The CG125 appears virtually precisely the same as it did almost three decades later, with the exception of small elements like stickers, the gasoline tank, and the taillights. Because the CG125 has very little to offer for its comparatively high price tag, many motorbike purchasers have opted for either a lesser variation of Chinese 125cc motorcycles or have moved up a class altogether.
Some would claim that the CB125F has a more modern appearance and more features than the CG125, but it is also more pricey. The CG125 costs Rs. 147,500, while the Special Edition costs Rs. 177,000 and has a self-starter. As things stand, these are exorbitant prices.
The CB125F, on the other hand, costs a stunning Rs. 212,000 with a changed design and the inclusion of a front disc brake, which is a huge premium of over Rs. 64,500 for what is effectively the same motorcycle with a few additional plastic panels, alloy wheels, and a minimally updated look.
As a result, it’s clear that Honda Atlas needs to drastically alter the design of its entry-level commuter motorcycle in order to justify the price increases.
Despite the fact that Atlas Honda claims to have made significant upgrades to the new CG125, it is still built on the same basic recipe as the previous model from the 1990s.
The CG125 is still powered by a 124cc single-cylinder 4-stroke pushrod engine with a 4-speed manual transmission and produces close to 10 horsepower and 9.5 Nm of torque. The CB125F is equipped with the same 5-speed manual transmission as its predecessor, the CG125 Delux.
During the early 1990s, Atlas Honda replaced the traditional contact breaker fuel system with a capacitor discharged ignition system. This led to improved power output, fuel economy, and pollution ratings by allowing for better and quicker burning coal.
For the 2011 model year, Honda made modest improvements to the engine’s construction and carburettor, resulting in improved fuel economy and increased power.
The aforementioned powerplant’s main selling points have always been its sound,’ power delivery (particularly at higher RPMs), and reliability, all of which are still among the best in the Pakistani market.
There are also claims that the CG125 can get 45 to 50 kilometres per litre, but these should be taken with a grain of salt because some owners have recorded fuel consumption as low as 25 kilometres per litre while maintaining their motorcycles perfectly.