Honda CB Twister 110 Review by Sanket

by Deepak on March 13, 2011

I have lots of stories to tell, about how I got bitten by Biking bug or about my first bike, or many more. But since, this review is about my current bike. I will focus on it. Honda CB Twister is my second bike. Financial constraints with regards to fuel efficiency meant I had to strike out any bike beyond 125CC, This in spite of the fact that some of my favorite bikes were in 150cc category.

So after some reading reviews, forums, and opinions I opted for Twister. And now after more than 5000 kms, I think I have learnt a lot about Droid. Since it was green in colour and I am fan of Android O.S. I decided to call it Droid. Technical specifications of this bike are all over the web. As are in depth reviews, comparisons, etc. So I will try to write something in a different style.

I know when I love a bike’s look; I will stand and stare at it from different angles, in spite of staring at it many times. Twister creates that magic. In black and blue colour it’s more understated, while golden-yellow, red, and green colour, it’s funkier. Since it is a new bike, people stare at it quite a bit and ask the famous question “fuel efficiency”.

Sit on the bike, and the seat is comfortable, neither too spongy nor too hard. Put the key in, no digital display means only the neutral light lights up the sporty looking console. Speedometer design is nice, but there is no tachometer. Fuel indicator and tell-tale lights (High Beam, L-R Side Indicator Light, Neutral Indicator) are present.

Fuel indicator is not superbly accurate, sometimes when fuel is not in reserve the indicator hand is too close to Empty sign. But since visits to the petrol pump are governed by Reserve Fuel knob for me, its non issue. All tell-tale lights are clearly visible throughout the day, except when sun is on your head (12pm afternoon); you need to check the neutral indicator from closer distance.

As I have observed, switchgear looks same as that on Hero Honda Passion (new model). Quality seems good; even though I rode the bike only one month in rains (Got the bike in September). Switches worked fine in that duration, and are still working without problems. On right hand side only one button for “Electric Start”.

On left hand side, first up is “Horn”, then L-R side indicator, then in a row, Headlight On-Off and Hi-Lo beam switches. There is no pass light switch (its present on Passion). But that can be overcome in a way. Since the button for Hi-Lo beam is designed in such a way that if the beam is “low” and you press the switch then it moves to “High” beam and press it again it moves back to low.

So to flash, one needs to press the button lightly and leave it. This way, the light goes to high beam and comes back to low. So it looks that it’s flashing if done quickly. Its not exactly perfect, and works only when Headlight is On, but it’s an option. Headlight is good enough, but I have seen better (but on bigger bikes). Lighting is good, but horizontal spread could have been more.

Horn is a disappointment, it’s really low. Even pedestrians are not able to hear it in noisy traffic congested roads. So forget about car and truck drivers. Only trick I have for it is to use it in such a way to make it sound like an ambulance or police car. It’s stupid and I am considering fitting a bigger horn.

Electric start worked fine all through the winter, morning to night, with just one time press of button. One quirk I have noticed is sometimes, if the headlight is on, electric start needs longer duration button press to start, otherwise it starts in milliseconds. It hasn’t happened frequently but it does happen sometimes, so I will be discussing it with the service center soon.

I thought it had to do with the idling rpm, or accelerator cable but service center guys checked it and found them at perfect setting, only recently I found out the headlight angle. I am not sure, will give it more tests and get it checked. Rear-view mirrors have edgy shape, and view is good, even at high speeds.

Once you sit on the bike, one feels the handlebars are well placed. They are neither high nor too low. So avoiding rear-view mirrors of cars while cutting through traffic is easy and yet there are no backaches. Since the handle doesn’t have bar-end weights, I inquired whether it was possible to fit them. I was told Stunner ones can fit, but I will need to change the whole handlebar.

The handlebar is light, yet stable at high speeds (80-85 kmph). Fast Crosswinds are a concern, but they are a few more bikes in the same weight category. Default Handler bar grip is soft and not spongy. So no need to put thicker handler grip covers. The view from riders seat is good, and cutting through traffic is easy because of handle and shorter length.

This bike doesn’t have fairing but there are tank extensions and so one needs to keep an eye out so that in heat of moment you don’t brush them against other bikes extensions (like indicators, rear side luggage boxes) and stuff. This happens only when you try to squeeze the bike through very tight spaces.

Since the bike is light, placing it on center stand, or reversing it while sitting, does not require super human effort. If you have a pillion rider, whose weight is more than 80-90 kgs, and is a bit scared to ride which means he/she will seat closer to you. When you brake the bike on sloping roads, due to slight slanting bike seat shape (step seat kind), the pillion slides forward if they are not holding the rear handles.

This puts weight on the riders arms. It’s not too much but one can feel it, and if this pillion shifts up quickly then one can feel that too. So one needs to stay alert, if one is riding with a scared/heavy pillion. The tank design and overall look from rider point of view is of a sporty 150CC bike. Fuel tank has ordinary fuel tank lid without hinges.

Haven’t tested in heavy rains, but in light rains at least no water has entered the tank. Anyway I will be putting a fuel lid cover during rains. My bike has disc brakes. Some may say disc’s are overkill for 110CC bike. But I find them useful. They are not grabby like some bikes, they are soft. But stop the bike well, a bit faster than drum brakes.

I had to get brake pads cleaned once after riding in muddy water. Mind you relying only on Disc brakes is stupid, so rear brakes have to be used too. And they are very good, and of course they lock in hard braking. If both are combined well, then you get good emergency braking.

While locking of rear wheels means you are using too much rear brakes, and in case of front discs I haven’t locked wheels, but there is a feeling one gets. Its hard to describe, but it only happens only when you are using too much of the disc.

The most popular grouse with Twister is read tyre size. It looks thin because of the slightly big proportion of the front and also due to the gap in the the tail body and the tyre. Also the Rear spring is in red color and looks quite long with added half covered Chain, tyre could be called skinny. In reality its not thin compared to some bikes in its class. And the rear looks a little bit like motocross bikes, only a bit.

Treads on the tyre also concern some people, but I have ridden on wet roads (September rains) and have found no issue of grip. Once you start riding the bike, 1st gear seems the shortest. But it has got lots of torque and newbie riders say the bike jumps out of first gear. 2nd gear is longer, but if you need better acceleration keep it short and stretch 3rd and 4th. Otherwise for heavy traffic city riding 2nd gear is perfect.

While climbing steep inclines 1st gear is right, for lesser inclines 2nd gear does the job. If you have longer roads with only slight inclines, then 3rd is better for quick pickup as if you stay in 4th gear you get good economy but you will not get quick acceleration if you have to overtake a slow climbing tanker/trailer.

Riding the bike in 4th gear at slow speeds 20-30 kmph is also possible, but I don’t know useful it is. Best economy is at 40 kmph, with 50-60 kmph also not burning much fuel. Only when you touch and stay at 80 kmph do you burn fuel quicker. And if you raced your way from 0-80 quickly to test crazy acceleration, you will burn fuel faster.

Max speed I have tested is around 90 kmph, I think it could go a bit more, but not yet tested. Best thing is at those speeds it handles well, with not much irritating vibrations. Acceleration from 0-60 is good, 0-40 is better. I mean in traffic light GP’s with 150cc bikes, one can’t really compete with them. But its possible to give a tough fight till 40/60 kmph.

So one gets a few thrills of riding a faster bike, if not all thrills. And one can save fuel by riding at slow speeds (40 kmph) when the wallet gets lighter. Side indicators are visible in day time and shine nicely at night. The tail light shines brightly throughout too. I feel tail light should be bit bigger not like those tiny ones on some bikes.

Exhaust pipe is short and sound is throaty. Its not loud, but sounds nice when ridden hard. And its refined and silent (relatively) when ridden softly. Since the exhaust is short the rear most part is the read mudguard and new bike riders who brake late do kiss the rear mudguard. But it hasn’t lost shape, so seems sturdy.

On bad roads, with no pillion, and a light rider, suspension seems stiffer. It helps in handling, but makes us feel the bumps more than other bikes. But if one rides with a pillion then bike absorbs more bumps and yet doesn’t lose its handling character. Its handling is good, point it and it goes there. Lean it right, you can cut corners faster.

It never loses stability on bumpy corners. Better riders lean it more than I can. So clearly handling and stability is good. Controlling the bike while standing on footpegs and riding through bad roads is not difficult but you need to hold handle a bit tighter, this is due to light weight of the bike.

The drive-chain is not enclosed in a casing, but it has a top cover which guards it from mud to some extent. The chain lubrication last well from one service to another. (It doesn’t turn brown coloured or dry on touching). I ride about 40-50 kms daily. Route is not dusty, but has dust on certain sections of the route.

Clutch is light, gearbox is typical 1-down, 3-up. Its not unicorn-smooth, its not clunky. Its somewhere between but gets better with time. Gear changes from nuetral-1st, 2nd-3rd, 3rd-4th, 4th-3rd, 3rd-2nd, 2nd-1st are most silent, it is only from 2nd-neutral is makes more audible sound. But you need to depress the clutch completely, especially when shifting from 2nd to 3rd gear, or else the gear doesn’t slot-in correctly and makes funny noise and finally settles in.

Like I said earlier it has jumpy acceleration that I have seen on Pulsar bikes. But I think it depends on how you accelerate. I don’t feel its jumpy much, but some twister riders do it, I have seen it. Pillions whose height is less, around 5 feet, may find it difficult to climb on rear seat, as it is a bit high.

Seat is broad, but could have been broader, but its well padded. Read grip handles are unique as they are built into the rear body shaped. From outside they are of plastic and look difficult to grip, but trust me they are very good to grip and they have Metal rods running from inside to they are sturdy. Only you can’t use them to tie or lock your helmet like other bikes.

I have not done too many long rides, but have ridden the bike 100-200 kms in one day. And throughout, the ride was stress free for both rider and pillion. Of course after 2-3 hours, buttocks do get sore, but not too soon. During one such group ride (twister,p-135 and discover), we riders exchanged bikes and riders to avoid fatigue. And Twister was favored by all for its comfort.

So I am happy with the bike, and all little issues have not given me any headache and it has been a pleasant experience so far and I hope it continues. I tried to make this review different from others, do let me know if I missed out anything. Thank you for reading my review and do leave your comments.

Regards,
Sanket Kambli

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Diptadip March 13, 2011 at 12:08 pm

Droid is a perfect name for twister. the design oh the head light could easily fit in a Transformers movie. I Love this look. Great review bro.

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sarath March 13, 2011 at 12:10 pm

hi sanket , it’s a perfect ownership review , but could have been better if u mentioned about mileage , i went to a nearby honda showroom last week to book a twister , but my mom and uncle did not liked it’s look and stated that my mom can’t sit in the bike comfortably due to high pillion seat and absence of conventional grab rail, they thought that shine was more good looking than the twister and adviced me to buy that , but after hearing from a showroom staff that the waiting period of shine is more than 5 months , they convinced me(actually forced) me to go for a discover 100cc because of it’s fuel efficiency and large seat – funny , i’m really frustrated ,

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Inder March 14, 2011 at 9:03 am

Don’t Go for Discover dude. It will give you more then 70 kmpl FE (may be more), but after few month it will be ruined. I have sold my Discover 100 CC within 10 months and buy Dazzler.

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bajrang singh June 7, 2011 at 6:02 pm

lol this is the biggest problem with young indians

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Pritam Dhamde March 13, 2011 at 12:20 pm

Really nice review..liked it..
Buddy are u frm thane?

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Diptadip March 13, 2011 at 12:23 pm

by the I’m getting 72 kmpl from my twister. my horn is pretty loud. u should check yours with the service center. and u are absolutely right about the rear tyre size which “Looks” thinner than it actually is.

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Abhilash Bharadwaj March 13, 2011 at 9:18 pm

OMG 72!!!
Amazing. Then one should definitely consider this before going for a Splendor o passion which has a outdated design.
Can any1 tell d on-road price of this bike??

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Diptadip March 13, 2011 at 9:47 pm

I live in Hooghly district, some 40kms from Kolkata. I got mine for Rs.53323/- onroad on 15April,2010 (includes sari-guard, legguard, number plates, papers and everything else).

Inder March 14, 2011 at 9:14 am

Hey Abhilash,

The bike available in:

48,000/- (Kick Start & Drum Brakes)
51,000/- (Kick & Self Start with Drum Brakes)
54,000/- (Kick & Self Start with Front Wheel Disc Brake)

The Prices are in Delhi on-road.

Avs March 14, 2011 at 2:02 pm

Sure why not Twister. A 9 Bhp Twister or a 7 Bhp Splendour.????
Even Sling shot ( 125 CC ) has only 8.5 Hp of Power….Twister can be included in the 125 cc category….Hiii

Abhilash Bharadwaj March 14, 2011 at 6:13 pm

Good review man with pics of all handle mounted instruments.
The speedo looks cool.

Thank u Diptadip, Inder and Avs: I would definitely suggest one to test ride this b4 goin for any other entry level bikes. (I would certainly look forward to ride this bike once)

ravi teja v March 13, 2011 at 12:38 pm

nice “twist”er

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Mudit March 13, 2011 at 1:17 pm

A very good and detailed review.
congrats for ur bike and plz tell the mileage of twister

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Saravanan March 13, 2011 at 1:20 pm

Hi,

Nice clear and elaborate review man!!..Nice reading experience..

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Sachin March 13, 2011 at 3:14 pm

Hi sanket!! very good detailed & honest review.I have been riding twister for last 8 months & i agree with every thing you mentioned in your review.i am getting 84-86kmpl at constant 40-50kmph speed.it drops drasticaly to 65-68kmpl in frequent start/stop in traffic.
yes there is lots of torque available in first two gears due to gear ratios.this torque is more felt by light weight riders.taking of the cons, bike feels bit unstable only on loose gravel & if you are less than 5.5 height then during panic braking its difficult to land your feet on ground to maintain balance.

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Uj March 17, 2011 at 10:51 am

Hi….
Currently i have 7yr old cbz but for comfort and low millage problems now i want to change it. my most of ridding is in city traffic condition and 40km a day. i m looking for best comfort and millage (+ 60kmpl). i have two options passion pro and twister. pls give your suggestion.

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sanket kambli March 17, 2011 at 3:19 pm

Twister satisfies all your requirements.. and even though CBZ and Twister cant be compared… gear-level style ,,, “sporty nature” and disc brake, among other things means.. twister is much more natural choice… and you will get good mileage too .. still you should take test drive of both to make final decision

bharath March 13, 2011 at 7:04 pm

gr8 review. up there among the best. nice job :)

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nitin March 13, 2011 at 8:16 pm

This is a complete review. Great work by the author. Have lots of fun on your bike :)

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Hayaz March 13, 2011 at 9:15 pm

Nice review mate… Twister is one of the best looking indian bikes ever. It’s actually a mini cb1000r in terms of looks. You’ll be proud if you see a cb1000r(pics at least). I really wish the unicorn’s engine in the twister’s body. No, not dazzler, but the twister itself.

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sachin March 13, 2011 at 10:15 pm

regarding the horn,one thing i have noticed with Twister is that if the battery charge level goes low then horn sound also sounds much lower then normal.usually if you go on a long drive and u don’t use self start often then along with lights,then your battery gets charged sufficiently,and horn sounds OK.

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sanket kambli March 13, 2011 at 11:02 pm

thank you all for reading my review and for all your comments…

ohh..and yes realized, I did forgot the mileage part..

I have not checked it regularly but mixed riding of half heavy traffic riding and high speed highway riding gives about 65 kmpl overall…if speeds are near 70-80kpmh economy goes down from 70kmpl to 60kmpl.. on highway at speeds of 40-50kmph gives 70+ kmpl …
so if you accelerate a lot in traffic and touch 70-80 kmph on highway .. the worst economy you will get is 60kmpl …

I hope that answers some of your questions…

@sachin .. on loose gravel I have felt most city bikes act funnily..but maybe its coz of tyre tread…

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sanket kambli March 13, 2011 at 11:04 pm

@Diptadip, @Hayaz, @nitin, @bharath, @Saravanan, @Mudit, @ravi teja v, @Abhilash Bharadwaj “thanks a lot!!!”

@sarath shine didnt feel exciting bike to me.. otherwise its a good bike too…

@Pritam Dhamde yes!from thane

@Diptadip will ask service center about the horn..

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fas March 13, 2011 at 11:30 pm

Are you a rash driver? Because the be kind sticker seems to remind you to go easy.

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RIAZ HOSSAIN March 14, 2011 at 1:00 am

VERY VERY DIFFERENT REVIEW THAN THE OTHERS.It’s a realistic and useful review.Thank you.
But you could mention some TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION details

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Avs March 14, 2011 at 7:49 am

The Switchgear used in Honda twister Was first originated in Honda shine model, Due to the easiness and better position of the switches, and wide responses, the system went on to HeroHonda Passion, new Splendour, their other 110cc Bikes.

Nice review, But be careful while servicing at the dealership showrooms, you better service at the trusted workshops nearby….( for the sake of your Bike )

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Nitin March 14, 2011 at 10:55 am

Realy Good review mate.deserves some price. I get 80+mileage on highway.

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fgf March 14, 2011 at 12:13 pm

cannot beat discover 100cc bajaj is bajaj other is khatara bike

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sanket kambli March 14, 2011 at 2:32 pm

@fas ..was a bit rash ..its under control.. but I am short tempered .. so used to take unnecessary risks .. so… ..yeah it reminds me to go easy..
@RIAZ HOSSAIN I thought of including tech specs. but then I thought many sites have that info..so didn’t include it…
@Avs yeah I am inquiring about good workshop in my vicinity
@Nitin thanks for u feedback…80+ is good mileage.. you get..

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Nagamani March 14, 2011 at 8:02 pm

Nice and detailed review Mr.Kambli…

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preet March 14, 2011 at 10:09 pm

great review buddy came accross the best 1…grt wrk keep it up.. i too booked d green twister..it looks cool n funkyy….hav loads of fun dude…

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sanket kambli March 15, 2011 at 7:02 am

@Nagamani thank you for your feedback

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sanket kambli March 15, 2011 at 7:13 am

@sachin thanks for tips regarding horn..
@fgf bike becomes khatara if you handle it badly..
@Abhilash Bharadwaj thank you for feedback,go for twister its a good bike..
@Avs yeah slingshot has low power rating for 125cc bike
@bharath, @nitin thanks for your wonderful feedback

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rao March 16, 2011 at 1:49 pm

4 gears could have been 5 gears so the bike can reach 100km/hr. As it is the engine is whining at 80km/hr. Im thinking of changing the gear from 14/43 to 15/43 to get some more speed at expense of acceleration. I heard XRM 125 has 15 tooth sprocket. Rao from Manila Phil.

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Rao May 9, 2011 at 1:32 pm

Follow Up Report: very good news! Changing motor sprocket from 14-tooth original to 15-tooth made the Twister noticable faster. Original 60kph cruising went up to 80 kph! As such, Ive dropped the plan to sell the new bike!

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Rao May 9, 2011 at 1:36 pm

Honda 15-tooth sprockets are used in Honda Wave 125 and other models. Because new sprocket is bigger, it will chaff against plastic cover. Either ignore the noise or remove the cover. :)

Lokesh June 27, 2011 at 11:00 am

Hello Friend!
Even i wanna try out changing sprocket to 15 tooth.
Can you please advice me where can i find the 15th Tooth sprocket that fits in Twister.
I’ve triend enough in Hyderabad and cudnt find an appropriate one. Let me know.

Cheers!

sanket kambli March 17, 2011 at 10:04 am

@rao what is this “14/43 to 15/43″ ??

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rao March 17, 2011 at 11:12 am

Hi Sanket, 14/43 Im referring to sprocket teeth front and back. Sorry. The bike rides very well except for lack of a 5th gear. I had a 1972 Honda 100 Scrambler before and it ran better because of 5 gears. Now I want to try the change to 15/43 sprocket teeth before trading the bike.

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sanket kambli March 17, 2011 at 3:16 pm

ok..let us know..if u find any changes in performance

jerome March 22, 2011 at 11:48 am

hi im jerome and i am planning to buy a twister the day after tomorrow..i would like to ask, what color is suited best for twister? available colors here in the Philippines is black, red, silver and blue..please help me…=)

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ankit76521 March 23, 2011 at 1:57 am

black seems always good……..
but blue should be 2nd choice.

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Anupam March 24, 2011 at 1:05 am

hi! can any body tell me about its maintenance & life of the bike?? I’ll b gr8fl 2 him…

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Rahul Rajan April 8, 2011 at 8:10 pm

Hullo sanket,a very different,unique review,a very usefull one !!!!
Me also is a fan of this bike,one question to ask from you,
mine height is 5’2”,will it be good for me,i can ride splendor well with both feet touching ground.Is it light weight like splendor ??
please reply fast!!!

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sanket kambli April 12, 2011 at 6:05 pm

my friend has same height as you…and its his first bike..and he is enjoying riding without any problems

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Subbu April 12, 2011 at 3:16 pm

Hey SANKET,VERY GOOD REVIEW MAN…It looks very good but the only worriest thing is it’s just 110cc not even 125cc.. I am not sure how the performance will vary from Pulsar 125cc and 150cc..I am in a confusion to choose between Pulsar & Twister..

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sanket kambli April 12, 2011 at 6:06 pm

@Subbu .. P-135 has more power.. compared to twister.. and it has digital speedo etc… but then twister is 110 and Pulsar is 135 so twister gives good economy…. ohh yeah seat is more comfortable than P-135 too…

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jerome April 13, 2011 at 7:17 am

i hav bought a new twister last last week…and ti really feels good! very efficient in fuel economy and it is not what you think what it is when it comes to power. even though it is 110cc it has still enough power comparted to other 110cc bikes…

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Abhilash April 14, 2011 at 7:51 pm

Great..!! How is the bike overall..??

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Irfan April 20, 2011 at 9:39 pm

Sanket thanks for all reviews given its all true even i am using twister(yellow) from last once year its a fabulous experience ever all dear mate dont go for bajaj bikes it will provide you all the speedy things but not the comfort and performace, Honda is a good choice
Thanks all

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Irfan April 20, 2011 at 9:42 pm

Hi Sanket thanks for the feedback provided all are true and tested even i am using twister (Yellow) for past one year its cool and comfort.Friends dont go for bajaj bikes they sound good in terms of mileage but not good for longterm maintenance. Honda twister is a good choice and purely comfort ride without back pain

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Kieron April 28, 2011 at 11:33 am

Hi…I’m planning to change the rear tyre of my twister….shall I do dat???

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sandip May 6, 2011 at 2:21 pm

hi i m sandip i hv honda cb twister with disc brake,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Dekho bhai ye honda company wale ullu bana rahe he…. bike ki averege 70 + khte he aur bike k 5 month ke bad sirf 40 ya 45 kmpl avg deti he….. look acha he.. lekin 50 km pe bike sleep jyada karti he…. so mere khyal me ek dum fail bike he ye

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Aamir Chougule May 22, 2011 at 3:21 pm

Hi All,

Can anyone tell me what is the bifurcation in Main Tank & Reserve Tank.

I read it as 8 Liters tank, is it Main + Reserve or Main is 8 Liters and Reserve capacity is different.

By the way Sanket it is really a good bike. It is my first bike and it is indeed a good bike.

It would be great if someone can email me at: aamir_ryu@yahoo.com

Regards,

Aamir Chougule

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sanj May 28, 2011 at 1:44 pm

i agreed this is the best byke but only for bachelors not for familymen.its pillon seat and open chain system could be never declared right regarding womens seating.
always

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Amio Kachari June 5, 2011 at 2:38 am

Dear Sanket,

Thanks for your review.
It was really a nice review and definitely help me in making decision to buy this bike or not.

Thank you once again.

Regards

Amio

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kasim June 9, 2011 at 11:54 pm

hey sanket,
dude i have taken a bike 10 days before and i am getting a mileage of 50kmpl exact right now and i have not even completed the first service of it is it right plzzz help me guyzz!!!!!!!!will the mileage increase??????

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Tejbir gill June 18, 2011 at 1:06 pm

My twister touchs 106kmph if i change gear like mentioned on speedometer.in 1st gear 30kmph ,in 2nd gear 50kmph,in 3rd 80kmph,and then 4th gear, and little bend while riding,

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harinder July 24, 2011 at 4:19 pm

dont do this, they are the upper limit of speed for every gear, beyond them u are damaging your engine, for high speed

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manidann June 25, 2011 at 1:30 pm

@sanket,,,,gr8 job dude,,,

i went 2 book dazzler,,,,but finally i booked twister,,,bcoz salesman convinced me 2 book for the better mileage,,,as i use 2 travel 50 km per day. is this is right?????

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Nikhil August 6, 2011 at 3:12 pm

I am in the process of making this tough decision, is the twister honest with its mileage?,…how has your decision been?

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azeez June 28, 2011 at 2:05 pm

hi anybody plz give about yamaha sz-r is it good r bad?

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Ashking June 29, 2011 at 12:50 am

hey frndz…spshly sanket,
i m planning to buy honda cb twister …as i need a gud stylo-economy bike….but my frndz….are saying that this byk is very small and not worthy to buy….but i lyk this byk…plz help…shud i go for this byk…..with disc brake and which color is best….my height is 5.10
does it suits me….and plz tell me some benefits of this byk…..wat is the benefit of tubeless tyres …??????????

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Gautam July 15, 2011 at 9:29 pm

only looks are good, actually bike not so good.. i already drove it

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Spartan July 17, 2011 at 8:34 pm

Hi GUYS,
i heard that twister vibrates when we drive over a speed of 50+…….is it true and also tell me whether it as digital speedometer……and any other problems……..pls reply me guys bcoz i have to decide whether to buy or not..also suggest me which would be the better bike to buy…………thankz in advance

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Apy Rana July 20, 2011 at 8:30 am

Hello all,
I have bought Twister this month in chandigarh guys can u believe its giving me the mileage of around 60. If u constantly drive on a speed of 40 – 50 it will gives u better mileage, as u all knw its nt a racing bike, we buying it for mileage. Performance is good.. i have bought top model with disk and self.. there’s a little bit problem with handle, bt i hope it would be fine after its 1st service. Types are tubeless so they have a good grip on the road.. enjoy the ride.. if u r looking for mileage then go for this bike.. else u have so many options..

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harinder July 24, 2011 at 4:14 pm

i have also one, i ride it 350 km without any break in the way continuously at the speed of 60 km/hr but if you are riding at 80+ speed you have to take break after every 50 km, or after 50 km you have to ride it at 50km/h at least for 1 hour before again going at 80+ speed for next 50 km., four time my visit to faridabad from chandigarh.
its good bike among 110-125 cc segment, but never compare it with 150cc they are 14Bhp and this one is 9 Bhp remember

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rahul July 25, 2011 at 12:15 pm

thanks….realy helpful review
hey guys i realy like look of this bike……and i am goin to own one n this will be ma first bike
….i am 6 ft and 2 inches…suggest

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Santosh paswan August 1, 2011 at 5:57 pm

Thanks Sanket…..

really ur review is very helpful. I have booked Bajaj Dscover 100cc yesterday. But after reading ur review my mind is changed. Now I m going to book Honda Twister.

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suhail siddiqui August 2, 2011 at 9:17 am

i want purchase bike so pls give me a suggestion that which is a good average option is passion pro and honda twister.and how much average passion pro and twister.

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Csoupramanien August 5, 2011 at 10:50 am

1st Gear. 2nd Gear. 3rd Gear. 4th Gear Ratio details please…

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Neo August 8, 2011 at 4:20 pm

I am from Bangalore, and been riding this bike since last November. Immediately after the 4th service, I filled Rs.300 worth of petrol, onto an empty tank(except reserve) and it has returned 330kms till reserve(do the math with 71.2 Rs/ltr). My driving style is harsh and cruise at 90kmph on highways, but in city limits 40-60 average. Till now it has given me zero trouble except for one time(before third service) with battery(drained and was unable to get charged, thanks to warranty, got it replaced). At 100km/h, there is a little noise and vibration but its OK. Not tested above 100km/h though. Ride quality is superb if you are alone but with a pillion rider, isn’t so good.. A good bike, worth buying if you have plans for 110cc with better looks … :)

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Aman August 28, 2011 at 3:13 pm

@sanket kambli I have bought a CB Twister Yesterday. When i take the speed at greater than 30, it produces sound noise at 3rd gear so after 30 i take it on 4th gear. But after the speed crosses 45, the bike Vibrates a bit. Is it because its just a new bike?? Is it because its just 1 day old?

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ravindra singh August 28, 2011 at 8:04 pm

bc twister is “AWESOME” bike.all my friend liked my bike bcoz of the model and price

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rahul August 31, 2011 at 9:43 am

I bought CB Twister one year ago, That time it just launched. Total bike run is 9500KM and now it is giviming me 50Km/lit avg.

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suyash gupta September 2, 2011 at 10:08 pm

i will buy a new cb twister bike and please send prices of cb twister and cb shine bikes
thank you

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Dushyant September 8, 2011 at 12:26 pm

I want to buy twister but confuse because its seat is not long, If i have to go with family its may create uncomfortably. Due to height, its may create back pain for back sitter. this is my confusion, M I Correct?? please suggest, Other things are good, shape, design, average, look etc but clear my doubt

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ANAND September 21, 2011 at 3:58 pm

Dear Sanket Kambli,

Thanks 4 ur g8 review on CB Twister. I agree with all ur experiences which u hav shared. I hav also feel the same feelings when i ride my Twister. I hav purchased on Sept-2010 till now i hav no issues what so ever & i hav travelled 10,000+ KM’s with 70 mileage till now. And i am happy that Twister was awarded best BYK of the year 2011. Proud to be a family of TWISTER.

Bye

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Prakash October 10, 2011 at 6:50 pm

I purchased twister 20 days back. Intially the riding is smooth and engine does not make too much noise. But past 3 days engine makes lot of noise in 1, 2 and 3 rd gears and riding in 4th gear is smooth. What is the reason of this problem. What i have to do now?

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*LoneWolf* November 25, 2011 at 7:32 pm

Check with the sparks. Install two electrode sparks if possible. It might solve your problem.
Use semi-synth engine oil. I heard Agrip fully synthetic is cheap.
Finally check out with a good local mechanic and ask his suggession. They will do a good job then the so-called service engineers.

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anonymous October 12, 2011 at 10:07 am

do focus on the disadvantages also man…………!!!!

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Michelle October 17, 2011 at 9:27 pm

Thanks for the review! I test rode the Twister today, and found it surprisingly light and manoeuvrable! I’m thinking of buying it, though I have a soft spot for Yamaha..

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Suman Satpathy October 29, 2011 at 6:06 pm

Hi everyone,I have a white Twister,only 3 week old,first servicing is done,,I am facing some engine heating issues,,the service center people said that there is no problem,is there anybody else who is facing the same problem??

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*LoneWolf* November 25, 2011 at 7:27 pm

On Dec 2010 i was in search of a new bike, in lodha honda, chengalpattu, TN told me twister is redily available. But its was too small and light. The rear seat is not family friendly but i liked it power and mileage promise. Anyway my father rejected it and finally he settled with passion pro. The bike is giving 55-60kmpl and top end is 10kmph lower then spendor. The passion pro has very bad perfomance with a bad pulling ability. It had noise starting from 60kmph onwards but it had marnolous comfort and extremly family friendly as my mother and father both like to ride it with me.

I was wondering that if honda might put the twister’s engine in a passion pro like chasis then i bet it will set a record like the splendor’s did and be the best ever in 100cc category.

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Shubham November 25, 2011 at 10:57 pm

Hey can any one tell me that i should purchase twister or pulsr135 as p135 is also giving average of 60approx
i always travels in doubles…
And also its seat is quiet small
in my views if 2 people are seating and takes speedly on speedbreakr than back one can fall easily ……….,,,,thats the things geting me away from twistr
and also elders cant ride it comfortably…..plzzz.suggest

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Alok Das November 28, 2011 at 2:57 pm

Actually Im Interested in too buy Twister in jan, Can u please send me all details on my Email…..

Regards
Alok

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digong December 24, 2011 at 3:48 am

my CB “cyborg” is one month old only. it was not yet tested with a long continuous drive. Over all performance if i were to rate it from 1 to 10.. i give it 8.5 in city drive..hope to test my cyborg in a long drive.

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Tanmoy December 26, 2011 at 12:20 pm

I am short guy of 5feet 3inch(159 cm). As a newbie rider will twister fit for me?

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robert January 2, 2012 at 12:44 pm

wats the actual price of twister,any one suggest me………….

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r.jaisankar January 15, 2012 at 9:07 am

I am run the bike past eight month. speedometer wire cut, and chain sprokket also damage in 11000 kms. eight month before only i purchased in your company. when i asking spareparts in your dealers,(Lotha motors, tambaram)they said no spares available here for the past two months.then how i will run the bike. i think when i purchase in your company that will be good. but your dealer say like this what will i do. whether your service is bad or any other reason. reply as soon as possible.
- jaisankar

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NIKS January 15, 2012 at 6:05 pm

hey bro sanket i like the look of bike as well as mileage but i am so worry about its maintanance.what would be the condition of cb twister after2 or 3 years?PLZZ HELP ME DUDE

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r.jaisankar January 23, 2012 at 5:37 am

why don’t replay your side pl. replay send the mail

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durgarao February 28, 2012 at 9:07 am

cb twister is youth rocking bike…………………………….

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ashok March 5, 2012 at 11:32 am

Hey its been 5 month since i have “the golden twister” the handling is perfect as it makes you feel like you riding a sport bike.The gear shifting make noise after shifting gear from high speed,but the kind of service these Honda service center gives is not all appropriate as they don’t service the bike completely as a trusted local mechanic.

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vikas April 20, 2012 at 9:12 am

its very good reviews

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Sajid April 24, 2012 at 11:01 pm

Dude,, U did not mention about the mentenance charges and about the parts availablity. Is it difficult to get Honda parts? Is it expensive as compare to Bajaj?

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ranjeet June 6, 2012 at 6:39 am

May i knw whats the exact petrol reserve capicity of this twister bike, is it 1 liter or 1.2 liter, bcz my bike is giving me average of 72 km/litr liter in pune city (traffic) at the speed of 40 to 50 kms. And my bike is of 3 months and it has crossed 3000 kms and 2 servicing…
So if reserve is of 1 liter than my bike is giving me 72 average bt if its 1.2 than it must be giving 70 average…
But anyways i love my red cb twister lots bcz of good average, light weight, attractive look, n low price…
If any one is buying new bike , i would like to sugest u for twister.

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Vikas sharma June 10, 2012 at 9:38 am

Dud i wil buy it in april nw it is service centr since 2mnths bcoz of its spareparts

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Mystry man February 27, 2013 at 11:07 pm

Honest review,i like it.

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ravindra June 24, 2013 at 2:08 pm

i want to buy a bike options are cb twister, bajaj discover 100T, bajaj discover 125cc. i need a good looking,maintenance free, reliable & 65+ mileage bike. i believe bajaj bikes get fragile in 4-5 years. plz suggest me which is best????????????

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