Due to poor sales in the last 12 months, the CB Unicorn 160 will have its production terminated in 2020.
Honda plans to discontinue the CB Unicorn 160 in 2020 as the emission norms shift from BS4 to BS6. The bike is the most affordable 160cc bike in Honda’s line up but still gets the minimum number of sales due to stiff competition from its siblings like the CB Hornet 160 and Unicorn 150.
Some Honda dealers have said the walk-ins for the bike have reduced drastically and that customers who look for an affordable daily commuter choose the Unicorn 150. Also, people who want a stylish and a better performing bike in the segment, move to the CB Hornet 160. Dealers have said that the customers perceive the CB Hornet 160 as a better bike than the CB Unicorn 160.
Honda has equipped the bike with a 162.71cc, single cylinder, air-cooled engine with Honda Eco Technology (HET). It generates a maximum power of 14.5 BHP at 8000 RPM and maximum torque of 14.61 Nm at 6000 RPM. The engine comes mated to a 5-speed gearbox and reaches a claimed top speed of 106 km/hr.
Honda sold just 13,266 units of the CB Unicorn 160 in the last calendar. These sales number itself suggest that the bike is losing out on customer demand and that Honda would not benefit from the bike if they plan to update it according to BS6 emission norms.
Honda CB Unicorn 160 Discontinuation
– CB Unicorn 160 might not be updated to meet BS6 norms
– The bike has shown poor sales figures in the past 12 months
– The bike loses out on demand due to its sibling, the CB Unicorn 150
Source – BikeWale.com