Honda CB Trigger has finally launched in India. The 150cc street bike has been launched here to take it’s rivals from both local and foreign manufacturers. The Honda CB Trigger will co-exist with Honda Unicorn and Honda Dazzler. The new bike comes with design features of it’s sibling, Honda CB1000R.
Honda CB Trigger is powered by a four-stroke, 149.1cc, single-cylinder engine. The air-cooled engine similar to the unit used by Honda in Unicorn and it is mated to a 5-speed gearbox that shifts in a 1-down and 4-up pattern. The engine develops 14bhp at 8500rpm with a peak torque is 1.28kgm at 6500rpm. Honda has made it sure that CB Trigger will not struggle in crawling road traffic by making the sufficient power and torque are available in lower RPM.
The bike is yet to hit Honda dealerships and the actual price will be announced during the launch. Honda CB Trigger may hit showrooms by May while the booking are likely to begin by end of this month.
The nicely carved out headlight has been embedded in the bikini fared casing. The fuel tank houses two dummy air intakes which are merely styling elements. The fully digital instrument cluster houses a speedometer, odometer and a tachometer. The other elements in the instrument unit are a fuel gauge and a digital clock. The Honda CB Trigger runs a set of six spoke alloy wheels and equipped with Combined Braking System (CBS). Honda Trigger runs on a set of tubeless tyres, front (80/100 x 17 inch) and rear (110/80 x 17 inch). Both front and rear wheels are equipped with disc brakes. Though the CBS system is an optional feature in CB Trigger and first time in 150cc segment. The engine and frame are blackened and comes with a stylish tail lamp.
Honda has been slowly intensifying the competition to dethrone their erstwhile Indian partner Hero MotoCorp in Indian market. Let us wait and see how Honda CB Trigger going to fare in this market.