Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI) has launched its new 160-cc bike–the SP160–in the Indian market. The SP160 adopts Honda’s Unicorn platform and engine, and it shares design elements with its smaller sibling, the SP125. The all-new SP160 is the company’s third 160-cc offering after the Unicorn and the X-Blade models, which comes at an starting price of INR 1.18 lakh.
The new SP160 is based on the Unicorn models; however, the new bike weighs 2 kg more and it gets a smaller 12-litre fuel tank. Furthermore, the bike also features smaller 17-inch alloy wheels as compared to Unicorn’s 18-inch alloy wheels. In terms of design, the SP160 will take inspiration from the SP125, such as a LED DC headlamp, dynamic tank design, unibody seat, and grab rail, among others. Furthermore, the bike has been offered in six different colour schemes: Pearl Spartan Red, Pearl Igneous Black, Matte Axis Gray Metallic, Matte Dark Blue Metallic, Pearl Deep Ground Gray, and Matter Marvel Blue Metallic.
The new SP160 comes equipped with a fully digital LCD instrument console that displays information such as the bike’s speed, tachometer, odometer, time, mileage, speed, fuel consumption, gear position, time, and servicing of the vehicle, among others. Other notable features might be an engine start/stop switch, a hazard switch, aerodynamic under cowl, disc brakes, and LED units, among others.
The SP160 has been offered with the same engine as the Unicorn models. The bike is powered by a 162.7 cc, air-cooled, single-cylinder, four-stroke, OBD2-compliant engine. The SP160 will produce a peak power of 12.7 hp at 7500 rpm and a peak torque of 14 Nm at 5500 rpm. For transmission, the engine will come mated to a five-speed gearbox.
|Engine type||Air-cooled, single-cylinder, four-stroke, OBD2-compliant|
|Peak power||12.7 hp at 7500 rpm|
|Peak torque||14 Nm at 5500 rpm|
|Fuel tank capacity||12 L|
|Kerb weight||139-141 kg|
|Seat height||796 mm|
|Ground clearance||177 mm|
The SP160’s suspension duties will be handled by telescopic forks at the front and a mono-shock absorber at the rear. For braking, the bike will get a disc brake at the front (as standard) and either a drum brake or a disc brake at the rear, which will be complemented by a single-channel ABS.
Honda SP160 price in Nepal
Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI) has launched the all-new SP160 at a base price of INR 1.18 lakh and it goes up to INR 1.22 lakh. The bike serves as a rival to the Yamaha FZ-S, the Bajaj Pulsar 150, and the Suzuki Gixxer 155. Although there is no official news regarding its launch here, the fans can expect it to cost around Rs 2.80 lakh.
|Honda models||Price in India||Expected price in Nepal|
|SP160||INR 1.18-1.22 lakh||Rs 2.80 lakh|
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