Expert Review of Honda CBF Stunner Pgm Fi
Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) has grown its roots in all parts of India. In future, these roots will surely become profitable for the company and Honda will restore the wealth and goodwill it lost after the end of the partnership with Hero MotoCorp. The two-wheeler manufacturer has presented some A-Class bikes and scooters for the people which are highly fuel efficient and their performance are simply brilliant. The company already had a 125 cc segment bike named Honda CB Shine but to increase the profit and increase its consumers, Honda launched a semi fairing bike, Honda CBF Stunner which is more sporty, more advanced and has futuristic looks. The bike has influential appearance making the people go mad about it. The machine is powerful and delivers a good mileage. There are three variants of this bike, it helps in covering more and more people. The base variant is Honda Stunner CBF Self Drum Alloy, it does not have a front disc brake and PGM-FI technology, rest all the features are the same. The second variant is Honda Stunner CBF Self Disc Alloy, which has a front disc brake but not a PGM-FI technology. Honda CBF Stunner PGM FI is the top model, it has the same features plus the front disc brake and PGM-FI technology. PGM-FI, standing for Programmed Fuel Injection, helps in increasing the performance of the engine in terms of fuel economy and torque and power output. This top model has been powered with the a 124.7cc, 4-stroke, air cooled, OHC single cylinder engine. The mileage of the bike is 65kmpl and its fuel tank capacity is 10 liters. The suspensions of this sporty looking bike are front telescopic fork and rear spring loaded hydraulic shock. The bike runs on tubeless tyres. Performance of the bike has won the hearts of the people and the looks of the bike are simply the best in its class.
Mileage and Fuel Economy
Honda is famous for its fuel efficient bike and to maintain its status, Honda CBF Stunner Pgm Fi is provided with a good engine which delivers a competent and healthy mileage. It is difficult to find a motorcycle with good looks as well as a convincing mileage, though the bike being talked about here is a combination of both and its mileage is 65kmpl. The bike has a stylish fuel tank with the capacity to store 10 liters of fuel. The rider will be highly convinced from its mileage and its sporty looks.
Honda CBF Stunner PGM-FI is super stylish and sports a pretty good look. The motorcycle comes with new trendy graphics and also is available in four attractive shades. The shades given to it are Sports Red, Pearl Sports Yellow, Candy Palm Green and Black.
Acceleration and Pick up
The acceleration of this variant does not seem to be better than the other two variants as the maximum power outcome of its mono cylinder engine is 11BHP gained at an acceleration of 8000RPM with the maximum torque value of 11Nm gained at an acceleration of 6500RPM. This bike has an incredible pick-up, it can turn 0 to 60 in mere 5.2 seconds. The bike can achieve a top speed of more than 100kmph.
Honda has given this bike the most appealing design which makes this bike look the best in its class. The semi-fairing of the bike is almost impossible to find in all the segment of motorcycles. This fairing of this bike is not too long but it makes the bike look fine from the side and also gives a muscular and robust display to it. The cowl of the bike is long which has integrated headlight and crystal clear lenses. The headlight has sharp and edgy looks giving the bike sport an aggressive show from the front. The all black theme of Honda CBF Stunner PGM FI covers the engine, six spoke alloy wheels, cowl, tank side panel, half chain case and chain. The bike comes with the newly designed under cowl which can be a first see in an Indian commuter bike. The amazing black alloy wheel with the front disc brakes sports a dashing look. The half chain case with black chain is linked with the red colored spring to the split seat of the bike. The grab rails, under cowl and front fender comes in body color. The name of the bike is given on the side panel as well as on the semi fairing. The unique tail light of the bike under the grab rails look beautiful. The muffler of the bike is slim and look sporty. The rider has the view of a smart analogue instrument panel having a tachometer, speedometer, trip meter, odometer and fuel gauge. The choke of the bike is built just below the instrument panel. The passenger seat of this bike also has a little storage space. The wide and tubeless rear tyre enhances the sportiness and stability of the bike.
The bike is very comfortable as there is a balanced handlebar weight for the great stability and quickness in the steering of the handle. The maintenance-free battery with the viscous air filter makes the bike free from a huge maintenance cost and keeps the bike run for a long time without any service or problem. The tubeless tyres and a wider rear tyre protects the rider from the bike getting puncture and helps the rider taking sharp turns without hassle. The disc brake at the front wheel makes the rider stop the bike at high speeds instantly.
The dimensions of the bike are smooth and easy any person can ride this bike. The overall dimensions of this smart machine are 2012 mm (length) x 734 mm (width) x 1111 mm (height). The kerb weight shown by this bike is 128 which is quite less after getting so many accessories and add-on like under cowl and semi fairing. The wheelbase and minimum ground clearance presented by the machine is of 1271 mm and 173 mm, respectively.
Honda CBF Stunner PGM FI has been allotted with a superb engine with a displacement of 124.7cc. The type of the engine is 4-stroke, air cooled, OHC single cylinder engine. The engine performs with the 5-speed manual transmission gearbox doing one gear down and rest four gear shift pattern. The engine is installed with the programmed fuel injection which makes the optimum use of it and delivers an enhanced performance. The viscous air filter gifted to the mill makes it cool which makes it maintenance free while keeping the performance up to the mark.
The six spoke alloy wheels of this bike makes it look sporty and strengthens the quality of the ride. These wheels are built in the tubeless tyre with the measurements of 80/100-17 M/C 46P tyre at the front and 100/90-17 M/C 55P tyre at the rear. These wheels are applied with the 240 mm diameter disc brake at the front wheel and 130mm drum brake at the rear wheel.
Suspensions given to this quality ride are telescopic fork armed at the front side and 3 step spring loaded hydraulic shock absorber with box type rectangular swing arm equipped at the rear side.
Handling and Control
The handling of this bike is just mind-blowing, its lightweight with the balanced handlebars makes it super smooth and totally controllable. The front disc brakes makes the rider control every difficult situation. The front telescopic fork is famous for its stability and stillness and it enhances the quality of the ride. The harshness of the ride is reduced by the rear suspension which is highly responsive and sound.
* Better appearance
* Quality ride
* Good mileage
Not many, though analogue instrumentation in the place of digital one is quite upsetting.
Honda CBF Stunner Pgm Fi Description
With the all-new Honda CBF Stunner PGM FI, Honda is trying to get hold of the 125cc segment market of young customers who love style with performance. The Stunner is the result of advancement of its non-FI version and sports all the amazing and mindboggling features like self-diagnosis, viscous air filter, handle bar weight, maintenance free battery, sporty half chain case, and premium 3D emblem. It churns out almost the same in comparison to the non-FI version that is, 11.6BHP of maximum power with 11.2Nm of maximum torque. The only disparity in looks between the two CBF stunner FI variant bikes is that the Honda CBF Stunner PGM FI is CBR inspired and has dual shades of CBR Red and CBR Silver Metallic plus the fuel tank shrouds is the new place for the Stunner CBF Sticker. Honda Stunner PGM FI is rewriting history with wider tubeless tyres at the front as well as rear resulting in improved performance, better cornering, and reduction in the chances of sudden deflation of tyres on being punctured. The list of added and improved features from the non FI version include 17inches black alloy wheel, sporty half chain case, integrated two panel rear cowl (which is not much noticeable), the sporty foot step holders, sporty split seats, rearranged floor pegs, and raised suspension, thus making the CBF stunner FI sporty.
The exhaust mouth has got new styling and many of the Stunner FI features are first of its kind in the 125cc segment that adds to the sportiness of the bike. The Honda CBF models are sports oriented bikes with traditional styling but the maintenance free battery needs no topping up and has no leakages in Honda Stunner PGM FI and, the advanced viscous air filter makes it more desirable and less demanding for maintenance. An indicator lamp denoting malfunction has been provided on the meter console just below the PGM FI logo. Also present are some alluring features like, a handle bar weight for stability & control and the automatic switching-off of the ignition and fuel supply when the bike tilts over a certain angle. These features do make the ride experience quite smooth and comfortable. Though all the Honda products do strictly abide by the emission norms but still, the PGM FI technology in this macho and sporty bike have worked enough to bring the emission levels down to one-tenth of the existing norms.