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    Default Honda Unicorn 160

    Specifications

    Engine Displacement (cc) 163
    Cylinders 1
    Cylinder Config Single
    Spark Plugs Per Cylinder 1
    Cooling System Air-cooled
    Maximum power (PS) 14.70
    Maximum torque (Nm) 14.61
    Gears 5
    Transmission Type Manual
    Fuel Type Petrol
    Chassis Type Diamond
    Front Suspension Telescopic
    Rear Suspension Spring loaded hydraulic type (monoshock)
    Brakes Front 240
    Brakes Rear 130
    Brakes Front Type Disc
    Brakes Rear Type Drum
    Tyres Front 80/100-17
    Tyres Rear 110/80-17
    Headlight Type Multi reflector type
    Taillight Type LED
    Indicator Type Bulb




    Anybody bought it? Seems to be lost in the hype of Gixxer and FZ Fi

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    Default Re: Honda Unicorn 160

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    Any owner please ping a moderator. The thread will be reopened.
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    Thread Re-opened.

    Got a PM from a owner of the bike. Congratulations @vikassingh
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    Default Re: Honda Unicorn 160

    Quote Originally Posted by The Monk View Post
    Thread Re-opened.

    Got a PM from a owner of the bike. Congratulations @vikassingh
    Thank you Monk

    To All,

    I am a novice biker. I have used a Honda Aviator for last 4 years and almost never ridden/drove bikes or cars.
    Recently purchased Honda Unicorn 160 (STD) after much deliberation and comparing with other bikes and my usage pattern/preference.

    Thanks to all the experts members on this site. Your comments on various threads about bikes were really useful for me in taking this decision.

    The bike has run for only 117 km (3 days) as of now (No registration yet) as I have not started taking it to my office. Also, I am still learning to negotiate with Clutch and Gear so .

    What I liked -:
    1. Bike is very very powerful. A little too much for me. (I guess its because of my habit of Aviator ).
    2. The gear shift is very smooth and pickup is also good. The bike keeps running on top gear even at lower speed in traffic, which is good for me. Otherwise negotiating traffic in Mumbai would have been hell.
    3. Headlight seems powerful enough (again Aviator effect).
    4. Bike looks really big but relatively very lightweight.

    Something that i disliked -:
    1. Seat is not at all comfortable. Its relatively narrow and very hard. I will have to buy a separate seat with some cushioning (which can be used in heavy rain). If anyone can give any suggestion will be very helpful.
    2. The Buttons on the handlebar and instrument panel are of very low quality. I was able to reset my trip meters but did not find anything to reset time. Any suggestions?
    3. I have not received Owner's manual yet. So, if someone can let me know the speed limit or RPM limit before the first service (for how many KM), it will be very helpful. I am running <60 kph and <4000 rpm until now.

    Any other suggestions in terms of things to change/modify may be useful (specially keeping oncoming rainy season in mind!!).

    Regards,
    Vikas
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    Default Re: Honda Unicorn 160

    Looks like honda needs a new formula Naked or Fully faired
    honda seeing hard times to compare with gixxers and fzs

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    Default Re: Honda Unicorn 160

    After so much of research.. Finally bought Unicorn 160 avoiding Gixxer. Had a ride for 30 kms today..Good pickup..but mileage is my concern. I am very new to biking. Don't have much of the technical knowledge. Yesterday got delivery and filled approximately 3 litres of petrol..n rode 20 kms and suddenly the fuel indicator started blinking.. At 20 kms..!!!? Is this normal..? Is blinking indicating that it is now with reserves..? Or even reserve is below the Limit... Or I have to do any basic adjustments..? Worried a bit.. Need help..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aryan_mi View Post
    After so much of research.. Finally bought Un.. Need help..
    Congrats on ur bike
    And since the bike is new go to any aithorised service centre and explain them the issue they might just resist but compell them to check for any issue
    And Before that you yourself try to check the issue after
    filling petrol 2 ro 3 more times
    There is no chance of such low fuel economy if theres issue it should with indicator !

    And about reserve i dont think it automatically goes on reserve so before petrol is empty bike will give u JERKS like COUGHING thats the time to turn on reserve

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aryan_mi View Post
    After so much of research.. Finally bought Unicorn 160 avoiding Gixxer. Had a ride for 30 kms today..Good pickup..but mileage is my concern. I am very new to biking. Don't have much of the technical knowledge. Yesterday got delivery and filled approximately 3 litres of petrol..n rode 20 kms and suddenly the fuel indicator started blinking.. At 20 kms..!!!? Is this normal..? Is blinking indicating that it is now with reserves..? Or even reserve is below the Limit... Or I have to do any basic adjustments..? Worried a bit.. Need help..
    First of all congrats for the bike! I also saw the fuel indicator blinking much before it was in reserve. So, I think it is not an issue of mileage. I am going to ask to correct this in my 1st service (due this week).

    As far as mileage is concerned, I have got 57 kmpl with 600 km on Odo till now, which is pretty good I think. My usage pattern is 75%-25% (highway-city) and never went above 60 kmph. I will measure it again and post here, specially after first service. Lets see if I get any improvement on this .

    In terms of additions, I have only fixed a side luggage box of studds, and this weekend going to add additional cushioned seat with cover on top.

    I noticed that the Owners Manual of the Bike indicates Reserve and On settings wrongly. The actual 'Reserve' setting is indicated as 'On' in the booklet and actual 'On' setting is indicated as 'Reserve'. I had to drag my bike to petrol bunk because of this in the middle of the night . Thank fully I got it because I was not very far.

    As per owners manual, the usual service interval is 6 months/6000 kms whichever is earlier. Isn't it too long? The previous Unicorn had service interval of 3 months/3500 kms. What has changed so significantly? Any clarifications from seasoned bikers is welcome. Also, any suggestions for what to get done in the first service is welcome.

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    Thank you...asn39 and vikassingh.
    I observed that when they delivered my bike it was in reserve n I filled petrol and drove in reserve itself. So it started blinking very early..now I have turned it on..even though the milage would be around 30 kmpl..i think because at 30 kmpl thevfuel indicator will be in the last band. Keeping it in the last band how many kms can i ride..? Now it has run 100 kms. I drive only in city..Hope that the mileage will increase up to 50-55 kms.

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    Default Re: Honda Unicorn 160

    Quote Originally Posted by vikassingh View Post

    I noticed that the Owners Manual of the Bike indicates Reserve and On settings wrongly. The actual 'Reserve' setting is indicated as 'On' in the booklet and actual 'On' setting is indicated as 'Reserve'. I had to drag my bike to petrol bunk because of this in the middle of the night . Thank fully I got it because I was not very far.

    As per owners manual, the usual service interval is 6 months/6000 kms whichever is earlier. Isn't it too long? The previous Unicorn had service interval of 3 months/3500 kms. What has changed so significantly? Any clarifications from seasoned bikers is welcome. Also, any suggestions for what to get done in the first service is welcome.
    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?
    Last edited by Neel08; 05-05-2015 at 06:10 PM.

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