2020 Honda Unicorn 160 BS6 Officially Launched
Honda Motorcycle has updated its popular-selling Unicorn motorcycle to the BS6 emission norms. Honda has rebranded the motorcycle to just the 'Unicorn' denoting that only a single version will be on offer. This means the Unicorn's 150 cc engine will be discontinued and the bike has been upgraded to the 160 cc power mill. The current CB Unicorn 160 also gets discontinued as a result, which featured a more premium design and a more powerful engine. The new Unicorn 160 BS6 not only gets an updated engine but revised styling, improved comfortability, and finally, an engine kill switch.
The new Honda Unicorn 160 BS6 gets a BS6 compliant 162.7 cc single-cylinder engine with fuel-injection and Honda Eco Technology (HET). Power from the motor stands at 12.73 bhp at 7500 rpm, same as the 150 cc version, while peak torque now stands at 14 Nm available at 5000 rpm, up from 12.8 Nm on the older model. The company says the new motor has been optimised for better efficiency and more low-end torque, while the needle bearing rocker arm helps in reducing friction losses. The new motor also comes with a counter weight-balancer that reduces vibrations and helps smooth acceleration.