Honda launches new 150cc motorcycle, CB Trigger

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt Ltd (HMSI) today launched their new 150cc motorbike – the CB Trigger. The new bike will replace the CB Dazzler in Honda’s 150cc motorbike lineup, slotting above the CB Unicorn and below the CBR150R. The tank design is all-new with a 3D Honda emblem, floating side cowls and an arrow-shaped side panel. There is an all-black muffler as well as all-black alloy wheels. The instrument cluster is fully digital, and the visor incorporates air scoops. The bike also has a new LED tail light.

The CB Trigger is equipped with a Combi Brake System (CBS), a first in this segment. The combi brake system is operated by the foot brake and applies both the front and rear brakes simultaneously, thus reducing braking distance by 32% as compared to conventional braking. Stopping power is provided by 240mm front and 220mm rear disc brakes. As seen in Honda’s other 150cc bikes, the Trigger is also equipped with mono suspension. The bike is powered by Honda’s proven 150cc air-cooled Spark Ignition engine with peak power of 14 PS at 8,500 RPM and peak torque of 12.5 Nm at 6,500 RPM. The bike uses a full chain case as well as a lightweight and flexible diamond frame claimed to be suitable for handling and control for a sports model. Other features include a maintenance-free battery and a viscous air filter that is said to provide better dust resistance as compared to conventional filters. The mileage is claimed to be a best-in-class 60 kpl.

The CB Trigger will be launched in three colors – Meteor Green Metallic, Pearl Siena Red, and Black. Bookings will start in April 2013 with three variants – the ‘Standard’ with front disc brakes and rear drum brakes, the ‘Deluxe’ with front and rear disc brakes, and the ‘CBS’ with front and rear brakes and CBS. Deliveries will commence from May 2013.

Story: Gaurav Nagpal

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