The New Honda CB Trigger
Honda are not just rolling out new bikes but also new production plants (Narsapura from June) which should keep them on track with expansion targets.
Two Honda Bikes featured in our Top 3 bikes for reliability and this new offering from Honda meets key criteria, not just in terms of a trusted producer of quality bikes but also good 150cc performance and class beating fuel economy. Combine that with aggresive looks, which Honda refer to as 'Muscular' and this bike should enter the realistic wish list of many a young man in India, and no doubt there are plenty of girls that would be proud to own one too.
The CB Trigger brings advance features, new technology, power for fun and mileage for daily economy.
Specifications include a Combined Braking System (CBS) – A segment 1st feature
Best in Class Mileage of 60 kmpl with superb acceleration
The 150cc – 180cc motorcycle segment contributes approximately 10% to Indian 2Wheeler industry. HMSI has been meeting varied customer demand in this segment with its CB Unicorn for mature commuters and the premium CBR 150R for riders who desired a global motorcycling experience.
Within the 150-180cc motorcycle commuter segment, there are young Indian riders aged between 18-24 years aspiring for a new 150cc motorcycle offering from Honda. Their expectation from Honda is to create a 150cc masculine & aggressive styled motorcycle that can trigger the fun of riding while being perfect for daily commuting. Thus came CB Trigger – Honda’s ultimate answer with latest technology.
Masculine & Aggressive Design Chiseled to perfection, the CB Trigger comes with a distinguishing contoured tank with unique 3D Honda emblem, floating side cowls and arrow shaped trendy side panel which contribute to the aggressive looks. Muscle lines in the side panel and the all black sporty muffler too emphasize the muscular character of the bike.
Upping the style quotient of CB Trigger is the stylish all black alloy wheels and trendy fully digital advanced instrument panel.
Completing the picture of aggressive looks at the front are the aggressive front head light with air scoops on the visor and the stylish panel on head front stance. The LED tail light brings loads of attitude to the rear of the bike.
Advanced Technology CB Trigger comes loaded with Combi Brake System - a segment first feature. CBS is an easy to operate feature that reduces braking distance by 32% compared to conventional braking. The high quality mono suspension ensures mass centralization leading to better stability and riding confidence even in the sharpest of road turns.
Best combination of Performance & Mileage The proven 150cc air-cooled 4-stroke Spark ignition engine of CB Trigger produces a delightful throbbing feel in the low to mid speed ranges together with increased output in high speed range. All this, while ensuring the best-in-class Mileage of 60kmpl (Mileage based on internal Honda test ride mode that is close to actual city riding conditions).
The motorcycle delivers superb acceleration and leaves other bikes in the same category far behind with its quick pick-up. Adding fun into ride is excellent peak power of 10.3 Kw @ 8500 rpm (approx. 14 BHP) and a peak torque of 12.5 Nm @ 6500 rpm.
Perfect for Indian roads CB Trigger’s upright sitting position and comfortable wide seat is designed for maximizing rider comfort during both short city commute and long distance touring. Providing abundance of comfort even in dense city traffic is full gear lever and kick start feature. The full chain case is suitable for variable road conditions while the lightweight and flexible diamond frame offers easy handling and steady control as sports model.
High on Comfort & Convenience Taking comfort and convenience to unmatched levels are the 240mm front and 220mm rear dual disc brakes (which enhance braking efficiency and rider safety), wide tubeless tyres, maintenance free battery and viscous air filter.
Colour, Variants & Availability CB Trigger will come in three stunning colors- Meteor Green Metallic, Pearl Siena Red and Black.
Booking will start from April’13 and actual deliveries will commence from May’13. The new CB Trigger will be available in three variants: i) Standard Disc brakes (F), Drum brakes (R) ii) Deluxe Disc brakes (F & R) iii) CBS Disc brakes (F & R) with CBS
Honda have certainly hit the spot with this bike in terms of what the market segment seeks in India. It's well thought out for varied road situations and we like the enhanced breaking efficiency which should help to keep riders out of trouble. For those who wish to invest in a proven reliable brand, it makes great sense, as a good looking modern and fun bike with attractive performance, economy and safety improvements.
Honda's new Narsapura plant will boost the rate of Honda Bike production in India from June and reduce waiting times. Honda as ever have ambitious plans that must be taken seriously setting 2015-16 as a time window for being the No1 2-wheeler manufacturer in India.