Honda launches next generation CG 125 and CG 150 motorcycles in Brazil
Nithyanandh K, As a toddler, those wheeled machinery fascinated me even before I knew what they’re called as! So here I'm, petrolhead by birth, Mechanical engineer by qualification and automotive reporter by profession!
Dominating the Brazilian two wheeler market for decades, Honda has launched the 8th generation of its best selling CG series of 125cc and 150cc bikes.
The Honda CG 125 Fan, Honda CG 150 Fan and CG 150 Titan are available in different equipment levels. The motorcycles feature an entirely new chassis and design direction.
All three bikes look very close to each other. The overall design takes cues from Honda’s small capacity motorcycles elsewhere in the world. For example the fuel tank and the tank cladding of the CG 150 Titan seem to be inspired by the Honda CB Trigger that was recently launched in India.
The CG 125 Fan comes in three variants – Kick Start, Electric Start and Electric Start with Disc brake. The CG 150 Fan comes with electric start and front disc brake but doesn’t offer alloywheels. The top end Honda CG 150 Titan offers everything as the CG 150 Fan and also adds alloy wheels.
All the motorcycles come with a digital instrument console which has a speedometer and an odometer. The Titan incorporates a fuel level indicator. The bikes settle for traditional coil spring rear suspension rather than the monoshock unit.
The CG 125 variants, as the name suggests are powered by a 125cc 4-stroke air cooled petrol engine which puts out 11.6bhp and 10.3 Nm of torque. The CG 150 variants make do with a 150cc fuel injected flex fuel engine which is capable of 14.3 bhp and 14.21 Nm of torque while running on ethanol.
The 150cc bikes will be reaching the Brazilian showrooms by the second week of August while the 125cc bikes will go on sale in September.