Honda CB Trigger

Ex-Showroom Price

₹ 68,667 - ₹ 78,234
* Delhi. May vary.


Mileage 45-55 kmpl (approx.)
Summary Honda CB Trigger is a premium commuter that was discontinued due to low sales and demand for other Honda bikes from the same segment. It carried a 149.1cc, air cooled engine producing 14.35 BHP at 8500 rpm and 12.5 Nm at 6500 rpm. The engine comes mated to a five speed gearbox while the motorcycle rivals TVS Apache RTR 160, Yamaha FZ and Suzuki Gixxer series. CB Trigger came with full LCD instrument console and on option for rear disc as well as Combi Braking System (CBS). It weighs just 135 kg and performs decently for a top speed of 110 kmph.
Type Sports Commuter
Status Discontinued
Shades Pearl Siena Red, Meteor Green Metallic and Black
Official Tagline Untame Yourself
Frame/Chassis Advance Design Diamond Frame
Displacement 149.1 cc
Maximum Power 14.35 Bhp @ 8500 rpm
Maximum Torque 12.5 Nm @ 6500 rpm
Engine Description Air-Cooled, 4-stroke, SI engine
Cooling Air Cooling
Compression Ratio 9.5:1
Bore 57.3 mm
Stroke 57.8 mm
No. of Cylinders 1
Air Filter Type Viscous paper filter
Fuel Type Petrol
No. of Gears 5
Front Brake 240mm Disc (CBS)
Rear Brake 220mm Disc
Front Suspension Telescopic
Rear Suspension Spring loaded hydraulic type (monoshock)
Front Tyre 80/100-17
Rear Tyre 110/80-17
Wheel Type Alloys
Tubeless Tyres
Alloy Wheels
Battery Type Maintenance Free
Capacity 4 Ah
Voltage 12V
Overall Length 2045 mm
Overall Width 757 mm
Overall Height 1060 mm
Ground Clearance 175 mm
Seat Height 780 mm
Wheelbase 1325 mm
Kerb/Wet Weight 135 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 12 litres
0-60 kmph 6 secs
Top Speed 110 kmph
Mileage (City) 45 kmpl
Mileage (Highway) 55 kmpl
Mileage (Combined) 50 kmpl
Speedometer Digital
Tachometer Digital
Trip Meter Digital
Fuel Gauge Digital
Electric Start
Pillion Footrest
Pass Light
Step-up Seat/Split Seat
Head Light 12V 35/35W

Honda CB Trigger Review

10 Dec, 2015 11:32 AM


For the past few years, the 150cc segment has proved to be the most popular and competitive segment of bikes in India. Looking at the rising competition and continuous failure of their 150cc bikes, Honda has launched all-new 150cc bike named CB Trigger which will try to mark its strong presence in this segment which is currently ruled by bikes like Bajaj Pulsar, Yamaha FZ-S and TVS Apache. Will this bike be able to do so? Let’s find out.

Design and Style

In simple words, you can say CB Trigger is the advanced version of the outgoing CB Dazzler in terms of style and design. The new bike is shorter than the existing Dazzler and comes with more aggressive styling to take on competitors like Yamaha FZ-S. The biggest changes are made at its front as it comes with new headlight and visor. The air scoops on the grey colored short visor add sporty character to this bike. The sleek design of headlight suits its pointed clear lens indicators and gives it aggressive looks. The black colored six-spoke alloy wheels and front fender looks simple at its front. The added tank scoops and sharp lines on its fuel tank look aerodynamic. The bike gets new kick lever and fattier black colored silencer which gels well with the all black theme on this bike. The long seat and edgy rear cowl looks great with its up-swept muffler. It comes with all new two layered LED tail light which looks futuristic and sits on the top of its elongated rear fender which carries the number plate and side indicators. The bike also features new fatty rear tyre and full chain case.

Instrument Console

This is the most interesting thing about new CB Trigger. It gets a fully digital instrument console which looks premium and makes it look like other expensive bikes from Honda. The big orange colored LCD displays its digital speedometer, odometer, bar style tachometer, 2-trip meter, clock and fuel gauge. Other LED indicators are also placed in this instrument console.

Engine and Gearbox

Technically, this bike is similar to the existing CB Dazzler. It’s also powered by the same air-cooled, single cylinder 150cc engine with a maximum power output of 13.81 bhp at 8500 rpm. This 4-stroke engine produces peak torque of 12.5 Nm which arrives at 6500 rpm. This engine is mated with a five-speed manual gearbox with one gear down and four gears up-shift pattern.

Acceleration and Performance

The bike certainly disappoints you in this department. Despite having best power to weight ratio in its class, the bike feels on the slower side. It takes around 6 seconds to reach 0-60km/hr. There are two reasons behind its slow performance; first its tall gear ratios and secondly, delay in torque arrival. In order to make this bike fuel efficient, Honda has opted for tall gear ratios which require effort from your side to get the maximum out of this engine. The throttle reaction of this bike is nowhere near its competitors like FZ-S. The delay in torque also spoils the party specially in city driving. The bike feels better on highways and can reach the speed of 110 km/hr if pushed hard. Gear transitions are quite smooth and you will also enjoy the high level of refinement of this engine. The engine makes less noise when rev hard and feels better than other competitors. This engine feels best between 4000-7000rpm mark. Honda could have tuned the engine of this bike for superior performance.


Company claims a fuel efficiency of around 60km/ltr but in real life conditions, the bike will return you anything around 50km/ltr.

Comfort while Driving

The bike targets daily commuters and that’s why it comes with a long and wide seat with front set foot pegs. The seat is very comfortable and feels best for commuters. The high positioned handlebar also makes this bike feel similar to any commuter bike. The rider gets firm palm grip and enjoys clear view of road. The knees also find it extremely comfortable around its edgy fuel tank.

Storage Space and Safety Features

The bike offers under seat storage space and comes with vital safety features like pass button, front leg guard, rear saree guard and powerful headlight.

Suspension and Braking System

The bike shares its suspension system with CB Dazzler and features telescopic forks at its front and mono shock absorber at the back. The new CB Trigger comes with optional combined braking system for precise braking. It features disc brakes on its both wheels. It has a front disc brake of 240mm and rear disc brake of 220mm.

Ride and Handling

The bike is nowhere near around its competitors in terms of ride handling. Yes, its light handling is quite effective in city traffic and helps you to move frequently but its short wheelbase of 1325 mm fails to add the desired stability to this bike. It feels scary around corners as its soft suspension system and tyres can’t hold this bike properly. The high ground clearance (175 mm) is an advantage though as it improves the turning abilities of this bike and enables it to cross most of the obstructions easily on our Indian roads. The combined braking system also manages to impress you with its abilities. The bike always remains under control and gives you confidence in city traffic. Wider tyres and longer wheelbase would have made big difference to the ride and handling of this bike.

Tyre Size, Shades and Variants

It uses 17 inches alloy wheels. The bike is available in three variants and three different shades.


Frankly speaking, we are not much impressed by this new bike from Honda. The bike is certainly not a performer, the ride and handling is also disappointing and despite new changes, the bike doesn't look as stylish as its competitors. The high pricing of the bike will further reduce its chances of success. Yes, with modern features like CBS and digital instrumentation, it can attract few buyers but we really doubt if this bike can ‘trigger’ the sales volume for Honda in India.


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Honda CB Trigger is a sporty looking commuter bike. It holds smooth engine, I am happy that it doesn't make loud noise on top speed. I have completed 17000 km on this bike and it is giving me 55 kmpl ... read more

Best Features: Mileage

Pros: Comfort, Mileage, performance

Cons: Poor paint quality

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It is a winner in its own terms. It has a sporty design which is quite eye-catching and its handling power is also very impressive. It has wide handlebars that make the handling easy and comfortable. ... read more

Best Features: Smooth Engine & Good Build Quality

Pros: Sporty design, smooth engine, efficient braking system, fuel efficient, easy handling, good build quality

Cons: Lack of 6th gear

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