Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) made a national launch of Honda CBF Stunner Fi in the Indian market with not much fanfare. The aim of the launch of the new CBK Stunner by the company is to bolster the Japanese company sales in the two-wheeler segment and Honda targets almost 12 per cent increase from its last year figure of 10.7 lakh units of two-wheelers in India.
Additionally, Honda management says that the new CBF Stunner PGM-Fi will be instrumental in achieving the aforesaid target of the company. However, the target customers for this new sporty and stylish Honda CBF Stunner Fi 125cc bike will be youth in the age group of 18-24.
The CBF Stunner PGM-Fi sports bike is an upgraded version of Honda's 125cc stunner. Honda's new Stunner is equipped with what is called as PGM-Fi (Programmed Fuel Injection) technology, an upgrade over its predecessor Honda CBF Stunner. The innovation improves fuel efficiency whilst giving enhanced performance. The new CBF Stunner PGM Fi will hit the road in sparkling colors of red, yellow and black in a weeks' time; by June first week.
The new Honda CBF Stunner PGM-Fi reflects a sporty look with integrated front cowl and not otherwise bikini fairing. It features telescopic front fork suspension, split seats and a trendy foot step holder. The hydraulic shock absorber is fitted at the rear end. The braking system is a combination of contemporary disk brakes (240mm) at the front and the conventional drum brakes (130mm) at the rear. But, it would have been an incredible competitor if it had disc brakes at both the ends. The new 125cc Honda CBF Stunner PGM-Fi bike comes with tubeless tires at both front and rear ends and that's some respite for bike lovers who looks for value addition to their money.
The PGM-Fi technology of the engine makes it environment friendly and it would adhere to the BS emission norms and regulations. It is also this innovation that is expected to bring down emission levels to at least one-tenth of existent emission norms in India.
The new 125 cc CBF stunner is powered with a 4-stroke, air-cooled self-starting engine. It would generate a power of 11.6 bhp @8000 rpm. The mileage is expected to be around 65kmpl, although it sounds over optimistic, even if it is around 50 kmpl its good enough. Sources from Honda claim that from standstill position, the bike can touch a speed of 60kmph in 5.2 seconds. The kerb weight of the bike is 129kg and the fuel capacity is 10 liters with 2 liters in reserve.
Smoothness, reliability, upright ergonomics and pleasure of riding all comes as a package from the new Honda stunner at premium price of Rs. 64,630 (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the basic version. The New CBF Stunner will be available in three variants. With the punch line Absolute Sensation Reprogrammed, the new Stunner Fi is expected to entice the young bike enthusiasts.
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