In the Indian two wheeler market there is a high demand for the 150 cc commuter bikes especially with good power and reasonable fuel efficiencies. They can be used for daily commuting as well as for long trips. The competition is tough in this segment as bike makers are introducing new features targeting the youth. The Hero Xtreme and the Honda CB Trigger are two such bikes which are very popular.
The Hero Xtreme launched in 2008 comes in two variants; the Base and the ES priced Rupees 68,725 and 71,725 respectively. The Honda CB Trigger launched in 2013 comes in 3 variants; the Standard, the Deluxe and the CBS priced from Rupees 65,633 to 78,046. The Hero Xtreme comes in 5 colours; silver, red, blue, black and orange. The CB Trigger comes in pearl sienna red, meteor green and black.
The Xtreme has a stylish visor with prism headlights, an integrated digital console, an engine immobilizer with active LED ring and a dual tone muffler. The console has digital speedometer, fuel gauge, two trip meters and an analogue tachometer and a mobile charge socket below the seat. The CB Trigger has a fully digital console. The Trigger is powered by a 149.10 cc, 14 bhp and 12.5 Nm torque engine. The Xtreme has a slightly better power of 14.4 bhp and 12.8 Nm torque. The claimed mileage of the Xtreme is 65.10 kmpl and that of the Trigger 60 kmpl.
The 2045 mm long Trigger has a better ground clearance of 175 mm when compared to the 145 mm of the 2060 mm long Xtreme. The Trigger weighs 137 kg against the 145 kg of the Extreme. The Trigger has a fuel tank of 12 (2.3 reserve) litre capacity and the Xtreme 12.1 (1.5 reserve) litre capacity. The Xtreme has 80/100x18”-47 P tyre at th front and 110/90x18”-61 P tyre at the rear. The CB Trigger has 17’ alloy wheels with 80/100x17”-46P and 110/80x17”-57 P tyres.
Bothe models have 1 down 4 up type 5 gear manual drive. The Xtreme has 240 mm disc type brake at the front and 130 mm drum type (disc type optional) at the rear. The Trigger has 240 mm disc type brake at the front and 220 mm disc type at the rear. The suspension of the Xtreme is better with telescopic hydraulic at the front and the swing arm type with 5 step adjustment at the rear. The Trigger has telescopic type at the front and the mono shock type at the rear.
In style, mileage and ride quality the Hero Xtreme scores over the Trigger. The build quality, braking and the handling are better for the Honda CB Trigger.