CB Trigger from Honda review and photos
Hi, Turbosaga.com presents hands-on review of CB Trigger, the new 150 cc bike from Honda. As expected, this one replaces the old Honda Dazzler as dazzler was discontinued due to poor sales. Hope this can play better in terms of sales and performance, in the tight 150 cc segment, where Pulsar 150 and Yamaha Fz series plays well.
Reviewed at: Marikar Motors, MG Road, Trivandrum (ph-0471 2463390)
Male looks, Rear mono-shock, Rear disc brake, spacious seat, Available in attractive green shade.
Head lamp looks dates, Un-necessary plastic gimmicks, meter console looks cheap, Handle without balancer, Normal pipe handle
Good for couples as the seat is spacious enough. Mono-shock absorbers give good comfort. Rear disc brake ensures safety. Mileage is also reasonable. But looks are not aggressive as a Pulsar or Yamaha. Best for executives.
Now, it is time to have a look at each and every detail of the vehicle. The topics we cover are:
Looks & exterior
Handling & Comfort
Tyres & Wheels
Price and competitors available.
Looks & Exterior
In the exterior, CB trigger resembles its old brother Dazzler in many ways. It is certainly not a brother of old Unicorn, which is still available. Trigger is somewhat better than many other competitors like Pulsar and Fz in some terms. Let us have a look at its exterior for an idea about how it looks. Muscular finishes in body gives it a male look.
Headlamps lack aggressive looks. At least, Honda could have added wolf-eyes as in Pulsars and Apaches. Anyway, the skull like styling attracts some youths.
From side view, a far resemblance to FZ-S can be seen.
Side cowl of engine looks like an air-vent in oil cooled engines. But it seems prone to cracks and breaks.
Fuel tank is surely borrowed from Unicorn.
Tail lamp is resembles Hero Hunk and dazzler.
Silencer looks like an elongated version of that in Yamaha Fz, with two tone colors and matte finish.
A typical Honda engine. Less vibrations, reasonable mileage and power. Not an extreme of power or mileage, but it simply workssss. Styling is not so good and levers (gear lever) is similar to its older variants. Gear shift pattern is universal (first to front, rest to back, neutral in between first & second).
Equipped with a kicker lever too, for less confident buyers, ha ha..
Handling and Comfort
Safety first!. Rear disc brake is capable enough to stop the vehicle in greater speeds.
Rear mono-shock absorbers take care of bumps and gutters pretty well. Not as efficient as in Unicorn, better than Pulsar.
Seats are large and wide enough to carry two passengers in ease. Rear passenger also will not feel fatigues easily.
Handles are not up to standard, with normal pipe handle bar Vs two-piece handle in Pulsars. Switches feel plasticky though.
No engine turn-off switch in handle lever.
In performance, CB trigger is similar to Dazzler. Though it cannot deliver stunning acceleration, it will not disappoint any average rider. Mileage is good at around 50kmpl. Cornering and braking are good with tubeless tires.
Meter console hosts all essential meters. But a lack of mechanical needles is felt. Atleast an analog tachometer needle could have been the best to show off.
Rear part of CB trigger is attractive and useful with a sturdy handle.
Full chain cover is a model for other manufacturers. You will not have to think much about chain safety.
Rear foot rest and its support fittings are made of steel tubes than cast alloys in Pulsars. Though it reduces attraction, it is not prone to breaks due to falls. You can surely count on it.
Reflectors in rear mudguard is a welcome addition.
Tyres & Wheels
Alloy wheels host 6 spokes. You can see a small similarity between CB Trigger and CBR in this respect.
Price & Competitors (Click for onroad price quotes)
Ex-showroom price of CB Trigger is . On-road price in Trivandrum is . Other competitors in the same segment include FZ S, Pulsar 150, Unicorn and Discover 150.
Hope the review was useful. We tried our level best to keep it in detail and to preserve its neutrality. Please note down your own experiences with the vehicle, through comment box below, so that others might be helped.
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CB Trigger from Honda review and photos,