BH Correspondent, Kolkata: Honda has announced that it has launched the new Unicorn BS VI version for domestic markets with a price tag of Rs 93.5K (ex-showroom Delhi).
Compared to the BS IV model, the new sales figure represents Rs 13K hike and Honda justifies the increment by saying that the BS VI Unicorn is now a 160cc motorcycle instead of a 150cc.
The bump up in displacement seems to be the top USP as the incoming street motorcycle is yet to benefit from the silent ACG starter which features in the 125cc Shine and Activa scooters. The only new feature it is an engine kill switch
The upgraded engine delivers 13PS at 7500rpm and 14Nm at 5500rpm, which interestingly is 1.2PS less and 0.1Nm more than the previous Unicorn.
The flip side is that Honda claims the new BS VI machine offers more mileage and performance than before. Helping in that effort is the low rolling resistance tyre at the rear despite increase in ground clearance by 8mm.
Interestingly, changes that Honda has done to make it BS VI-compliant has resulted it in gaining around 4kg of flab and it weighs 140kg now. Changes include lengthening of seat by 24mm and slightly longer wheelbase.
The bike is offered in 3 colours – Pearl Igneous Black, Imperial Red Metallic & Mat Axis Gray Metallic.
Minoru Kato San, President, CEO & Managing Director, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. said, “Unicorn was the 1st motorcycle introduced by Honda in India. Since its launch, it has always been the bench mark when it comes to engine refinement and smooth performance. With a legacy of more than 16 years, brand Unicorn has been the first choice of more than 2.5 million families.”