Honda CB Trigger Review – Masculine Design & Superb Performance

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Honda CB Trigger
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.

Engine

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.

Looks

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.

Braking System

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.

Competition

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

Mumbai: Rs. 79,340
Delhi: Rs. 74,830
Chennai: Rs. 78,520
Kolkata: Rs. 79,470

EX-Show Room Prices

Mumbai: Rs. 72,430
Delhi: Rs. 67,380
Chennai: Rs. 71,050
Kolkata: Rs. 71,150
Bike Specification
Technical Specifications
Make Honda
Model CB Trigger (STD)
Engine 149.1/C
Max Power (ps) 14
Max Torque (Nm) 12.5
Gears 5
Front Tyres 80/100×17″
Rear Tyres 110/80×17″
Front Brakes 130d
Rear Brakes 220D
Performance
Acceleration 0-60kmph (sec) 6
Acceleration 0-400m (sec) 21
Top Speed (kmph) 108
Braking 60 kmph (meters) 19
Mileage
Overall Mileage 48
Fuel Tank 12
Range in km 570
Dimensions
Length 2045
Width 757
Height 1060
Wheelbase 1325
Ground Clearance 175
Kerb Weight 137
Features
Tachometer Yes
Electric Start Yes
Digital Speedometer Yes
Odometer Yes
Mileage Indicator No
Fuel Gauge Yes
Tripmeter Yes
Projector headlamps No
LED Tail lamps Yes
Alloy Wheels Yes
Tubeless Tyres Yes
Clip-on Handlebars No
Gas Charged Shock absorbers No


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  1. it is a nice bike i cover 368 km in single day . good comfort in riding , descent mileage 45-50 , top speed 115, worth of money, it suits in city and highway to . (((__happy driving__))).

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