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Honda CB Trigger: First Look and Review

Take a quick glance at Honda CB Trigger

Pull the trigger off. Now, you have the machine, the much awaited and much rumoured, the one and only 2013 Honda CB Trigger. Precisely appears to be a street machine and obviously some amount of naked behaviour too. This is the one from the Japanese motorcycle pioneer after its way perfected bi-wheeler, the CB Unicorn. For sure, this will rule the 150cc commuter segment of India and will replace the kingdom which is currently throned by the CB Unicorn. While parting away from its erst while partner, Hero Motocorp, Honda had announced that the company would become the ultimate two-wheeler seller of the country. So as to achieve the goal, Honda is rolling out innumerable bi-wheelers through out. The CB Trigger is the fourth machine to get launched after the Activa, Dio and the Aviator this year.

Honda CB Trigger

Looks
The CB Trigger mounts an aggressive fairing even if it is of zero fairings. Kudos to the one who crafted out such a sporty motor-machine on road. Being wedded with a newly and a jazzy headlight, that is umbrellaed by a visor, that has scoops at both sides, enriches the gaudy in it. Its 12 liter fuel tank, which is placed along with unique floating side cowls, is the other fountain of attraction. Honda's 3D logo on the fuel tank also assures a dazzling visual aspect to the bike.



The CB Triggers's two-row LED backlight sparkles the eyes of followers while braking and glitters the street at nigh-rides. Its 6-spoke alloy wheels at both ends, which are mounted by disc brake, certainly provide some sporty smoke to the spectator. The exhaust is way masculine built in unique sketch. Along with these measurements, its fully digitalized meter tags the bike to be the next generation bi-wheeler.

Honda CB Trigger

Technical Specifications
Check out the Technical Specifications of Honda CB Trigger

Features
The all new CB Trigger rolls on with a track full of features those where specially missed the current 150cc legend of the nation, the CB Unicorn. The fully-digitalized meter console, that helps the rider to get known things at a mere glance, is the key attraction in the feature tabulation. The CB Unicorn doesn't have a digital meter.

Dual disc brake would really strike for Honda, However, it is optional and not the part of the standard variant. Its braking system never ends here as it is installed of Combi Brake System (CBS), that makes both brakes applied on real time.

The Trigger's tubeless tyres at both ends not only care less payment but also safety of the rider while rapid puncture is occurred. This of course improves riders confidence.

The bike has both electric and kick start. Usually, Honda engines struggle to get started in dawn, and once it is cooled. So the presence of a kick start surely increments the confidence of the rider to go remote drives, and alloys to kick-start the machine even if the battery is down.

To reduce dust and maintenance cost, Honda has equipped viscous filter, which is required to change only after the completion of 16,000 km run. Meanwhile, the conventional air filters requires cleaning in ever 4000 kms and replacement in 12,000 kms. The use of viscous filter also ensure better performance to the machine.

Honda seems like borrowed mono-shock suspension from its very proved, the CB Unicorn. By mono-shock, riding becomes a liquor. Turns, dives, crests, troughs, dirt or whatever, maximum stability is certified.

Honda CB Trigger

Engine, Performance, and Top Speed
The all new Honda weapon, the CB Trigger is run by a 149.1cc, Air Cooled, 4 Stroke, SI Engine. Combined by gorgeous torque of 14 HP @ 8500 RPM and stunning 12.5 Nm @ 6500 RPM, the Trigger surpasses the CB Unicorn and equals the power ratio of CB Unicorn's successor, the CB Unicorn Dazzler. The CB Trigger is mated with a 5 speed gear transmission, so as to make city drives much comfortability. Since the bike is very good performer in this class, the machine is expected to take a top speed around 120 kmph.

Handling and Riding
The Japanese motorcycle giant, Honda Motor Company is known for manoeuvrability bi-wheelers. From Honda Dio to Honda CBR 1000RR, the consortium bounds its trend of keeping machines the most handy for any riders. So as its wholly subsidiary firm, HMSI introduces a machine, the result is never the different. The CB Trigger is only an outcome of Honda's long term effect. So it will surely pay for them.

The ergonomics of the CB Trigger is apt for both city and highway rides. Its seating position and well arranged handlebar bring in a good human-to-machine interface.

Honda CB Trigger

Mileage
Honda offers an unbelievable mileage of 60 kmpl under standard conditions. It is indeed incredible for a 150cc class machine especially concerning today's daily hike in the petroleum products' price figures The all new equipment of Honda would be much helpful for the daily commuters.

Quality, Maintenance and Resale Value
This is Honda, the Japan firm. Hence, the quality is proven and the reliability is assured. How many of you spent much figures for your Honda CB Unicorn in terms of maintenance? Least would be the reply, I suppose. Yup, it must be the answer. Same is the CB Trigger. Built in the identical class of the CB Unicorn and the CB Unicorn Dazzler. So don't panic on it. Your wallet won't shed the most but the least. Hence, the resale value goes the highest as well.

Pricing
The official price of the CB trigger is to be announced yet. The bike is expected to be priced around Rs. 75,000. Of course, it's a very good pricing for this kinds features-loaded two-wheeler.

Honda CB Trigger

Competitors
It is the second largest two-wheeler industry in the world. So no fewer is the number of opponents. The CB Trigger will rivaling on track with Bajaj Pulsar 150, Pulsar 180, Yamaha FZ-S, Honda CB Unicorn, Hero Xtreme, Hunk, TVS Apache RTR 160 and Suzuki GS 150R.

Verdict
Indians always wish for a motorcycle with better mileage, better features and better riding qualities. And the CB Trigger is a sum of all above mentioned elements. So, need not to think once again, if you care to have all three elements, why waiting more! Go for it. This is your bi-wheeler.

Pros
Powerful engine
Digital meter console
Dual disk brakes
Tubeless tyres
LED tail lamp
Mono-shock suspension
Naked or street machine design
Value for money

Cons
Absolutely nothing right now. Please share with us, if you find some
Last updated on 12-03-2013. Published on 12-03-2013. Written by .
Category: Reviews
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Latest Comments

bike height is calculated from seat or handlebar
By on 14-03-2013
SUPER
By on 18-03-2013
Bike height is always calculated to the top tip of the bike (leaving out the rear view mirrors).

Seat Height is a separate entity.
By on 27-04-2013
which is best trigger or unicorn....
By on 04-06-2013
I am planning to buy this bike.
By on 05-07-2013
I think this bike is a little over priced
By on 26-10-2013
nice yaar
By on 01-04-2014

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