Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt Ltd showcased its new 150 cc CB Trigger motorcycle in March this year, but the price was not revealed at that time. On May 2, the company announced a price tag of Rs. 67,384 (ex-showroom, Delhi) for CB Trigger and the bike would be entering showrooms later this month.
The new CB Trigger gets a four-stroke, 149.1cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. For accelerating, 1 gear is shifted down while 4 are shifted up. A maximum power of 14 bhp is generated by this motorcycle, with an engine speed of 8500 rpm. The CB Trigger generates 14bhp maximum power at 8500rpm, while peak torque is 12.5 Nm. A fuel economy of 60 kmpl can be expected from this motorcycle, which in itself will be a great figure for a motorcycle in this category.
The company hopes that the new CB Trigger would outperform their own Unicorn Dazzler (150 cc), in order to stand its ground against mighty rivals such as Bajaj Pulsar 150 DTS-i, Yamaha’s FZ-S and TVS Apache RTR 160. The previous Unicorn Dazzler was not able to make much of an impression on Indian buyers. Interesting features in the 150 cc CB Trigger include attractive LED taillights, alloy wheels, disc brake and rear monoshock suspension. In addition, a digital instrument console will be present, along with a revolutionary Combi Brake system.
Several attractive colours are on offer for this bike that includes Meteor Green Metallic, Pearl Siena Red and Black. As the bike has a single downtube, the kerb weight of CB Trigger is comparatively lower at 137 kg that makes it great fun to drive. A stylish black exhaust pipe, along with sporty alloy wheels, enhances the aesthetic appeal of this vehicle. Honda hopes that it will be able to take the position of the Unicorn and stand up strongly against tough competition in this segment, once it is officially launched.