May 19, 2024
Automotive 101

Honda Motorcycles and Scooters India Private Restricted (HMSI) is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Japanese Honda Motors Constrained. The Honda team had been building two-wheelers in India since 1984 as a joint venture with the Hero team. They have proven their have firm the Honda Bikes and Scooters India Personal Confined in 1999. The Honda brand name is the next most well-known model in India. They have bikes with capacities 110 cc to 1300 cc in their Indian portfolio. The Honda Unicorn is a 150 cc commuter bike with sales about 10,000 units per month.

The Honda CB Unicorn released in 2005 is priced Rupees 65,012 ex-showrooms. The initial model experienced been with spoke wheels and getting kick begin facility only. To make the Unicorn much more competitive specified modifications have been finished in 2010.

The bicycle has a one regular variant with an electric powered starter and alloy wheels.

The Unicorn will come in colours of pearl igneous black, pearl sienna crimson and area silver metallic with graphics on the system. The console of the Unicorn is a combination console. The speedometer, the tacho meter and the single journey meter are analogue type and the gas gauge is electronic. There are lower fuel and low oil indicators also on the console. The bike has a 7 Ah battery with multi reflector 35/35 watt head lamps, LED tail lamps and brake lamps, turn indicators and pass mild.

The CB Unicorn is driven by a 149 cc, 13 bhp and 12 NM torque engine with carburetor variety gasoline procedure and digital CDI ignition. The 5 gear handbook transmission has a moist multi plate clutch and chain drive for the ultimate get off. The Unicorn offers mileages of 60 kmpl. The bike can take 6 seconds for to 60 kmph acceleration and the top pace is 108 kmph.

The physical proportions of the Unicorn are 2095 mm duration, 756 mm width, 1100 mm height, 1340 mm wheel base and 179 mm ground clearance. The bicycle weighing 146 kg has a fuel tank of 13 (1.3 reserve) litres capacity. The Unicorn has state-of-the-art diamond frame type chassis with telescopic suspension at the front and mono shock suspension at the rear.

The Unicorn has 18″ alloy wheels with 2.75×18-42P tyres at the entrance and 100/90×18-56P tyres at the rear. The brakes are 240 mm disc sort at the front and 130 mm drum type at the rear.

A easy motor, the mono shock rear suspension and a cozy using situation are beneficial for the bicycle. Absence of a electronic console and outdated design are the weak factors of the Unicorn. The competitiveness will come from the likes of Bajaj Pulsar, the TVS Apache and the Honda CB Shine.