Honda SP 160 will be introduced in India on August 2, 2023 and it will have several commonalities with the Unicorn 160
Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India has released the first teaser video of its upcoming motorcycle. The 15-second video shows very few details of what could be christened the SP 160. The rear top video of the Honda SP 160 indicates the presence of halogen turn indicators with the Honda name written in the middle, part of the angular tail lamp signature and a possible single-piece tubular grab rail.
You could also see part of the side-mounted exhaust system along with a pillion rest guard on the left-hand side underlining its utility factor and the seat could be a single-piece unit as well. The later part of the video shows the angular tail lamp with a H-pattern while the handlebar clamp and portion of the fuel tank can also be noted.
The Honda SP 160 is expected to get an all-digital instrument console and the handlebar could offer a slightly wide reach. The motorcycle could be a blend of everyday practicality and slightly sporty appeal targeting the audiences that go for offerings positioned just above the TVS Raider 125. More specifically, in the range of Bajaj Pulsar 150, Yamaha FZ and Suzuki Gixxer 155.
Thus, it could be priced around Rs. 1.10-1.15 lakh (ex-showroom) and within the brand’s domestic portfolio, above the Unicorn 160. It will sit on the same architecture as the Unicorn 160 while drawing some design cues from the SP 125. The powertrain will be borrowed from the Unicorn as the familiar 162.7 cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine will more likely be utilised.
It currently kicks out a maximum power output of 12.9 bhp at 7,500 rpm and 14 Nm of peak torque delivered at 5,500 rpm and is linked with a five-speed transmission. The Honda SP 160 is believed to have a fuel tank capacity of 12 litres and it will run on 17-inch wheels as opposed to 18-inchers in the unicorn commuter.
The Japanese manufacturer will aim to garner customers wanting to own a motorcycle with high fuel economy and comfortability along with the good refinement and low cost of maintenance the Unicorn is renowned for in a slightly premium and sporty package.