2023 Unicorn OBD2 Launched; Workhorse Lives On…

2023 Unicorn price is almost Rs 4000 higher than the older model. There is not a lot that appears to have changed…

Did you know that Honda’s first motorcycle in India was the Unicorn which was launched around 2004. Though it did not appeal to the sporty customers back then, it did create a niche of its own in the following years – because of its simplicity, utility and engine refinement.

Honda tried various different motorcycles in the 150-160cc space – Dazzler, Trigger, Old Unicorn 160, etc, however, nothing worked. In fact, to make way for other motorcycles Honda discontinued the Unicorn 150 but that backfired! People started moving to other makers and Honda’s market share dropped.

This is when Honda was forced to reintroduce the old workhorse and due to its popularity, it even had to upgrade it to a bigger engine, new emission norms etc. Flip to today and the motorcycle lives on…

Through a press note, Honda has announced the launch of the 2023 Unicorn that has now received the OBD-2 compliance that became mandatory on 1st April 2023, in India. We do not see anything changed in the model, apart from the new mandate.

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However, Honda is now offering it with a 10 year warranty coverage – which has 3 years of standard warranty plus as many as 7 years extended warranty which is optional. Honda has added a new Pearl Siren Blue color to the palette as well.

2023 Unicorn Price

Honda has priced the new Unicorn at 1,09,800 ex-showroom Delhi – which is a premium of almost Rs 4000 over the older model (which is still on sale at Rs 1,05,718).

The motorcycle that has been in production almost as is has received some basic features over these years – like tubeless tyres, engine stop switch, etc. Among practical features, it comes with a high 187 mm ground clearance, long seat of 715 mm and a covered chain. It continues with the same 162.7cc motor that is good for 9.5 kw of peak power and 14 Nm of max torque.