New Honda Unicorn aka Mega Pro

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    New Honda Unicorn aka Mega Pro

    The Honda Unicorn 150cc, the very first pure Honda-badged motorcycle from Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI) has been doing duty with us for the better part of over five months now and judging from the performance dished out to date, it seems a competent motorcycle more than the outright champion everyone, we included were hoping it to be. There is no denying that on the hype of expectations, the Honda Unicorn hasn't delivered in the measure many wanted it to. The Honda name tag though helps sell the Unicorn in good numbers and while at launch the Unicorn did not come with an electric self starter, the company has made amends and launched a bike so equipped last month.

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    New Honda Unicorn aka Mega Pro

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    New Honda Unicorn aka Mega Pro


    Sure, the styling is good but it looks done half-heartedly. The bike lacks the edginess of the Apache, the harmonic imbalance of the Unicorn and the swoopiness of the Pulsar. The engine is smooth but anything coming from the Unicorn's womb would be. Sure the Achiever irons out all of CBZ's deficiencies, but that is too little, a too late.

    So will the Achiever sell? Sure! An average Hero Honda showroom gets as many footfalls as my neighbourhood mall and some of these should fall for the Achiever. But is the Achiever going to achieve anything? Nah!

    Talking of Achiever using a Unicorn inspired mill, I am a bit confused about Hero Honda's place in Honda's plans. Or maybe I am not. Have you noticed that nowadays Hero Honda gets every design after Honda (or HMSI) has already used it beyond its use-by date.

    The Achiever uses the Unicorn's mill and the Pleasure uses more than that from the Activa. And with Honda planning to launch a new 125cc bike, the engine of which may then head to the next generation Speklndor and Passion, the sequence seems to have just started. From what I hear, the update on teh CBZ (yes, they will keep it) will also be powered by a mutation of teh Unicorn engine. I hope the Munjals have the vision for the day when the penetration levels of HMSI get close to Hero Honda's

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