Honda CB Twister was a well-known name for premium 110cc commuter fans of India. Honda discontinued the model to make way for all-new Livo in India. If certain reports circulating in the industry are to be believed, Honda CB Twister 125 can be an important part of Honda’s 2019 plans. Honda can bring this model to take on the likes of fuel injected Hero Glamour as CB Shine SP is priced much lower in comparison. Honda CB125F is expected to be renamed as Twister 125 for India as that saves a lot from R&D cost and potentially, could also share parts with other bikes around this segment.
Sportier body design will help buyers get away from the typical commuter friendly face of Shine duo and may also attract buyers who were planning to go for commuter design 150cc option. Honda CB125F is a mild street bike as it comes with Livo style tank extensions but offers a better front fascia with minimal fairing and street fighter style sharp tail end. Honda offers a basic tachometer, speedometer and fuel indicator in terms of instrument console. If they plan to make things more cost-effective, skipping fuel injection will favour them almost INR 5000 from the price.
Honda CB Twister 125 is expected to share the same 124.7cc, air-cooled engine with CB Shine SP. It will get a 5-speed gearbox but power figures can vary from the present generation’s 10.3 BHP and 10.3 Nm. It is expected to weigh less and thus, perform more aggressively than other 125cc bikes of India. The 240mm front disc brake may come standard on the sporty CB Twister 125. Honda is already leading in the 125cc segment with CB Shine, Grazia and Activa 125 bringing big numbers to the brand.