LAHORE: Honda Atlas the largest motorcycle manufacturer recently announced a new motorcycle in their current line-up named the Honda CB125F.
At first there was speculation that Honda Atlas will be launching the Honda 125 Coca which is available in the international market which comes with disk brakes, alloy rims and an overhead camshaft engine but Honda Atlas decided to play with the model on their own and spin out their own creation and decided to launch their own version of the Honda CB125F 2019.
Here’s a few pictures of the Honda CBF125 Coca rumored to be launched in Pakistan, It’s available in the UK as the Honda CBF125.
Now Honda Atlas decided to change a few things in the new Honda CB125F 2019 model on their own like the exhaust (Silencer), Fairing, Rims and the biggest change the engine which was supposed to be a 125cc overhead camshaft engine they changed it to the 5 speed overhead engine from the Honda CG125 Deluxe aka Vibration Machine.
Here are a few pictures of the Honda CB125F 2019 being launched in Pakistan by Honda Atlas.
HONDA CB125F 2019
Expectations vs Reality, like always Altas Honda disappointed customers as they were expecting kick ass 125cc motorbike to compete with Yahama YBR Series. eventually ends up making memes and trolling Honda CB 125F Pakistani version.
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To me it is basically a Honda CG125 deluxe with a couple of aesthetic modifications like alloy rims straight from the Yamaha YBR 125 and the Yamaha YBR125G new grab rail and plastic body moulding with a different more angular shaped front headlight cowl. The engine is same from the Honda CG125 deluxe suspension is same front and back both with disk brake.
The specifications of the motorcycle being launched by Honda Atlas are as below
HONDA CB125F SPECIFICATIONS
|Engine||4 Stroke 125cc OHV Air Cooled Engine||Displacement||124 cc|
|Bore & Stroke||56.6 x 59.5 mm||Compression Ratio||9.0:1|
|Clutch||Wet Type Multi-Plate||Transmission||5-speed|
|Starting||Self-Start/Kick Start||Frame||Backbone Type|
|Dimension (Lxwxh)||2043||Ground Clearance||120 mm|
|Petrol Capacity||12.3 L||Tyre at Front||2.75 – 18|
|Tyre at Back||90 – 90||Dry Weight||122 KG|
These specifications are almost identical to the Honda CG125 Deluxe with the addition of a self start which looks like a cheap chinese lifan self starter kit available in the market locally.
Honda Atlas is launched Honda CB125F in Pakistan for Rs 162,000 which to be honest we think is not justifiable with the features provided in the motorcycle if they wanna compete with Yamaha YBR125 in this new 125cc category they either have to give us a feature rich motorcycle or atleast one with a vibration free overhead camshaft engine like the ones we get in the Suzuki GS150 and the Yamaha YBR family.
Honda mindset is different we really cannot examine the brain why do people like Honda so much, yes engine and build quality looks promising however, vibration and self-start assembly button haunts us with the same old tale we been hearing since 1969.
Rumors were Honda might launch CG 125 2019 with self-start and alloy rims bring it closer to YB125Z instead they launched same-old Honda CG125 Motorbike with new sticker (Like Always).
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