Honda Likely To Discontinue CB Unicorn 160 In India Due To Poor Sales


Honda sold just 25 units of CB Unicorn 160 compared to 3125 units same month last year and registered 99 per cent negative YoY growth

Honda introduced CB Unicorn 160 in 2015 as a replacement model to CB Dazzler and the motorcycle comes with modern features like digital instrument cluster along with a refreshed styling. Even though sales were really good for some time, in recent times the 160 cc segment is flooded with new models.

The CB Unicorn 160 sales was coming down for some time now and the company sold just 25 units last month compared to 3125 units same month last year. Honda registered 99 per cent negative growth for CB Unicorn 160 for the second consecutive month.

Honda already has two other models in the 160 cc segment, Hornet 160 R and X-Blade, which was recently launched in India. But both these motorcycles are targeted at different people as Hornet is positioned at the premium end and the X-Blade as an entry-level offering, but the latter misses out on several features as part of the aggressive pricing.

We can expect the CB Unicorn 160 to be discontinued officially in coming months and it is powered by 162.71 cc single cylinder engine producing 14.5 bhp of power at 8,000 rpm and 14.6 Nm of torque at 6,000 rpm. This engine is mated to a 5-speed gearbox and ARAI certified mileage of CB Unicorn 160 is 62 kmpl.

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The braking power comes from 240 mm disc at front and 130 mm drum at the rear. The company has given telescopic forks and mono suspension, which is tuned to give excellent ride comfort for CB Unicorn 160 and it is offered in five colour options – Pearl Igneous Black, Imperial Red Metallic, Pearl Amazing White, Matte Axis Grey and Matte Marvel Blue Metallic.

The new X-Blade is priced around Rs. 2000 more than CB Unicorn 160 and the former offer more value also. Both bikes are powered by the same engine but the X-Blade produces marginally less power. Honda is expected to introduce single-channel ABS version of X-Blade soon.