Tuesday, August 17, 2010


Honda’s fingers have firmly located the Indian biker’s pulse. It knows we can’t resist good-looking motorcycles. And that we must have durable quality, a reliable engine and unmatched fuel economy, all of which has to come home attractively priced.
Enter, the 109cc CB Twister, a commuter bike that looks like no other Indian commuter bike to date and has launched with Honda saying it has perfected every aspect of its new motorcycle. Read on and allow us to bring you our opinion on Honda’s new CB Twister.
Your eyes won’t believe they’re upon a commuter bike while viewing Honda’s CB Twister.
Honda claims the CB Twister's four-stroke 109cc single-cylinder engine produces 9 bhp at 8000 rpm. Its twin-valves operate via a high-lift camshaft with a twin-pocket air-jacket part of this efficient air-cooling system.
A highlight to Honda’s new engine is its long intake funnel leading from the carburettor to the combustion cavity. The crankshaft sits offset in the interests of good utilization of combustion energy, and friction minimizing methods like rocker arms equipped with roller bearings are standard. The CB Twister deploys a viscous type air-filter unit for good breathing, while its silencer mounted catalytic converter launders emissions.
This new Honda enjoys light clutch feel, and a well-weighted and positive-feeling gearshift quality. Shifting is in the universal, one-down, three-up pattern via the shift lever. The Twister enjoys perfectly spaced gear ratios and a soft yet healthy exhaust note that makes for enjoyable listening.
Throttle response is instant, and this light (238-lb) motorcycle benefits a peppy, enthusiastic feel that belies its small-capacity engine. The powerband is wide, vibe-free and silky smooth even when pushing high revs; the Twister willingly chugs away in top-gear (4th) from speeds as low as 15 mph. Performance is class leading, with the 0-36-mph dash achieved in a creditable 7.13 seconds. Top speed is adequate, a true 60 mph on a flat surface.

 TWISTER DIFFERENT FRAME                         
The Twister comes with a different frame as seen to date on bikes by Honda for India. As with a single-downtube frame, the CB also deploys its engine as a stressed member but sends a pair of arms down from its steering head to hold the engine. Suspension is by a telescopic fork up front and a pair of hydraulic shock absorbers at the rear, along with a rectangle-section swingarm.
Honda has got this bike’s ergonomics spot on, with the riding posture comfortably upright and saddle perfectly padded. The CB Twister comes with 17-inch wheels at both ends, and our test bike came shod with a pair of tubeless MRF tyres that offered excellent traction. Ride quality on this bike is set a touch towards firm, with handling taut and precise at all times. Perfect for quick manoeuvring through crowded traffic, the CB Twister steers with a neutral and light feel. Cornering manners and straight-line stability are commendable.   
HONDA TWISTER IS COMFORTABLE                                
surprisingly better than its rivals. The latest Honda is comfortable too, enjoying a well engineered chassis that provides nimble and light handling. The sum of which means the Autocar India crystal ball predicts this competitively priced motorcycle is one big winner on all fronts.
Our big grouse is Honda already struggling to feed waiting lists building up at its two-wheeler dealerships. This needs urgent addressing, as the CB Twister is certain to further lengthen these waiting lists, while on its way to becoming a huge blockbuster for its maker.
Technical Specifications of Honda CB Twister
4 Stroke, Air cooled, SI Engine
109 cc
Max. Power
9 Bhp @ 8000 rpm
Max. Torque
9 Nm @ 6000 rpm
Front Suspension
Telescopic Fork
Rear Suspension
Spring loaded Hydrualic shock absorber with rectangular box type swing arm
Disc 240mm dia
Drum 240mm dia
Front Tyre
70/100-17 40P
Rear Tyre
80/100-17 53P
108 kg
Kerb Weight
1262 mm
12V, 3.0 AH Maintenance Free
Head Lamp
Halogen 12V 35/35 W
And it has other new features. In Nepal its Price is NRs. 1,52,900/- It has Two years warranty.

It is available Five colors. Electric Yellow, Pearl Nightstar Black , Pearl Siena Red, Pearl Fiji Blue, Candy Palm Green. It is available in Syakar Company LTD jyoti Bhawan, Kantipath, Kathmandu.Tel: 4225132, 4240801.If we test drive Honda CB Twister.Honda.Kunwar Brother's and Sons.  International Auto parts Nayabazar, Pokhara-9, Nepal. Tel: 061-537222, 537299. Fax: 061-521733. Email: [email protected]

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