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Honda CB Trigger Test Ride Review

Honda CB Trigger Test Ride Review

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Honda CB Trigger Review

Bike Tested: 2013 Honda CB Trigger CBS

Price OTR Mumbai: Rs. 79,335/- (Std), 82,733/- (Rear Disc), Rs. 90,095/- (CBS)

The Honda CB Trigger is a more practical motorcycle with higher appeal than the CB Dazzler.

Honda’s aggressive market take-over strategy continues. As promised, Honda is launching new products every quarter. The second product this year from the Honda stable is the Honda CB Trigger. A 150 cc motorcycle positioned at the premium end but priced significantly better than before. The bike is based on the CB Unicorn Dazzler but has been slightly tweaked mechanically and has been given all the bells and whistles to compete with the competition. With refreshed styling and a better price tag, Honda aims to capture the 150cc category with the CB Trigger. Has Honda loaded the right bullet in its gun and pulled the Trigger in the right direction? We find out!

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Styling – Getting the right styling for the CB Trigger is a commendable task for Honda. The reason why the CB Dazzler could not catch up in the market was its styling. The styling was not bland or uninspiring but it simply looked like a beefed up CB Twister that was launched first and then the CB Unicorn Dazzler followed. Now, with the Honda CB Trigger, the styling is very Honda. It is contemporary yet soothing to the eyes. The fatter exhaust, the tail light receiving chunky LED treatment (first bike in the Honda stable to get this feature in India), the sleek styling executed for the tailpiece and mudguard with reflectors on both sides at the rear is a neat touch.

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The silver plastic piece above the headlight looks like a windshield and is a new addition. The bike has a new hallow footrest with criss-cross design which looks very sporty and reminds one of the first generation CBZ. The fuel tank has been given a much more muscular look with scoops and detailing at the top of the tank. The bikini fairing looks artificial and front mudguard has styling cues from the CBR range of motorcycles. Overall, the styling is very appealing and gets the long stare it deserves at a set of lights.

Instrument Cluster and Switch Gear – The full digital speedo-meter is the highlight of the CB Trigger. The screen looks like it has been borrowed from super bikes. The meter shows two trip-meters, a clock, fuel-gauge and a tachometer. Above the meter, the dedicated slot shows the basic high beam, turn indicator and the shift light. The switchgear is the same found on the various motorcycles in the Honda stable. The left switch does all the duties of lights, indicators, horn and pass switch. While the right switch only serves the electric thumb start. Omission of the engine kill switch is not surprising as it’s missing on all Honda bikes (except the CBR250R).

Ergonomics – The seating position is upright and the wide handle gives it a very commuter feel. The front set foot pegs are positioned for a comfortable riding position but forces the rider to stay glued to the tank for maximum feedback. The rear view mirrors are good and provide a good view of what’s behind. The seat has excellent cushioning and for the pillion, a huge grab handle to hold on to. The tank is well scooped, so you can grip to the tank while riding enthusiastically. Overall, long journeys are comfortable on the CB Trigger.

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Performance and Gearbox – The Honda CB Trigger is powered by the same engine from the Dazzler, which produces 14 BHP of power and 12.6 Nm of torque. It runs a slightly higher tune than the old Unicorn. The engine is smooth and refined. The motorcycle has excellent low-end torque and one can potter around in the city using higher gears as well. Since the motor has a tweaked camshaft, the mid-range and top end is excellent and bike pulls strongly from 60 km/hr to 115 km/hr, after which it struggles to it’s top speed.

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Like any other Honda engine, it clearly redlines and induction noise is throaty too. Throttle responds to rider input in an instantaneous and linear manner. The CB Trigger has Honda’s traditional super slick gearbox, which is smooth and fun to go down and up the gears. The ratios are on the taller side. Of the line acceleration is quick and it has a top speed of 120 km/hr. High-speed cruising is stress free.

Riding Dynamics – The CB Trigger is armed with a diamond chassis, slightly shorter wheelbase and length which makes it a fun to ride package. The engine is a stress member of the chassis. Turn-ins are crisp and quick. The Trigger is an absolute delight to throw into corners. The motorcycle is poised in the corners, holds the line well and takes fast sweepers with great authority too. The CB Trigger is agile and nimble, thanks to the lower kerb weight and mass centralization. Ride quality is excellent, thanks to the taller tyres and mature suspension setup. Our test bike came with combined braking system, a segment first which does the job seamlessly. It works in a fashion that will aid newbie riders to brake a lot safer.

If you depress the rear brake pedal, one piston in the front caliper comes in action (through a secondary master cylinder) to apply the front brake. The rest two pistons act only when using the front brake alone. The bike uses 3-pot Nissin caliper with 240 mm rotors at the front and 220 mm rotors at the rear. The braking is superb and the motorcycle is poised even when you brake hard. Tyres are of good compound, they provide satisfactory grip and feel in the corners. High speed stability is excellent and there is very little windblast.

Miscellaneous – As every other Honda bike, fit and finish is excellent, no uneven panel gaps. Overall built quality is good. The CB Trigger comes with a full chain cover and kick lever as standard. Clutch is light and progressive. U-turn radius is short. Ground clearance is ample. Honda has finally ditched the odd-looking rear brake pedal that was even found in the Yuga. The lever still is uncannily long, but now is sleeker and painted black. The Trigger comes with a heel and toe shifter. Enthusiasts can use the toe shifter while the commuter will be happy with the heel shifter. The digital speedometer looks great and is amber back lit. However, it is nowhere as substantial as the one seen on the Bajaj Pulsar and TVS Apache, which Honda competes with. The fuel tank resembles the FZ in a way, however it’s a tad smaller in size when compared to the Yamaha. Base variant gets only front disc brake, mid variant gets rear disc brake as well (costs an additional Rs. 3500/-), while the top-end variant gets CBS.

Verdict – The CB Trigger is by no doubt a Dazzler in disguise and not to forget the fact that it is a replacement for the Dazzler. The replacement has been well packaged. Honda has added whatever was required to add flare to the package and attract 150cc customers back to their showrooms. The CB Trigger’s lowest variant is priced exactly around the Pulsar 150 (Rs. 79,335 on-road, Mumbai). This makes the Trigger sheer value for money when you consider it comes with a Honda badge which promises everything you always wanted from a 150cc motorcycle. The CB Trigger is a good looking, reliable motorcycle with added performance and practicality. So like we said in the beginning, has Honda pulled the Trigger in the right direction? Yes, it has and it is going to injure its competition for sure.

The Honda CB Trigger is a well rounded package which will appeal to a large section of 150cc motorcycle buyers.

What’s Cool

* Aesthetics
* Dynamics

What’s Not So Cool

* Absence of DC lightning
* Switch gear

2013 Honda CB Trigger Specifications

* Engine: 149.1cc, 2-valve, air-cooled, 4-stroke
* Power: 14 BHP @ 8500 RPM
* Torque: 12.5 Nm @ 6000 RPM
* Transmission: 5-speed (1-down, 4-up)
* 0 – 60 km/hr: 5.5 seconds
* 0 – 100 km/hr: 17.5 seconds
* Top Speed: 120 km/hr
* Fuel Consumption: 50-55 km/l
* Fuel Type: Petrol
* Suspension: Telescopic forks (Front), Monoshock (Rear)
* Tyres: 80/100/17 (Front), 110/80/17 (Rear)
* Brakes: 240 mm disc (Front), 220 mm disc (Rear), CBS

2013 Honda CB Trigger Dimensions

* Length x Width x Height: 2045 mm x 757 mm x 1060 mm
* Wheelbase: 1325 mm
* Ground Clearance: 175 mm
* Fuel Tank Capacity: 12-litres
* Kerb weight: 137 kgs

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  • vignesh June 10, 2013, 9:49 pm

    so, whats the difference in performance between cb dazzler and trigger? same pick up and top speed as experienced in dazzler ?

    • Mohit Soni June 10, 2013, 10:55 pm

      @Vignesh yes, Marginal change in dynamics, same engine performance and top speed!

      • vignesh June 11, 2013, 2:07 pm

        @Mohit Soni
        Buddy, honda cb unicorn has 13.3 bhp and 12.8nm torque….while the rivals like cbz and hunk have 14.4 bhp and the same 12.8nm torque….i have heard people saying cbzs and hunks have more power an acceleration than unicorns…so, does that extra 1 bhp of the cbz and hunk makes such a huge difference in top speed and acceleration than the cb unicorn? or is it just a minor tweak in the engine?

        • Faisal Khan June 12, 2013, 1:03 am

          Vignesh, that much power increment is just marginal.

        • Mohit Soni June 12, 2013, 2:12 pm

          As faisal said power is marginal but if you consider things on paper only then you can only see the huge gap in terms of weight which is a killer for acceleration !

          • vignesh June 18, 2013, 3:08 pm

            so do u mean that more weight gives more acceleration..?

  • Arkaprava June 11, 2013, 1:33 am

    Very good review, but this bike is over priced. CBS is a good include. But look wise it’s very bad and mixed of different bikes. Visor, above the head light exactly 200NS, Tank is very close to FZ series, Front side panel again look like FZ or SZ series, Rear side panel is from pulsar 150/180/220, tail light is mixed of New Hunk and discover. I’ll be very happy if Honda come up with some top end model of CB unicorn as it’s already a great bike, just they can include rear disc, LED back light, digital speedo is not very essential thing as it creates more speedo and fuel error.

    • Gokul June 12, 2013, 4:32 am

      HMSI is forced to include Digital console and led backlight since many customers thinks the bike will not be an advanced one without these digital gadgets.Customers wants these gizmos very badly since they are paying so much money on the machine. I am still wondered why the CB Unicorn sale too much without these.

  • yashwanth June 11, 2013, 9:33 am

    Hi Very good review about Honda CB Trigger. i like to buy this bike. i have a doubt that bike give vibration after 60 to 70 kmph?.. Is it equal to unicorn or dazzler?

    • Faisal Khan June 12, 2013, 1:01 am

      Vibes are there but not too many and are quite manageable.

      • vishal June 24, 2013, 1:39 pm

        do these vibes kick in on certain RPM range in all gears or do they kick in only at higher speeds ( say over 70 ) ? it would be really sad if they exist in normal commuter speeds

        • Faisal Khan June 24, 2013, 9:46 pm

          Vishal, in the mid range mostly.

          • yashwanth July 14, 2013, 2:10 pm

            Thanks i have confusion that i go for Honda cb trigger or Yamaha fz-s.
            Could you please suggest it. Because both bike almost same.
            my budget is maximum 83000.

  • No One June 11, 2013, 10:54 am

    Excuse me, I thought pulsar 200 NS is Rs. 1L where as P220 DTS-i is Rs. 98k..

    Why buying this at Rs. 91k ??

    Quality ?? Sorry, off late Honda spares are getting that same lame issues as you might find in Bajaj.. Too pricy I suppose..

    • Faisal Khan June 12, 2013, 1:01 am

      No One, the standard variant comes at 79k.

    • Mohit Soni June 12, 2013, 2:15 pm

      Prices have increased in maharashtra by a 3-4k coz of the LBT
      so the p220 now comes in around a lac and NS much more..

      standard variant as we said.. is sheer value for money!

      • No One June 18, 2013, 3:27 pm

        Screw LBT..
        Putting more burden into common man, seller, buyer, user every one !!!
        Screw LBT

  • naveen June 11, 2013, 11:36 am


  • Bharath June 11, 2013, 4:56 pm

    A good offering from Honda, but as said in the review the engine kill and dc lighting should have been provided.

    And a lame pilot lamp, could have been like wolf eyed with two simple LEDs as seen on Pulsars.

    • Mohit Soni June 12, 2013, 4:03 pm

      Indeed, but Honda has to follow what they have been following..Honda has been skimping on equipment always unlike home based manufacturers which give enormous amount of goodies! you decide what kind of buyer are you and what are your requirements ;)

      • Crazywheels June 12, 2013, 7:35 pm

        We can skip the features like dc lighting and engine kill switch if the engine and performance are far too advanced than the rivals. Instead of adding these, Trigger has the comfort section which is a key factor in drives

  • Ben June 11, 2013, 10:21 pm

    its high time for honda to go graveyard. And the motorcycle even though with punny sales nos. Declining honda. Sorry ugly bike once again

    • Ben Dad August 28, 2013, 10:06 pm

      Lets assume your golden words come true. What are you going to loose or gain?
      Ben take a hike and watch cartoons.

  • Gokul June 12, 2013, 4:27 am

    Practical Bike offering good amount of power and comfort without burning holes in our pocket. Comfort is the one i am giving maximum priority.

  • balaji June 14, 2013, 1:36 am

    i need white colour in Trigger 150 , like twister superb superb superb… honda please come on man

  • Rizwan Khan June 14, 2013, 2:22 am

    STD version of Trigger or Yamaha FZ-S (Have to buy within 2 days) which one should I final..

    • alab ahc June 14, 2013, 4:05 pm

      its deponds on your need only….
      first of all you should select your favorite looks wheter yamaha r honda
      because both are good bikes….both r identical in looks, comfortness, styling …
      honda balance mileage, handling, perfomance , braking,…..
      but if u need real outstanding perfomance in handling and outstanding braking perfomance…then go with yamaha..due to the huger tyres it performes handling and braking ….but it leaves in engine performance and mileage…that too not bad but comparing honda….

    • Mohit Soni June 15, 2013, 11:57 am

  • selva June 14, 2013, 3:52 pm

    iam looking for a bike in the price range of 70 – 90k , comfort is the priority as i have backpain. Iam using Yamaha Gladiator for the last 7 years. i have shortlisted CB Trigger, Suzuki GS 150, cbz extreme, Bajaj Avenger 220…if u can suggest any other brand / model also fine.

    • alab ahc June 14, 2013, 4:14 pm

      cb unicorn my only opinion…..
      as u said u have back pain …
      gs 150 r is a good comfortable bike …but does not have mono suspension
      for good handling trigger suspension is bit hard it seems….if its not u can go with trigger…
      yamaha fz has comfort riding but the handle bar makes u to ligtly bend…

      • dhaval June 16, 2013, 3:51 pm

        Unicorn is the best but has hard monoshock (at medium setting). It works only when riding with pillion.
        Gas charged dual shocks are good for those having back pain or has bad roads around in city.

    • Faisal Khan June 17, 2013, 12:58 am

      Selva, GS150R is a good option.

      • selva July 4, 2013, 11:00 am

        hi faisal thank u for ur suggesting Suzuki GS150 R .. i gone thru some review abt d bike n found that it has chain sprocket problem n spare availability issues is that true? otherwise iam done with thw bike. pls advice…

        • Faisal Khan July 5, 2013, 1:56 am

          Selva, yes Suzuki spare issue is there in some places. Not heard about sprocket issue though.

  • joshua June 16, 2013, 1:39 pm

    faisl bro.
    super review.
    again waiting for the review of enfield bullet 500 carburated version!

    • Faisal Khan June 17, 2013, 1:15 am

      Joshua, the review of the Bullet 500 UCE is up ;-)

  • joshua June 17, 2013, 9:18 am

    thank you very much bro.. i was waiting for this.. :)

  • ashok June 18, 2013, 9:00 pm

    hai Faisal Khan
    I purchase Honda CB TRIGGER in thursday evening(13-06-2013)
    when I taken the bike the service man said please don’t go over speed for 2 services.and maintain only 55 to 60 kmph speed only in highways And my friends said to check mileage after first servicing only…
    Is its current. yesterday i watch ur video ur drive to reach 100kmph and said 67kmpl in that photo Ur reach olny 140 kms. please current information send to me I am waiting brother…………..

  • Shakir June 20, 2013, 4:54 pm

    Is any issue of vibration on trigger?

    and if there, is it same as unicorn?

  • Abhi June 20, 2013, 6:50 pm

    it’s design looked like Yamaha sz x :-(

  • amazon June 22, 2013, 5:42 pm

    east r west,cb unicorn s d best….old s gold

  • Shakir June 23, 2013, 7:09 pm

    CB Trigger VS CB Unicorn
    Smoothness Of Engine(Vibration)-?

    • Faisal Khan June 24, 2013, 9:42 pm

      Shakir, Unicorn more comfortable but trigger better handler, rest is almost the same.

  • Surya June 25, 2013, 10:28 pm

    No oil cooler, no liquid cooling.
    I think i should go for 200ns

    • Shathish June 28, 2013, 7:37 pm

      Yes! This bike is not for U!

  • Ponraj June 26, 2013, 1:53 pm

    what is meant by DC Lightning system?

    • Shathish June 28, 2013, 7:36 pm

      Actually the lights and other electronic equipments use AC (Alternate Current) in this bike. Bikes with DC lighting use DC (Direct current), which is comparatively energy efficient.

  • Shathish June 28, 2013, 7:33 pm

    Hi guys I bought this bike (STD variant, Chennai), this is my first bike (I always rode my dad’s) and i’m happy with this. But yes u experience a bit of vibration (at 4000-6000 rpm) but not to complain so much (I actually enjoy it). Mileage? So far so good, 57kmpl in city conditions (I have driven it 450kms and will drive it on highway this weekend). Definitely better than unicorn, but the only problem is no saree guard is available for this bike until now, so can’t travel with my mom for longer distances. Decent pickup, I ride it slowly (max 50 kmph) since haven’t completed 1st service. I love this machine, online comments say this is ugly looking crap, but people are admiring this bike, wherever I go (except for some, who say this is a copy of FZ).

  • vignesh k July 1, 2013, 2:59 pm

    I have bought a trigger std variant in Bangalore and i have driven 600km, i daily commute more than 50 km, i am getting mileage around (48- 52) per litre in bangalore city traffic, i guess in other city people may get even more good mileage, i have also driven my friend bike FZ for couple of week before i was getting around only 40 km per litre. trigger is more comfortable for both rider as well pavilion rider , FZ for pavilion seat is too short. Finally my feedback is price, mileage,comfort wise trigger is much better, only Look,pick-up Fz is better. why i have compared with Fz, is there is more similarity between both(150cc, mono shock, tubeless tyre, look wise and i have driven both).

  • Madan July 2, 2013, 10:58 am

    Hey Mohit good review…im nt sure whether to go for Yamaha fz 16 (or fz s) or CB Unicorn Dazzler(or CB Trigger)… I want good looks, good performance and am not fussy about mileage… which one is better

  • raghavendra kulkarni July 2, 2013, 9:22 pm

    hi every one…i purchased honda trigger last month…its my first bike ever purchased…am so happy to have it…i was about to purchase xtreme,but got trigger…it was the best choice i made…looks are fantastic..many people ask about the bike when am on road..i havent completed my first servicing yet…honda trigger rocks..

    • Faisal Khan July 3, 2013, 12:04 am

      Raghav, what mileage are you getting?

      • Shathish July 6, 2013, 10:15 pm

        I get mileage of 55-58 kmpl in city (chennai)

  • Sagar Juthani July 3, 2013, 10:48 am

    Mohit bhai…..excellent review…..pls can u suggest me one out of all dese bikes :
    1. Honda CB TRIGGER
    2. Honda CB Unicorn
    3. Bajaja pulsar 150
    4. Any Apache
    5. Hero CBZ Extreme
    given d fact dat i m a new rider n need 2 travel 25-30 kms on a daily basis in kolkata….or shud i buy a 5-6 yr old 2nd hand avenger rode only 6000 kms but need repairing n all. Wt is d average mileage of CB Trigger n city. Plss suggest. Awaiting ur response….

    • Faisal Khan July 3, 2013, 11:37 am

      Sagar, don’t buy a second hand. Get the CB Trigger, mileage in city is 50 km/l.

  • umesh July 3, 2013, 10:57 am

    sir i say the my brother biy tvs apchy 160.i want by honda cb trigger and book dlux vriant.we drive hero cbz extrim’and sel thes bike.the cbz extrem exprenc no ples help me buy a good bike .

    • Faisal Khan July 3, 2013, 11:38 am

      Umesh, Apache 160 is a good bike if you are a short rider, not suited to tall riders. Trigger an all rounder.

  • Sagar Juthani July 4, 2013, 10:16 am

    Thanks Faisal bhai 4 ur comments. Mohit bhai whats on ur take on d situation. By d way i m planning 2 buy the bike post dis monsoon season – both for i m a new rider n hrd 4m frns its better 2 take bike post monsoon. Is dat a wise decision ?? Anything 2 lose if i buy it after d season n not now ??

    • Faisal Khan July 5, 2013, 1:55 am

      Sagar, nothing to loose if you buy later as I don’t think any price hike is coming soon.

  • Raghavendra Gowda July 5, 2013, 9:05 pm

    Faisal Khan, very good website you created…good review for all bikes, nice photos that you uploaded and also comments…. I am new entry for two wheeler era, I am 30 yrs crossed, till now I rode Passion pro arround 15 km and unicorn 1km….but I am not perfect yet in bike riding especially in corners crossing…. Now I want to become owner of cb trigger as I liked honda’s smooth engine. The showroom offered a test drive of cb trigger. but as a new, I can not say its good or bad…. I would like to ride trigger after practicing this new bike…is it ok? Can I handle this trigger….? pls reply next month I am going to buy it….

    • Faisal Khan July 6, 2013, 2:11 am

      Thanks Raghavendra, yes you can easily handle the Trigger. Go for it.

  • Raghavendra Gowda July 6, 2013, 10:33 am

    Thank you Faisal for your reply…..

  • Kochin Wu July 7, 2013, 1:19 pm

    Good features , with a reliable proven Honda Unicorn engine but at 90K it’s not value for money. The price is a big deterant for mass penetration. Honda is trying to take the lead in pushing motorcycle prices because they received positive reviews to their CBRs which are performance bikes but totally unaffordable . The sales of CBRs are dismal. It won’t work with commuter bikes. They are in for a rude shock. Some Indian make bikes offer equally good quality and performance at much reasonable price. I am not spending 90k for a 150 cc bike. At 67K the Suzuki GS 150 cc is an excellent bike except for its dated looks. But sturdy and smooth and delivers 58 KMPH without any let-up. Wait for the Inazuma – pricing is key again.

    • Faisal Khan July 10, 2013, 11:25 pm

      Kochin, the CB Trigger price is on-road, the GS price you mentioned is ex-showroom.

  • M.Mohanty July 10, 2013, 12:13 pm

    Guys, since many days m lukng to buy a bike which must be
    1. Stylish
    2.Eye catching
    3.Fuel efficient
    4.turn into a beast on road (becoz m a rash driver who luvs to drive btwn 80-85 in city )
    5. Fuel efficient (by it I mean to say dat atleast a mileage of 50-55)
    After searching a lot finally I have shortlisted these bikes……….
    1. Hero Hunk
    2. Honda Trigger
    3. hero Xtreme
    So guys plzzz help me out as to which 1 to prefer…..Btw m 20 yrs old arnd 5’9” tall and bit healthy side..
    So please guys suggest me which 1 to go for ????

    • M mohanty July 10, 2013, 4:15 pm

      And guys is it safe to buy dis new bike ???? No doubt Honda z a very trusted n reputed company but lyk dazzler if its prdctn stps dn ? Becz I feel dis bike z an experiment dne by the Honda in order to compete in d markt lyk dazzler

      • Faisal Khan July 10, 2013, 11:46 pm

        Yes, it is. After all engine is tried and tested.

    • Faisal Khan July 10, 2013, 11:45 pm

      Mohanty, why not the Fazer? It’s the best option for you.

      • M.Mohanty July 11, 2013, 7:53 am

        Becoz I want a bike wid atleast a mileage btwn 45 to 50 in city cndtns……N I guess fazer gives a mileage arnd 35 to 40.

        • Faisal Khan July 11, 2013, 1:54 pm

          Mohanty, Fazer gives 45 km/l easily. Will give higher if you ride it slowly.

          • M.mohanty July 11, 2013, 2:02 pm

            Thnx for d advice faisal. Wud surely think abt fazer.

          • Rajesh July 11, 2013, 3:25 pm

            Yes you can get 45+ easily but you need to turnoff the Engine when ever road is sloped down.

          • Faisal Khan July 11, 2013, 4:52 pm

            Nope, not really. I have removed 48 km/l from the Fazer.

  • M.Mohanty July 11, 2013, 2:04 pm

    I was thinking to bring home a Trigger today but m bit cnfusd

    • Faisal Khan July 11, 2013, 4:53 pm

      Mohanty, what is the confusion.

      • M.Mohanty July 11, 2013, 5:31 pm

        M actually very much lured by the style of the trigger but the thing is its a new bike and what if like dazzler it turns out to be a flop ? And even I have heard that theres vibration at higher ends

        • Faisal Khan July 11, 2013, 6:46 pm

          Mohanty, vibes are there in all single-cylinder engines and the ones on the Trigger are bearable.

  • M. Mohanty July 11, 2013, 8:23 pm

    Thnx faisal for such lovely review n suggestion. Bought a Honda Trigger STD red 1

  • Sandip July 12, 2013, 1:36 pm

    I am confused between Honda Unicorn or Honda Trigger.As Unicorn is trusted and Trigger is new with more feature(Digital Meter,Tubeless tyre etc) and new look.I am a sales executive.My daily running is 50-60 Km.Sometimes I have to go 200-250 km per week.I am looking for a bike that is comfortable and doesnot cause back pain,having good handling and performance.

  • Vinu July 13, 2013, 8:26 pm

    Folks..I’ve personally seen this bike trigger in showroom…killer looks..I actually went to buy CB Unicorn,bt changed decision by seeing trigger..booked and paid 83k for STD..waiting…loved at first sight..

  • ashok July 16, 2013, 8:37 am

    hai faisal khan.

    Can i install a HID light in my Honda CB Trigger?

    I have a Honda CB Trigger with a 12v 35/35 watts halonix bulb. The light seems too low for dangerously broken roads in India. I wanted to install a HID lamp in it, however the mechanic said that it may be risky since the head lamp seems to be connected with the stator rather than the battery. However the parking light within the head light chamber below the halonix 35/35 is placed on the battery, but then the light of the main head lamp varies with the accelerator which made him give an explanation that the head light is placed on the stator hence HID lights cannot be installed in it.

    I want to know if the HID lights could be used in such bikes or not.

    • Faisal Khan July 17, 2013, 12:47 am

      Yes Ashok you can but again you might end up loosing warranty as Honda is too strict about it.

  • Subhash July 16, 2013, 11:58 am

    hai guys
    i bought my Honda Trigger (std varient) of 21st of June for Rs.76,000/- (OTR), it is the first Trigger in Goa. As this is my fist bike……..i have done a lot of research to choose this magnificent bike. I can say now, i have chosen the best bike of the trend……..its really awesome bike. Truly, it got the perfect blend of best features, like…..superior handling, perfect balance, best comfort for all rides, decent trendy looks, digital console, better mileage (54-56 kmpl on any road condition), refined and smooth engine and linear power delivery. Its an ALL-IN-ONE bike, soon its gonna be the lead on the Indian roads. Trust me u never gonna regret for the decision of going for this bike.

    • Faisal Khan July 17, 2013, 12:52 am

      Subhash, what mileage are you getting.

  • Srikanth July 17, 2013, 4:40 pm

    Hi guys,
    I would like to buy Honda-Trigger,I am impressed with trigger look.But people are suggesting me to go for Unicorn as it was old & trusted.
    Suggest me Trigger/Unicorn. Mileage is most concerned!
    (Dear Trigger existing users Pls tell me exact mileage on city roads)

    • Faisal Khan July 18, 2013, 12:40 am

      Srikanth, Unicorn and Trigger use same engine. Trigger way more modern, I suggest you opt for it.

      • Srikanth July 19, 2013, 12:46 am

        ThankYou very much Faisal,
        Can expect 50+ mileage for Trigger,As I drive quite smooth.

        • Shibashis August 8, 2013, 2:41 pm

          No, it wont give 50+ mileage. At max you will get 48 inside city..

          • Srikanth August 24, 2013, 10:38 pm

            Since a week I am trying to buy a TRIGGER,but no where I found it through out Hyderabad…No stock No stock.
            Is it on that much demand??

  • sundara moorthi July 24, 2013, 4:22 pm

    hi faisal khan, please tell me about cb trigger, i have confused to buy a new bike ….TVS apache RTR,BAJAJ pulsar, and any more than bikes are impressed me to buy ! what can i do for that? which one the best in milege speed and etc……..?

    • Faisal Khan July 24, 2013, 4:49 pm

      Sundara, the Trigger is a good bike for your requirements.

    • tejas July 24, 2013, 5:09 pm

      if you want speed go for pulsar and apache…if you want mileage and speed pulsar!!

  • faisal July 24, 2013, 5:23 pm

    is trigger beeter dab unicorn or fz plz suggest me guys

  • faisal July 24, 2013, 5:24 pm

    what are negative points of cb trigger plz reply faisal khan

    • Faisal Khan July 25, 2013, 12:13 am

      The review is there up, it has everything you need to know.

      • faisal July 26, 2013, 5:29 pm

        does it vibes more

        • Shibashis August 8, 2013, 2:44 pm

          No. vibes are there, but not much. But i am facing a problem in gearbox. Except this problem, there is no negative point.

  • Subal July 26, 2013, 2:05 pm

    hi Faisal,

    Yesterday, I bought Trigger std version, I see the top clamp of the front fork is made of very thin iron/steel compared to any other bike, please check this part and even I see the handle bars can be moved back and forth (I guess can be tightened) .

    Thanks a ton for replying….

    • Faisal Khan July 28, 2013, 2:07 pm

      Yes, but don’t worry, it’s not an issue.

  • Naveen August 4, 2013, 9:11 pm

    Bought the STD variant on 20th June. Yes I agree the looks don’t match the likes of FZ or Hunk( I just love the Hunk’s looks..) went for the Honda reliability and THE engine.
    More than a month.. have to say Superb handling,Great comfort, Butter-smooth honda engine.. I commute about 50 kms a day, mostly highways, and am getting a milage around 60!! yes once i got about 64,may be coz I ride below 50kms/hr. Still feel honda should have provided a bit more aesthetics for the price like better quality switch gears, engine kill switch may be clip on handlebars and better placed pilots (yea.. I agree am being a lil greedy here.. :D).
    Hoping honda doesn’t ditch.

  • akilesh August 8, 2013, 1:40 pm

    maine lee wo bike bahooooooooottttt acchhi hai bro…..

  • Gaurav August 11, 2013, 2:30 am

    Hi Faizal ,

    I am new rider , just learned to drive . Need a bike to go to my office daily . I am looking for stylish and good mileage bike . I am 5 ft 6 inches tall . I was going to buy unicorn but saw trigger in the showroom , so got confused .Please suggest me the bike between Unicorn and dazzler …

    • Faisal Khan August 11, 2013, 11:06 am

      Gaurav, get the Trigger over the Unicorn. It’s much better.

  • MUJEEB SHAHI August 16, 2013, 9:21 am

    CB Trigger VS CB Unicorn
    Smoothness Of Engine(Vibration)-BOTH ARE SAME

  • MUJEEB SHAHI August 25, 2013, 11:56 am

    I think, fz is for single and enthusiastic riders
    But trigger is an all rounder…

  • sundar August 29, 2013, 11:18 am

    I am having trigger.It causes back pain.In comfort wise unicorn is better than trigger.If you want to give more priority to comfort select unicorn.My friend is having unicorn.when I drive unicorn I am not getting any back pain.But with trigger I am getting back pain.Other than Back pain issue I didn’t see any problem with CB Trigger.

    • Faisal Khan August 29, 2013, 7:05 pm

      Sundar, what conditions are you riding it in? City, highway?

      • sundar September 4, 2013, 7:44 pm

        I am driving in city traffic.I am not saying CB Trigger is bad.It is only comparision. when you are comparing with unicorn comfort is little less.
        I really love CB Trigger handling,stylish look and Smooth Engine.
        In my point of view CB Trigger is a perfect bike for people below 30 Age and CB Unicorn is a perfect bike for people above 30 Age.

        • Faisal Khan September 5, 2013, 12:34 am

          Sundar, Unicorn is highly outdated.

  • kulbhushan September 2, 2013, 10:22 pm

    hi faisal,

    my only concern is the market response for trigger compared to dazzler so far. do you think it will make an impact in the indian market and will stay in the production. and my second query is if i have to chose in between the std and dlx version, which one would be considered to give more value for money

    • Faisal Khan September 3, 2013, 12:37 am

      Kulbhushan, don’t worry, Trigger is being accepted well. Deluxe version offers good VFM.

  • Karthik September 3, 2013, 6:01 pm

    Hello faisal bro..
    I have a query with Trigger.
    How it is compared with Dazzler?
    How can we differentiate this one?

    • Faisal Khan September 4, 2013, 12:16 am

      Karthik, we already did a post comparing it. The Trigger is better than the Dazzler.

  • Karthik September 7, 2013, 4:10 pm

    My height is 6′.1″ does Trigger suits for me,will I face any back pain issues with trigger?

    • Faisal Khan September 7, 2013, 7:22 pm

      Karthik, the FZ will suit you more.

  • Karthik September 8, 2013, 3:35 pm

    ThanQ Faisal..
    But mileage is my main concern.Thats why I am looking towards Trigger.
    How can u suggest me about trigger.(any back pain issues..)

  • Karthik September 10, 2013, 1:10 pm

    Hi Faisal bro..
    Yesterday I bought Trigger-standard(red).
    But I want to change the Bumper (Crash Guard) with FZ bumper which I like most.

    Will it suits for that.Pls suggest.

  • Parvas24 September 11, 2013, 12:52 am

    I needed a replacement for my 20 yr old RX135 , my RX135 gives around 40 to 45 km/l in city and rides great with good maintainence . I recently changed jobs and now I travel 60 kms everyday in city , so I thought now would be a good time to get a new bike.
    I test drove the Apache 180cc was very good, front & rear disc brakes and all the high powerstuff with good city handling but I also noted riding stance was a bit uncomfortable to commute in city traffic, the salesman at the showroom told me that the handlebar could be adjusted to my height of 5f8in . My other choices were the Honda xtreme and Suzuki GSR150 6 speed bike .I really admire the 200NS from Pulsar but I never liked the Bajaj Pulsar 150 or the 180cc . I always admired the Honda bikes from the time they launched the Honda CD100 in the 1990″s.
    Last week for the first time I visited the Honda showroom and took a test ride for the Honda Unicorn , it was a good bike , smooth engine and decent handling on road. I was making my way inside the showroom to book the CB Unicorn when my gaze spotted the CB trigger on display . The salesman explained the CB trigger has the same Honda Unicorn engine with rear monoshock. I loved the the very look of the CB trigger , the color of CB trigger was black and it looked awesome. It got all the goodies – decent milage , comfy riding stance , agile on road , fully digital console , monoshocks , chiseled petrol tank , front & rear disc brakes, nice tail lights , good tyres and silencer. I returned to the Honda showroom two days later and booked the CB Trigger delux version .

    • Faisal Khan September 11, 2013, 12:57 am

      Congratulations Pravas on booking the CB Trigger. So are you selling the RX135?

  • Parvas24 September 11, 2013, 1:24 am

    I still have not yet made up my mind regarding the RX135, maybe good to use on my weekends as it still got raw power . My mechanic who is good with Yamaha RX bikes said he could even rebore the engine to make it 350cc, so I donot know how that could be possible.
    Many people have approached me over the years to buy it ,my RX135 it is in very good condition and rides well . I find it hard to part with it , it still beats new bikes like the 220 Pulsars ,Apaches 180cc & FZ16s on roads without any fear.

    • Faisal Khan September 11, 2013, 2:24 am

      Keep the bike stock, don’t mess with its reliability by going big bore.

  • Parvas24 September 11, 2013, 11:37 am

    Yep,I think the same too . I will keep the RX135 in showroom condition ,that means no scratches too , I use the body cover and indoor parking.

  • Parvas24 September 11, 2013, 11:39 am

    The Honda salesman told me that the CB Tigger Delux variant has issues with the rear disc brake , makes metallic sounds especially during rains and cold weather. He advised me to go for the CB Trigger standard variant , is that a good option.

    • Faisal Khan September 11, 2013, 8:53 pm

      I have not heard of the issue and some times sales guy also speak their own to move inventory as per their need.

  • Parvas24 September 11, 2013, 11:56 am

    Just my little ratings on the 150cc bikes in India:
    150cc commuter bikes for daily city use:
    1. Honda CB Trigger ( Smart bike)
    2. Suzuki GS150R (6 speed)
    3. Apache 160R (speed demon disguised as city bike )
    4. Yamaha SZ 153cc. ( nice bike for daily commute)
    5. Bajaj Pulsar (trendy)
    6. Honda Unicorn ( decent looking for city commute)
    7. Yamaha FZ-16 153cc. ( certainly attracts attention on roads with broad tyres & brute looks)
    8. HeroHonda Xtreme (nice sporty looking bike)
    9 HeroHonda Hunk ( masculine looks)
    10. Yamaha Gladiator (regular bike for city commute)

  • Parvas24 September 11, 2013, 8:33 pm

    Just a bit concerned about the digital consoles on bikes like CB trigger , Hero CBZ xtreme etc , do they get damaged when parked in bright sunny days outdoors ? I recently saw a bike with a dead digital console , he said he had parked the bike in parking at his work during the day , the digital console slowly faded away and is now not responsive after a year of purchase from Hero showroom.

    • Faisal Khan September 11, 2013, 8:48 pm

      Not heard about it and faced no issue with ZMR but it’s possible.

  • Parvas24 September 12, 2013, 12:52 am

    yea , the list above was 150cc premium commuter bikes to be used mainly for daily city commute only.
    Our roads are in great condition so no matter which bike you purchase , you would not be able to fully utilize the special capabilites of your bike on Indian roads especially in city traffic and if you do try to extract them you do so with the risks involved. Many bikers , cars , buses and autorickshaws on the road do not follow proper road rules and poor road conditions make it really dangerous for commute . For everyone in this forum use your helmets and just drive safely as much as possible which is good for your life and your bike.

    For Sports type bikes in 250cc and below:
    1. KAWASAKI NINJA 250cc
    2. .KTM 200CC DUKE.
    3. BAJAJ PULSAR 220cc
    4.Bajaj pulsar 200NS
    5.HONDA CBR 250cc
    6. HONDA CBR 150cc
    7. YAM R15
    8. APACHE 180 ABS
    10. YAM FZ16

    • Faisal Khan September 12, 2013, 3:52 am

      Agreed buddy. We need more tracks with affordable track day rates.

  • Parvas24 September 12, 2013, 11:47 am

    Are Rear disc brakes not really advised for Indian road conditions.
    Many recommend Rear drum brakes & easy to adjust . Also road side mechanics can easily tighten up the rear drum brakes while travelling to work.

    • Faisal Khan September 13, 2013, 12:03 am

      Pravas, rear disc brakes are easy to get used to. It’s a myth that drums are better for rear in India.

  • kgr September 12, 2013, 9:56 pm

    I will buy Rx for 30000 will you give it?

  • Parvas24 September 13, 2013, 12:05 am

    Located in Pune . Where R U ?

    • Urvish September 24, 2013, 2:50 pm

      Actually i am also planning to buy bike…i am confused between unicorn and trigger.
      From which shop u bought ? and for how much (including everything). and what is waiting period for std version.
      (I am also from pune.)

  • Parvas24 September 13, 2013, 12:57 pm

    I asked the salesman to change the booking from the Std version to Delux version, becos the Delux version come with front & rear disc brakes without CBS. The salesman at Honda showroom said I would have to wait at least two months for it , however if I go in for the Standard version without the rear disc brake I would get the delivery in one day. So I made a quick decision and went for the Standard version , and paid the amount at the counter .

    • Faisal Khan September 14, 2013, 1:09 am

      Parvas, dealers always try to push what’s in stock.

  • Parvas24 September 14, 2013, 1:11 pm

    The waiting period of Honda vehicles is too long if they donot have in stock . I went to the showroom yesterday to collect the bike . After the formalities at the sales desk they gave me the keys to the bike . The bike looks good and went to the nearest gas station to fill-up the tank. The bike did manage some curious onlookers while I stopped at traffic lights . There was rains initially but the the weather improved quickly much to my relief as I did not want to try out the wet & slippery roads on new bike , however the grip on road was good and rode slowly & safely home. Very delighted to get the Black colored CB Trigger . I think the main selling point point of this bike at the showroom would be – improved Unicorn engine , fully digital console , rear monoshock, Kick start option with electric start & good city handling .

    • Faisal Khan September 16, 2013, 1:40 am

      Parvas, well said. The CB Trigger is also a modern alternative as not much new has come in the 150cc segment since quite some time now.

  • Parvas24 September 14, 2013, 1:33 pm

    Are there good simple security locks/ mechanism for the bike at parking ?

    • Faisal Khan September 16, 2013, 1:41 am

      Yes, there are quite a few available.

  • MAVERICK_M21 September 20, 2013, 1:50 pm

    Request someone to post the pics of Trigger DLX and Trigger CBS brakes both front and rear, does the DLX have 2 wires on the Nissin caliper right hand side? How does the CBS work? Honda says it has 3 pistons but I can see only 2, the middle brake piston is connected to rear brake pedal and other two are operated by the front brake lever.

  • pramod September 21, 2013, 7:59 am

    Which is good trigger std or dlx. For rajasthan…..

  • Parvas24 September 21, 2013, 11:34 am

    both are good, you may have to wait a month or more for the Trigger delux

  • nandkishor September 22, 2013, 12:48 pm

    Which bike is stronger ignitor or trigger. I need a bike for city and highways. Mileage need 50-55.budget is 80 k. But bike shouldn’t vibrate after 70kmh. and low maintenance. Please suggest….

  • Parvas24 September 23, 2013, 12:46 am

    The review above says that CB TRIGGER is a CB DAZZLER in disguise.
    I completely disagree with that statement , the reason being it is very different design of CB TRIGGER – the basic dimensions of CB TRIGGER is different from CB DAZZLER , other things different senn in CB TRIGGER are – thepowerful headlights , fully digital console , kickstart option plus electric start , full pedal for gear change as in RX135 , airvent to cool the engine, broader seats , exhaust is thicker and looks good , rear monoshocks , CBS option , tubeless MRF tyres , full chain guard to protect the chain from dust & rains.
    The only thing both CB DAZZLER & CB TRIGGER have in common to some extent is the the 150cc tweaked engine from CB Unicorn, this is just minimal commonality which is expected from any bike company .
    The CB Unicorn has a loyal fans but is unable to take on the Pulsar 150cc, Apache 160RTR , Yamaha FZ16.
    The CB TRIGGER is a completely new bike launched by Honda in the 150cc bike segment & is no way connected to the CB Dazzler. The CB TRIGGER is expected to improve the standing of its share in the 150cc bike segment .

    • Faisal Khan September 24, 2013, 12:01 am

      Parvas, trust us, underneath, it’s a Dazzler.

  • Parvas24 September 24, 2013, 1:30 am

    I thought the same after reading the reviews on different websites ,where they keep telling people that CB Trigger is Unicorn Dazzler .
    I looked at all the Honda bikes at the showroom ….. The Honda Unicorn , CB Dazzler , Dream Yuva , Honda Shine , Honda Stunner , Honda CBR150 , Honda CBR250 , Dream Neo, CB Twister … and so on …. they all share some traits which overlap as they all belong to Honda family. I checked the specifications , dimensions , headlights , seats , petrol tank shapes , tail lights, digital console ,kick start , gear pedals , tyres , ground clearance , etc … they are all different …..
    The dealer told me that the Honda CB Dazzler was called officially and unofficially HONDA CB UNICORN DAZZLER.. but the Honda CB TRIGGER is known as it is only , no Unicorn or Dazzler attached to it …. it is a different bike
    I found a dealer who was selling the Honda CB Unicorn , Honda CB Unicorn Dazzler and the Honda CB TRIGGER along with other Honda bikes like Neo , Yuva , Twister & Stunner. .
    The website bike4sale classifies Honda CB Trigger separately from Honda Unicorn CB Dazzler in their drop down list of Honda bikes.
    Fuel efficiency & power is courtesy of Honda CB Trigger is the Honda 150cc engine used in successful bike Honda CB Unicorn …. but the two bikes a very different . The headlamps on Honda CB Trigger resembles the Honda CB1000R also the body styling is a little bit inspired by HONDA STREETFIRE bike .
    What I am sure about HONDA CB TRIGGER is underneath its a HONDA whichever way you put it , I guess that is all that matters .

    • Faisal Khan September 25, 2013, 12:34 am

      Parvas, the underpinnings are very similar. So the platform is being shared and that’s what gives the riding experience! Even the engine is shared. So Honda hasn’t done much to bring the Trigger to the market, they simply tweaked the Dazzler.

  • MAVERICK September 24, 2013, 5:39 pm

    Will someone tell me are there 2 wires on front disk of DLX model like CBS or only 1 wire like STD model??
    Thank you

    • Faisal Khan September 25, 2013, 12:49 am

      Maverick, the wire is basically for the CBS.

  • thulasiram September 26, 2013, 11:57 am

    CB Trigger VS CB Unicorn
    1. mileage?
    3. diff/- B/T Trigger mono suspension vs unicorn advanced mono suspension?
    4. features?
    5. handling?
    6. iam daily use 55 km for my office up an down. it will give good mileage for me ?
    so pls suggestion me for this bikes. which one is better for my ride for daily use ?
    CB Trigger VS CB Unicorn. iam 26 year old guy. it is my first bike so pls give me a good review for buy a bike if trigger which variant is good St, Deluxe or CBS?
    tell me guys with good review send it to me with picture of bikes with detail inch by inch picture review for me pls with detail specifications pls.

    • Faisal Khan September 27, 2013, 12:37 am

      Thulasiram, Unicorn is old, get the Trigger.

  • Parvas24 September 26, 2013, 7:01 pm

    I was a bit confused with all the explanations about Honda CB Trigger on various forums and the Honda dealer.
    I emailed the Honda bike company yesterday and today evening the Honda company office customer service called me up , I was surprised they were so prompt with my enquiry.
    They told me that the Honda company used 150cc engine on Unicorn , Unicorn Dazzler but used a tweaked 150cc engine on CB Trigger.
    The chasis of CB Trigger is the same Honda uses on Honda Shine , Honda Unicorn Dazzler and the CB Trigger.
    That is where all the similarities end as each bike Honda launched – the CB Trigger , Unicorn, Unicorn Dazzler , Stunner , CB Shine , CBR 150 etc all all very different from each other in looks , design , spare parts, dimensions , etc. Some overlap is expected as the the Honda company manufactures all these bikes.

    They also mentioned that since CB Trigger had been launched the Honda company has slowed down the sales of Unicorn Dazzler as it falls in the same 150cc segment as the CB Trigger . However due to the huge sales volume in the regular Honda Unicorn they plan to continue the bike production for the time being.
    Another important aspect they mentioned was they dropped the ” Unicorn” and Honda company named the bike as Honda CB Trigger so as to identify the bike separate from Honda Unicorn and Honda Unicorn Dazzler..
    They also plan to launch some variants of Honda CB Trigger , Trigger -S / Z etc. .

    • Faisal Khan September 27, 2013, 12:40 am

      Parvas, safe to say then, old win in new bottle ;p

  • Parvas24 September 26, 2013, 7:20 pm

    Test ride both bikes at the nearest Honda dealer .
    Honda company uses the same 150cc engine on both these bikes , slightly tweaked version of this engine is used on CB Trigger.
    Honda Unicorn has resale value , good mileage and city handling , slightly bland look wise, .
    Honda CB Trigger is newly launched 150cc bike , nice looks , fully digital instrument panel , good mileage and city handling, costs more.
    Monoshocks are good in both , some customers tweak them during service according to their usage, this the service guy at Honda told me .

    If you are looking at the issue in long term then go for the CB Trigger as it has the latest techonology in 150cc on this bike and will atleast not get outdated in the next few years from stiff competition from other 150cc bikes.
    Honda Unicorn has resale value but in the long run may appear outgunned in the next few years as it does not have Honda”s current cutting edge technology of today , so my suggestion would be to go with the CB Trigger.

  • Parvas24 September 26, 2013, 8:31 pm

    The Honda company -India also mentioned to me that though they have slowed down the production of Honda CB Unicorn Dazzler they are still supplying the dealers who had already booked for the bike and new orders from customers are still being undertaken once the customer makes a token advance amount for the Dazzler, the delivery would take a month from the booking date.
    In other words the Dazzler will still sell alongside the Honda Unicorn , Honda CBR150 and the Honda CB Trigger in the 150cc segment .
    When I visited the Honda showroom nearby I saw all the Honda bikes lined side by side and selling at the same time – Honda CB Trigger , Honda Stunner, Honda CB Shine , Honda CB Unicorn , Honda Twister , Honda CBR150 , Honda CBR250 , Honda CB Unicorn Dazzler , Neo , Dream Yuva . Each of these Honda bikes looked very different except for the Honda CBR 150 & 250 cc bikes which can be hard to tell as they both sport the same semidigital instrument panel. I saw customers enquiring about the booking process for the Honda Unicorn Dazzler and Honda CB Shine.
    I test rode today the Unicorn Dazzler , Twister , Stunner , Honda CB Unicorn and the Honda CB CBR150 and each of these bikes had different ride quality . I expected the Honda Unicorn and the Honda CB Unicorn Dazzler to behave like the Honda CB Trigger but even the suspensions on these bikes felt different although they had similar looking Honda monshocks .

    • Faisal Khan September 27, 2013, 12:41 am

      Parvas, Dazzler has been discontinued.

  • Parvas24 September 27, 2013, 10:08 am

    If you consider the 150cc Honda engine as the old wine and the rest of the bike as bottle … then I think it is fair enough to say its old wine in new bottle… Old wine always has better taste & value.
    Honda will keep experimenting with the its time tested sucessful 100cc , 110cc ,125cc , 150cc ,250cc engines on upcoming bikes , those bikes will be fitted with the relaible Honda engines on new models in the market .So too is the case with Honda CB Trigger. Indian road conditions are very difficult for foreign bikes , bike maufacturers may not want to overdo and spoil the gains ,they would like to capitalize on the popular engine in that category , it is market strategy .

  • Parvas24 September 27, 2013, 10:58 am

    Honda company has used its sucessful engines on various models .
    The Dazzler is no exception , so too with the Honda Unicorn.
    The Dazzler had no unique feature or component which is incorporated into the CB Trigger which you can relate to.

    • Faisal Khan September 27, 2013, 11:53 pm

      Parvas, Dazzler came with front, rear disc brake and a digital console.

  • Parvas24 September 28, 2013, 10:36 am

    Kindly google the instrument panels for Honda CB Trigger , Honda CB Unicorn , Honda Unicorn CB Dazzler and Honda CBR150 …. or at your nearest Honda dealer. Each instrument panel is unique for each Honda bike .
    Only Honda CB Trigger come with a fully digital instrument panel which even the Honda CBR250 does not come with it.

    • Faisal Khan October 1, 2013, 12:05 am

      Parvas, yes the panels are different but it’s about the tech being used. Anyways an analogue tachometer is more fun then a digital one.

  • thulasiram September 29, 2013, 9:21 am

    guys i need full details about Honda CB-trigger CBS. mileage, performance, handling, suspension systems, & overall it suet for daily use? because i using daily 60 kms up & down so i chooses cb trigger but there three variants so i little bit confused about that main thing in need to have the details for main mileage & safety with comfort. so pls give me any suggestion guys?

    • Faisal Khan October 1, 2013, 12:17 am

      Thulasiram, have you read the review.

      • thulasiram October 20, 2013, 5:57 pm

        faisal khan sir , i need the detail about trigger CBS bike with mileage details so pls share me the detail to me because the sales main says both of all bike in this variants all give same mileage. but i have an question because the trigger ST has front disk so the mileage will increase due to rear drum so there no disk in it so the mileage in 50 – 60 kmpl i think but in deluxe both are disk there will be some mileage down i think. but i chooses CB trigger combined break system so i read so many articles about trigger but they are mentioned STD trigger only its mileage so i confuses so pls. tell me sir. i need to book the trigger CBS bike so pls. also tell me the bike accessories details with mono shock with rear mudguard pls tell me sir.

        • Faisal Khan October 21, 2013, 1:15 am

          Thulasiram, we have already written the mileage in the review above.

  • Karthik September 29, 2013, 6:15 pm

    Hi Thulasiram,I suggest you CB-Trigger.
    It is the good one for suspension,pick-up,smooth handling and mileage.
    But I am using trigger standard only.I didn’t tried CBS.

  • thulasiram September 30, 2013, 12:03 am

    thank u karthik.
    wt’s? ur bike mileage yar. how many km u drive with this bike?

    • Karthik October 4, 2013, 3:43 pm

      I use to drive 40Kms a day. Mileage is the major factor for me-Thats y I chose Trigger.
      I am getting 50-55 mileage currently.

  • Mahesh Akula September 30, 2013, 6:21 pm

    Hw I cn adjust my CB triggers height…m 5.6″

    • Faisal Khan October 1, 2013, 12:40 am

      Mahesh, you can adjust seat thickness.

  • nandkishor October 5, 2013, 11:23 pm

    Hello mohit
    I want to purchase trigger dlx but it is not available so will I go with standard model or wait..
    But I can’t wait so pls tell drum brake I rear tyre is effective as disc or not……

    • Faisal Khan October 5, 2013, 11:41 pm

      Nandkishor the DLX is better, it’s better to wait.

  • Dinesh October 6, 2013, 8:52 pm

    I’m planning to buy a new 150 cc commuter bike.
    Since last 5 years I’m having Pulsar 150 DTSi.
    My first priority for new bike is milage and then budget.
    I’ve to choose between Trigger / Hunk / Extreme/ Suzuki GVS 150R or you can suggest the bet bike in this segment.
    Though I love overall appearance of pulsar.
    Please suggest me the best 150 cc bike for my daily use of around 50 km city/highway. Right now Trigger is topping my list.

  • Milind October 13, 2013, 10:36 am


    I confused between suzuki gs150r and honda trigger.. which one to buy? both similar bikes no? please reply

    • Faisal Khan October 14, 2013, 12:32 am

      Milind, Trigger is fresher and thus our recommendation.

  • nandkishor October 14, 2013, 9:05 pm

    hii today i have purchased trigger std blk model, superb experience. its like a horse to ride. in comfort,pickup its awesome.

  • Parvas24 October 17, 2013, 8:52 pm

    I emailed the HMSI a week ago , I have a few issues with the CB Trigger – there is no rear mudguard to protect the rear monoshocks . I have to clean the dirt coated on monshock everyday due to dirty roads and rains. I started getting metallic squeaking sound from the rear monoshock .
    I booked appointment for first service of the bike. I got a call from HMSI who told me that when I go for the first service they would send a person to look into the issue and notify them . The first service was done and the mechanic said the monoshock is now good , no more sound from it . I explained to the service center that the rear monoshock does not have a rear mudguard to proctect it , for instance I showed him the CBR150 and CBR 250 which was parked for servicing had the rear mudguard on it from Honda. The service center told me that the rear mudguard does not come with the CB Trigger and HMSI does not provide any such accessories. Anyways I purchased a rear mudguard for CBR150 from the Spare parts section of Honda service center and plan to somehow adapt it in the near future.

  • Parvas24 October 17, 2013, 8:54 pm

    which is the best antiskid tubeless tyres for CB Trigger ?

  • thulasiram October 20, 2013, 6:00 pm

    guys tell me difference between combined break system Vs ABS guys?

    • Faisal Khan October 21, 2013, 1:15 am

      Thulasiram, ABS prevents brakes locking up, CBS puts equal brakes at front and rear.

  • Manoj November 8, 2013, 3:57 pm

    Purchased new trigger. Please tell me on what speed I should ride for initial 3000 KM? Also tell me gear & RPM ratio for better performance & millage in Bangalore city. Currently I am getting millage of 40KM/ltr, I use from shell petrol bunk. Is there any way I can increase the millage, I am decent rider & exceeding 50KM/hr. Should I use the 5th gear in city limits to ride at 50KM/hr? Please advice.

    • Faisal Khan November 11, 2013, 1:12 am

      Manoj, keep under 60 km/hr for first 500 kms. Yes use 5th at 50 km/hr.

  • Parvas24 November 8, 2013, 7:44 pm

    I rode the CB Trigger according to traffic conditions in city , shifting gears to make sure the engine does not pull heavily on high or low gears.
    On highways I try not to overspeed but the CB Trigger is very smooth and you won”t really feel much even when you shoot past 70km mark on highways. Rpm is usually between 3000 to 5000.
    Anyways make sure you do your servicing on time and your bike will give good mileage …. mine gives 50+ in city and 55+ on highways.

  • Parvas24 November 11, 2013, 1:52 am

    about 1800km. done one service .
    brake combo of front disc & rear drum is effective.
    engine is smooth even at higher speeds.

  • Mohan November 14, 2013, 8:04 pm

    What is the actual mileage of Honda Dream yuga and Honda Shine?

    • Faisal Khan November 17, 2013, 11:29 pm

      Mohan, Yuga – 60 km/l, Shine – 55 km/l.

  • kp December 21, 2013, 4:29 pm

    6000 rupees for CBS is ridiculous if CBS is standard option like the one honda scooters would hav been great feature…

  • Sabari January 10, 2014, 3:51 pm

    Hi Faisal Khan,
    It really good to see like this much of suggestion and feedback for this site . I’m going to buy ‘CB Trigger’ , I have slightly confusion for version : STD or DLX which is best for safe and braking short distances . I’m over 26 year and weight 65 kg , Note : Some time i was ride high. Could u plz suggest me, which one is best for my weight .price not an matter .

    Thanks ,


    • Faisal Khan January 10, 2014, 8:33 pm

      I would suggest the DLX variant any day as it has a rear disc brake. Try to get the model with CBS.

  • Rohit Sehgal January 17, 2014, 11:27 am

    Hi Faisal,

    I am going to buy trigger but I m confused in color selection. All the colors are fine but casual.
    I think red and green color are double coated and black is single. Is double coating improves the strength of sheet.
    Is there any chance of color fade in sunlight if I go for red/green. And on black scratches are easily visible.

  • pankajkumarpal February 27, 2014, 5:25 pm

    bhai ye batao 50+ milage kb milega 1st service ke baad? mene bike 18/02 ko li h bt milage bahut km de rhi h..

  • Vishnu Menon March 29, 2014, 2:11 pm

    Hey Faisal,
    . I’m planning to get the dlx version of trigger. But as i’m a newbie rider, i’m concerned about controlling the double disc ride. So, is it better to go for the std version or better to stick with my choice of dlx variant? Also, which is a better bike, Hero xtreme or Honda trigger?

  • st April 5, 2014, 2:20 pm

    which one looks good fz16 midnight black or fzs battle green

  • Meraj Idrisi April 7, 2014, 10:51 pm

    Faisal bro, what mileage may I (68kg) get if i ride it (Trigger) with a pillion (60kg) always? Please Reply.

  • Bhabani Shankar Behera May 12, 2014, 5:39 pm


    I am planning to buy 150 cc bike and I am confused between:
    1. Hero Xtreme 2014
    2. Honda CB Trigger

    Can you please help me to figure out which one will be better?
    My Requirement: Daily Office travelling in Bangalore traffic, and Travelling somewhere in weekend(1 or 2 times in a quarter).
    Note: Main concern in ride quality, maintenance free and off-course mileage.


  • Saket June 5, 2014, 8:54 pm

    Guys, great confusion between gs150R and trigger. Please suggest

  • vinay p June 30, 2014, 1:46 am

    I want good mileage, pickup n looks with 150cc, I am 5.8 ft n 60kg please suggest me except trigger..

  • Bijay June 30, 2014, 5:07 pm

    hello Faisal , Can be the head & digital speedometer of cb Unicorn dazzler replaced to cb trigger . ?i know dazzler is discontinued now ….still i want that model of honda….trigger is good but just these 2 points backing me or any changes if possible to head & digi. speedometer style of trigger . ??suggest me….

  • vinay p July 1, 2014, 11:42 pm

    sir, but FZ mileage is low, how about rtr 160, hero xtreme n hero hunk???

  • Ajinkya July 9, 2014, 8:47 pm

    Hi faisal, hey i’m a short guy, my height is only 5’3″ inch.
    So i’m bit confused regarding cb trigger’s seat ht, i know
    i shld check it in person bt can u plz state seat ht figures
    of trigger? N shld i go for it? Waiting …

  • srikant July 13, 2014, 12:48 pm

    Sir but trigger 2014 model isn’t launched in Hyderabad and the showroom guys have 2013 model so reason of so delay.


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