There is no doubt that Honda bikes are among the bestsellers in the domestic market. Having said that, the Honda Unicorn is one of their hot-selling products. Just so you know, the Japanese bike manufacturer gave this bike the CBF150M moniker, but that was in Honda’s lingo and not for the public. The logic behind that name was the borrowed engine from Honda’s off-roading bike, the CRF150F. However, the company later changed it to a different name, and that too for different markets. In other countries, the Unicorn is either called a Honda Phantom RR or a CB150 Invicta. However, the two-wheeler manufacturer decided to keep the Unicorn name for the Indian market.
Now, keeping this history aside, let’s move on to the features and specifications this bike has to offer. Let’s begin, then!
Considering the price of this Honda bike, the Honda Unicorn won’t be able to meet all your whims and fancies. You would expect LED lights, a digital/semi-digital instrument cluster, and all, but, unfortunately, it misses out on those. However, the Honda Unicorn has an analogue instrument cluster, which shows relevant readings, such as speed, RPMs, and trip made. In addition, it offers an automatic headlight, an analogue fuel gauge, and a low fuel indicator. The automatic headlight feature is standard in all new-age bikes, though.
Furthermore, this bike doesn’t offer LED DRLs, a mobile app connectivity, GPS and navigation, front storage box, an underseat storage, a stepped seat, or a standing alarm, either. As mentioned earlier, you won’t get comfort and convenience features at the Unicorn’s price. There are other TVS bikes and Bajaj bikes that offer a good number of new-age offerings under a lakh price bracket.
Apart from these, the bike doesn’t offer a low oil indicator or a low a battery indicator. With no digital instrument cluster, you won’t get a digital clock, either. Last but not least, the Honda Unicorn has a killswitch on offer.
As far as the pillion is concerned, this commuter bike doesn’t offer a pillion backrest, but it offers pillion footrests with dedicated pillion grabrails.
As for the exterior illumination, this bike doesn’t offer LED lights. It has an old-school light setup, as you’d notice halogen bulb inside the headlight, brake light, taillight, and indicators. But, for added safety, this bike gets a pass light.
So, these are the main features of the Honda Unicorn. You can, however, go through the full list of offerings on the autoX website. Now, let’s jump to the specifications.
As far as the specifications are concerned, the Japanese two-wheeler manufacturer designed the Honda bikes by keeping the conditions of Indian roads in mind. The company structured this bike on Honda’s in-house developed Diamond chassis, which is rugged, due to which, it can withstand any obstruction. Further, this chassis supports a 162.7cc single-cylinder, air-cooled engine, which is tuned to churn out 12.73 bhp at 7500 rpm and 14 Nm of peak torque at 5500 rpm. Further, this commuter bike ends its speedometer needle at 106 km/h.
This engine is coupled with a standard five-speed manual transmission. Moreover, the Honda Unicorn stores its fuel in a 13-litre fuel tank. The tank capacity should be pretty good, as it can provide an impressive range. Along with that, you also get a 2-litre reverse fuel tank.
With this engine and transmission combination, the Honda Unicorn can return an average mileage of 51 km/l. There are other bikes that have impressive mileage figures. If you want an offering from an indigenous brand which was also a partner of Honda, you can check out the list of Hero bikes on the autoX website.
It is worth mentioning that this mileage figure is based as per the feedback by the customers. Therefore, this locally produced bike shouldn’t let you lament the running costs. That said, you can make long journeys on this bike. Also, thanks to the fuel injection technology for making the BS6 engines fuel efficient.
This state-of-the-art technology offers a cleaner fuel supply system than the conventional mechanism. There are several benefits of it, though. It makes the bike less polluting, as it the fuel supply is in a controlled manner as per the working condition. It won’t make the engine lag during cold starts.
In addition, the fuel injection technology will also provide a condition-based (as per the road) power output. That means, you can take this bike to the hills without any hesitation.
However, apart from the engine performance, the Honda Unicorn has a conventional suspension setup. It gets a telescopic fork at the front and a mono-shock at the rear. As mentioned earlier, this bike was designed by keeping Indian roads in mind, so the Honda Unicorn shouldn’t let the rider complain about the rideability it will offer. That said, it should easily absorb the bumps from the potholes. But it is always recommended to take a test ride, as opinions can vary from person to person.
Moreover, this suspension arrangement works in tandem with a disc-drum setup. And as for added-safety, the Unicorn bike has a single-channel ABS.
But it is also worth noting, that when dual-disc brakes work together with dual-channel ABS, then the bike can prevent the rider from meeting with an accident, as this setup greatly reduces the chances of skidding or stoppie. So, these are a few things on the specifications front. You can access the curated list of specifications on the autoX domain.
Prices and Variants
The Japanese bike manufacturer sells the Honda Unicorn in only one variant. The Honda Unicorn’s price carries a price tag of Rs 1.05 lakh. It’s an ex-showroom price, New Delhi, as of February 2023. Please note that this price is subject to change without any prior notice to the customer. But, as you know, you can visit the autoX website to access the latest location-based price list for your dream vehicle! In addition, you can also connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube, so that you can receive alerts for the latest job opportunities, online giveaways, and the latest automotive-related content! So, stay tuned.