Realizing the impressive growth of 150cc motorcycles in the world's second largest two-wheeler industry, India, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI) today unveiled its much rumoured 150cc machine, the CB Trigger. The bike was serving news columns earlier onwards with different names. It was rumoured as the CB 150R StreetFire till last week. As it gets unveiled in a complete-unexpected brand name, that becomes a double shock for bloggers.
The CB Trigger comes with a 150cc, air-cooled, spark-ignition, 4-stroke engine. The bi-wheeler is capable to generate maximum power of 13.81 HP at 8500 RPM and maximum torque of 12.5 Nm at 6500 RPM. Its is expected to have a 5 speed gear transmission to roll out the motion to the front wheel. However, there is no official notification regarding its price range. Still, it is proposed to be priced between Rs.75,000 - Rs.1 lakh.
"At present, the 150cc bikes have a share of 10% in the Indian two-wheeler Industry. And it will be a boost both for us and the entire sector. We're aiming youngsters with our new CB Trigger," said a spokesperson of HMSI.
"Our sales in the segment have been driven by strong demand for CB Unicorn, particularly in southern and western markets. We had back orders last year due to capacity constraints, but now with the increase in production, sales of the model have increased by nearly 90 per cent in the first seven months of the fiscal," said Yadvinder Singh Guleria, vice-president (sales & marketing), HMSI
The major attraction of the bike is that it is equipped with Combi Brake System (CBS), which is also seen in Honda's own Activa. This gives immense confidence to the rider and helps to reduce accidents to a good extent. The CBS is a braking system by which if the rear brake is applied, the front brake is also gets automatically applied. It precisely avoids skidding and brings in stability to the machine.
Even though, the saddle design of the CB Trigger is not sporty, ergonomics of the CB Trigger is simply great. The seating positing is apt for any rider to commutes like never before on a budget 150cc bi-wheeler. Along with, its fully digital instrument, diamond frame, mono shock rear suspension, rear and front disc brake, tubeless tyres, LED tail lamp, viscous air filter and maintenance free battery, provide better experience to the commuter rider.
Honda offers stunning 60 kmpl mileage for the all new little naked bike. The CB Trigger will be competing with Bajaj Pulsar 200NS, the Pulsar 220, Hero Karizma, Yamaha Fazer and the FZ-S.
The CB Trigger is a premium class 150cc naked bike.
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