Honda Unicorn

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Honda Unicorn
Honda Unicorn (Space Grey).jpg
Manufacturer Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India
Also called
  • Honda MegaPro (for Unicorn Dazzler; Indonesia, until 2018)
  • Honda Phantom RR150 (for Unicorn Dazzler; China, until 2018)
Parent company Honda Motor Company
Production 2004–present
Class Standard
Engine 149.2 cc (9.10 cu in) single, CV carburetor 4-stroke, air cooled, OHC
Bore / stroke 57.3 mm × 57.8 mm (2.26 in × 2.28 in)[1]
Top speed 101 km/h (63 mph) (claimed) [1]
Power 9.5 kW (12.7 hp) @ 8000 rpm (claimed)[1]
Torque 12.8 N⋅m (9.4 lbf⋅ft) @ 5500 rpm (claimed)[1]
Ignition type CDI
Transmission 5-speed, constant mesh.
Suspension Front Telescopic
Rear Monoshock
Brakes Front 240 mm disc
Rear 130 mm drum
Tires Tube type, Front 2.75 in x 18 in
Rear 100/90- 18[1]
Wheelbase 1,336 mm (52.6 in) [1]
Dimensions L: 2,092 mm (82.4 in) [1]
W: 756 mm (29.8 in) [1]
H: 1,100 mm (43 in) [1]
Weight 145 kg (320 lb) (claimed)[1] (wet)
Fuel capacity 13 L (3.4 US gal) [1] (reserve 1.3 L (0.34 US gal))
Fuel consumption 60 km/L (170 mpg‑imp; 140 mpg‑US) (claimed)[2]

The Honda Unicorn is a motorcycle developed by Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI) and introduced in 2004[3]. It was internally called the CBF150M. The engine was taken from CRF150F post 2005 engine. The previous version of CRF150F was the old CBZ classic. The design of the bike was done keeping in mind Indian road conditions. Many new features were incorporated, including a two-way air jacket and a diamond frame. The first version of the bike featured spoke wheels and kick start with an optional self-starter.[4][5]

Honda claimed the Unicorn accelerated from 0 to 60 km/h (0 to 37 mph) in 5 seconds.[2] India Business Insight reported acceleration of 0 to 60 km/h (0 to 37 mph) in 5.28–5.86 seconds, and a top speed of 114 km/h (71 mph).[6][7]

Honda released this motorcycle to compete with the Bajaj Pulsar and the TVS Apache. Changes included alloy wheels, powder coated engine with a polished head, electric starter, new graphics, clear lens indicator lamps, a trip meter, and a slightly smaller rear grab rail. Few performance changes included minor changes in the cylinder head, overhead valve, ignition remap and a rear sprocket increase of one tooth, which resulted in increased acceleration at the expense of reduced top speed.The air filter was changed from a dry paper to oil-coated to better suit dusty conditions and a new airflow screw in the carburetor. HMSI sold 720,000 Unicorns in 2007.[8] The Unicorn overtook the Bajaj Pulsar to rank highest in its category, the premium segment, in the 2005 Motorcycle Total Customer Satisfaction (MTCS) survey of 7,000 customers conducted by the TNS specialist division, TNS Automotive.[9]

In 2010, a premium, sporty and stylish variant of the Unicorn, the Unicorn Dazzler, was launched. Except for its styling and presence of disc brake at rear, the other features and specifications are same as that of the original Unicorn. From 2010, The letters of CB attached for Unicorn model and other variants of motorcycles from Honda.[10]




  • September 8, 2004: Honda announces introduction of Unicorn motorcycle [3]
  • January 2005: Self-start version added [5]
  • 2014: Production discontinued [18]
  • 2016: Re-launched with some subtle changes [18][19]



  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India, Honda Unicorn specifications 
  2. ^ a b Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India, Former Honda Unicorn specifications, archived from the original (Adobe Flash) on 2009-04-23 
  3. ^ a b Honda Worldwide (September 8, 2004), Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Announces First Motorcycle Model; Production of New "Unicorn" Model Begins on New Second Line. 
  4. ^ Muralidhar, S. (November 28, 2004), "Honda Unicorn: Wings of change", Asia Africa Intelligence Wire 
  5. ^ a b Honda launches 'self-start' Unicorn, January 14, 2005 
  6. ^ India Business Insight (February 14, 2007), PROFILE OF HONDA UNICORN. 
  7. ^ India Business Insight (February 28, 2006), PROFILE OF HONDA UNICORN 
  8. ^ PTI - The Press Trust of India Ltd. (April 30, 2007), HMSI announces launch of new look Honda Unicorn 
  9. ^ Asia Africa Intelligence Wire (June 24, 2005), Bajaj, Hero Honda, Enfield top customer satisfaction: Study 
  10. ^
  11. ^ Muralidhar, S. (April 1, 2007), "PERSONAL FINANCE: Cosmetic touches for Unicorn", Business Line 
  12. ^ Honda Unicorn: Serious (cosmetic) upgrades!, March 20, 2007 
  13. ^ a b Honda Unicorn Colors, May 3, 2012 
  14. ^ a b c d Honda Unicorn Colors 
  15. ^ a b c Honda Unicorn Colors 
  16. ^ a b c Honda Unicorn Colors 
  17. ^ Cite error: The named reference Unicorn_Colors_1 was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  18. ^ a b Honda to Re-Launch Unicorn 150; Showcased at Auto Expo 2016, Feb 8, 2016 
  19. ^ Arjun Kumar (MotorBeam) (Apr 26, 2017), Honda Unicorn 150 Power Reduced To 12.73 HP 

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