- CB Unicorn 160 might not be upgraded for BS-VI
- Poor sales in last 12 months
The CB Unicorn 160 is Honda’s most affordable 160cc bike in its range. But it still gets the least sales for the Japanese brand for a host of reasons. The top two being uninspiring design and the presence of two strong brands – Unicorn 150 and the CB Hornet 160R, around it.
According to few Honda dealers, the walk-ins for the Unicorn 160 have drastically reduced over the last few months. Customers who are looking for a workhorse bike end up going for the Unicorn 150, whereas buyers move towards the stylish CB Hornet 160R who wants better performance and styling. A few dealers mentioned that the customers perceive the CB Hornet 160R to be better in terms of performance.
Honda sold just 13266 units of the CB Unicorn 160 in the last calendar. The number clearly suggest that this bike isn’t in demand. So it doesn’t make sense for the brand to invest in the engine transition for BS-VI. It makes sense only if the company is working on a major facelift, but looking at the sales, that might be off the plan.