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BIKE REVIEW: Honda Dazzler - The Dazzling Effect
Rohit Suresh is awe inspired by the revamped version of Honda's 'Wing Rider'.
On Jul 22, 2010

Honda - The very name stands for quality and reliability at its best.

Having entered the Indian market with the Honda Unicorn in 2005, they nearly monopolised the 150 cc segment. They were the first to introduce mono suspension in the Indian two wheeler market.

Five years down the lane and here they are, all set to grab the spotlight with their new kid on the block - the Dazzler. But is it a genuine upgrade or some old wine in a new dazzling look? Dazzler takes Honda’s ‘Wing Rider’ concept up to a different level and the bike is smooth refined and civilized (sometimes more civilized than some of us).

Stunning rear tail lamp, new front cowl, front & rear disc brake, attractive tank shrouds, digital speedometer, analogue tachometer, tubeless tires etc. are a few new additions to this revamped ‘Wing Rider’. The brakes brakes from Nissin, usually used in superbikes, are the best in class. The dazzler is loaded with loads of tech goodies.

The Dazzler gets a power upgrade of 0.7bhp making it 14.2 bhp at 8000rpm with 13nm of torque and clutch as smooth as silk to be precise. It revs to a maximum speed of 114km/hr making it the fastest bike in its class.

Dazzler breathes through a viscous air filter. The handling is precise, be it the corners or the straights. The mono suspension makes the ride more comfortable for the Indian roads and it takes care of the bumps and potholes with élan. It comes loaded with front and rear disc brakes, and with the progressive braking system, it stops not with any jolt but gradually and where you want it to.

The attention to detail in this bike with the new instrument cluster, floating cowl, lustrous paint job will make your eyes dazzle for sure. Its mileage of 60km/l will make the visits to the petrol pump a rare occurrence.

It comes in four colors viz. Pearl Seina Red, Sword Silver Metallic, Armour Gold Metallic and Pearl Nightstar Black, all for a premium price of 71,000.

Pros: Nearly everything.

Cons: The flimsy tail lamps

Rivals: Yamaha FZ16, Pulsar 150, Suzuki GS150R, Hero Honda Hunk
Honda Dazzler - The Dazzling Effect
Image Courtesy: Honda2wheelersindia.com

Specifications:

Engine: Air-cooled, 4-stroke, Single Cylinder, SI engine, 4-valve | 149.1 cc | 14.2 Bhp@8,500rpm | 13 Nm@6,500rpm | 5 gears | Electric\Kick Start
Suspension: Front – Telescopic Fork | Rear - Mono Suspension (3 step adj.)
Brake: Front: 240 mm Dia Disc | Rear – 220 mm Dia Disc
Tyre: Front - 80/100 x 17, Tubeless | Rear - 110/80 x 17 inches, Tubeless
Fuel Tank: 12 l
Mileage: 55-60 km/l
Electrical: Headlamp - Halogen 12V 35W/35W
Dimensions: Wheelbase - 1,328mm | Ground Clearance - 162mm
Curb Weight: 138 kg

Trivandrum On-road Price

Rs. Around 71,000/-

Yentha Verdict

The best commuter your money can buy.

 

Rohit Suresh

 

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am kamesh,i bought dazzler august 1st and i want to know,we can fill the nitrogen gas in the both wheels,if you know the answer please tel me.
Kamesh, on Oct 22, 2010 01:08:17 AM
 
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