There are sporty, more stylish 160cc motorcycles, and then there is the simple and elegant Honda Unicorn. It is a more practical choice among the masses, who prefers functionality over looks. Honda made a Unicorn OBD-2 complaint, increasing the bike's price by 4 thousand rupees. The price of the updated Unicorn is Rs 1.10 lakhs. What more do you get with the bump in the price of 4 thousand? Well, literally nothing significantly new. Aesthetically it's identical to an older version, but with the increased price, you do now get a 10-year warranty and, of course, OBD-2 compliant engine.
Honda Unicorn gets a 162.7cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine that produces 12.9 hp of power at 7,500rpm and 14Nm of torque at 5,500rpm. The engine is tractable and quite sufficient enough for all your city runs. Yes, I had ridden Unicorn extensively during my college days and always appreciated its engine performance and fuel efficiency. However, I wish Honda could have given double-disc options, at least as a variant. It gets a 240mm disc at the front with single-channel ABS and a rear drum brake at the rear.
Aesthetically the bike is identical, and so are the hardware and features of the bike. It gets a 13-litre fuel tank, good enough for a full tank range of approximately 500 km. The bike gets a diamond-type frame and weighs 140 kg. It has a telescopic fork suspension at the front and a monoshock at the rear. It gets 18-inch alloy wheels with tubeless tires.
Consumers can purchase the Unicorn with an extended warranty, which can give them a warranty coverage of 10 years. Honda Unicorn competes against almost Apaches, Pulsars, and Xtremes. In recent news, Hero has just launched three Xtreme variants, which start at Rs 1.27 lakh for the standard variant and go up to 1.36 lakh for the Pro variant.