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    Default Re: Honda Unicorn 160

    Quote Originally Posted by Neel08 View Post
    I believe they are now using or going to use Honda Throttle fully synthetic oil, thus may cause the long service interval. Though I like to know is this 160 cc engine use any Engine Oil filter ?

    just for the curiosity, user need to actually activate the Fuel Reserve feature....isn't there a blinking fuel bar or something?
    Thanks Neel08,
    I am not 100% sure about the Engine Oil Filter, but I will check in the Owner's manual and confirm. does service interval depends only on the Engine Oil type?? just curious...

    For Reserve, On or Off setting, one needs to turn the Fuel Nob. if the Arrow points down it is On, if it points up it is Reserve, if it points sideways it is Off. In the owners manual, the direction of Reserve and On was mentioned Opposite (incorrectly).

    ...And yes the Fuel indicator blinks when fuel level is low, but it starts blinking much before the Reserve level is reached.
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    Hello guys, hope you all are having good rides. I serviced my 160 @376 kms yesterday. Now getting some 40 kms mileage approx. But I have observed that the pickup has gone down. I am not getting a feeling of 160cc engine at all.. Is this due to break-in period..? I am not accelerating to a greater extent, even I do it..seems like the engine is taking heavy loads.Engine is getting heated and could hear some noise as well...is this normal...? Are you all experiencing the same..? Or I am the only one with unique luck..
    I heard some one saying in some forum that his 160 runs @ 40-45 in 2nd gear..my god. Can't even imagine.. I see some pulsars speeding on roads very easily but, I am not able to do that..I don't want to ride my bike @100 or more but,want to ride with ease.. Some times I feel that I am over thinkinking n let me ride it how it goes.
    please share your experiences..will be helpful.

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    Default Re: Honda Unicorn 160

    No pics.

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    Default Re: Honda Unicorn 160

    Driving the Unicorn 160 since a week, have done around 400km as of now.

    As its still in the run in period, i have gone till 6000rpm few times just to check if any vibration but
    I have noticed that the engine noise is very high or the exhaust just gets loud and noisier at rpm's greater the 4000 in gears 2/3/4.. is this normal ?

    Apart from that a great package.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nikkswest View Post
    Driving the Unicorn 160 since a week, have done around 400km as of now.

    As its still in the run in period, i have gone till 6000rpm few times just to check if any vibration but
    I have noticed that the engine noise is very high or the exhaust just gets loud and noisier at rpm's greater the 4000 in gears 2/3/4.. is this normal ?

    Apart from that a great package.
    Perfectly normal. Happens on my unicorn when i cross around 4800RPM and its run 20k KM now. Vibrations and engine noise gradually increased after around 12-14k km mark since the SVC are not bothered about doing the engine valve clearence checking and the local workshops in my area are to busy to carry out this time consuming job. Typically this has to be done every 8 to 10,000 km but no one does it. You have to leave the engine to cool down overnight and only then do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by windrider007 View Post
    Perfectly normal. Happens on my unicorn when i cross around 4800RPM and its run 20k KM now. Vibrations and engine noise gradually increased after around 12-14k km mark since the SVC are not bothered about doing the engine valve clearence checking and the local workshops in my area are to busy to carry out this time consuming job. Typically this has to be done every 8 to 10,000 km but no one does it. You have to leave the engine to cool down overnight and only then do it.
    I agree that with a 20000 Km run bike its normal, but feels weird when the bike is just new and a week old ; just feel the engine just cant handle it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nikkswest View Post
    I agree that with a 20000 Km run bike its normal, but feels weird when the bike is just new and a week old ; just feel the engine just cant handle it.
    Wait for the engine to run in properly. Should become less in about 1500kms.

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    Default Re: Honda Unicorn 160

    So how it is going ? No updates and no pictures? Are you enjoying the ride?

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    Quote Originally Posted by deemash View Post
    So how it is going ? No updates and no pictures? Are you enjoying the ride?
    Have just done 500km as of now, The Ride is been pretty well, apart from a few small issues such as the heating after a long drive, the noise at higher rpm and sometimes just sudden drop in the pick up, all is fine.

    Great commuter bike, easy to handle in traffic, the tires feel much more better than the old unicorn, pretty good mileage in city limits.
    Ride quality is good and yes enjoying it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by windrider007 View Post
    Wait for the engine to run in properly. Should become less in about 1500kms.
    Yeah just waiting for the first service to get done.

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    Been almost 3 weeks and around 800km on the odo and here are my impressions.

    1. The seating is good but on to a little harder side.
    2. The suspension seems to be a little stiff, have had some complaints from pillion.
    3. The bike seems to be set for more of a mileage point of view and not performance, because it gives you a feel that the bike just starve if you push above 4000rpm.
    at 4000rpm on 1st Gear you can get up to 17 kmph, above that you just feel the bike does not respond as intended and makes a huge noise.
    4. Bike also gives you a feel that the setting for AFR is done to a lean mode.
    5. Have pushed till around 6000rpm once or twice, at 5000rpm the bike is at 57 kmph and at 6000 around 70 kmph.
    6. The engine seems to be smooth for less that 4500rpm for gears 1-4 and 5th gear it feel pretty smooth till 6000rpm.
    7. Fuel efficiency of around 44 kmpl with almost all the 800km done in pretty much city limits (80% city - 20% highway).
    8. The display console is really great, required information is there.
    9. Like others have already mentioned, no kill switch .
    10. The rear and front breaks is good.
    11. Ground clearance is pretty nice, the engine guard has just touched a few times with a pillon & driver combined weight of around 155kg, else its a breeze on the huge bumps.
    12. Have not felt any noticeable vibrations till date.
    13. The head lamps are a poor on ambient light and managed to good on low lights but after adjusting the head lamps it felt a little better.
    14. Handing is a breeze, loved the way the bike responds. In traffic it just does a great job.
    15. The fuel indicator starts blinking in the last band when its round 3 litres in the tank.
    16. The bikes performance does drop i feel while driven for around 20-30km(I shall put this as in city limits), you sometimes feel the just does not respond that great and you can indeed feel the engine heat.

    Overall the bike felt great. I am happy with the bike till now, waiting for the first service to see if the engine smoothness increases at higher than 4000-4500rpm.
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