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Honda has revealed the new 2021 CB125R Neo Sports Café motorcycle. The refreshed model comes with a slew of new updates including a more powerful engine, new suspension, tweaked cosmetics and features.

The bike gets a revised, more powerful 125 cc DOHC, 4V liquid-cooled engine which delivers 14.7 bhp of power. This is an extra 1.6 bhp of peak power against the model it replaces. While this may not be a big jump against the outgoing model, but for a machine which delivers 14-15 bhp, every pony counts.

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The bike gets a revised engine work featuring a longer stroke. The bore and stroke now stands at 57.3 x 48.4 mm, against the 58 x 47.2 mm found before. Apart from that, engine's compression ratio has also been rejigged slightly. It has been amped up from 11:1 to 11.3:1. The bike complies to the latest Euro 5 compliance. The engine has also gained a new inlet duct, resonator, and air cleaner connector tube. While the outgoing model featured an underslung exhaust, the new bike gets a dual-chamber muffler.

Another significant update for 2021 includes the set of class-leading 41 mm Showa Big Piston USD forks. These are a claimed first for any 125 cc motorcycle seen till date. The forks now boast a gold anodised finish which make the bike look and feel very premium than it already is.

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Apart from these changes, the rest of the setup remains unchanged. For braking, it uses a radially mounted Nissin four-pot caliper at the front end backed by safety net of ABS.