The pemium 125cc segment has recently seen new additions like Bajaj XCD, Gladiator SS and RS and TVS Flame. Manufacturers are increasingly turning to the (so called premium) 125cc segment for profit. With a strategic move by Honda (HMSI) to augment the 12% market share it holds in this segment, the company is like to introduce an all new motorcycle in125cc segment in addition of its existing 125cc Shine.
The CBF stunner was the Honda’s attempt to attract young customers who love performance and style. In a similar bid, Bajaj had earlier announced it would launch sporty version of XCD 125cc. Honda India has succeded well with the Stunner CBF. Honda showcased the CBF stunner concept at the Auto Expo and since then the enthusiasm of bike lovers have raised anticapting its launch. Now, Honda Bikes India has come up with the Fi variant of CBF Stunner.
The New Stunner Fi pumps out 11.6 Bhp of maximum power and 11.2 Nm of maximum torque which is almost same in comparison to the non-fi version. Honda CBF Stunner Fi has been priced at Rs. 68825 (ex-showroom, Mumbai). In terms of looks the only difference between CBF Stunner & CBF Stunner Fi is that the Fi version is inspired from the CBR range with minimal graphics and comes in dual shade. The Stunner CBF Sticker has been shifted to the fuel tank shrouds.
Honda CBF models are a series of sport oriented motorcycles with traditional styling. The series includes CBF250, CBF500,CBF600N, CBF600S and CBF1000. The New CBF Stunner PGM-FI requires less maintenance because of its viscous air filter and maintenance-free battery. It has CBR1000RR inspired dual tone styling and a sporty half-chain case. Among the other attractive feature of CBF Stunner PGM-FI include: Bank Angle Sensor, Premium 3-D Emblem, Handle Weight and the premium key.
Another strong point of CBF Stunner Fi is the manner in which it addresses the environmental issue. Though all the Honda products adhere strictly to the emission norms, the PGM-FI technology in CBF Stunner PGM-FI has enabled to bring down the emission levels to one-tenth of the existing emission norms in India. The instrument cluster is offsetted from the handlebars and nicely placed in a separated compartment. The new scoops on both the side of the tank extends all the way to end just before the turn indicators and it comes with a stepped seat.
For the first time in 125cc segment a bike comes with tubeless tyres at the front and the rear. It comes with 80/100 tubeless tyre at the front and 90/100 wider tubeless tyre at the rear. The 17" alloy at the front and rear adds sporty character to the bike. CBF Stunner fi comes with first of its kind feature in the 125cc segment - integrated front cowl,sporty split seats, wider tubeless tyre at the front and the rear for all variants and a sporty foot step holder.
The two panel rear sharp cowl is not that much sharp and noticeable to a extent. The rider's position is sporty and you can judge from the foot step holders. Headlight looks something as we have seen already, well not much refreshing yet good looking. Honda has also raised the suspension and rearranged the foor pegs to make the CBF stunner Fi sporty. The exhaust mouth of the new CBF stunner Fi also gets a new styling. Complementing the new clothing is the contemporary all black theme of the CBF stunner Fi.
New Honda CBF Stunner Fi is available in two shades:
- CBR Red
- CBR Silver Metallic