2017 BS IV compliant Honda CB Unicorn 160 launched in India

Editor@Throttle|Updated: December 29, 2016 9:48
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Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) has  introduced the updated version of the CB Unicorn 160 in the country. The 2017 version gets a BSIV compliant engine and a new matte blue shade, while there is also the addition of Automatic Headlamp On (AHO) feature, which makes it ready for the proposed government norms from April 2017.

 

The Honda CB Unicorn 160 was introduced in 2014 and since then, the model has not seen any major updates. This, by far, is the most comprehensive change on the offering which also includes a revised windshield visor. The AHO feature is a major welcome on the bike, while the new colour option certainly adds freshness to the looks. The bike is also taller by 2 mm on the 2017 edition.

 

With respect to power, the Honda CB Unicorn 160 continues to use the 162.71cc single-cylinder, air-cooled engine. The motor, however, has taken a hit on power figures and now produces 13.82bhp at 8000rpm and 13.92 Nm at 6000rpm, instead of the previous figures of 14.5bhp and 14.61Nm of torque. The 5-speed transmission has been retained while the top speed is restricted to 106 kmph. What also continues is the telescopic front forks and the monoshock suspension setup at the rear; while braking performance comes from the twin disc brakes with Combi Braking System (CBS). It has been introduced at a starting price of INR 73,481 for the base version and the CBS version of the bike costs a bit extra and will be available at the dealerships at a price of INR 75,934 ( Ex-showroom, Delhi).

 

Article source : www.auto.ndtv.com