Honda SP160 (Unicorn Based) Launched In India At Rs 1.17 Lakh

Honda SP160 (Unicorn Based) Launched In India At Rs 1.17 Lakh

News by Team Drivio | Aug 10, 2023

This one will go up against the ultra-popular Yamaha FZ series in the country. 

  • The 160cc engine is the same as the one that we’ve seen on the Unicorn. 
  • Honda SP160’s rivals include bikes like the Yamaha FZ-S and TVS Apache RTR 160.
  • In terms of styling, the SP160 is quite similar to the SP125. 

Following a series of teasers, Honda has at last introduced its latest 160cc stylish commuter bike, the SP160. Utilizing the same platform as the Unicorn 160, the SP160 adopts a notably sportier stance, setting it apart from its workhorse counterpart.

The Honda SP160 is offered in two variations: a single disc variant priced at Rs 1,17,500, and a double disc variant with a cost of Rs 1,21,900. In contrast, the Unicorn comes in at a more accessible price of Rs 1,09,800 (ex-showroom Delhi), representing a difference of Rs 7,700. Positioned as a stylish 160cc commuter rather than a pure sports bike, the Honda SP160 directly competes with contenders like the Bajaj Pulsar P150, Yamaha FZ-S, and TVS Apache RTR 160.

Under the hood, the SP160 employs the same counterbalanced BS6.2 162.71cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine as the Unicorn. It generates an identical output of 13.4PS and 14.58Nm, paired with a five-speed gearbox. Suspension duties are managed by a telescopic fork and a monoshock setup. Braking features a 276mm front petal disc and 220mm rear disc on the double disc variant. 

The Honda SP160 comes with a standard three-year warranty, extendable up to seven years. To sum up, the Honda SP160 emerges as a commendable sporty-looking commuter, inheriting the reliability of the Unicorn's platform. Priced at Rs 1.17 lakh, the SP160 offers affordability compared to its main rivals. Nonetheless, the Rs 7,700 premium over the Unicorn might be somewhat hard to justify, given that the differences between the two models aren't particularly substantial.