Honda has launched the SP160 in India at a starting price of Rs 1.18 lakh
Honda has launched the elder sibling of the SP125 in India in two variants – single disc and dual disc. The price for the lower variant is Rs 1.18 lakh while the top variant costs Rs 1.22 lakh (ex-showroom). The SP160 gets the same engine as the Unicorn and the XBlade, albeit in a different state of tune than the latter. One thing different in the SP160 is the inclusion of 17-inch rims instead of the 18-inch available on the SP125 and the Unicorn.
Honda SP160 styling
The SP160 features sharper styling than the Unicorn including a bold tank design with sporty shrouds. An aerodynamic under cowl enhances the sporty appeal of the motorcycle. Both the headlamp and the taillamp sport LEDs. Honda has added a chrome cover to the exhaust like the ones found on other Honda bikes. The SP160 is available in a variety of colour options, including red, black and grey and also matte shades of blue, grey and dark blue.
Honda SP160 features
The SP160 features single-channel ABS and petal discs to dissipate heat effectively, enhancing overall braking efficiency. The option of front and rear disc brakes ensures safety. The front disc measures 276mm and the rear disc, if you go for that option, is 220mm. Convenience features include an engine stop switch and a hazard switch for activating flashing indicators during emergencies and low visibility. Its digital meter displays details like a clock, service due indicator, gear position indicator, side stand indicator, fuel gauge and other information.
Honda SP160 drivetrain and chassis
SP160 uses the same 162.7cc engine found in the Unicorn which is good for 13.2bhp and 14.58Nm of torque. You get a multiplate wet clutch with a 5-speed transmission. In terms of suspension, you get a telescopic front fork and a monoshock at the rear. With a 177mm ground clearance, you should hardly have any problem going over bigger bumps.
Honda SP160 price and rivals
Honda has priced the SP160 between Rs 1.18 lakh and Rs 1.22 lakh (ex-showroom) if you go for the more expensive dual disc model. Rivals are plenty in the class including the Yamaha FZ at Rs 1.16 lakh, Suzuki Gixxer at Rs 1.35 lakh, and Pulsar P150 at Rs 1.17 lakh. The SP160 is an ideal choice for those who want a stylish city commuter which focuses on safety.