reserve Fuel Capacity 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 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

    Front Tyre Size 80/100-17

    Rear Tyre Size 110/80-17

    Tyre Type Tubeless

    Rear Brake Type Drum

    Rear Brake Size 130 mm

    Calliper Type Front-2 Piston Rear-Single Piston

    Front Wheel Size 17 inch

    Rear Wheel Size 17 inch

    Radial Tyres No

    Wheel Type Alloy

    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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Features

Odometer Digital

DRLs (Daytime running lights) --

Mobile App Connectivity --

Pillion BackrestNo

Pillion GrabrailYes

Pillion SeatYes

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

Low Battery Indicator Yes

Pillion FootrestYes

Digital Fuel GuageYes

Start TypeElectric Start

Shift LightNo

KillswitchNo

ClockYes

Electric System12V DC

Battery12V 4Ah

Headlight TypeMulti-Reflector Type

Headlight Bulb Type12V 35/35W

Brake/Tail LightLED Tail Lamp

Turn SignalYes

Pass LightYes

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Honda CB Unicorn 160 User Reviews

4.4 (596 ratings) 217 reviews
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  • 4

    Reliability

  • 4

    Comfort

  • 3

    Service Experience

  • 4

    Value for Money

  • 5

    Performance

  • 5

    Maintenance cost

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  •  3Good commuter bike needing improvement 3 weeks ago by Ganesh M, Chennai

    Excellent riding experience, very comfortable sitting posture. Smooth gear shifting, perfect brakes and great pickup. Kick starting the bike first time in the morning is an herculean task, I have not been successful till date Auto choke when we start the bike after a fe

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    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      3-6 months

    • Ridden for

      < 5000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      40 kmpl

  •  5Nice bike. 2 months ago by Vinay, Akola

    Best bike ever I have used. But after 35k. Running I feel there is little movement in rear wheel. I feel this on cement road. In Akola city. Apart from this Maintenance is low. I replace. Single gear rod in to double rod so experience is good .Before purchasing this bik

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    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      > 15000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      45 kmpl

  •  1Low mileage 3 months ago by Sandeep Agarwal, Howrah

    It gives me constantly a mileage of 30 km/l since 2018. I owned this bike doing timely service through authorized service station. Using Honda fully synthetic engine oil every 1000 km in 6 months but mileage never got better what to do and company says mileage of 64 km/

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    • Ridden for

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    • Got mileage of

      30 kmpl

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