A patented image of what is believed to be the upcoming commuter motorcycle of Honda has been leaked online ahead of its possible premier at the Auto Expo 2016.
The motor buffs at Gaadi Waadi have shared a patented image of Honda's new motorcycle which seems to have been inspired by the company's Unicorn 160. Although there are no details available as of now about this new model, the publisher of the original photographs indicates that this could be a commuter motorcycles powered by either 150cc or 160cc engine.
Although the pictured bike shows similarities with Unicorn 160 and CB Hornet 160R, the dual shock absorbers at the rear indicates that a budget motorcycle is in the making with slimmer tyres. The bike appeared to be built on the same Unicorn chassis and shows a new headlight cowl and fuel tank designs. Other details of the motorcycle are scanty at this point of time.
In 2016 Honda Motorcycles and Scooters India (HMSI), the country's second largest two-wheeler maker, is planning to upgrade its entire line-up in the country. The update is likely to be limited to minor changes. Honda will also be equipping its models with Combined Brake System (CBS) and Antilock Braking System (ABS) to meet BS-IV emission norms. While Honda will equip all its models of less than 125cc with Combined Brake System (CBS), the Antilock Braking System (ABS) will be installed in motorcycles above 125cc.
Honda is also said to be gearing up to launch a new125cc scooter which will sit above the current Activa 125.