The Honda CB Unicorn 150 had helped the Japanese giant to establish itself in the Indian two wheeler market almost a decade ago. It was later discontinued to make space for the Unicorn 160, but a strong demand from the executive commuter segment forced Honda to re-launch the CB Unicorn 150 this year. Similar in looks to the older model, it is distinct with its simple yet practical design like the sculpted fuel tank that allows to you to fit in your legs snugly.
It is currently priced approximately between Rs 67, 028 (Ex-Showroom Price, New Delhi) but the prices may vary from place to place.
The Honda CB Unicorn has received very little changes since its first launch all those years ago. To add a sense of premium feel, Honda has added a chrome finish to the visor just above the headlight. The fuel tank sports the 3D emblem of the company. The elevated silencer is along with its heat shield paraphernalia gels nicely with the all black theme. The 2016 CB Unicorn looks familiar with its elegant looks.
The 150 cc, four stroke single cylinder SI engine dishes out 13.14 bhp @ 8000 rpm and 12.84 Nm torque @ 5500 rpm. The very refined engine is mated to a five speed gearbox. The torque delivery is early which avoids any power lags or delays. The well distributed power band with the right gear ratios removes the need for frequent gear shifts. All these features combined had given the Unicorn 150 its large following since its first arrival in India.
The CB Unicorn 150 is placed in the fast growing executive commuter segment. It provides confidence inspiring stability and steers precisely even at higher speeds. The high ground clearance with its Spring-loaded hydraulic suspension at the rear and Telescopic setup at the front gives amazing ride quality and comfort even on the rough patches. The seating is quite comfortable and well cushioned for long distances as well. The pillion gets grab rails and footrests. Not only is it capable of taking the usual bumps of the road, it also accelerates nicely help you get along your way without any fuss. It may have a dated look but it offers a refined engine with superb rideand handling with comfort as well and that should help Honda draw in the buyers.
|Maximum Torque||12.84 Nm|
|Maximum Power||13.14 BHP|
|Fuel Tank capacity||13 L|
|Engine||4-Stroke, SI engine|
|Number of Gears||5|
|Rear Brake||130mm Drum|
|Front Brake||240mm Disc|
|Rear Suspension||Spring-loaded hydraulic|
|Transmission Type||Chain Drive, Wet Multiplate|
|Low Battery Indicator||No|
|Low Oil Indicator||No|
|Low Fuel Indicator||No|
|No of Trip Meters||1|
|Head Light||Halogen (12V – 35W/35W)|
|Pillion Foot Rest||Yes|
|Antilock Braking System||No|