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Twist ‘n’ Shout

autos Updated: Mar 18, 2010 01:18 IST
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The 110 cc CB Twister is a commuter motorcycle that looks like no other Indian commuter bike to date. When you first set your eyes on it, you won’t believe it’s a commuter bike. It’s sharply styled with cues from the designed-in-Europe CB1000R.

Build
Honda’s new 110 cc motorcycle does without the clutter of many decals.

Six ‘V’-shaped spokes frame the CB’s attractive black alloy wheels. A bright headlight nestles within the Twister’s angular front fairing, which houses smartly laid out instruments in an eye-catching and legible format. Easily the best looking model in its segment, this one leads the way with excellent overall quality .

Engine
The CB Twister is powered by a four-stroke, single-cylinder engine that displaces 109 cc and produces a maximum power of 9 bhp at 8,000 rpm.

A highlight of the engine is its long intake funnel leading from the carburettor to the combustion cavity. This new Honda has a light clutch feel and a well weighted gearshift quality.

Ride and performance
The Twister has perfectly spaced gear ratios and a soft yet healthy exhaust note. Ride quality 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.

Performance is class-leading, with the 0-60 kph dash achieved in a creditable 7.13 seconds. It ran 57.2 km on one litre in city conditions.

Verdict
Honda is stamping its authority on India’s two-wheeler market. The CB Twister lends a new dimension to commuter bikes in the country. Such handsome styling has been unheard of in this class. The CB Twister is good enough to make its peers go green.

Engine
Layout: Single-cylinder, air-cooled, four-stroke.

Displacement: 110 cc.

Gearbox
Type: 4-speed, 1-down-3-up.

Suspension
Front: Telescopic forks.

Rear: Twin shocks, rectangular swingarm.

Wheels and Tyres
Made of: 6-spoke alloy.

Wheel size (f-r): 17 inches.

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