An OBD-compliant version of the Unicorn model has been rolled out by Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI) in the country. The bike will only be marketed in one configuration and is priced at Rs 1.10 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The Bajaj Pulsar 150, the TVS Apache RTR 160 2V, and the Bajaj Pulsar N150 will compete against the updated iteration of the Honda Unicorn. Apart from this, the bikemaker is providing an exclusive 0-year warranty package that comprises a normal warranty of 3 years and an extended warranty of 7 years that is available as an add-on. For those unaware, the Honda Unicorn was formerly available in Pearl Igneous Black, Imperial Red Metallic, and Mat Axis Grey Metallic paint schemes. But now, with the latest update, the manufacturer has introduced a new Pearl Siren Blue colour to the lineup as well.
2023 Honda Unicorn: Engine and Gearbox
Speaking of powertrain details of the newly launched 2023 Unicorn, a 160cc, air-cooled, fuel-injected single-cylinder engine powers the bike. As a result, it churns out 13.27bhp of maximum power at 7,500rpm and 14.58Nm of peak torque at 5,500rpm. Further, a 5-speed gearbox is in use, and it has a kick- and self-starter
2023 Honda Unicorn: Hardware
Telescopic forks in the front and a hydraulic monoshock in the rear support the diamond-shaped frame. A 240mm front disc and a 130mm rear drum are responsible for braking duties. Additionally, a single-channel anti-lock braking system is available. Honda is employing alloy wheels 18 inches in diameter with tubeless tyres. The front one is 80/100 in size, while the back one is 100/90.
2023 Unicorn: Here's What Honda Has to Say
Commenting on the launch, Mr. Tsutsumu Otani - President, CEO & Managing Director, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India said, “During its 2-decades existence, the Unicorn remains a preferred choice among Indian motorcyclists. This launch reinforces our commitment towards offering models that combine power, efficiency, and comfort meeting the latest emission norms. We extend gratitude to our loyal customers for their support.”
Mr. Yogesh Mathur, Director, of Sales & Marketing, at Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India, remarked, "Honda Unicorn has consistently set trends in its segment with its unparalleled style, design, power, and advanced ergonomics. The new OBD2-compliant PGM-FI engine takes it a step further, delivering heightened efficiency, seamless power delivery, and adhering to the latest standards. Adding to the thrill, the new Unicorn now comes in the captivating Pearl Siren Blue color. We are excited to bring this motorcycle to our valued customers and eagerly look forward to extraordinary journeys they will embark on with their Honda Unicorn."