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All New Honda CB Unicorn 160 launched ahead of New Year

News - All New Honda CB Unicorn 160 launched ahead of New Year

All New Honda CB Unicorn 160 was launched in the country without much buzz,pushing aside all rumours of discontinuation of the existing Unicorn 150 that had been doing rounds for quite some time now. The updated version CB Unicorn 160 comes with an upgraded BS-IV emission norms compliant engine. As we all know, BS-IV emission norms will be strictly applicable from April 2017 onwards. Hence, this upgraded engine will be a striking feature to attract customers for the new CB Unicorn 160.

The legendary commuter vehicle, who has won many hearts in the previous years, gets additional features this time like the Automatic Headlamp On, which is likely to be yet another upcoming mandatory feature for safety on all two wheelers in the country. This feature turns the headlamp on automatically, thereby enabling the rider to have a peaceful ride. Compared to its predecessor, the new model is taller by 2mm and gets a new windshield visor.

Not much has changed under its hood. The Honda CB Unicorn 160 is fitted with the same 162.71cc single cylinder air cooled engine. The power seems to have gone down from 14.5bhp to 13.8bhp (@8000rpm) and 14.6Nm to 13.9Nm (@6000rpm) due to the emission standards maintained. The four stroke engine is coupled to the same 5-speed gearbox, with telescopic front forks and monoshock suspension at its rear, while braking duties are handled by twin disc brakes with Combi Braking System. The top speed has been noted as 106kmph. Apparently, previous generation Unicorn 150 was the first bike in India to get monoshock suspension at the rear.

Honda CB Unicorn 160 is first among the list of other vehicles from Honda Motorcycles and Scooters Ltd to be upgraded to BS-IV emission norms. Since its launch in 2014, the previous generation CB Unicorn 150 had been one of the best-selling commuter vehicles. Yet the sales figures came to a downfall as the competition got tougher within the segment and HMSL failed to keep their best seller updated. But now, Honda has managed to make some intelligent changes giving the All New Honda CB Unicorn 160 a striking appeal introducing graphic designs on the red and white shade ones. A new shade of Metallic Blue has been introduced as well with a matte finish.

Prices of two variants are:

Honda CB Unicorn 160 STD- Rs. 78087 (ex-showroom Kochi)

Honda CB Unicorn 160 CBS - Rs. 80584 (ex-showroom Kochi)

TVS Apache RR 310: a quick look
TVS Apache RR 310: a quick look

TVS launched their new flagship motorcycle Apache RR 310 this week in India at Rs.2.05 lakh (ex-showroom). Being more than just a commuter bike with an attractive price tag, it competes against KTM RC390, Kawasaki Ninja 300, Dominar 400 and the upcoming Yamaha R3.


Kawasaki Versys X300 launched at Rs.4.60 lakh in India
Kawasaki Versys X300 launched at Rs.4.60 lakh in India

Kawasaki has launched its smallest adventure tourer and the most affordable of its lineup of motorcycles Versys X300 in the country. Priced at Rs.4.60 lakh, this entry-level tourer is the smallest displacement bike from the Kawasaki tourer stable and targets both the city and highway cruising enthusiasts.

Will India get BS-IV compliant Royal Enfield models?
Will India get BS-IV compliant Royal Enfield models?

Royal Enfield had updated engines on their two best-selling models,Bullet 500 and the Continental GT in the European Market. Now they have launched the 2017 Classic 500 and the Himalayan too with an updated Euro-IV compliant engine. The Eicher Motors owned company is strengthening its global portfolio with updated models and an increasing number of showrooms worldwide.


Royal Enfield BS-IV range of vehicles launched in India
Royal Enfield BS-IV range of vehicles launched in India

Royal Enfield motorcycles powered by BS-IV engines are now available in India. The entire lineup is said to have received the engine upgrades with AHO (Automatic Headlamp On) feature (both being stringent norms), even though no official statement has been released by the company yet. According to reports from financial express, Electra 350 was spotted already on sale at one of the company dealerships with updated features as the BS-IV engine and AHO. Other models too are believed to go on sale with the same upgrades in another week, as April 1st, 2017 is the deadline for these norms to be implemented on all motor vehicles in India. The prices have been hiked for the new range of BS-IV motorcycles from Royal Enfield.


Honda Activa 125cc- the first scooter in India launched with BS-IV
Honda Activa 125cc- the first scooter in India launched with BS-IV

Honda launched the first scooter in India, Activa 125cc with an engine that complies with BS-IV norms. The New Activa also becomes the first scooter to get an AHO (Automatic Headlamp On) feature, which is about to be mandatory on all vehicles in India from April 1st, 2017 as part of safety regulations. Not many cosmetic updates have been provided on this best seller. However, few prominent tweaks are seen like the new pair of LED positioning lamps that fit perfectly into the chrome apron on the front, a protuberant Honda badge and also a mobile charging socket.


Yamaha FZ 25: What’s unique with this machine?
Yamaha FZ 25: What’s unique with this machine?

Yamaha launched its latest offering in the FZ series named FZ 25 as a gentle step towards the booming 250cc bike segment. Comfortably placed between the YZF R15 version 2.0 and YZF R3, this motorcycle marks Yamaha’s entry into the performance bike segment which is being dominated by giants like Royal Enfield, KTM and Bajaj Auto. The bike was initially named as FZ 250, but later the company decided to dump the 0 and name it FZ 25.


Hero launches Glamour 2017 in India at Rs.57,775
Hero launches Glamour 2017 in India at Rs.57,775

All new Hero Glamour was launched in the country recently with latest style and technology in addition to the upgraded BS-IV engine. It appears in two variants- a drum brake and a disc brake variant at Rs.57,775 and Rs.59,755 (Both ex-showroom prices, Delhi) respectively. Another fuel injected version, Glamour FI has also been launched with only a disc brake variant priced at Rs.66,580 (ex-showroom price, Delhi). Hero has started selling the 2017 model bike through all its dealerships across the country through prebooking options. The older version still continues to be on sale until stocks last at its price, which is around Rs.10000 lesser than the new one.


BMW Motorrad officially launches its global portfolio in India
BMW Motorrad officially launches its global portfolio in India

BMW Motorrad commences Indian operations through BMW group officially. Initially the brand used to sell its products through importers here in Mumbai and New Delhi. But now, the global portfolio comprising of premium motorcycles from the brand reaches India through company’s official dealership network in India. The dealership network is expected to begin with stores at Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Mumbai and Pune while the company plans to widen its presence in the country soon. Mumbai, Bengaluru and Pune showrooms will be inaugurated in the upcoming three days.


Harley Davidson launches Street Rod 750 in India at Rs.5.86 lakh
Harley Davidson launches Street Rod 750 in India at Rs.5.86 lakh

Harley Davidson, a brand that gained a lot of fan following in India since its first launch has come up with their latest offering, All-New Street Rod 750 in the country at a price of Rs.5.86 lakh. The 2017 iteration is based on the old 750 Street model and comes with few remarkable changes to captivate the youth here, special mention to the robust looks and a more powerful engine. In India, Harley Davidson progresses towards a wider audience through the launch of this iconic creation.


Honda Africa twin to land in India by June 2017
Honda Africa twin to land in India by June 2017

Honda finally readies itself to launch Africa twin in the country by June 2017. It is expected to reach India as CKD units. The launch that was supposed to happen earlier was delayed due to an earthquake near the company facility in Hamamatsu, Japan which produced the assembly kits. The price for this adventure tourer is not yet officially known but it is expected to be anywhere between Rs.16-18 lakh. However, it is still unclear whether India might receive both manual and Automatic Dual Clutch transmission variant or any of these.


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SUZUKI Intruder 150

Intruder 150

STD
Rs 98,340

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BAJAJ  Avenger Street 150 BS-IV

Avenger Street 150 BS-IV

Standard
Rs. 79,475 /-

Honda Africa twin to land in India by June 2017
Honda Africa twin to land in India by June 2017

Honda finally readies itself to launch Africa twin in the country by June 2017. It is expected to reach India as CKD units. The launch that was supposed to happen earlier was delayed due to an earthquake near the company facility in Hamamatsu, Japan which produced the assembly kits. The price for this adventure tourer is not yet officially known but it is expected to be anywhere between Rs.16-18 lakh. However, it is still unclear whether India might receive both manual and Automatic Dual Clutch transmission variant or any of these.

Honda Activa 125cc- the first scooter in India launched with BS-IV
Honda Activa 125cc- the first scooter in India launched with BS-IV

Honda launched the first scooter in India, Activa 125cc with an engine that complies with BS-IV norms. The New Activa also becomes the first scooter to get an AHO (Automatic Headlamp On) feature, which is about to be mandatory on all vehicles in India from April 1st, 2017 as part of safety regulations. Not many cosmetic updates have been provided on this best seller. However, few prominent tweaks are seen like the new pair of LED positioning lamps that fit perfectly into the chrome apron on the front, a protuberant Honda badge and also a mobile charging socket.

Honda steals the show CES 2017 with their 
self-balancing motorcycle
Honda steals the show CES 2017 with their self-balancing motorcycle

Honda unveiled their latest motorcycle at the Consumer Electronics Show 2017 held at LA. For those who wonder what a motorcycle has to do in the CES, here’s the answer. Honda introduced Riding Assist, a prototype built on a technology that lets it to not only balance itself but also has a follow feature. Confused??

ALTERNATIVE MODELS
HONDA CB Unicorn 150

HONDA CB Unicorn 150

Rs. 77,040 TO Rs. 77,040