Expert Review of Honda CB Trigger
Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India, Private Limited (HMSI) is a fully owned subsidiary of Honda Company, Limited, Japan. HMSI was founded in the year 1999 which became the fourth venture in India by Honda automotive. The names after which this new venture came to existence are Hero Honda, Kinetic Honda Motor Ltd and Honda Siel Cars India. HMSI is a successful venture and selling some of the most beloved and trustworthy two-wheelers in the country consists of following names, Aviator, Activa, Dio, Unicorn, Shine, CBF 125 Stunner, CB Twister, Dream Yuga, CBR250R, and CBR150R. The latest addition to the family is the all new CB Trigger 150 which falls in the 150cc to 180 cc segment of bikes. The bike is introduced to the market to give a close competition to its segment of bikes, Bajaj Pulsar 150, Pulsar 180 and Discover 150; Yamaha FZS and Fazer Sports, Hero MotoCorp Impulse, Hunk and Extreme; TVS Apache series, and Suzuki GS150R.
The new comer is heavily inspired by the company’s current running model, CB Dazzler, or we can say it is a cosmetic upgrade of the latter. CB Dazzler's performance in the market was not satisfactory and its sales is considerably low. Thus, Honda has introduced a refined version of this bike which has got looks, style and better features. Some specifications of the CB Trigger are similar to the Dazzler, but on an overall basis it has surely made a great difference. The new machine comes with an amazing feature of Combi Brake System which reduces the deceleration time of the vehicle and Honda is the first company to bring this feature in an Indian bike. It also feature an all in one digital instrument panel which consists of fuel gauge, odometer, tachometer, trip meter and speedometer.
Honda CB Trigger 150 has been made available in three variants, which are CB Trigger Standard, CB Trigger Deluxe and CB Trigger CBS. All of the three systems have a little difference in their braking systems. The Standard variant is equipped with a front disc brake but at the rear, drum brakes has been fitted. The Deluxe version comes with both, rear as well as front disc brakes, while the CBS model has been blessed with Combi Brake System, which controls both the rear and front disc brakes together. There will be a difference in pricing of these models of around 2 to 3 thousand rupees. Honda CB Trigger CBS will be the top model followed by CB Trigger Deluxe and then by CB Trigger Standard according to it.
Mileage and Fuel Economy
With the top class technologies gifted to Honda CB Trigger 150, the company claims that the mileage or the fuel consumption will be 60 Kmpl. Honda fits in a carburetor at a place of a fuel injector to keep the prices in the check as the Indian market is a cost sensitive market. Honda also uses a viscous air filter, which is much better than the conventional air filter, improves the performance of the engine. There is a 12 liters capacity of the fuel tank, which will be suitable for a long journey.
Honda CB Trigger 150 has breathtaking looks. The design of the bike must have been selected after a lot of considerations. This bike comes in three vibrant and trendy colours such as black, meteor green metallic and pearl siena red. There can be a need of adding few more colours to the bike as people likes a wide range of colour choices.
Acceleration and Pick up
Honda CB Trigger 150 has a mediocre engine of 149.1cc. This engine is strong and perfroms wll, the utmost power outcome produced by the engine is 14bhp at 8500rpm and it generates a maximum torque value of 12.5Nm at 6500rpm.The engine working in the machine is the one which was previously spotted in its latter, CB Dazzler. The engine is mated with constant 5 speed manual transmission, which has a 1 down 4 up gear shift pattern. The tops speed mark of the bike is at 103 Kmph which could have been better as now a days this mark is suitable from 125cc bikes.
Honda CB Trigger 150 has a touch of both of muscular bike as well as naked sports bike. The bike sports a nice appearance from all the angles. From the front to the rear end, the bold character lines are carved on its entire body. The outlines crafted, the all black theme including the alloy wheels, engine along with other parts of the machine, enhances the looks of the bike. From the back end, the presences of the LED tail light makes the bike look more beautiful. The 3D Honda emblem on the tank is very catchy.
Honda CB Trigger Design:
The design of the machine is appreciable, the front headlight gives an aggressive looks to the bike, which comes with a air scoops on visor. Also its classy panel built on its head front stance enhances the view from front. The muscularity of the bike comes from its tank, which is perfectly designed with unique coating side cowls. Sporty look of the is given by its super stylish silencer which is specially designed for the machine. The elegant fully digital instrument panel makes the bike look splendid. Other features which makes it glorious are upright sitting position, wide seat, black alloy wheels, kick start, full gear lever, full chain case, diamond frame, monoshock rear suspension, 240mm front disc brakes, 220mm rear disc brakes, tubeless tyres, LED tail light, viscous air filter and maintenance free battery.
Honda CB Trigger 150 will provide a better comfort than the other bike of the same segment. The bike is equipped with Combi Brake System, which reduces the stopping distance by 32 percent. The machine comes equipped with a telescopic suspension at the front wheel, whereas a monoshock suspension at the rear wheel. The monoshock suspension intakes all the mass in the center and provides a greater stability and increases the chances for the rider to take sharper turns. The upright sitting position makes the rider comfortable while riding and makes its easy for him to cover longer journeys without stress and back pain. Also wider seats are gifted to increase the comfort.
Dimensions of Honda CB Trigger 150 are suitable to any person whether the person is tall or short, the measures are, the length is 2045 mm, width is 757 mm and height is 1060 mm with the kerb weight of 137 Kg. The minimum ground clearance and the wheelbase possessed by the vehicle is 175 mm and 1325 mm, respectively.
Honda CB Trigger 150 is embedded with the same engine which was present in the later, CB Dazzler. There is a displacement of 149.1 cc with single cylinder, Air Cooled, 4 Stroke, SI Engine. The engine is quite capable and is associated with a 5 speed manual gearbox which has 1 up 4 down transmission pattern.
The specifications of the tyres equipped are, these are 6 spoke alloy wheels and tubeless tyres wherein the front tyre is a 80/100-17 M/C 46P and the rear one is a 110/80-17 M/C 57P. The rear wheel of the machine is wider than the front one which gives a much better grip to the bike on the road’s surface. It also grants a sporty look to the bike from the back.
Honda CB Trigger 150 is very comfortable, the bike is installed with a telescopic suspension at the front wheel and swing arm monoshock suspension or Pro-link suspension at the rear wheel, the speciality of the suspension is that it absorbs the potholes and bumps of the surface which makes the journey smooth and pleasant.
Handling and Control
Honda CB Trigger 150 is a smooth runner, the bike has great control, the presence of the most unique braking system can make the rides joyful. The suspensions and wider rear tyre makes the rider comfortable with sharp turns. With a upright and comfortable and wide and tall set handlebars, the rider can live the journey with peace. Rough roads, long journeys or any other obstacle does not stand in front of control and handling of the bike.
Improved Braking System-CBS
New Stylish Appearance
It is a upgraded version of Dazzler