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Honda CB Twister was launched in 2010 keeping in growing entry-level motorcycle segment in mind. The segment at which the CB Twister is placed in attracts the maximum number of sales and volumes. The Japanese manufacturer wanted to give a stylish entry level scooter to this mass market segment with the CB Twister. The motorcycle has a fresh and sporty design which makes the motorcycle look young and stylish. The CB Twister gets a sporty headlamp, screenless front cowl and a curvy fuel tank that help this machine look aggressive.
The Honda CB Twister is powered by a 109cc air cooled single cylinder engine that generates 9bhp at 8000rpm and 8.97Nm at 6000rpm. The engine is mated to a four-speed gearbox with 1-down and 3-up as is gear shift pattern. The CB Twister has 8 litres of fuel tank capacity and has a kerb weight of 108kg. The CB Twister has telescopic suspension in the front and spring loaded hydraulic shock absorber at the rear. It gets 17 inches allow wheels and tubeless tyres at the front and the rear.
The CB Twister is sold in three variants in India, drum brakes with kickstart, drum brakes with electric start and front disc brake with electric start. Four colour options are available for this motorcycle – Heavy Grey Metallic, Electric Yellow Metallic, Sports Red and Black.
Coming to the body design, this motorcycle certainly has the best looks in the segment, it is very well designed as compared to other commuter motorcycles in the country. The front end features a stylish and sharp headlamp design with a pointed fender. The neatly designed fuel tank looks ravishing with integrated side cowls. The bike has a bare athletic rear that comprises a half chain case, sporty black grab rail and an all-black sleekly designed muffler.
Why to opt?
The bike is 1,972mm long, 742mm wide and 1,075mm tall. Honda CB Twister has a wheelbase and minimum ground clearance of 1,262mm and 180mm respectively.
Twister comes equipped with a 109.19cc, four-stroke, air-cooled engine that comes mated to a 4-speed gearbox. The motor delivers a peak power of 9 bhp at 8,000 rpm and a maximum torque of 8.97 Nm at 6,000 rpm. The engine uses a viscous paper filter for breathing and comes to live by an easy electric start and a kickstart. The bike can reach a top speed mark of 89 kmph and delivers a decent fuel economy of 70 kmpl, as claimed by the company.
The motorcycle gets 70/100-17 front and 80/100-17 rear tubeless tyres wrapped on alloy wheels. The stopping power is provided by 130mm and 110mm drum brakes at the front and rear wheel respectively. The company also offers it with 240mm front disc brake as an option. For comfortable riding, the bike is fitted with telescopic forks up front and spring loaded hydraulic shock absorbers at the rear.
Why to opt?
Performance of the motorcycle is also good with respect to its rivals and it offers decent fuel efficiency as well. It seems that Honda has got it right the third time around.
Whenever you are planning to buy a bike, don’t forget to add insurance to it. This is a basic thing that you should have after purchasing a bike. It will protect you from unwanted mishaps. Moreover, as per the Indian law, it is compulsory to have a bike insurance cover, otherwise, you would not be liable to drive your bike on the roads of India.
Displacement - 109.19 cc
No. of Cylinders - 1
No. of Gears - 4
Maximum Power - 9 Bhp @ 8000 rpm
Maximum Torque - 8.97 Nm @ 6000 rpm
Seat Height - 800 mm
Ground Clearance - 167 mm
Kerb/Wet Weight - 108 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity - 8 litres
Top Speed - 89 kmph
|CB Twister Kick Start|
|CB Twister Self Start|
|CB Twister Self Start with Disc Brake|