Honda Unicorn Debuts In Nigeria For Industrial And Leisurely Use


Motorcyclists generally hunt down a motorcycle that “does all of it”. The colloquial time period for such a mannequin is a “unicorn”. Apparently, Honda Bike & Scooter India (HMSI) believed it devised as a lot when it debuted the Honda Unicorn (CBF150M) in 2004. Huge Pink finally expanded the Unicorn’s area to the Center East as properly, serving to the model obtain 150,000 models bought yearly.

Now, Honda will convey the do-it-all bike to Nigeria as an choice for customers and company prospects. Led by Honda Nigeria Managing Director Hirohide Ichikawa, the OEM launched the mannequin in Ikeja, Lagos, on February 8, 2023. The occasion hosted 27 bike sellers from the Nigerian states of Lagos, Abia, Ogun, Oyo, Adamawa, Bauchi, Kaduna, Adamawa, Taraba, and Kano.

Designed with Indian roads in thoughts, the Unicorn champions a sturdy diamond body. The newest rendition of the mannequin additionally contains a fuel-injected 162.7cc single-cylinder engine that boasts 12.7 horsepower (at 7,500 rpm) and 10.3 lb-ft of torque (at 5,500 rpm).

Whereas the Unicorn advantages from these preparations, Honda retains prices down with a kick- and self-starter, a five-speed transmission, and air-cooling. The agency might want to optimize that worth given the financial scenario in Nigeria.

“We’re significantly proud that the Honda Unicorn is being launched at present beneath the current tough working terrain in Nigeria,” admitted Ichikawa. “Certainly, regardless of the tough working atmosphere, Nigeria continues to play a key position within the enterprise plans of Honda Motor globally.”

To attractively place the Unicorn in the course of the attempting instances, Honda will provide the mannequin at N1,400,000 (~$3,050 USD). Along with the light-weight bike’s sturdiness, Staff Pink believes the Unicorn’s economical gasoline consumption, service/elements availability, and excessive resale worth will justify that budget-conscious MSRP.

Most motorcyclists wouldn’t think about Honda’s runabout as a “unicorn”. Nonetheless, the mannequin’s wallet-friendly value, usability, and ease could be an ideal match for Nigerian riders.