Honda CB Twister is a finest mesh of cummuter and sports bike. It happens in the history of the Indian biking that a sports like bike is launched in entry-level bike segment. This is also obvious by its latest features incorporated in the bike. The bike will be available in three variants- base variant Kick Drum Alloy, Self Drum Alloy and and higher end variant Self Disc Alloy (with 240 mm front disc brake). The body colour is sprayed at only side cowl, fuel tank, air scoops and half of the front mudguard. The company borrowed the red colour rear swing arm from Honda CBF Stunner PGM Fi. The fuel tank of the bike is also copied from the same bike. While rest of the body colour will be pearl night star black except disc brakes, heat shield of silencer. The front cowl of the bike looks awesome with sharp screenless feature. All the front parts are sharp and aggressive. The front number plate of the bike is put at right down the headlight which looks great work. The bike sports analogue instrument panel which is comprised of fuel gauge, trip meter and speedometer. There are low fuel and low battery indicator as well. For the sake of sporty looks, air scoops are provided just attached to the fuel tank. A few graphics are used at the bike. One is there at the fuel tank and side panels. The company uses same practice to all its bike models. Honda uses V-shaped six spoke alloy wheels for greater sports appearance and front disc brake looks like a diamond at the heart of the wheel. A small silencer with silver heat shield adds to the beauty of the female. Tail lamps are LED powered and short in size. The chain of the bike is left half naked for style statement.
Honda CB Twister is provided with a 4 stroke, air cooled, SI engine with a displacement of 109cc. The compact engine of the bike develops a peak power of 9 bhp at 8,000 rpm while it generates a maximum torque of 9 Nm at 6,000 rpm. The engine type and performance are all the same for the three variants. The bike sports 4 speed transmission and the gearing pattern is one down three up. The base model of the bike is not available with self start and disc brake while higher end variant is blessed with these (self start, disc brake, alloy wheels). The bike is fitted with maintenance free battery which needs less replacement or charging. The paper filter type Viscous air filter cuts down on maintenance and ensure a hassle free ride.
Acceleration: As far as acceleration is concerned, the bike does not disappoint you as it is fitted with a finest engine. The air cooled, 4 stroke, single cylinder engine provides enough power for riding and succeeds to retain power at every gear. The bike, Honda CB Twister, can achieve 0-60 kmph sprint in mere 7.2 seconds while the peak speed of the bike is 102.2 kmph.
The two-wheeler company claimed that the fuel efficiency of the bike is 70 kmpl. The mileage is awesome as Honda uses to provide less mileage than other bikes in India. The fuel tank can store 8 litres of petrol in it. The company installed a new innovative technology to better the fuel efficiency that is the digital CDI (Capacitive Discharge Ignition) system. The bike is developed BS-III norms compliant keeping in mind thus proves eco-friendly.
The stunning bike is available in Pearl Fuji blue , Pearl night star black , Candy sonic green , Pearly Siena red and Pearl amber yellow . The body colour is there only at fuel tank, airscoops, front mudgurad and cowl panels. The red colour rear suspension looks very sporty under the seat. Rear view mirrors and rear grab bars are not in the body colour but pearl night star black. Available colours Are :
The new bike, Honda CB Twister, comes in three variants and braking system is not the same in each one. For instance, only the higher end model is equipped with front disc brake and the rest of the models have only conventional drum brake. The disc brake is having a diameter of 240mm. Front disc brake makes the bike much sporty and set the bike ahead of others in competition.
As far as the suspensions are concerned, Honda CB Twister possesses the same type of shock absorbers in all the variants. The front one is telescopic hydraulic fork while the rear one is spring loaded hydraulic shocker with rectangular box type swing arm. It comes in red colour, cool.
Wheels and Tyres
Honda blessed its new bike with front and rear tubeless tyres that ensure less puncture cases. These tubeless tyres are unique to Honda vehicles. The tubeless tyres promises better performance and cornering. The shape of the alloy wheels are v-shaped and looks superb. The specification of the front and rear tyre are: 70/100-17 and 80/100-17 inch respectively.
Wheel Base and Controlling
Honda left no stone unturned to make it a superb bike which attracts every rider. In order to give the bike ultimate stability, the company provided larger wheelbase that is 1262mm. It is to be mentioned here that, larger wheelbase is a guaranty of better grip and stability on road thereby ensure safe and controlled riding. Finest braking system helps the rider to control the bike at any speed. This can also be seen in the Honda CB Twister. Industry standard suspensions of the bike plays an important role in handling the bike when jolts and uneven surface comes in the way. This also adds to the comfort of both the riders.
Honda bikes in India are the best when comfort is talked about. The seating arrangement of the bike is special and has all the answers for the users. The seat is wide and comfy. For the first time, tubeless tyres at both ends are provided that ensure less cases of puncture. In other words, you need not to worry about failure of tyres. Most advanced shock absorbers also do their duty with utmost attention and give you error free journey. The comfort is supported well by footpegs and passenger footrest. All these comfort features allow you to go on a long drive without fatigue. Honda CB Twister is blessed with a stylish and hi-fi console which shows fuel consumption, speed, low oil and battery. Self start feature is there for your convenience.
The bike is very stylish and can be termed as an entry-level sports bike in India. It is loaded with most sought features which normally come in sports bike only. Tubeless tyres is the best feature among all.
Wheelbase and suspensions could be improved. Nitrox shock absorbers and five-speed gearbox was desirable.