Honda CB Unicorn (Old Model)

Honda CB Unicorn (Old Model)

Ex-Showroom Price

₹ 80,277
* Delhi. May vary.
Discontinued

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Colour Options and Price in India
Bike Variant 2020 Honda CB Unicorn ABS
Availability Status in India Discontinued
2-Wheeler Type Sports
Latest Price in India Honda CB Unicorn (Old) price was Rs 80,277 before being discontinued.
Fuel Type Petrol
Colour Options Pearl Igneous Black, Geny Grey Metallic, Red
Official Tagline Be a Wing Rider
ENGINE AND GEARBOX
Engine Details 149.2cc, Air Cooled, 4 Stroke, SI Engine
Cooling Air Cooling
Engine cc (Displacement) 149.2 cc
Maximum Power 12.73 HP @ 8000 rpm
Maximum Torque 12.80 Nm @ 5500 rpm
Emission Norms BS4-Compliant
Compression Ratio 9.1:1
Air Cleaner Viscous Air Filter
Number of Gears 5
Clutch Multi Plate Wet Clutch
BRAKES AND TYRES
Front Brake 240mm Disc
Rear Brake 130 mm Drum
ABS
Front Tyre 80/100-18 M/C 47P
Rear Tyre 100/90-18 M/C 58P
Front Wheel 18-inch
Rear Wheel 18-inch
Wheel Type Black Alloys
Tubeless Tyres
Alloy Wheels
KEY FEATURES AND COMPETITORS
Braking System Anti-Lock Braking System
SUSPENSION AND CHASSIS
Front Suspension Telescopic
Rear Suspension Spring Loaded Hydraulic Type (Monoshock)
Frame (Chassis) Diamond
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT
Overall Length 2092 mm
Overall Width 756 mm
Overall Height 1100 mm
Ground Clearance 179 mm
Seat Height 798 mm
Wheelbase 1336 mm
Kerb Weight 146 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 13 litres
INSTRUMENT CONSOLE FEATURES
Speedometer Analog
Tachometer Analog
Trip Meter Analog
Fuel Gauge Analog
BATTERY AND LIGHTING
Pass Light
Capacity 7 Ah
Voltage 12 V
Head Light 12V 35/35 W
Automatic Headlamp On (AHO)
COMFORT FEATURES
Electric Start
Pillion Footrest

Honda CB Unicorn (Old Model) Review

27 Dec, 2021 03:05 PM

Quick Review by Maxabout Team

Unicorn is the best seller of Honda in the 150cc segment of bikes in India. This bike has direct competition with others like Bajaj Pulsar 150, Yamaha FZ and its cousins Hero Xtreme and Hunk. Will this bike be able to survive the rising competition in its segment? Let’s find out.

Design and Style

Unicorn was launched almost seven years back and till now it has received only few changes. The bike is certainly not as charming as its name but looks decent. There is a sense of familiarity in its appearance which should be rectified by Honda. Its headlight and mudguard are the same but now its new visor features chrome finish just above its headlight which adds premium touch to this bike. The 3D emblem of Honda on its big fuel tank looks classy with new graphics on its side panels.

Its elevated silencer with heat shield complements the all black colour theme on this bike featuring black alloy wheels, engine and grab rail. It has a full size rear fender and tail light which adds muscularity to this bike with clear lens indicators and most importantly you can’t ignore its mono shocker at the back. It’s an elegant bike in terms of appearance but falls short of the rising demand for sporty looks.

Instrument Console

When everyone is switching to digitization, Honda has decided to stick with its analogue instrument console which features in Unicorn. There are three circular dials in its instrument console and the biggest of them in the centre houses its analogue Speedometer, odometer and trip meter. The one on the left side features an analogue tachometer while on the right side you can notice a fuel gauge and other indicators.

Engine and Gearbox

An air-cooled, 4-stroke 150cc engine from Honda powers Unicorn. This mono cylinder SI engine pumps out a net power of 13.3 bhp at 8000 rpm while the torque production of this engine is 12.7 Nm which arrives at 5500 rpm. Honda serves this engine with a five-speed manual gearbox which has one gear down and four gears up-shift pattern.

Acceleration and Performance

The bike features one of Honda’s most acclaimed 150cc engines. Drive this bike once and you can’t stop admiring this engine. It is also available in other bikes like Hero Hunk and X-treme with different specifications. The most noticeable thing in this bike is the arrival timing of its torque. It’s available as early as 5500 rpm which avoids the lack of power and makes it efficient to move in bigger gears at slow speeds. There is no need of frequent gear shifting as this bike has a well distributed power band which can be effectively used with the help of perfect gear ratios.

According to Honda, Unicorn does 0-60km/hr in less than 5 seconds which is quite possible due to its early availability of torque. This makes it matchless in city driving and it helps while overtaking on highways. The bike easily reaches 8000 rpm mark and can cross the speed of 100 kmph. This is a flawless engine in terms of refinement and vibrations and feels far better than others like Bajaj Pulsar150. With Unicorn, you enjoy linear power delivery with smooth gear transitions.

Mileage

Honda CB Unicorn can return you a fuel economy of around 40-45 kmpl in city conditions while these figures may increase up to 50-55 kmpl on the highways. These figures are quite respectable according to its weight and performance.

Comfort while Driving

Honda CB Unicorn has stepped seat which is very broad and long. This seat is very roomy and comfortable even with a pillion rider. The foot pegs are more commuters friendly and helps your knees to relax around its fatty fuel tank. Its handlebar weight is to provide extra stability and the plastic quality of the buttons on this handlebar is also satisfactory. You can have firm palm grip and the riding posture offered by this bike suits city as well as highway driving. You also may find its new toe gear shift lever sporty.

Storage Space and Safety Features

Honda CB Unicorn has under seat storage space and safety features like front leg guard, rear saree guard and powerful headlight which confirm you clear vision at night.

Suspension and Brakes

Unicorn was the first 150cc bike in India to sport a rear mono shock absorber. It still has it at the back and features telescopic forks at its front. However this mono shocker is not able to match the comfort quality offered by the one used in FZ-S. It has a very commanding braking system. The bike comes with standard front disc brake of 240mm and rear drum brake of 130mm.

Ride and Handling

Honda CB Unicorn is amazing in terms of ride and handling. It steers accurately and boosts your confidence at high speeds. It uses a strong chassis which along with its suspension system gives you an impressive ride. The bike has best in class ground clearance (179mm) and wheelbase of 1340mm. These two factors make this bike a gem as it feels really stable around sharp corners and gives you extra stability on highways. The bike can easily cross most of the obstructions on road and with its light handling and early torque building you can take it off road as well. Its tyres are big enough to keep it grounded and you always have the sense of control on this bike.

Shades

A new shade has been added with the launched of CB Unicorn - Pearl Siena Red. Honda CB Unicorn is available in three shades: Black, Pearl Siena Red and Forced Silver Metallic.

Verdict

Honda has priced CB Unicorn at Rs 68,323 (ex-showroom, Delhi). This bike is much cheaper than its rivals and even feels better than many of them in terms of performance, ride and handling. The engine used in this bike is also fuel efficient and refined. But for all these qualities, you will have to compromise on its aged looks and features. We won’t say it’s a complete value for money bike but yes, it’s a fine alternative which is easy on pocket and comes with a reliable engine.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Most Popular FAQs for Honda CB Unicorn (Old Model)
  • What is the Ex-showroom Price of Honda CB Unicorn?
    30 Jul, 2013 | By Maxabout Team

    The ex-showroom price of Honda CB Unicorn ranges from Rs.64,000-Rs.67,700.

    The bike looks decent and the featured black alloy wheels looks good on it. Honda CB Unicorn looks elegant and muscular in the front. But, still, it hasn’t switched to digital instrument console. When it comes to the engine specifications, its a plus point. It comes fitted with a 4 stroke 150 cc engine which delivers a max power of 13.3 bhp at 8000 rpm and a beating torque of 12.7 Nm at the rate of mere 5500 rpm. It comes perfectly mated with a 5-speed manual transmission gearbox, which further features buttery clutch system. The ground clearance stands at 179 mm and its wheelbase is kept 1340 mm long.

    It returns a healthy fuel economy of 52 km/l in the city area and few units more the the highways. The under seat storage is minimal and it gets safety aspects such as front leg guard, a powerful headlamp and a rear saree guard. It is available in three exciting colors. And its much cheaper than its on-road competitors. All in all, its a worthy buy.

  • Hero Xtreme vs Honda CB Unicorn
    23 Jul, 2014 | By Amrit

    Both these bikes Hero Xtreme and Honda CB Unicorn are 150cc segment bike. Hero Xtreme is powered by a 149.2cc 4-stroke OHC engine while a 149.1cc 4-Stroke OHC engine powers Honda CB Unicorn. The power and torque generated by Hero Xtreme are 14.2bhp at 8500 and 12.80 Nm at 6500 rpm which is much impressive than the 13.3bhp of power at 8000 and 12.75Nm of peak power at 5500 by Honda CB Unicorn. Both these bikes are hooked to a 5 speed constant mesh gearbox.

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    Both are commuter bikes and are quite famous for their build quality and performance. The top speed of Hero Xtreme is 114 kmph. On the other hand, Unicorn is provided with a top speed of 101 kmph. Xtreme offers an average mileage of 60 kmpl on highways as well as 50 kmpl in city conditions. Honda Activa also offers the same mileage as released by the other commuter. Hero Xtreme is available in 5 shades and CB Unicorn is offered in 3 shades.

    Xtreme comes equipped with telescopic hydraulic suspension up front and rectangular swing arm down at rear while CB Unicorn possesses telescopic fork and mono suspension. Xtreme has 240mm disc brake at front and 220mm or 130mm drum brake at the back. Unicorn has only 240mm disc at the front and 130mm drum brake at the rear wheel.

    The dimensions of Hero Xtreme are measured as 2060 x 765 x 1145mm and has a ground clearance of 145mm. The dimensions of unicorn are measured as 2095 x 750 x 1100 and it has ground clearance of 179mm. The Honda Unicorn comes with 13 liter fuel tank capacity whereas Extreme has 12.10 liter capacity. The kerb weight of Honda Unicorn is 146Kg and of Xtreme is 148kg. The ex showroom price of Honda Unicorn is INR 62,676 and Hero Xtreme is INR 66,300.

  • What is the Kerb Weight of Honda CB Unicorn?
    04 Jan, 2013 | By Maxabout Team

    Honda CB Unicorn has a kerb weight of 156 kgs.

    Honda CB Unicorn is the best seller 150cc segment bikes of Honda in India. CB Unicorn is fitted with a 149cc, 4-stroke engine. It generates a max power 14 bhp at 8,500 rpm and peak torque of 12.74 Nm at 6,500 rpm. Attractive features in CB Unicorn are Sporty and macho design, Aerodynamic Body, Simplified gear shift lever, Sporty Alloy Wheels, Mono Suspension, Front Disc Brake and Smart Meter Console. It does 0-60 kmph in 5 seconds has a top speed of 100 kmph. It returns mileage of around 50-52 kmpl in city conditions and 55-57 kmpl on highways. This bike is available in Black, Pearl Siena Red and Forced Silver Metallic shades. It has length of 2095 mm, width of 756 mm and 1100 mm of height with ground clearance of 754 mm. It supports 240mm front disc brakes and 220 mm rear disc brakes.

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Hi I have this bike from past 2 yrs ... read more

Best Features: Speedometer front look tank design n pick up are awesome mileage

Pros: Stylish looks, comfortable riding, cbs brake system, speedometer

Cons: Nothing is Their to dislike

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the unicorn is a good companion for you ... read more

Best Features: Seating comfort, Smoothness when handling the Zigzag turns in city, braking

Pros: Suspension and Steadiness up-to 80 km/hr

Cons: Headlight and Lack of fittings to fix a side box.

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