Honda Motorcycles and Scooters India has just launched a new 150cc commuter motorcycle in India. Dubbed the CB Trigger, the Honda CB150R that’s been launched in India gets an air cooled 150cc engine instead of the liquid cooled item on the international version of the Honda StreetFire CB150R. Honda India, it seems has chosen to focus on maximizing fuel economy. Why, Honda even claims an outstanding 60 Kmpl fuel economy figure for the CB Trigger. The Honda CB Trigger puts out 13.81 Bhp of peak power at 8,500 rpm and 12.5 Nm of peak torque at 6,500 rpm. From these figures, it’s evident that the 150cc air cooled motor is a derivative of the four stroke engine that powers the likes of the Honda CB Unicorn and the CB Dazzler. The engine is mated to a five speed manual gearbox.
Essentially, the Honda Trigger CB150R seems like a CB Dazzler in new clothes. As the CB Dazzler was a dud seller right from word go, the Honda Trigger CB150R seems like a replacement for the Dazzler. Disappointingly, the Honda Trigger CB150R is nowhere as exciting as the StreetFire CB150R. Rather, the CB Trigger is a case of old wine in a new bottle as the only major difference between the CB Dazzler and the CB Trigger is the styling. The CB Trigger is more sharply styled than the CB Dazzler and does come with an improved braking system. Notably, Honda offers an optional CBS system on the Honda CB Trigger CB150R. This makes the CB Trigger the first 150cc motorcycle in India to feature the combi-braking system, a braking system that allows safer braking as both the front and rear brakes work in tandem during braking.
Talking of braking, the Honda CB Trigger CB150R features a 240mm front disc brake and a 220mm rear disc brake. Suspension at front is taken care of by telescopic forks while the rear suspension consists of a monoshock unit. Bookings for the Honda CB Trigger will begin from April 2013, with deliveries slated to begin from May 2013. The Honda CB Trigger motorcycle is aimed at the 150cc commuter motorcycle segment in India, a segment that’s populated by the likes of the Bajaj Pulsar 150 DTSi and the Honda Unicorn. The price of the Honda CB Trigger will be announced in April. Estimates suggest that the Trigger 150 would be priced somewhere in the whereabouts of 70 thousand rupees.
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