Hero Honda CBZ

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Hero Honda CBZ Star
Honda CBZ.jpg
Manufacturer Hero Honda
Production 1999–2012
Predecessor CBZ
Successor CBZ xtreme
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
Wheelbase 1,325 mm
Dimensions L: 2,080 mm
W: 765 mm
H: 1,145 mm
Fuel capacity 12.1 litre
Oil capacity 1000 ml
Related CBZ xtreme

The Hero Honda CBZ was a motorcycle launched in early 1999 by Hero Honda, with an original Honda 156.8 cc engine. The styling of the bike was a scaled version of the famous Honda CB series.

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 bike was launched as Hero Honda CBZ in India. 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 TPFC is done through this bike.

CBZ Xtreme[edit]

CBZ Xtreme
Manufacturer Hero Honda
Predecessor CBZ
Class Naked bike
Engine 149.2 cc (9.10 cu in)
Bore / stroke 57.3 mm × 57.8 mm (2.26 in × 2.28 in)
Transmission 5-speed, constant mesh
Brakes front 240 mm disc
rear 130 mm drum
Wheelbase 1,325 mm (52.2 in)
Dimensions L: 2,080 mm (82 in)
W: 765 mm (30.1 in)
H: 1,145 mm (45.1 in)
Fuel capacity 12.3 litres (2.7 imp gal; 3.2 US gal)

CBZ Xtreme was the 150 cc successor of the Hero Honda CBZ. The bike was introduced in the year 2006.[1] Except for a mild resemblance to the older CBZ's headlamp, the new model had little else in common.

The turn indicators have been integrated into the headlamp housing and the tail lamp cluster features a segmented stop and brake light section with the turn indicators built into a single unit that wraps around the brake light’s bottom side. Also LEDs have been used replacing the conventional bulbs. The split hand grips for the pillion rider serves in providing a different look.

The CBZ Xtreme has an asymmetric instrument panel with carbon matte finish. There are analogue gauges, including an tachometer, speedometer and fuel gauge, in addition to high beam, turn and neutral indicators.

It 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.8


  1. ^ Hero Honda CBZ Xtreme Hero MotoCorp, August,2011

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