Honda launched their new 110cc CB Twister motorcycle in New Delhi today. The new bike is aimed to offer style and looks in the entry-level segment at an affordable cost. The design borrows styling cues from Honda’s premium streetfighter model, the CB1000R and it also has similar looking paint schemes available. The entry-level segment in India has shown strong growth recently and it is one segment that no manufacturer can ignore. Honda was lacking its presence in this segment and with the CB Twsiter, the company has now ventured into the 100cc-110cc market, which has been primarily dominated by Hero Honda for over two decades.
The CB Twister is powered by an all-new 110cc single cylinder engine with a high-lift camshaft and off-set crankshaft to improve its efficiency. The bike produces 9PS of power and Honda claims that the bike will return 70km per litre. The power is transmitted to the rear wheel via a four-speed gearbox and the top-of-the-line model of the Twister also features a 240mm disc brake upfront. Improving the value-for-money quotient, the CB Twister also gets tubeless tyres (first time in this segment) for added safety and lesser chances of getting stranded on the road due to a puncture – a good feature especially for the rural buyers.
The new CB Twister does look like a promising model in the entry level segment as it brings along great styling, Honda’s reliability and good fuel economy at an affordable cost. Unveiled at an introductory price-tag of Rs. 42,000 (Ex-showroom, Delhi), the actual pricing will be disclosed at the 2010 Auto Expo in New Delhi. The bike is available in five colour schemes and three variants, namely – kick-start with drum brake, self-start with drum brake and a fully loaded self-start with disc brake. Lets see Honda do the Twist!
The CB Twister is available in five colors, namely Yellow, Green, Black, Red and Blue. The base model is priced at 42,000 rupees (approx. US$902/ 612 euros/553 British pounds) and will be available in Indian showrooms by the end of February 2010.
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