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    AOA PW Brothers,
    I a m planning to Visit North next year on Bike target areas would be (Deosai,Skardoo,Shigar,Chillas,Babusar) via Naran.
    I 've budget of around 1.25 lacs.Kindly recommend which bike would best fit.

    Honda CG 125
    Suzuki 150
    Honda CB 250
    Your Suggestion?

    Regarding Honda CB 250 can i get it new here in Pakistan or i've to import.
    WTB Police auction.

    Thanks


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    rana sb ur cup of tea.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by alikhan7 View Post
    AOA PW Brothers,
    I a m planning to Visit North next year on Bike target areas would be (Deosai,Skardoo,Shigar,Chillas,Babusar) via Naran.
    I 've budget of around 1.25 lacs.Kindly recommend which bike would best fit.

    Honda CG 125
    Suzuki 150
    Honda CB 250
    Your Suggestion?

    Regarding Honda CB 250 can i get it new here in Pakistan or i've to import.
    WTB Police auction.

    Thanks
    Honda CG-125 Classic will be best.. Parts mechanic available in every nook and corner of pakistan and especially in hilly areas. It is heard that this bike sometime engine get hot. But this didn't had any problem during my whole journey about hot problem. But at two points At Naltar Road (at a spot) and at Eagles Nest Road (only a spot), I need a help to push the bike... I had to stop bike due to some reason,, then I was unable to move ahead due to inclination of road... Once the bike is on go... it will go... once you had to apply break and stop... on very steep areas,, it catch motion not easily.. As per Mr. Farhan,,, GS-150 will work better.
    The Seat of Honda CG-125 is good and comfortable. Fuel consumption is also 30-40 even on mild ascending e.g Balakot to Naran area...


    CB-250 too heavy... agar ap iss ko khench k laana paray in case of any problem... it will be a big NO

    GS-150 also works or can even better work than Honda CG-125 but no part no mechanic in remote areas but even hard to find part in big cities sometime. The seat of GS-150 is poor/bakwas.. so much tiring. not fit for long journeys or even in city.

    Some of the narrow spots water crossings, are only designed for CG-125 as the locals only use CG-125.


    More I request Mr. Farhan Khan to give his 2 cents as an expert opinion. When I bought my CG-125, It was him that he recommended it for me. Though he himself own a GS-150 which has already run on all passes, valley etc etc...

    I am happy with my CG...



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    I have recently both Suzuki Sprinter 110 and GS-150.

    Regarding machine capability, both are superb. But i agreed about seating style and shape of Suzuki. It is worst then anyone. Also i feel brakes are also not as good as it should be.
    Engine wise Suzuki is better then CG-125.

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    @ ranasherdil && MultaniTraveler

    Thanks for your expert advice.But i've few doubts regarding 125

    Can it climb 70 degree steep with luggage
    I heard 125 braking is not as good compare to 150 and 250
    Is 125 feasible for attaching luggage and not effecting road grip
    125 heating issues?
    WTB 125 newer model quality as compare to models < 2005

    Is there any bike other than 125,250 and 150 suitable for these areas which can be bought under my budget.

    I really appreciate quick feedback
    Thanks

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    Can it climb 70 degree steep with luggage?

    Ans: YES.

    I heard 125 braking is not as good compare to 150 and 250.

    Ans: CG-125 Delux has disk brakes.

    Is 125 feasible for attaching luggage and not effecting road grip.

    Ans: CG-125 Delux has better road grip then classic.

    125 heating issues?

    Ans: NO.

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    @ ranasherdil && MultaniTraveler
    really appreciate your quick feedback.
    I guess 125 would be good option
    Rana Sahab I might need your assistance buying 125 as I never own Bike in my life.
    Secondly if you have similar plans next year please consider me.
    Just for the record we also talked on Phone couple of weeks back wref:Asif Javed

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    Cg 125
    "Do not wait for leaders;
    do it alone, person to person"

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    Quote Originally Posted by alikhan7 View Post
    @ ranasherdil && MultaniTraveler
    really appreciate your quick feedback.
    I guess 125 would be good option
    Rana Sahab I might need your assistance buying 125 as I never own Bike in my life.
    Secondly if you have similar plans next year please consider me.
    Just for the record we also talked on Phone couple of weeks back wref:Asif Javed
    You have Never owned any bike and you are heading for the hills where seasoned bikers feel trapped, save yourself and first try it on a car please

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    Quote Originally Posted by c123pk View Post
    You have Never owned any bike and you are heading for the hills where seasoned bikers feel trapped, save yourself and first try it on a car please
    very well said

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    Rana jee.... OMG!

    "Fuel consumption is also 30-40 even on mild ascending e.g Balakot to Naran area..."

    My xli corolla gave an average of 15 that included long stretches of mountain roads with speed of less than 20 and motorway 120 plus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by c123pk View Post
    You have Never owned any bike and you are heading for the hills where seasoned bikers feel trapped, save yourself and first try it on a car please
    Thanks for suggestion bro! as I am driving 4 x 4 and car for 10 years and had many trips there's no charm left.

    I 100% agree with you it would be risky, but i would have 6-7 months to get my hands on bike and learn little bit of mechanics.
    That's wat we called adventure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alikhan7 View Post
    Thanks for suggestion bro! as I am driving 4 x 4 and car for 10 years and had many trips there's no charm left.

    I 100% agree with you it would be risky, but i would have 6-7 months to get my hands on bike and learn little bit of mechanics.
    That's wat we called adventure.
    After the luxury of 4x4s you really should try going on a 125, i kept three 125s when i was a kid, it makes your balls numb, you can't feel them after having a ride of 30 minutes, that too on very smooth roads, don't believe me, test it yourself

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    CG 125 without any doubts

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    firstly go for the shorter trip. It's better to go with serious biker as he can help a lot due to his experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wanderlust View Post
    Rana jee.... OMG!

    "Fuel consumption is also 30-40 even on mild ascending e.g Balakot to Naran area..."

    My xli corolla gave an average of 15 that included long stretches of mountain roads with speed of less than 20 and motorway 120 plus.

    125 tou city ma bhi 40km/litr hi daiti ha... GS-150 almost 35 in city...
    Road to Heaven will never be a highway...

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    Quote Originally Posted by alikhan7 View Post
    @ ranasherdil && MultaniTraveler
    really appreciate your quick feedback.
    I guess 125 would be good option
    Rana Sahab I might need your assistance buying 125 as I never own Bike in my life.
    Secondly if you have similar plans next year please consider me.
    Just for the record we also talked on Phone couple of weeks back wref:Asif Javed

    You are more than welcome sir... Any time...
    Road to Heaven will never be a highway...

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    Quote Originally Posted by alikhan7 View Post
    @ ranasherdil && MultaniTraveler

    Thanks for your expert advice.But i've few doubts regarding 125

    Can it climb 70 degree steep with luggage
    I heard 125 braking is not as good compare to 150 and 250
    Is 125 feasible for attaching luggage and not effecting road grip
    125 heating issues?
    WTB 125 newer model quality as compare to models < 2005

    Is there any bike other than 125,250 and 150 suitable for these areas which can be bought under my budget.

    I really appreciate quick feedback
    Thanks

    Sir jee 70 degree pa tou koi mountain/rock climber hi charh sakta ha... I don't think so that anywhere koi road ho 45+ (Doubted ha) degree ho.... waisay 4x4 45 degree tak chali jati ha... ziada 4x4 walay hi bata saktay hain...

    No expernice of 125 delux
    Road to Heaven will never be a highway...

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    125 ki brake tekh ha... Much better than the CD-70 as I converted from CD-70 to CG-125.

    I normal lugguge say koi masla nahi hota... jab 2 person ja saktay hain. tou lugguge bhi ja sakta ha... You can see my lugguge at Naltar on my bike in my thread.


    Only change in cg-125 is front wheel Hub in later 2006+ models. I don't think any other change... So better take 2006+ model.


    Regarding heating issues... never bike stopped due to heat... Waisay tou 125 ka engine normally hi garam hi hota ha... I used to put water. (When my little niece come).. as my little niece try to touch engine and jump on to seat...
    Road to Heaven will never be a highway...

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    GS 150 is quite reliable in terms of engine performance but Not even bulb or Break/Clutch lever is available for that in Northern Areas. So Back up of Consumable parts is must if 1 goes with GS 150.
    As far as Comfort is concern GS is Quite better than of CG 125 due to Bigger Rims & Suspenssion system.

    Other good option is CG 125 Dlux

    VEry Cpomfortable ridding postion with very good suspension system. Mechnincs & main Important parts Easily available.
    Newer Model with 5 speed would have better Climbing abilty.

    I personaly Discourage CG 125 as copmared to CG Dlux & GS 150 bCoz more than abrupt Power delivery & Lighter Weight, Consistant performance & Comfort matters alot wen u r on such long journey.

    One Important thing to remember,

    Doznt matter wat bike u took along with u but make sure Valve clearance should be as per company recomnedation (specialy on Lower threshhold i mean on looser side) Bcoz on High altitude Air/Oxegene pressure decreases & directly affects power of IC engines. So Engine tuned as per manufacturers recomcndations perfomrs good & others altered things which performs good on low altitude fials to perfom there.
    Exploring Machines is my Passion...

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