CB Trigger – Honda Launches New 150cc Naked Motorcycle for India

by Deepak Raj on March 11, 2013

Honda Motorcycle & scooter India Pvt. ltd. Thrashed at least a million dreams of the biker clad who had speculated the launch of the sexy looking Liquid Cooled Streetfire today. On the Contrary Honda laid its benchmark by launching the never expected CB Trigger in midst of all the exotic speculations floating around.

Honda CB Trigger (2)

The newly launched CB Trigger is powered by a 150cc, single cylinder air-cooled engine that churns out a healthy and a decent power of 13.81 BHP@ 8500 RPM and 12.5Nm of torque @ 6500 RPM. Although the figures aren’t that jaw dropping, they can be considered pretty decent. During the launch, the company also claimed a healthy mileage of 60 kms per litre of the ever rising fuel prices keeping the buyers on the happier side of the mileage figures.

The Newly launched CB Trigger will be replacing the existing CB Dazzler which is expected to leave the showrooms soon. So, CB Dazzler fans grab one soon if you need to before it’s exhausted throughout all dealerships. Although it might look like Old wine in a new bottle, the CB Trigger has brought itself some sleekness and a host of other features that separates the CB Trigger from the old CB Dazzler.

CB Trigger gets Telescopic forks upfront and a Monoshock at the rear, the very same set-up CB Dazzler had. The Braking department carries a 240mm disc at the front and a 220mm disc at the rear. The bike also is the first in Honda’s CB segment series that comes with Combined Braking system as an optional accessory as seen standard in the latest of the Honda’s scooter line-up of Activa’s, Dio’s and Aviator’s. Honda also claims to reduce the braking distance by 32% by this system which is very interesting.

The Instrument cluster is an all digital, again, 1’st time in an all Indian smaller Honda that has the most required clock for tourers with fuel, Tacho, two trip meters & speedometer housed in a neat looking LCD panel. Apart from that, the bike also carries itself a host of other features that include; Maintenance free battery, viscous air-filters and tubeless tires.

During the launch Mr. Keita Muramatsu, President & CEO, Honda & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. said that the new CB Trigger is Honda’s fourth launch starting from January 2013 and they are further strengthening their portfolio in the 150 CC Mass market with the newly launched CB Trigger targeted for the youth. His speech concluded by mentioning that Honda India will continue to launch new and exciting models throughout this year as their aim is to catch up the leadership position.

In Continuation Mr.Y.S. Guleria, Vice President – Sales & Marketing, Honda Motorcycle & scooter India Pvt. Ltd. Said that the newly launched CB Trigger offers real value to all the youth who look forward more of style, performance and advanced features with no compromise in riding comfort in one single package. Adding to that he also conveyed that the bookings of CB Trigger will be open from April 2013 and the deliveries would commence from May 2013 onwards. Adding to that Mr. Guleria also said that Honda is determined top sell approximately 1 Lakh units in FY’13-14.

Going by all the press release given by Honda today, it is understood that Honda is likely to target the Yamaha FZ-S, TVS Apache RTR series & Hero’s Xtreme & Hunk as the pricing is likely to be in the same segment. About the first ride impressions; watch out for this space soon.

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{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

faisal March 11, 2013 at 4:47 pm

Honda is a roll with so many launches.


vighnesh March 11, 2013 at 5:46 pm

You said its air cooled
Then why the radiator in the pic?
is it an oil cooler?

I heard this was a stripped version of cbr150r,if yes then its liquid cooled not air cooled

Will be happy to see the typo cleared and bikeadvice must not make such silly errors


Mukesh March 11, 2013 at 5:54 pm

Guyz dont be fooled with the new name. Its a by-product, since Honda is aggressively getting in commuter segment. They compromising on build Quality.

Dont just go by features a vehicles offers. Look how long those features will last.

If the quality is bad then what’s the point in buying a high-end motorcycle, Better buy CD100 or splendor. You ride and your son will ride it too !


Bystander March 12, 2013 at 6:47 pm

I am not too sure about the new honda bikes but you seem to be belligerent against Honda. Can you tell what made you to be as such?


Mukesh March 14, 2013 at 2:04 pm

Becoz I am using 2 honda bikes and I was absolutely let down by them.

I earlier rode Unicorn of my frnd and that was very reliable machine. So, I bought Dazzler and Twister for my bro.
Both of them have poor quality of parts.

From the very first day twister has this missing problem, even after 3rd service, the problem persists. And look what the service center guyz told me :-
“Sir, bike garam hogi tabhi to chalegi nahi…..nahi to shuru mein to jhatke deti hi hai.” “accelerator jyada rakha to band nahi hogi “.

hahhahha, is this a 1970 bullet ????

Dinesh August 7, 2013 at 5:07 pm

No uncle…u better buy CD100 (second hand as its not in a production) or Hero Honda splendor………but we guys want HONDA TRIGGER……burrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr! peep peep !!!!!!!!


sajesh March 11, 2013 at 10:45 pm

well i dont understand why is Honda rereleasing Dazzler with a new name. the looks dosen’t even appeal.
P.S. The pic provided here is not that of Trigger (one can see the radiator clearly in an supposedly air cooled engine)
CB Unicorn looks much better.
Honda is playing safe and the design shows lack of aggression.


Parvas24 November 2, 2013 at 12:57 pm

CB Trigger is inspired by the CB1000R superbike .
It is a different bike than the CB Unicorn Dazzler.


Aditya March 11, 2013 at 11:51 pm

Will Honda be coming out with CB150R Street Fighter ? Or this is wat indians get ? Why even after India being the most sizzling bike market, does not get CB150R Street Fighter even when it is launched in indonesia.


Shiva March 12, 2013 at 12:04 am

Did i heard it right? Air cooled !!!!
The front portion of the bike looks like it has liquid cooling fins :)


zach March 12, 2013 at 9:14 am

Dnt get fooled by tis pic.. this is cb150 street fighter, a naked version of our own cb 150r.. search google and u can see pics of cb trigger…


sachin March 12, 2013 at 12:17 pm

the pic posted above is not of trigger….hope bikeadvice make corrections.


abhijith March 12, 2013 at 9:58 pm

The above pic is of cb 150r-streetfighter whereas the launched bike is replacement to dazzler cb trigger. It has same engine of unicorn but carries better features than unicorn and lighter at 137 kgs.


explorer March 13, 2013 at 10:45 pm

I was looking forward to see the CB150R


ashok May 28, 2013 at 11:08 pm

Honda CB Trigger as 150 cc
C B Trigger has: Combined braking (CBS) system offered as optional,
Monoshock (better than fzs),
Good mileage, less weight than unicorn
Good pick up(Unicorn engine installed) ,
Tubeless tires, Vibration proof, LED tail light,
Stylish look, fully digital Speedo Meter with alarm… wow…….
This Bike is Superb and I will go to purchase after test ride……….


ashok May 28, 2013 at 11:08 pm

When is it launching in Vijayawada or Guntur, Andhra Pradesh.
i want to purchage this byke.
please any tell me which date it will launch….


ashok June 1, 2013 at 8:53 pm

Today I saw red and black color trigger bike. It is looking red is very hot. I got a test drive. Bike is really superb. Bike acceleration, control, handling, braking and sitting is very comfortable. Actually it is sports bike raid feeling. It was really awesome… I booked this bike………………..


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