Honda refreshes the 125 cc CBF Stunner..
After 2 rather conservative designs/products in the form of the 150 cc Unicorn and the 125 cc Shine, the 125 cc CBF Stunner was the first sporty design to have come out of Honda Motorcycles and Scooters India (HMSI).
Back in 2008 when the CBF Stunner was launched, I thought that the bike seriously had the potential to become a best seller for Honda. After all the bike had the "premium" good looks of a "mini Karizma", at a price point lower than the reigning 150 cc bikes along with the fuel efficiency and reasonable performance of a 125 cc engine.
But somehow that never happened and the conservative CB Shine still continues to be Honda's best selling 125 cc in India. Indian customers are really a tough nut to crack. Probably the Indian customer could see through the half fairing that it was just a 125 cc bike, with a slightly higher price tag compared to the competition.
Honda gave the CBF Stunner it's first upgrade back in Jan 2010. But still there wasn't any major change to the CBF Stunner's fortunes. Honda has again decided to give the CBF Stunner a minor upgrade. But this time it is just a paint/sticker job.
So what has changed in the CBF Stunner?
The CBF Stunner branding has been moved from the side panels to the fairing. There is also a slight change in the sticker/color pattern on the new CBF Stunner, but then you really have to look very closely to notice the change.
The more significant move has been the addition of a new "Candy Palm Green" color which looks striking. The engine specs remain untouched and so is the pricing.The top end variant of the CBF Stunner in "Self Start-Disc-Alloy" comes for the price of Rs. 54,509 (Ex-Showroom, Delhi).
Yep, that's all.
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