Honda’s all new CB Twister has company now, Honda Motorcycle and Scooters in India (HMSI) has silently renamed the super refined 150cc Unicorn to CB Unicorn. The bike has also gone through few minor upgrades in order to make it adhere to the Bharat Stage III norms coming into effect from April 1st.
The bike now comes with slightly bigger ‘CB UNICORN’ badge on the side rear cowls. The engine has been left untouched with the same disappointing power output of 13.3 bhps. All the other technicals also remain exactly the same.
However, the new viscous air filter which has been doing rounds on all the new launches by the company also finds its place on this new model which helps in cutting down on ownership costs as this filter needs less frequent maintenance and aids in better breathing of the engine. Buyers also get one more color option ‘Pearl Siena Red’ apart from the existing metallic Black & Silver.
The new bike will cost Rs. 67,000 on road Pune. It remains to be seen how this bike would be received by the masses as many had pinned hopes on the possible launch of the same radical concept displayed at the Auto Expo 2010. It also remains to be seen how long would Honda stretch the same engine without any proper technical upgrade!
– Saad khan