Honda CB Unicorn (Old Model)

Honda CB Unicorn (Old Model)

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₹ 80,277
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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

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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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Reviews Submitted by Maxabout Community

Awesome bike for everyone

Deepu - | One year ago
helpful 1

Hi I have this bike from past 2 yrs very good n comfortable bike smooth-riding sudden pick up classic mileage decent looks good graphics in tank design in all looks pretty n milage getting 55 to 60 city n highway both n braking system s awesome cbs very safe n once we applied the brake bike stopping in a spot very smooth n fast bike n speedometer n features s awesome overall everyone should buy this bike thanks for Honda given a good bike to India

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

Mileage
Looks
Value For Money
Customer Service

A decent biking experience for city and NH riding .

SELVAKUMAR S | 4 years ago
helpful 0

If you really love mid-speed (50-60km) biking, the unicorn is the good companion for you. You can feel the bike within you. Don't expect mileage more than 40km/l (mostly)

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.

Mileage
Looks
Value For Money
Customer Service

I bought my CB Unicorn Dazzler in 2010

mohit - | 6 years ago
helpful 0

It return 62 kmpl on highway and 49 kmpl in the city. Honda engine oil is a great thing as my engine feels refined even after 7 years of use.

Best Features: Low noise, no vibrations till 90 kmph

Pros: Driven 100000 kilometers, it still goes butter smooth.

Cons: Lack of spare parts

Mileage
Looks
Value For Money
Customer Service

Unicorn 150

Mohammad Chand | 4 years ago
helpful 4

I like this bike unicorn is very smooth bike and very comfort and fuel efficient bike but I have one problem I like Speedometer digital like unicorn 160. honda please change Speedometer

Best Features: This bike is best in 150 cc every thing is ok but no digital Speedometer

Pros: I like Speedometer change to digital

Cons: Speedometer

Mileage
Looks
Value For Money
Customer Service

Hats off to Honda

Lovedeep Khurana | 5 years ago
helpful 10

I am writing this review after spending 5 years with this bike. First of all, its looks are dashing which goes very well with your personality. It doesn't make noise on roads like Pulsars or any other bike, it just overtakes silently and very smoothly. The seating posture is perfect with a slight upwards pillion seat. Though, I have no experience as pillion but I never hear any complaints from pillion companion yet. I go for long ride every weekend and on my Unicorn I can travel 130 km with single sitting. I never feel backache and shoulder pain on all long tours. Controlling the bike just require stamina otherwise it is very balanced bike that it remains steady at the speed of 2-10 kmph. So the only problem If I have to figure out, is I can say it's the weight of the bike. No other problem found yet.

Best Features: Looks

Pros: Good look, Mileage, Comfort while riding

Cons: Heavy weight

Mileage
Looks
Value For Money
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Honda CB Unicorn (Old Model) Comments

User Comments
Prakash Naik
6 years ago

i am confused which bike is best for daily 150 kilometer running yamaha szrr 2.0 or honda unicorn 150 suggest me to buy

vishnu
6 years ago

i want to buy a bike but confused between CB Unicorn and CB Unicorn Dazzler . Which is better in terms of speed and less vibrations on speed more then 100km. So Yes for CB Unicorn and No for CB unicorn Dazzler

ARUN O
7 years ago

Can't CB unicorn 150 add with a new feature parklight and engin stop

sachidananda giri
7 years ago

unicorn 150cc silver metelic colour bike available yes or nooooooo

Ashish
7 years ago

Required strong body

SENTHIL S
7 years ago

i have buy new honda unicorn 150 85500 Rs. this is reasonable price i want to know please let me know

jr
9 years ago

Unicorn is best in power and mileage which fz 2.0 can't do the both. Fz is smooth in low speeds because of 5th gear ratio and ignition timing. Fz v 2.0 can't beat the Unicorn after 5000 rpm because unicorn produce more torque than fz v2.0.

sakthivel
10 years ago

i wat to buy a bike but confused between unicorn and yamaha sz rr which is better .. pls tell me

Syam Sundar Deb
11 years ago

Unicorn is better than cb Unicorn.It needs more power13.5 bhp(if possible).

saravanan
11 years ago

i got cbunicorn 6 month ago.super bike but service in showroom was very very poor

justin varghese
11 years ago

i want 2 buy new bike ,whc is best honda shine or unicorn,,,,,,,,,,,,?

lokesh
11 years ago

i want to buy a honda cb shine but i want no cb shine is best bike are not are cb unicorn is best most of people says that cb unicorn is giveing low mileage so i have confused that cb shine is best are cb unicorn best

Raju
11 years ago

I bought unicorn on 31-OCT-2012 ,i saw rusting in the pipe that directly comes out of the fuel tank(connected to the fuel valve).when i asked about this in showroom during 1st service people said its common in all bikes and also pull power in 2nd gear is very low as soon as the speed goes below 20 i've shift it to 1st gear.Please help

Jinoy Cleetus
11 years ago

My friends, am totally confused!!!!!!!!! I think to buy a bike.but I don't know that which company better for me, I think about my bike good looking,power and milage.looks sporty.pleas help me to prefer my 's mine dream.mind its my eamail id [email protected] and contact number 9995100273

arun
11 years ago

bajaj pulsar is better than unicorn

adx
11 years ago

i plan to buy cb unicorn
plz tell me friends its bad features

favad v v
11 years ago

i like unicorn.because that have good engine capacity and many specification

bharath
11 years ago

hello ,,,,,,,,,,,,my name is bharath and i m frm hyd..............here i m 2 tell u about honda the name itself it is prooved that its an "UNIQUE"CORN......go fro it .......no problem at all.good in comfort and mileage too.........engine sounds really smooth.......good beast frm honda

sallu
11 years ago

cb unicorn is best bike i like it

NBK
11 years ago

I am planning to buy new cb unicorn...i am worried about mileage...! can any body confirm me what exactly honda unicorn is giving the mileage....beacuse the showroom guy has told me that unicorn will provide 50-55km/ltr..!!! is it true???
if yes i will buy unicorn in next couple of weeks....!!! :)
Please provide your inputs.....

Sudhir Kapgate
11 years ago

in rainy season,self starts automaticlly & i found so many prblms in bike,so, plz suggest me what to do now.......

AMAL ESPANA
11 years ago

amal want a honda CB bike which is better UNICORN/SHINE...?

K D W
11 years ago

i want 2 buy new bike ,whc is best honda shine or unicorn,,,,,,,,,,,,?

harsha
11 years ago

which one is better unicorn or unicorn dazzler deluxe...

NBA
11 years ago

After first service i am getting a mileage of 53.31 while going at a speed b/w 40-50-55.

kamalesh
11 years ago

Pretty Good Bike

Ansh Patel
11 years ago

which one is better in mileage yes for cb unicorn no for fazer

KONI ALI
11 years ago

IT IS BETTER THAN ACHIVER....................

pramod kule
11 years ago

i want to buy a new bike pls help (yes) for unicorn (no) for cbz.

mayur mane
11 years ago

best bike i ever ride

meemo rock
11 years ago

is there any problem with unicorn mono suspension and availability of spare parts

navaz kv
11 years ago

i got my new unicorn

vinoth kumar
11 years ago

i want to buy a new unicorn bike. its best means mileage,performance,look(yes)or lessthan 50kmpl mileage,not good performance,vibrations(no)

Anuraj Jayan
11 years ago

i want to buy a bike but confused between CB Unicorn and CB Unicorn Dazzler . Which is better in terms of speed and less vibrations on speed more then 100km. So Yes for CB Unicorn and No for CB unicorn Dazzler

bike fans bike fans
12 years ago

best unicorn is old or new yes for old no for new

Rathna kumar
12 years ago

Hi friends, I have planned to buy a bike and i am totally confused with Apache RTR160 hyper edge (YES) and Honda CB unicorn (NO) help me out. I need in style, comfort, mileage and maintenance.

rajan nadar
12 years ago

I have planned to Buy new Bike. but i am confused in between unicorn and just tell which one should i take.Yes for Unicorn and No for Hunk.

bike fans bike fans
12 years ago

new unicorn bikes are probelm on morning starting time some missings

JAGADISH NAIDU
12 years ago

hey friends dis is jagadish from bangalore i took unicorn before 8 months dis fuckin bike does not have pickup at all but it has a great milage and topspeed i have reached 125km/hr in my bike on mysore road....., but it does not have a great pickup which a 150cc bike should have

saleem edappal
12 years ago

My friends, am totally confused!!!!!!!!! I think to buy a bike.but I don't know that which company better for me, I think about my bike good looking,power and mailage.looks sporty.pleas help me to prefer my 's mine id is [email protected] my contact number,00919539221010. Thanks I will wait for a better results.

joel john
12 years ago

guys i would like to know wahich one is better.... honda unicorn or cbz xtreme...... pls help!!!

Sajeesh ES
12 years ago

i got my new unicorn on dec 24 th itself. i booked it on 22.

shankar ram
12 years ago

hi sajeesh i'm going to book cb unicorn but is there going to be new unicorn in 2012? Some changes in this model? Plz reply . Should i wait till march may be

Sajeesh ES
12 years ago

Hi friends ... To day i am going to book my CB Unicorn( black) in Bangalore Haiku Honda , They said they will give this in this month end itself...I am very much confused between pulsar 150 and unicorn. But finally i prefers unicorn because of the engine performance . as per my knowledge pulsar will ask more maintenance after 25kms. But even after 50 kms unicorn ask less maintenance. Three of my friends having unicorn , there experience also same. Please let me know your suggestion in [email protected].

Taral Revar
12 years ago

I had booked my Unicorn on the 1st of August 2011 and now after a wait of 4&1/2 months i am getting the delivery on the 12th of Dec. My que is , why is there such a long waiting period if you book the bike from the Honda authorized showrooms, whereas if i would've paid 5k on to a local dealer he was willing to give me the bike within a weeks time?????? & why doesn;t the bike come with tubeless tyres like the Dazzler? How much would it cost for me to convert change the tyres to tubeless ones?

ajinkya pandir
12 years ago

i am really confused between Honda CB Unicorn and Pulsar 150..! please tell me which one should i buy? also tell me that what average will it give if i drive at an average speed of 45-50 kmph..! your opinion if of very much importance to me.! thank you

raj kumar
12 years ago

very shocking msg......it's current price is 75,600 in coimbatore now...

sudhindra hebbar
12 years ago

I had book for CB UNICORN bike in HAIKU HONDA BANGALORE and they told me to wait for 45-60 days after booking date.. now already 30 days were over.. so I am waiting for my DREAM BIKE to RIDE...

Rajesh M
12 years ago

Hi Guys, I've seen in reviews that many of the people are waiting for the Unicorn black color. So I would like to share my experience here. NO waiting period for Unicorn in Tambaram Lodha Motors Chennai. I am from Chennai. Today I 've purchased this bike in Lodha Motors , tambaram, Chennai. Bike is really pretty. When I've tried to buy this bike from Honda show rooms in Velacherry and Adyar, they said that I need to wait for 4 to 5 five months to get new CB Unicorn Blck color. But later I came to know about Lodha motors, tambara, when I've contacted them, they said that they can deliver the vehicle with in a week if we paid the total amount in cash. Then imediately I have booked ( i.e. on last friday 25-Nov-2011) the bike and I have got my vehicle today ( i.e. 30-Nov-2011).

ebad mulla
12 years ago

i had used cb unicorn for 6 month then also i m getting a customer for it for RS 6800 thousand i m very confused so frnds plz suppest me what to do


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