Each passing day, the Indian two-wheeler market is growing rapidly as the several companies have already launched their 150cc performance-oriented motorcycles in the domestic market, while some are on their way of launching to attract Indian enthusiastic. The TVS Apache RTR 160 and CB Unicorn 160 are the most considering motorcycles among the commuter segment that appear to be quite similar in terms of performance, price and mileage.
Let's take a round on their style, performance, etc.
Honda CB Unicorn 160 is the most lovable motorcycle in the segment that was launched in the country back in December 2014. Every thing is pretty much lovable whether it is design or look. The motorcycle is featured an angular headlight which is integrated with the black cowl. The fuel tank shape along with fairing give an appealing look to the motorcycle. The curve seat seems promising for comfortable sitting position to the both rider and pillion.
TVS Apache RTR 160 looks strikingly well in terms of design and body cues. The styling attitude has not only give an aggressive look but also makes it sportier. The motorcycle is featured with a wolf shaped-headlight along with two pilot lamps, muscular fuel tank and sharp fairing that give it an outstanding look. It has engine cowl which adds more beauty in its sportier look.
In terms of technical specifications, the Honda UB Unicorn 160 is powered by an air-cooled, single-cylinder and 163cc engine displacement which returns a maximum power of 14.5 BHP at 8000 RPM and 14.6 Nm of torque at 6000 RPM. The motor is equipped with Honda Eco technology that contribute to deliver excellent mileage and as well as power output. The motor is mated to a five speed transmission.
The Apache RTR 160 is inspired by the racing DNA of Apache series that has excellent throttle response. The street fighter has a top speed of 124 KMPH which is more then the Unicorn 160. Powering the TVS Apache RTR 160 is a 149.2cc, air-cooled and four-stroke motor that churns out a maximum power of 15.2 BHP at 8500 RPM and 12.80 Nm at 6500 RPM. The engine is mated to a five speed transmission to rev the rear wheel.
The Honda CB Unicorn has excellent ergonomics and power-to-weight-ration which provide dynamic ride and excellent balancing at all the time. The CB Unicorn 160 rides on the front telescopic suspension and rear hydraulic monoshock absorber, while the braking duties are taken care by a front 240mm disc brake and 130mm rear drum brake, Combined Braking System is the optional in the motorcycle.
The TVS Apache RTR 160 is featured with front forks with 150mm of travel suspension and mono-suspension at the rear side that have excellent potential when come to bad road condition. Apache RTR 160 is featured with front 270mm petal disc brake at the front and 130mm drum brake at the rear.