Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI) re-launched almost a decade old CB Unicorn 150 at the Auto Expo 2016 and the motorcycle overtook its successor within months.
The CB Unicorn 160 that registered healthy sales shortly after launch saw a decline in the figures. The motorcycle sold only 52 units in January 2016 reports Bikewale. On the other hand, the CB Unicorn 150 found 7,685 takers in the re-launched month of February and the number increased to 10,405 in March 2016. According to the publication, CB Unicorn 160 could be discontinued soon due to poor demand.
Honda CB Unicorn 150 was one of the first models of the Japanese company that helped it establish its name in the Indian market. After a decade of sales that include three facelifts, the company decided to pull the plug on Unicorn 150 in late 2014 to make way for the Unicorn 160.
The CB Unicorn 150 has been priced at Rs. 67,028 ex-showroom Delhi and comes with the same design and specifications. Available in Red and Black, the motorcycle is powered by a single-cylinder air cooled 149.1ccc engine that develops 13.14bhp at 8500rpm and 12.84Nm of torque at 5500rpm mated to five speed manual transmission. Honda claims that the Unicorn 150 can reach a top speed of 101kmph.
On the other hand, the CB Unicorn 160 has been priced at Rs 72,412 ex-showroom, Delhi. The motorcycle is powered by 162cc aircooled engine that develops 14.5bhp and 14.61Nm of torque mated to five-speed transmission.