New Honda Unicorn 150 facelift patented in India
The motorcycle is expected to be launched in India by the end of this year.
The good old Honda Unicorn 150 which earned its reputation as a smooth and reliable commuter was discontinued by Honda to make room for the new family of models. But, as fans would have it, Honda was forced to re-lanuch the Unicorn 150 due to an undying demand.
The bike was finally brought back to life at the 2016 Auto Expo. With the demand steady, Honda now plans the launch of an updated Unicorn 150 facelift. Patent images of the same have been leaked.
The Honda Unicorn 150 is the first production bike to be launched in India with rear mono-shock suspension. The front end employs regular telescopic fork. The 18-inch alloy wheels come shod with 2.75×18 front and 100/90-18 rear tyres. The front wheel is decelerated by 240 mm front disc while the rear wheel adopts a 130 mm drum unit.
The bikini faired motorcycle is powered by 149.1 cc air-cooled engine which is tuned to deliver 13.3 PS at 8,500 rpm and 12.84 Nm of torque at 5,500 rpm. Transmission is a 5-speed unit. Same specs are expected to continue with the updated Unicorn 150 as well.
The new Unicorn 150 will co-exist with the Unicorn 160 and Hornet 160 R as the most affordable Honda in the 150-160 cc segment. Other motorcycles Honda plans to launch in the future in India include the likes of Africa Twin, fully faired Hornet 160 and XRE 300 Adventure.