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    Default The Honda CB Twister

    Honda CB Twister



    A sporty bike for youngsters which will go easy on your pocket!


    Engine


    Type 4 stroke, Air cooled, SI Engine
    Displacement 109 cc
    Power 9 bhp @ 8000 rpm
    Torque 9nm @ 6000 rpm
    Air Filter Paper filter viscous
    Starting Kick/ Electric


    Tranmission


    Type Constant Mesh 4 Speed
    Gear Shift 1 down - 3 up


    Chassis


    Type Advance design Diamond, twin pipe type
    Suspension
    Front Telescopic
    Rear Spring loaded hydraulic shock absorber with rectangular swing arm
    Tyre
    Front 70/100-17
    Rear 80/100-17
    Brake
    Front 240mm disc
    Rear 110mm drum


    Weight & Measurements


    Kerb Weight 108 kg
    LxWxH (mm) 1972x742x1075
    Wheelbase 1262
    Ground Clearance 180
    Fuel tank 8


    Electricals


    Ignition Digital CDI
    Battery 12v, 3.0 Ah
    Headlamp Halogen 12v 35/35w






    I had a Yamaha FZ-16. It was turning out to be a really bad purchase especially after marriage. The pillion seat was too narrow, the mileage was pathetic and the rear mud guard was useless during the rains.

    I needed an everyday commuter bike that I could use to go to office and back home covering a distance of about 30kms daily. Mileage was definitely a factor and power not so much. I was contemplating between the Twister and the P135 but finally settled for the Twister considering that its a Honda.

    I booked the bike on Saturday, May 8th and got delivery on Monday, May 10th. My initial impressions are as follows:

    Positives:
    1. Lightweight, great maneuverability
    2. Butter smooth engine (A Honda trademark I guess)
    3. Supposedly great FE (not tested yet)
    4. Best looking in its category by far
    5. Much better suspension than the FZ
    6. Comfortable seating (rider and pillion)
    7. Very smooth fuel knob (main - off - reserve knob)
    8. Tubeless tires
    9. Good amount of torque, makes no difference even if a pillion is sitting behind
    10. Very nice rear-view mirrors (compared to the FZ. With the FZ, the coverage area of the mirrors was very small)
    11. Sounds great (for me at least)

    Negatives:
    1. No tacho
    2. Instrument console is all analog
    3. No DC setup for the headlight
    4. Changing gears is a little rough, although this might become smoother after running in
    5. Disk brake is not as good as the FZ but for just 110cc I guess its sufficient.
    6. Rear tire is a bit puny and also doesn't have a central groove. Need to see how it performs in the rain.

    I still have to get used to having just 4 gears. I keep looking for a 5th gear. I feel the self starter of the Twister is much better than the FZ. With the FZ, I had to give a bit of throttle while starting the bike. With the Twister, the bike starts just at the push of the button. Overall, I dont really miss the FZ as much as I thought that I would.

    A word about Honda service...The chain on the bike was too tight when they delivered it to me. Had to get it loosened at the service station last morning. They should have done all these checks before delivery itself. Also, the bike itself was a bit dirty. There was a layer of dust on the rear panels. Small issues but it decreases the overall satisfaction. Anyways, hope my visits to the service station are infrequent.

    And finally, here are the pics. Excuse the dirt as there was a bit of rain on my way back home last night.














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    CB Twister Ownership Thread approved
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    Good to see Honda Twister thread open up....

    @HellsFury..congrats on your new bike

    5. Much better suspension than the FZ
    I think FZ suspension are good one as compared to Twister...

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    Quote Originally Posted by veryhiphop View Post
    @HellsFury..congrats on your new bike

    I think FZ suspension are good one as compared to Twister...
    Thanks.
    Both my wife and I felt that the suspension of the Twister was better. Its all subjective I guess

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    Update - As of now the bike returns 49 KM/L. This is with around 300KM on the odo and before the first service. Is this normal? Seems pretty low to me. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem like there are any other Twister owners on this forum

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    Quote Originally Posted by HellsFury View Post
    Update - As of now the bike returns 49 KM/L. This is with around 300KM on the odo and before the first service. Is this normal? Seems pretty low to me. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem like there are any other Twister owners on this forum
    Bro,
    My GS150 gives 46-48 on insane driving in city... and 50+ on highway... The figures above are low for a 110cc.. You've got to check it with the SC..

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    ^^Yeah I know . I'm giving my bike for the first service this Saturday. Will tell the guy there about the mileage.

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    Default Rear Suspension

    Guys! one of my friend owns a Twister and he faced lots of issues with his rear suspension just one week after he bought the bike, later it was found that there was a oil leakage from rear shocks when he took it to the service center, he enquired the issue with few more twister owners and they also had similar expereinces.

    Although the shocks were replaced under warranty, i would request you to keep a proper check on your bike as well.

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    ^^What kind of issues did your friend have with the rear shocks? Anyways, I'll get it checked at the SVC. Thanks for the info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HellsFury View Post
    ^^What kind of issues did your friend have with the rear shocks? Anyways, I'll get it checked at the SVC. Thanks for the info.
    It wasoil seal leakage which eventually was causing his rides to be bumpy and the same issue was there with few other riders as well (although they did not face the oil seal leakage), just check with other guys at the SC. I hope it is just a one off case.

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