Hero Honda CBZ
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|Engine||Air cooled, 4 - stroke single cylinder OHC|
|Transmission||5 Speed constant mesh|
|Suspension||Front : Telescopic hydraulic type and Rear : Rectangular swing arm with 5 step adjustable gas reservoir suspension|
|Brakes||Front :Nissin Disc Dia 240 mm and Rear : drum 130 mm|
|Tires||Front : 80 / 100 x 18 – 47 P and Rear : 100 / 90 x 18 – 56 P|
|Dimensions||L 2,080 mm
W 765 mm
H 1,145 mm
|Fuel capacity||12.1 litre|
|Oil capacity||1000 ml|
|Fuel consumption||38-43 kmpl|
The over-square engine, that met Euro1, was fed by a Keihin slide type carburetor with accelerator pump for better pick-up. It makes use of a larger spring operated nozzle to provide a richer fuel air mixture into the engine for better acceleration. An air injection system injects fresh air into the exhaust port, to meet the emission norms.
The model went unchanged more or less for five years. In 2004, a new variant called CBZ* (star) featuring new graphics was introduced to boost sales. The bike did not feature any engine or performance upgrades. The only change was in its carburetor, it was changed from the Sliding Type carburetor to a conventional CV carburetor, which increased the fuel-efficiency but hampered the pick-up, the greatest feature of the bike. The bike was discontinued after 2005 September. The CBZ was followed after a gap of two years by the CBZ-Xtreme which was a totally new product platform featuring a Honda 149 cc engine and five-speed gearbox.The introduction of TFPS is done through this bike.
In 2007, a new variant featuring the existing Honda Unicorn's 149 cc engine was introduced. This was priced higher than the company's Achiever model. Nevertheless, this bike did not feature a mono-shock suspension.
The bike has undergone a major visual makeover in late 2008 and is the more expensive 150 cc offering from Hero Honda compared to the Hunk, which features the same power train.
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