Expert Review of Honda Stunner CBF
Honda, one of the most appreciated two-wheeler as well as automobile manufacturer in India, gained some quality fame with the launch of an extraordinary, sporty and stylish 125cc bike in three smart variants. The engine of all these three variants displaces the same capacity 124.7cc. Stunner CBF PGM-FI, the top variant has an air-cooled, 4 stroke, SI engine with Programmable Fuel Injection system that generates more power and torque from the same mill as well as the mileage with this engine is more as well. Other two variants of this bike are Stunner CBF Self Drum Alloy and Stunner CBF Self Disc Alloy, they come with a 4-stroke, air-cooled, single cylinder, OHC engine. Honda Stunner Self Drum Alloy, the base model of the bike is not equipped with PGM-FI technology and a front disc brake but other technical specifications of this variants are the same. The semi-fairing done to the bike along with under cowl, sporty half chain case, split seat and smart instrumentation makes it look more fascinating and appealing than the other bikes in this segment. The body of the machine are also given with the attractive graphics. The suspensions of the bike are also of high quality. The aggressive looks and the sporty and muscular design of Stunner makes it look stunning.
Mileage and Fuel Economy
Honda Stunner CBF Self Drum Alloy has been equipped without the PGM-FI technology of its top variant but it does not matter much as it is very low in price than its top variant. The bike can avail the rider a mileage of around 55kmpl on the city roads and around 65kmpl on the highways. The muscular fuel tank of the bike has the capacity to store 10 liters of fuel.
The colors in which the machine comes enhances the beauty of the bike. The exuberant colors available with the bike are Sports Red, Black, Candy Palm Green and Pearl Sports Yellow. All these colors get are in a combination with black color due to its all black theme.
Acceleration and Pick up
Honda Stunner CBF Self Drum Alloy with the 4-stroke engine displacing 124.7cc performs well in this segment. The engine can crank out the topmost power outcome of 11BHP taken out at an acceleration of 8000-RPM and the topmost torque outcome of 11NM taken out at an acceleration of 6500RPM. The machine does not take more than 5.2 seconds to click a speed of 0 to 60KmpH. The top speed attainable on this two-wheeler is around 110kmph.
The bike sports the best apearance in its segment. All the features and specifications make this bike look amazing. The front cowl of the bike is brilliantly designed, the visor presented on it is elongated to be a bit aerodynamic, the super stylish headlight enhancing the attraction towards it, the integrated clear lens indicators and the futuristic instrumentation increases its luxury. The instrumentation of the bike consists of the analog type speedometer, tachometer, trip meter, odometer and fuel gauge along with few other indicators like N for neutral, indication of indicators are on, etc. The perfectly placed handlebars along with the rear view mirrors making the rider comfortable while riding. The semi-fairing is the most captivating feature of the bike and the graphics placed on it make it look more grooving. There is an under cowl equipped to the bike in the body color that lends the bike a sportier look. The bike is granted with the split seat and integrated grab bars with the sharp rears. There is an all black theme of the machine covering the alloy wheels, engine, side panels, muffler and its fuel tank. From every angle the looks of the bike are charming.
The electric start facility given to the machine makes the beginning of the journey smooth and quick. The split seat giving a proper space to both the rider makes the journey comfortable. The tubeless tyres of the bike gives a tension-less ride. A wider tyre at the back of the machine makes rider comfortable at sharp turns also. The maintenance free battery reduces the maintenance cost of the vehicle.
The dimensions of the bike are smart and suitable to all the Indians. The overall length is 2012mm, width is 734mm and height is 1111mm. The kerb weight of this semi-fairing bike is 128kg. The wheelbase of the machine is 1271mm and the minimum ground clearance is 173mm.
Honda Stunner CBF Self Drum Alloy is powered with the 4 stroke, air-cooled, single cylinder, OHC engine with the displacement of 124.7cc. The engine of this machine is mated with the 5-speed constant mesh performing the 1 gear down and rest 4 gear up shift patten. The engine is also presented with the paper type viscous air filter. The carburettor in the engine is of CV type. There is a self-start as well as kick-start feature to run the engine.
The wheels of the vehicle are the six spoke alloy wheels equipped in the tubeless tyres. The size of these tyres are 80/100-17 M/C 46P equipped at the front and 100/90-17 M/C 55P equipped at the front. The machine is fitted out with the 130mm drum type brakes at both the wheels.
The suspension of Honda Stunner CBF Drum Self Alloy are very nice. The suspension equipped at the front wheel is a telescopic fork and the suspension equipped at the rear end is a 3-step spring loaded hydraulic shock absorber with the box type rectangular swing arm.
Handling and Control
The bike has an adequate weight that leads to proper control and handling over the bike. The rear suspension makes the rider ignore the big bumps of the ride and the ride becomes smoother and stable. The perfectly positioned handlebars gives a perfect position to the rider and the handling of the bike becomes easy and steering becomes lighter.
Superb appearance, affordable rate, convincing mileage.
Lack of disc brake, analog instrumentation.