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2013 Honda CB Trigger vs Yamaha FZ-S

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17 Jul 2013  / 

Imitation, they say, is the best form of flattery. Going by that, Yamaha would be quite pleased to see the new Honda CB Trigger. No, the Trigger isn’t a blatant copy of Yamaha’s popular 150cc street motorcycle, the FZ-S, but the inspiration is more than obvious. Just take a look at the Trigger’s fuel tank and you will understand what I mean.

2013 Honda CB Trigger vs Yamaha FZ-S

2013 Honda CB Trigger vs Yamaha FZ-S

However, I can sympathise with Honda here. If I had launched a motorcycle in a segment that contributed significantly to the numbers game, but, had failed with the bike on a number of counts, I too would have looked up at the best in class and tried to incorporate its USPs.

The question is, how successful has Honda been in doing so with the Trigger? But to get there, let’s first see what really works for the FZ-S. Styling is the Yamaha’s strong point, no arguments there. With its beefy looking tank, fat front forks, an aggressive headlamp unit and fatter tyres, it clearly looks more muscular and torquey than its 150cc engine actually allows it to be. And this aura of brutishness is something the Indian motorcyclist likes.

Stickering on FZ’s clocks make them look cheap.

Stickering on FZ’s clocks make them look cheap.

It also feels big and purposeful when you get astride. It has a wide and flat handlebar, and the seating in relation to the tank is low, so the rider actually sits ‘in’ the bike than on it. The foot rests are rearset but comfortably so, and everything in the rider’s view is chunky; the view of the tank, the clocks wrapped by the bikini fairing or the dominating top triple clamp, all exude brawn.

The engine helps the FZ pack better performance

The engine helps the FZ pack better performance

Honda has tried to adopt a more muscular styling for the Trigger in line with the Yamaha. So, it too gets a chiseled, large looking tank and a domineering headlamp unit. But, that’s where the focus towards adding visual mass ends. Unlike the Yamaha, which uses its side panels and some other assorted plastic quite intelligently to concentrate the mass around the engine to give the bike a front heavy stance, the Trigger is more balanced visually, and that leaves it with a more commuter-like attitude compared to the FZ-S. This, in fact, defeats the purpose somewhat, particularly when Honda already has a commuter in the Unicorn. The commuter feel continues when you ride the Honda. The handlebar on the Trigger isn’t as wide as the Yamaha, and the footrests are lower and comparatively forward set.

The fully digital clocks look richer too

The fully digital clocks look richer too

What we do like about the Trigger, is the way it rides. It has light but feel-some controls. The clutch is light but progressive, and the throttle response is crisp, linear and easy to modulate. The engine is the same as on the Dazzler; the model Trigger replaces. It displaces 149.1cc, makes a little over 14PS of max power and is mated to a 5-speed gearbox. The engine is smooth and has a decent low and mid range grunt. It doesn’t mind being revved to its redline and transmits very few vibes. The gearbox is light to use and precise too.

The Trigger’s engine is more refined compared to the Yamaha

The Trigger’s engine is more refined compared to the Yamaha

The Yamaha’s gearbox is equally likeable if not more, and is, in fact, a bit better weighted. The engine though isn’t as smooth; one can feel more vibes at higher revs and it sounds more brash than the Honda. Not that the 153.0cc, 14PS, single doesn’t like being trashed; you can keep revving it right at the top all day long and it will continue to deliver with enthusiasm throughout. It also gives the FZ-S fractionally better performance. The Yamaha completes the 0-60kmph run in 5.2s and the quarter mile in 19.8s. The Trigger in comparison manages the two runs in 6.0s and 20.4s, respectively. The difference in the top speeds of the two bikes is less significant.

Another Yamaha USP has been the bike’s dynamics. Thanks to the wider handlebar, good weight distribution and relatively sharp steering geometry, the FZ is fantastic when it comes to quick direction changes. There’s hardly any inertia or vagueness in its responses; you steer, it turns. Simple. And this works equally well while filtering through traffic or going up a nicely winding ghat road. What’s admirable is that the FZ manages these quick responses with fat tyres.

FZ-vs-Trigger-6

The Trigger is no slouch when it comes to changing directions either. But, after the Yamaha, it feels lesser composed come quick steering inputs. It doesn’t feel as alert either. On the highway and around faster corners though, the Honda is nearly as good as the Yamaha. For the speeds they can manage both feel reassuring in a straight line. And even around bends, both tip in predictably and convey a good amount of mechanical grip to keep the rider interested and involved. But, if we had to choose between the two for a fast ride up the hills, it would be the FZ-S; it is only marginally better, but better it is. And then its brakes offer more bite and feel too.

As we see it then Honda has done a good job with the CB Trigger. It gets bits like a rear disc brake and Combined Braking System missing on the Yamaha, and all said and done, Honda must be applauded for introducing such features even in the 150cc class. But, the question is, at what price? At Rs 90,000 on road in Mumbai, it is just asking for too much for a bike in this segment, especially when the FZ-S only costs Rs 81,000. Sure, one can buy the basic Trigger for a fraction under Rs 80,000, but with FZ’s better presence, better dynamics and a higher fun to ride co-efficient, it’s still very difficult to choose the Honda over the Yamaha.

Specifications
Honda CB Trigger
Yamaha FZ-S
Engine
TypeAir cooled, 4-stroke, single cylinder, carburetorAir cooled, 4-stroke, single cylinder, carburetor
Engine capacity149.1cc153.0cc
Power2 valves/cyl, SOHC2 valves/cyl, SOHC
Torque14.0PS@8500rpm
14.0PS@7500rpm
Power/Weight102PS/tonne102PS/tonne
Underpinnings
Suspension (F)Telescopic forks
Telescopic forks
Suspenion (R)MonoshockMonoshock
Brakes (Front/Rear)240mm disc / 220mm disc267mm disc / 130mm drum
Tyres (Front/Rear)80/100x17” / 110/80x17”
100/80x17” / 140/60x17”
Performance
0-60kmph6.0s5.2s
0-100kmph20.9s
19.6s
0-400 metres20.4s@99.1kmph
19.8s@100.6kmph
Top speed107.3kmph
106.7kmph
Braking (60kmph-0)18.0m/2.2s17.9m/2.1s
Fuel efficiency
City42.3kmpl46.4kmpl
Highway61.9kmpl53.2kmpl
Overall47.2kmpl48.1kmpl
General data
LxWxH2045x757x1060mm1975x770x1045mm
Wheelbase1325mm1335mm
Kerb Weight137kg
137kg
Price (on-road, Mumbai)Rs 90,095Rs 81,000
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  • Harish Dasari

    No talk about ride quality and fuel efficiency. People do care about these even when they buy sporty bikes

    • Vikrant Singh

      Point well made.
      So we have added the spec sheet for you and as is clear, there isn’t much to choose between the two when it comes to fuel economy.
      As far as ride quality goes, the Trigger is the more comfortable motorcycle. The rear in particular absorbs bumps better than the FZ. But, the difference isn’t significant enough to alter a buying decision.

  • shashank261

    I own Dazzler and I am really disappointed to see Trigger not tackling drawbacks of its predecessor. Everything that was good about Dazzler like the floating side cowls and a tall rear have been replaced by unicorn kind of tank and rear.

    The biggest failure – even in Dazzler – according to me is the riding stance. It’s too commuter-ish and fails to draw the biker into riding. If you are a biker, go ahead and buy FZ. Trigger hasn’t addressed any of the problems that Dazzler had, in fact it has made it worse by pricing it steeply.

    • Parvas24

      Honda CB Trigger is a replica of the Honda CB1000R superbike.
      Honda CB Trigger is does not replace Honda CB Dazzler as there is nothing much common between the two bikes , theses bikes are totally different except that both are 150cc bikes from Honda.
      The pricing is a bit higher for Honda CB Trigger but is worth every rupee as the features it has is a generation ahead of all the other 150cc bikes that includes Honda CBR150.

  • Ranjith

    guys chechout the Tgigger Fuel Tank Design- truely copy os Yamaha fz/fzs !
    am having a FZ-S getting 45 kmltr mileage.
    if u concern Honda n mileage go for Unicorn(performance & mileage) rather than ”Trigger Flop”.if u compramise on Petrol Price Hikes : Never Think Twice – its the Stylish Sporty perfomnc 150cc FZs macho..

    • Shathish Kumar

      hey c’mon Trigger is more fuel efficient :D

    • Parvas24

      CB Trigger is a replica of the CB1000R superbike. It is great in style , power and handling. It is a very good bike too in the 150cc segment and mark my words it will give the FZ-S a run for its money.
      Yamaha has not yet introduced any 200cc or 600cc bikes into the Indian market. While Honda has introduced the CBR250cc which knock out the FZ-S and the R15 bikes. Bajaj has introduced the PULSAR 200NS and very soon the Pulsar 375cc would be released. KTM has 200cc duke and the 390cc duke has been released. Where is Yamaha ? only a puny 153cc engine for the Indian market …. it sucks.
      Lastly do not underestimate the Honda brand.

  • Gladiator

    After doing around 8K km, I say it is the best naked 150 in India. Love it for the build quality, cornering stability and styling. On the drawbacks front, the important one is fuel efficiency, which has been Yamaha’s Achilles heel when compared to Honda . Also the bike feels wanting for some extra power.

    • safamanchu manchu

      I was bought Trigger last month, i am getting 52 kmpl,, its riding quality is better than FZ,, Fz giving a mileage of 35 km only , on my frnd sold his fz last week yamaha didnt have resale value ,,,,,,,
      better to go with trigger,,,,,

      • Shathish Kumar

        but even trigger won’t have resale value. (I own a trigger)

      • parvas24

        HONDA CB TRIGGER is the best 150cc bike in India at the moment. Test drive the Honda CB trigger today.
        Yamaha bikes does not have resale value but Honda bikes have resale value.
        Yamaha FZ is nowhere close to the fully loaded advanced Honda CB Trigger. Yamaha FZ has some sporty street looks and some power but Honda CB Trigger has international look with good combination of style , power , advanced features and mileage.
        Regarding mileage the above review is absolutely wrong becos Yamaha FZ gives only 30 -35 within city and not more than 38 on highways while Honda CB Trigger gives 50 – 55 within city and altleast 60 on highways.
        As far as power is concerned the Honda CB Trigger might just lag a second behind the Yamaha FZ from 0-60 but after that the Honda CB Trigger effortlessly beats the Yamaha FZ . Infact I just happened to beat Yamaha FZ and Pulsar200NS on road today , I didnt think it was possible but when you rev the throttle without fear on Honda CB Trigger it can be a different beast and disprove those reviews on the internet.

  • Raj

    I’m Getting Constant mileage OF 45 Kmpl in my Yamaha FZ-S and My Dad’s Dazzler gives 42-48 kmpl. Both are great for comfort but Yamaha has more Power much much more and fun.

  • Jerry

    #Overdrive please make a comparison between 2013 Pulsar 150 and Yamaha FZ-S…

    • http://Overdrive.in/ Shumi

      We are currently not comparing the P150 because we are expecting Bajaj to roll out update to their bread and butter P150 in the short run

  • Vikrant Singh

    The winner of this test – the FZ-S – fits the bill. Go for the Yamaha would be my suggestion.

    • Anonymous Raw GM

      it would not be your suggestion if you weren’t a Yamaha fanboy lol Clearly you seem to be bloating fuel efficiency figures from your behind here. No FZ ever returned more than 35kmpl in a realistic city condition.

      • Mybike

        Yup..FZ mileage is bad but Design and performance is far better than this Honda’s LOL machine.

        • Ash_x1

          Did you know that even pulsar 220 gives 35 in city.get it than yamaha crap…

      • Piyusch

        I own an FZ 2011 model. The mileage purely depends on the riding style. Got 43 mileage when soft on the accelerator and got as low as 36 in city riding conditions. Highway above 45. I’m not a huge fan of mileage, and don’t check it each time. I wanted mileage of 35, so happy with it.
        I did the break -in as said in the manual – First 500 below 4000rpm and the next 500 6000rpm
        The best 150 is definitely FZ. If you you want mileage you are searching for the second best…

      • ranju

        I own a fz on 2009 and i used that bike for stunting; i surely say yamaha engine is perfect; what ever u can do with fz and yamaha engine have no problem; but the problem milage.. Only 30 km/ltr, now i moved to trigger and i think accelation is better for honda.. But braking is more better in fz, trigger i got a milage of more than 50, but for playing on the roads fz is better. For manly drive i prefer trigger.. Smooth accelleration

    • Ash_x1

      If fzs fits the bill trigger std is even cheaper…i got it for 81k in mysore

  • Vineet

    Trigger totally looses , FZ-S is a real winner , great styling , 45kmpl mileage,Price 80K.

    • Shathish Kumar

      Trigger is 79K with more mileage and more smoother and equally powerful engine.

      • Ricky

        style and performance…..FZ is better right?

        • Parvas24

          FZ-S is better in style but performance is not good as it gives low mileage.
          If you are concerned only about style then go for Yamaha R15 , CBR 250cc , KTM DUKE 200, Pulsar 200NS,Apache 180RTR.

    • Parvas24

      Vineet
      FZ-S has only style but when you spend 80k you need more from your bike.
      CB Trigger gives good mileage , advanced features , good power and pick up and naked bike design.

  • Niranjan Raikar

    It dont even look like a new bike, just a carbon copy of FZ nothing more :)
    And also the quality of carbon copy is not good LOL :D

    • Parvas24

      HONDA CB TRIGGER looks very good , atlast something good from the Honda stable. It has nice broad seats , excellent pick up , good mileage , advanced features . It is a replica of Honda CB1000R superbike.

    • dude_creative

      dude, honda has their own style. they won’t copy crap like yamaha

  • Rajesh

    Honda trigger mileage@42.3 Kmpl and Fzs mileage@46.4 Kmpl. Have you guys LOST your Brain or got bribed by Yamaha. Get your facts right before publishing such non-sense again

    • http://Overdrive.in/ Shumi

      The published results are our test figures which we achieved on our economy tests, a standard riding cycle in traffic and on the highway. I am guessing your vehement reaction is because your figures do not match. Please remember that despite what it looks like magazine economy tests serve to indicate a comparable, realistic scenario in fuel economy terms. However, economy is a complicated figure because it is affected by a number of factors not in the least, the way the rider uses the motorcycle. In fact, if you do the exact same test in a different city (different altitude, temperature, traffic and road conditions), the economy figure will change.

      • siddharth

        Rajesh… i agree with you(they are bribed by Yamaha)…in whatever condition you test both bikes together… Honda trigger will definitely give a much better mileage than Yamaha fzs coz… i brought trigger after much study and it is giving me a mileage of 60-65 in city traffic condition(believe it or not)….

        • Vinnu

          But Bike’s Design and Looks are LOL Factor :)

      • Parvas24

        Your test ride figures about the mileage aspect of both FZ-S and CB Trigger are way off the mark. Please talk with some owners of these bikes and they will tell you it is very different. FZ-S is only style and poor mileage, 30 to 35 only in city traffic .
        becos it has a big fat rear tyre.
        CB Trigger has excellent city mileage of 55+ in traffic .

    • Shathish Kumar

      Do you even own a trigger?
      I own a trigger and my brother has FZ-S, he’s gettin mileage of max 46-47 kmpl and I get 55-58 kmpl with my trigger.
      point to be noted is I drive more aggressive than my bro (he rides b/w 52-56 kmph speed with uniform acceleration and I ride b/w 53-62 kmph using rapid acceleration), my dad used my trigger bike for 1 week in between, and the bike gave mileage of 72 kmpl (he rode it on highways). So don’t ever dare to compare mileage of these Bikes please.

      • hi

        Shathish
        Just read first, he is also saying the same thing which you are saying :P

        Read and understand things, before u make any comments :)
        ATB, and enjoy riding!!

        • Shathish Kumar

          @hi: sorry I misunderstood, but wrote the fact ;) . @Honda rocks: It (mileage) was what I got from trigger not from honda (money). I’m a common man from chennai, any doubts? contact me vsk.video@gmail.com

      • Honda rocks

        72 kmpl, wat a foul mouth…. Honda officials claim the avg of 67 and u r getting more than that :P
        Trigger is a gud bike, and autheniticate avg should be around 55 kmpl in city… and 60 kmpl on highway… h 72 kmpl is exceding wat claim by honda itself…
        Are you getting some perks from Honda for providing wrong info… -1 for your false reveiw.

  • priyanshu

    On the basis of fuel economy which one to choose TRIGGER / fz s

    • Shathish Kumar

      no doubt if u want fuel efficiency go for Trigger

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  • MukundRao

    Excellent Comparision

    • Shathish Kumar

      yes! excellent biased review

  • sanu

    top speed 132 km/h i have own fazzer

    • Shathish Kumar

      ???

      • Rado

        Boss i don,t understand y u people are fighting for mileage when your buying a sports bike just think in mind that you have to compromise with certain characteristic of that bike . If you love riding bike be passionate about it …. I don’t know for the fact do you know what a sport bike is for …..

        • manju

          As we are rational thinkers we expect both stylish and mileage, am using trigger deluxe since last 15 days its really awesome experience to be frank…. very smooth engine and giving mileage around 50 in city and 55 in long ride. i rode already around 700 km. but negative factors are no automatic indicator off like pulsar, head light on and off switches, self start button, pass button are outdated,,,, horn is not much effective….. but mileage, stylish and engine performance is amazing…

          • appi

            I had Trigger from since June 2013, i already driven around 6000kms.. i near got mileage above 45, and also back suspension is very hard… compare to other mono supension bike… this two were my complaint from my 1 st service now i completed my 3rd service still i am not satisfied with both the complaint..and in 3rd free service the charged my around 2500rs for saying that brake pads gone, airfilter has gone etc.. and even my engine sound has been changed after 3rd service.. earlier it was soomth.. now it become very hard… so don’t belive in honda trigger…… Pls Pls Pls go head wiht FZ-s for better

        • Shathish Kumar

          I’m not going to race all my life, right?

          • ALEDRIYO SARKAR

            iTS BEEN ABOUT A YEAR CB TRIGGER HAS BEEN LAUNCHED , ..SO WE CANNOT TELL THE PERFORMANCE AND MILEAGE IT GIVES NOW.. THE BIG QUESTION IS ..HOW LONG IT IS GOING TO LAST..COZ FZ IS IN THE MARKET FROM A LONG TIME

        • dude_creative

          Fuel efficiency is important. Will you buy a product that is worth only 2 rupee for 10 rupee, or waste 1 drum of water where 1 bucket is enough. You obviously won’t

        • Ash_x1

          Mister fzs Is not a sports bike.It just looks like one.Otherwise trigger has a higher top speed.It vibrates lesser than fzs and gives much better mileage.Whats wrong in having a fuel effecient engine which can be revved to its limit effortlessely.you can Have the best of both worlds(i own trigger

  • Dev

    I have the Dazzler since 56k kms.
    It’s mileage is min 55kmpl always.
    But as dear Honda has shut its production, parts are really hard to come by.
    (It needs many now…)

    To add insult to injury, Honda has replaced Dazzler with a blatant copy of FZ-S.

    So as the replacement, this will face the same fate as Dazzler.
    It will have a few enthusiastic owners facing difficulty getting it serviced.

    • Parvas24

      CB Unicorn Dazzler has unique features,it is a complete bike.I has its pluses and minuses just any other bike . You can easily get parts for your Dazzler at genuine honda spare parts store .

      As far as the CB Trigger is concerned , it is a new bike launched by Honda in the 150cc segment , it is a replica of the CB1000R superbike. It also has its own pluses and minuses. It is a very good bike too.
      Honda brands are worth it.

  • siddharth garg

    bro…i have already brought trigger and it gives a mileage of 60-65 in city traffic condition…believe me along with the performance equal to yamaha fz…would suggest to go for the same…

    • Avatar

      Ugly Design..Pulsar is better than this waste of money

      • Parvas24

        Do not compare the Pulsar 150cc bike with FZ-S or CB Trigger. Pulsar 150cc has outdated look of a 1980″s bike . If you really are a fan of Pulsar bikes then I suggest you go for the Pulsar200NS which has good street looks . BAJAJ company needs to work on the design of Pulsar 135, 150 and 180cc bikes.

      • Abhi

        pulsar has been outdated dude, and also it have no resell value. and all the bajaj vehicles get fugly after getting old, the sound changes, the smoothness lost

  • SIDDHARTH

    Prashant…most of the information about trigger in this review are WRONG…i think that overdrive people are bribed by yamaha to write nonsense… 4-5 km mileage difference doesn’t matter but in reality there is a huge difference in the mileage between the two…ask owners of trigger and fz-s before buying one…i also own a trigger and it gives a mileage of around 60 kmpl in city…

    • arun sankar

      hi siddhart,
      iam planning to buy trigger in 2 weeks time but the oly con about trigger what i read in most of the reviews (available in various sites)is about the vibration. They say that bike vibrates more when u cross 60. Is it happening to you and What abt the cold start honda is having ( This problem is ther with unicorn and dazzler). Is tat rectified in trigger.?

      • Shathish Kumar

        Trigger vibration: yes it do vibrate a bit but so much
        Cold start: not a problem

  • Jayesh

    Trigger at 90k is the CBS version with dual disk disk brakes , The std version comes below 79k in Pune . I get well above 60 kmpl mileage for my CB Trigger .At 1500 kms trigger runs smooth , though I agree that it gives a commuterish feeling .But better not to regret with the rising fuel prices by buying the FZ .I am totally convinced about my decision to buy trigger between the 2 bikes .

    • Shathish Kumar

      yes even idfd u need dual disk brakes, DLX is available for (83K in chennai)

    • Mittal

      Xcel suits you for better fuel economy as you concerned ;)

  • Rishav

    I strongly disagree with this review.”mileage,price and stability”,u guys sud hav a luk again on both bikes for these aspects.mileage i am getting with trigger is 45+ whereas my frnd is getting just 30 from fz. Std version of Trigger costed me only 76500 bucks on road in bihar and what i fell is that one cannot even turn fz as good as trigger does.somewhat lukwise fz is a bit better but it costs 5000rs extra than trigger std. version.also trigger has wider and longer seats than fz,bigger exhaust and led tail lights are better than fz.i strongly recommend Honda CB-TRIGGER.

    • Pravin

      somewhat lukwise fz is a bit better ?? Dude are you just satisfying yourself with this comment….FZ is far better than this ugly Honda.Abt 70k ? Did you own the top end version like Dual disc brakes that is claimed here as 90 k?

      • Parvas24

        FZ-S is attractive bike design with good proce tag.
        Power is average as it is only 153cc bike , Yamaha needs to step up and upgrade the FZ-S to atleast 300cc. You expect more from Yamaha since the days of RX 135 .
        On the mileage aspect FZ-S can give you 30 to 35 per liter within city traffic. People buy this bike for fashion only as it is built nicely and has big rear tyres.
        Though the big rear tyre attarcts people to buy this bike , many mechanics tell me that becos of the bigger flat rear tyre the FZ-S gives lesser mileage.

      • xared

        FZ doesnt have rear discs or CBS so it only deserves to be compared with the std Trigger

      • Sanjeev

        Pravin u are comparing a bike which is been evolving from five year with a bike which has come on streets For just six months …… Just wait for few days trigger is gonna outnumber fz-s……. N the double disc brake on road with all accessories will cost you 86k

  • Shathish Kumar

    Totally biased review! Trigger (DLX) is just 2K more than FZ-s and has rear disc brakes. FZ wins only with balance and stylish looks, otherwise, trigger wins in all aspects.

  • Himadri saha

    I own honda trigger & run it 4500 km almost, i get a average mileage of 58 km.
    It was far more better than Fzs.guys i would say honda is honda.

    • kausik

      Yes, honda is honda, nothing can beat it

  • Abhishek Singh

    u cant judge a bike by a single
    test drive…

    • Shathish Kumar

      then buy it ;)

      • Abhishek Singh

        i own it already,its nice bike

  • Abhishek Singh

    Trigger Base variant is 4 K cheaper than yamaha’s….what nonsense u all posts

    • Shathish Kumar

      I agreeeeeeeeeeee

  • Vinod

    My FZ-S mileage is 33-35 in Citi. Please do not falsify the data.

    • Parvas24

      Vinod you are absolutely right about the fact that FZ-S gives very poor mileage around 30 – 35 within city limits and traffic . It is becos FZ-S has fat and broad rear tyre , the 153cc engine of FZ-S has to pull more on such tyre and so the fuel economy drops at the cost of good look to attract the customer.
      This is a fact becos few years ago I changed the tyres on my RX135 to big broad ones and the shop which sold the tyre said that broader tyres would reduce the fuel economy.
      I own CB Trigger now and it gives 55+ mileage in city traffic. Everytime I go to fill up petrol I feel like smiling becos the of excellent mileage and good looks of the bike.

  • truth teller

    I own FZ-s. About Ride, Power & style…its a gem…But Fuel Efficiency is somewhere between 45-50 km/l in city & highway respectively.

    If you want a beast then do not care about mileage…5-10 km difference doesn’t matters. a sports bike giving 45 km/h…what else you need??

    want mileage then go for platina….hahaha

  • Vel Murugan S

    The above mentioned pros of Trigger are correct. But the cons of Trigger (mileage, price) are actually cons of this review, not Trigger’s…
    If you wanna own a Yamaha bike, go for Fz. Or else if you want style, comfort and mileage in a single bike, go for Trigger..

    • Vel

      Are you from planet Jupiter ? LOL look at your bike don’t you feel its UGLY ?

      • Vel Murugan S

        How do you say it is ugly?
        Friends whom ever take a ride with me in my Trigger, opt-out CB trigger as their dream bike.
        I hope u have never taken a drive in Honda CB Trigger

      • xared

        I hope you are buying a bike for the transportation and not for showoff looks

      • Vel Murugan S

        does trigger look Ugly?
        You may have to think of a eye test.

      • Shathish Kumar

        no! It all depends on your taste Isn’t it?

      • Sanjeev

        Vel…..face it when fz-s first came on streets not many liked is looks…… But later everyone saw the true beauty in it…… Trigger is new to the streets…… I can assure as time passes not just ppl even lots of Street will bow in front of trigger….. :)

    • boobalan

      trigger is best

  • Rohith K

    But I get Only 46 In Bangalore. But the riding is awsome in Trigger.. Very smooth Engine

    • abhishek

      it may be due to wrong tuning dude

    • Abbas Ali

      yeh kon sa hai

  • Jagdish

    I own CB Trigger from 10 days and till now I have driven it 400km out of which one is 260km in single day journey. I must admit that its very comfortable bike and during this journey it gave me 66kmpl mileage! So far its the best fuel efficiency I have seen in any 150cc segment bike.

    Also, here the price is also misguiding. CB Trigger STD model comes in 77k and it is is equivalent to FZ-S model which costs 85-86k in Ahmedabad. Mentioned price in blog should say that its the top model of trigger which comes along with two disc breaks and CBS(Combi Brake System).

    After seeing this I felt like Overdrive is taking money from Yamaha and writing anything good for no value vehicle and criticizing really good vehicle.

    • Vel Murugan S

      Completed 1400km with my CB Trigger
      I’m getting 65kmpl on Long drive and 55kmpl on city traffic.

  • paturi

    The price mentioned in this post is not correct. Trigger is released in 3 models. 1. standard with front disc and rear drum costs around 79k, other front and rear disc costs around 84 and another delux model with front and rear disc with cbs( combi braking system) costs around 90k. so with which model over drive compared FZ-s. As far as km/lit is concerned all the comments speaks the truth and trigger gives best mileage than FZ-s. look wise perhaps FZ_s is having marginal edge.

  • arun gopi

    i m satisfied with dazzler ,its performance,style and fuel efficency…but there are two problems which i am really concerned about is, non availability of spare parts…second problems with the battery. in three years i was forced to change battery 3 times. i have already covered 80 k . then about the vibration …its there over seventy km…i dont know whether they have made a better product in trigger.

  • Shathish Kumar

    it’s not 4-5 kms it’s 14-15kms

  • Jags

    Hi Friends,

    Here I wrote my detailed experience with Honda CB-Trigger. Have a look and let me know if you have any query.

    http://reviewandexperience.blogspot.in/

  • Rohith

    well said raj

  • Vicky Sameo

    HI GUYZ AM USING THIS BIKE FOR MORE THAN 2 MONTHS. I WILL POST THE PROS AND CONS OF THIS BIKE.( SORRY FOR MY BAD ENGLISH).

    PROS:

    REFINED ENGINE SMOOTHNESS, YOU WON’T FIND IT IN PULSAR 200NS OR GS-150R.

    MONO-SUSPENSION: YOU WON’T GET BACK PAIN IF YOU TRAVEL IN DIRT ROADS, EVEN THE MONO-SUSPENSION IS BETTER THAN FZ-S.

    BRAKES: IT HAS COMBI-BREAKING SYSTEM. SO IT’S BETTER THAN ANYOTHER BIKES. WHEREAS FZ-S HAS SINGLE DISK BRAKE.

    FUEL EFFICIENCY: IT GIVES ME AVERAGE MILEAGE OF ABOVE 48- 50 IN CITY TRAFFIC ROADS( AM IN MADURAI ), 53+ ON HIGHWAYS.

    WHERE AS FZ-S WILL GIVE ONLY 36 – 40 IN CITY TRAFFIC ROADS AND 42+ IN HIGHWAYS. I EXPECT MORE MILEAGE BUT I NEED A 150CC BIKE BECOZ I

    WILL TRAVEL MORE THAN 20+KM A DAY AND I NEED A MONOSUSPENSION.

    IT COST AROUND 81K(SINGLE DISK), 85K(DUAL DISK), TO 91K(CBS), WHEREAS PULSAR IS 75K AND FZ-S IS 82K ON ROAD PRICE. IT’S NOT SO FAR IN MONEY RANGE ALSO. YOU CAN DEFINETLY SPEND THIS EXTRA 5K TO 7K BUCKS FOR MONOSUSPENSION AND DUAL DISKS. CBS COSTS EXTRA 8K, SO IT’S UNNECESSARY.

    YOU WON’T GET VIBRATE IF YOU TRAVEL MORE THAN A HOUR AT SPEED OF 60KM – 75KM SPEED, WHERE AS PULSAR WILL VIBRATE.

    CONS:

    AT THIS PRICE RANGE I EXPECT MUCH MORE STYLISH LOOK IN BIKE BUT IT LACKS( BUT LOOKS MORE STYLISH THAN PULSAR 150 OR 180, FZ-S STYLISH LOOK ALWAYS ROCKZ). BUT IT ALSO LOOK LIKE LIMITED EDITION BIKE WHEN I ROAD IT.

    IN BALANCING POINT OF VIEW FZ-S WINS BECOZ IT’S REAR TYRE IS BROADER AND HAS MORE STABILITY

    BUT IT WON’T DISAPPOINT YOU. BETTER BALANCING THAN PULSAR BECOZ IT HAS BROADER TYRE THAN PULSAR 180.

    NO SWITCH GEAR. BUT YOU CAN MAKE IT TO SWITCH GEAR BY CUTTING IT.

    BRAKING MATERIALS LOOKS OLD.

    HAND BAR LOOK OLD ONE WITH THEIR HONDA LOGO.

    FINAL VERDICT:

    IF YOU WANT STYLISH BIKE, IF YOU DON’T CARE MILEAGE, ENGINE SMOOTHNESS, YOU CAN BLINDLY GO FOR FZ-S. FOR OVERALL PACKAGE TRIGGER IS THE BEST ACCORDING TO MY POINT OF VIEW.

    SOME WILL SAY FOR MILEAGE EFFICIENCY YOU CAN GO FOR PLATINA, SPLENDER, PASSION PRO. BUT THESE BIKE WILL VIBRATE, IF YOU GO ABOVE 50+ FOR MORE THAN 10 MINUTES.

    AT THIS PRICE RANGE, I HAVE THREE BIKES IN OPTION UNICORN, FZ-S, TRIGGER. FINALLY I CHOOSE THIS ONE FOR IT’S OVERALL PERFORMANCE.

    MAKE YOUR CHOICE. IT DEPENDS ON YOUR POINT OF VIEW ON BIKES.

    • manju

      very good comparison
      and suggestion….

  • Dhruv

    I’ve own fzs n compltd 3000 kms , um getting mileage within 50 -55 kmpl, my riding speed ranges betwn 40-60 kmph…….

    • dude_creative

      40-60? lol I will get a Dream neo and atleast mileage 64

  • Abhishek Sharma

    Even i own an Fz, and the figures dont seem to be extremely bloated. i get a regular 43-45kmpl in city conditions. I use it for roaming with friends. :P

  • Nithin Prakash

    I have driven both fz & trigger.I feel, Yamaha fz has excellent handling and much more fun compared all other 150cc bikes under 1Lackh. Both bikes have same power but fz has strong mid range.But when FE considered honda trigger scores high.On comfort,Fz has very soft suspension which is very good on plain roads but it highly lacks on bad roads and potholes and humps can easily felt.Also ground clearance become very low with a pillion.On the other hand the trigger offers stiffer suspension which is not comfortable as fz on plain roads but it scores higher on bad roads having potholes & humps.Disappoint that trigger comes with old school gear lever.The FZ can hardly attain 40-45 mileage.But trigger offers 45+ mileage in all conditions.So handling is main concern go with fz.If FE considered go with trigger.

  • Nidhin

    i got around 50 km/l. its handling and breaking is too better than any other bikes. and its engines smoothness is the most awesome matter.

  • Hemanth

    Those people who r talking talking about millage they are uncle and retired persons.. If u r young then talk about style, comfort, pick up.. like fz-s , cbr150r, and tvs apache rtr.. If u really worried about millage then go for Bajaj Discover, Hero Splendor, ..

    • Parvas24

      Hemanth – in the 150cc segment there is not much difference in the performance of bikes especially in city traffic as you cannot get enough space to fully utilize the power of any 150cc bike in Indian city road conditions , you have to ride on highways for long distances to really appreciate these bikes.
      Regarding comfort CB Trigger is better than other 150cc bikes.
      Pick up of FZ-S is quicker from 0 to 50 the CB Trigger is just a fraction of second behind .
      But when the CB Trigger crosses the 70 km speed it cruises easily to 115km while FZ-S struggles above the 90km speed. One reason could be that FZ-S has a big fat rear tyre and slows the FZ-S at top speed.

    • dude_creative

      so you want to be in the middle of the road with yamaha with 0 fuel. that is the sign of youth? hahah

  • Sanjay Banglore

    Awesome decision.Even Yamaha SZ series looks better than this Honda at just below 70 K with GOOD Mileage comparatively with other 150 cc’s

  • Eldhose Jacob

    for those who praising the trigger for all its goodness, let me ask you guys a question. Trigger is the third model of Honda in 150 cc segment and the Yamaha hardly change their 150 cc flagship FZ. why is that?

    • Parvas24

      Jacob … even Yamaha has different bikes in the 150cc segment – lets see – Yamaha Fazer, Yamaha R15, Yamaha SZ has three variants , Yamaha FZ16 , Yamaha FZ-S .
      In the 150cc segment Honda has CB Unicorn , CB Trigger and CBR150cc.
      So Jacob you asked a question but see for yourself Yamaha has many 150cc bike models as compared to Honda models.

  • Parvas24

    Honda CB Trigger STD variant starts at 80k. so there is not much difference in the pricing between the FZ-S and CB Trigger.
    Everything depends on the customer demands… if the customer wants only good looks and does not care about mileage then go for FZ-S. If customer wants good looks , advanced features and good mileage go for CB Trigger. You can”t go wrong with with CB Trigger.

  • Parvas24

    Bhanu Prakash ,
    CB Unicorn Dazzler has unique features that make it special bike. Some love it others hate it . It is a complete bike in itself , it has its advantages and disadvantages but the final call is taken by the customer when buys the bike.
    As far as the CB Trigger is concerned , it is a new bike launched by Honda in the 150cc segment , it is a replica of the CB1000R superbike. It also has its own advantages and disadvantages.
    Honda brands are worth the money .

  • ritsy

    does bike vibrate at the speed of 60 kmph n above??

  • akish arora

    Yamaha bikes better than any other bike

    • dude_creative

      haha comedy. Honda is the best

  • govind

    Fz-s is the best bike

  • madrira mahesh

    Who said its impossible i have a FZs special edition bike and its Giving 53Kmpl in Hill station (South Kodagu,Karnataka)…Its depends on the maintenance of your bike, Beginning you have to ride 45-50Kmh till 2000Km after that you check the Mileage….

    • giri

      K fz looking is amazing as compare to cb trigger . Cb trigger looking is like a begger bike.

      • Akhil

        hey trigger looks much more heavy and sporty than fz . fz looks like a child’s bike and the headlights and speedgauge looks very cheap. and small

  • madrira mahesh

    Who said its impossible i
    have a FZs special edition bike and its Giving 53Kmpl in Hill station
    (South Kodagu,Karnataka)…Its depends on the maintenance of your bike,
    Beginning you have to ride 45-50Kmh till 2000Km after that you check the
    Mileage….,,,

  • Sud

    eCHO Raj

  • Shariq

    Hello, Excuse me, I own a FZ-s 2013 with dual accelerator wire….. the mileage of my fz in city is around 46KMPL,,, It is muscular,Sexy n a boy ride bike….!!!!! YES!! YAMAHA

  • Abhishek Chandrakar

    first thing i want to inform is, trigger’s middle model which is having double disk is 82000 on road with all the accessories, and another thing is, the mileage inside city is 55kmpl which i am getting.

  • Abhishek

    right bro i have one giving 35kmpl max

  • Yuvaraj Kamal

    mano

  • rajesh

    AMIT 90,000 is for CBS model(combi braking system like abs) there are 3 varients in trigger standard(front disk,rear drum),deluxe(disk+disk),CBS(disk+disk with combi braking system) the prices are80,000 84000 90000 onroad.

    • munus

      fantastic comparison brother..thanks…

  • rajesh

    Guys one thing didnt announced hereis there are 3 varients in trigger standard(front disk,rear drum), deluxe(disk+disk),CBS(disk+disk with combi braking system) the prices are80,000 84000 90000 onroad.

  • Satyam Joshi

    I’ve tested Honda Shine at its speed limit,which in turn resulted nearly challenging to Pulsar 150; though it can’t chase 150s in a straight line but Shine can knock 150s/160s in corners …. ! Going for fuel economy with power I have noticed Discover 100T is the best in market.
    It produces torque nearly to that of Shine but with a bit more RPMs..makes more sound but amazes you if tested for speed.

  • Satyam Ravi Dwivedi

    I own a FZ and it has returned me everything ranging from 52Kmpl to 37Kmpl. The way you ride a bike(gear shifts), kind of fuel you are using, condition of the bike and nature of traffic determines the kind of mileage a bike can return. I will agree that FZ is no Splendour but then FZ is no Splendour or Pulsar or Dazzler or for that matter Trigger. That’s the whole point. I don’t really know why there is so much fuss about mileage. On an avg. in city traffic of Delhi, FZ will give you around 42-47Kmpl and that’s the end of the story. IF biking is a synonym of economy and mileage for you please go for splendour, discover or whatever bike but if anything above 42Kmpl is acceptable, go to a Yamaha Showroom and spin it around for a test ride, you will know why me or for that matter Vikrant come across as “fans” of this beauty. Let’s not argue just for the sake of it.
    Peace Out.

  • shrinath.

    What a fake mention about cb trigger….about pick up,milage,etc.

  • sreeraj

    I bought a trigger DLX yesterday cross 200Km good riding.looks,breaks, digital console,sound .feels more confident while riding.Feels some vibration on poor roads good

  • sreeraj

    My trigger DLX covered 300 km with a mileage of 50+ km/L

  • Sumit Pasi

    i think trigger is the best…

  • Ajmal

    ha.haaa..ha..ha.. can’t stop laughing

  • sreeraj

    My trigger DLX covered 800 km with a mielage of 68 km/L(wrt quality of petrol)

  • shameer

    super pa…Ultimate..!

  • John

    As a review I agree with all the aspects mentioned here for FZ but not for fuel economy.. As I own a FZ its really awesome gaadi.. but still somewhere in my mind I think if it would have given at least of 47 to 50 km/ltr in city, that will bring a bit more of happiness to me … but for top speed no one can beat unicorn engine.. 135 km/hr with same smoothness as it is at 80km/hr

  • sagar

    guyzz fz is not success when it introduced.. no body likes its design… but it gets popular after some years… like wise trigger will also get popular after some years… becoz we r not ready to accept the new one suddenly… so trigger will beat fz soon.. its for sure….

  • muzeeb

    The mileage of fzs is given by you is absulutly wrong. the actual mileage fz is 35km/ltr.

  • shamsher

    The info here doesn’t seem to be appropriate…I have touched a speed of 118(fz-s).

  • Sanjeev jadav

    Guys no matter what you say trigger is @ all times better than fz-s….. Believe me I too was a fz-s fan….. But triggers mileage is more than fz-s…… And I love the great transmission u can hardly feel the vehicle changing to next hear it’s so damn smooth……. Fz-s can never give such performance

  • sumit akade

    I used both the bikes but trigger is better than fzs
    go to trigger if u want speed , pickup with milage

  • Akhil

    hey trigger looks much more heavy and sporty than fz . fz looks like a child’s bike and the headlights and speedgauge looks very cheap. and small. trigger is a very refined and quick bike as compared to fz & fazer

  • victor

    i don’t agree with your verdict, we are paying 9000rs more for cbs. A non-cbs version of trigger can be bought for less than fz_s. Fz-s doesn’t come with cbs. So your question at what price is completly irrelevant. It seems like the review has been paid by yamaha.

  • go ne 1

    If possible get the R15 …

  • nakul lalit

    Hey I buy a trigger in 2014.awesome bike good power and better fule efficiency. I got 55-60 in city.

  • King hood

    Still Yamaha cannot beat the double disc brake of CB Trigger and I hate the silencer of Yamaha is like a scooty pep size

  • SKP

    I have researched Fz and Trigger more than most of you guys on internet. Trust me, there are huge number of people complaining about FZ’s mileage woes. Now imagine, Riding FZ you have to pay 30 rupees (approx) extra for going the same distance in 1 liter as compared to on Trigger(Assuming the average opinion about mileage of two bikes, 35-40 for FZ and 50-55 for Trigger). If you still choose FZ, then either you are a Yamaha (FZ) fanboy madly in love with it to see anything else, or you have deep pockets. For the rest of us Trigger makes common sense.

  • Onkar

    fzs top speed is 139 dude…

  • abhay

    Dear sidharth I have to purchase new bike should I go with trigger

  • girish

    Hey getting ma new bike, cb trigger… But still confuse to go wid the same or I shd think abt fz??? Guys plz help

  • Ãjït Pâł

    Hello friends
    i am planing to purchase a new bike and confused between these 2
    my requirement are
    1. i need a average bike
    2. Secondly and the main in which bike my mother feel comfortable at the rear seat.

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