Landing page for CB Trigger’s website is good enough to show that this bike combines great style with some world class features. Honda CB Trigger was launched in 2013, and it seems that the bike has managed to attract considerable number of buyers since its launch, as there are many CB Triggers on road.
Some car and bike experts suggest that CB Trigger is just an expensive, stylish, and sporty alternative to Unicorn. Let’s take a look at some points to understand the difference.
The bike is powered by four stroke 150cc engine that is air cooled. Its maximum speed is 104 KMPH. Honda claims that this engine can offer mileage of 60 KMPL. But user reviews suggest bike’s mileage as around 42 KMPL while driving on city roads. Bike’s fuel tank is of 12 liters. Engine can reach 0 to 60 KMPH in 6 seconds. Bike’s ground clearance of 175 mm.
Bike greets your eyes with masculine fuel tank, aggressive looking headlight, wider tubeless tyres, sporty looking silencer, and digital instrument console. Its LED back light and separate number plate light unit will mark your presence in-front of other vehicles while on road.
Bike’s advanced Combi Brake System (CBS) is its plus point. Disk brake in the front and combination of drum and disk brake in the rear works perfectly with bike’s CBS. Monoshock (hydraulic) spring loaded suspension system in the rear and telescopic suspension in the front are good to offer comfortable ride while travelling on city roads as well as hilly areas. Large seat offers sufficient space for pillion passenger.
Combi Brake System is something which old timers and even some youngsters might not be aware about in India. Both, front and rear brakes are connected with each other in CBS system. When the rider applies rear brake, even the front brake is also automatically applied. This braking system can definitely prove to be useful while driving at high speed on highways.
Bike also offers some additional features like rear saree guard, front leg guard, pass button, and small under seat storage.
The 150cc segment consists of competitors like Yamaha FZ-S, Bajaj Pulsar, and TVS Apache.
Trigger is much more comfortable to use in daily traffic compared to Yamaha FZ-S. While riding at slow speed, Trigger’s suspension offers soft ride compared to competitors while on roads full of potholes. But Yamaha’s engine is quieter.
Honda’s CBS takes it one step ahead of others as far as braking system is concerned. Pricewise, CB Trigger lovers will have to shell out around Rs 9000 more than Yamaha FZ-S’s price. But Trigger’s price is still less than that of Pulsar.
You can choose from some impressive color options like pearl white, pearl siena red, meteor green metallic, and black. CB Trigger is available in 3 variants, standard, deluxe and CBS. There are minor differences in features offered in these three variants. CB Trigger is priced between Rs 65,000 to Rs 76, 000. Price depends on the variant that you choose, along with applicable taxes.
Honda is India’s number one scooter maker, thanks to Activa. Now the company wants to create same history and market share for its bikes, but is facing tough competition from its former partner Hero Moto Corp, Bajaj and Yamaha.
Currently, the Japanese company sells 20 bike and scooter models in India. It plans to launch new CB Unicorn bike sometime during last week of January. Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India’s Keita Muramatsu recently interacted with journalists, and said the company plans to introduce 10 new two-wheelers in the Indian market during 2015.
Honda CB Trigger (STD) On Road Prices in India
EX-Show Room Prices
|Model||CB Trigger (STD)|
|Max Power (ps)||14|
|Max Torque (Nm)||12.5|
|Acceleration 0-60kmph (sec)||6|
|Acceleration 0-400m (sec)||21|
|Top Speed (kmph)||108|
|Braking 60 kmph (meters)||19|
|Range in km||570|
|LED Tail lamps||Yes|
|Gas Charged Shock absorbers||No|