Honda Unicorn 150 Cafe Racer built by Costa Motorcycle Co
The motorcycle receives free flow air filter which is complemented by a custom exhaust system.
Andhra Pradesh based custom bike builder Costa Motorcycles has come up with an interesting custom build based on the trusty old Honda Unicorn CB150. The 150 cc commuter which is known for its smooth performance and comfortable ride quality has been transformed into a cafe racer-brat hybrid which looks nothing like the donor model.
The Unicorn’s bodywork has been replaced by a minimal fuel tank, circular headlamp, flat cafe racer-style handlebar with rearview mirrors, cantilevered seat with red contrast sticting, custom mudguards, LED taillamp, and meatier tyres. Even the stock instrument console makes way for a simpler unit.
The builder has retained the Honda running gear, handlebar switchgear and chassis but has spruced it up with free flow BMC air filter and an interesting custom exhaust. Bump in performance figures, if any, has not been discussed but given that Numero Uno is free of most of the body work, there could be a noticeable improvement in performance and agility.
In its stock condition, the good old Honda Unicorn CB150’s air-cooled carbureted singe-cylinder motor is capable of delivering 13.14 bhp and 12.84 Nm of torque. Gearbox is a 5-speed unit.
The traditional diamond frame chassis is suspended by telescopic front fork and rear monoshock. The front wheels are retarded by a disc while the rear makes do with a drum unit.