5th February, 2015: Honda Shine is the first 125cc product in the Honda’s motorcycle lineup. It comes with decent looks for a genuine commuting purpose. The motorcycle is equipped with a 125cc Optimax engine along with HET (Honda Eco Technology) which serves power and fuel economy equally well. It now gets a completely refreshed body design along with new side panels, a new visor, a new tail-light and a new tank. Like other Honda two-wheelers, CB Shine now features a CBS (Combined Braking System) as well. The bike is available across the country in 4 colour options: Black, Grey, Brown and Red.
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Honda Shine is one of the most trustworthy and reliable 125cc motorcycles of the country. Honda has updated it with visual modifications and some mechanical changes here and there. Known for its ultra-smooth ride quality, Honda Shine offers an enhanced commuting experience to its buyers.
Honda CB Shine comes with a 124.7cc air-cooled, four-stroke engine mated to a four-speed transmission. The super-refined Honda motor delivers the vehicle a maximum power of 10.54bhp at 7,500rpm along with a peak torque of 10.54Nm at 5,500rpm. The Optimax engine is coupled with HET (Honda Eco Technology), which ensures a smooth engine performance along with a decent fuel economy of 65kmpl claimed by the company. The reliable powermill comes to life with the push of an easy electric starter which then hits a top speed of 93kmph.
Honda CB Shine runs on 80/100-18 sized tubeless tyres at both ends. The braking system includes 130mm drum brakes paired with CBS (Combi Braking System) at front as well as rear, with an optional 240mm front disc brake. The CBS involves applied action of both the brakes while pressing the rear brake pedal to assure safety. The bike sits on a diamond type frame which is coupled with telescopic shocks at the front and spring loaded hydraulic shock absorbers at the rear end. The motorcycle comes with an Ergo-tec design which gives the rider a comfortable riding position. The vehicle also features a viscous-air filter, which keeps the maintenance cost low.
The fuel tank capacity is 10.5 liter which gives the 125cc commuter a fair long distance run without frequent refuelling. Honda CB Shine also comes with a 3D emblem of Honda at the fuel tank which looks bold and impressive. Stylish graphics on the body makes it look more appealing with body coloured grab rail. The handlebars weight reduces the vibrations during high speeds. With its entry in the 125cc motorcycle segment, the competition of its rivals viz. Hero MotoCorp Glamour, Yamaha Gladiator and TVS Phoenix heats-up.
Honda CB Shine can be said one of the most good looking 125cc motorcycles in the Indian two wheeler market today. It has a pleasing body design with an pleasant headlamp section with clear lens blinkers. A perfectly crafted fuel tank and a longer seat offers a good riding position. The fuel tank has a 3D Honda wing emblem that looks impressive. As we go towards the rear, the bike features a stylish body coloured grab rail and a triangular tail lamp that looks simple and sober.
The bike looks stunning with all-black theme that covers engine section, alloy wheels, exhaust and front forks. Honda CB Shine has dimensions of 2,014mm x 762mm x 1,071mm (LxWxH) with a wheelbase of 1,266mm. The bike comes with a minimum ground clearance of 157mm and is fitted with a 10.5 liter fuel tank. It breathes via a viscous paper filter that gives extra convenience. The total kerb weight of Honda CB Shine sums up to 118kgs making it easy to handle.
Engine And Performance
Honda Shine has a 124.7cc, air-cooled, four-stroke, SI engine that makes the bike a worthy companion for day to day commuting as well as long rides. The motor is coupled to a four-speed transmission system that is further linked to wet multiplate clutch. It generates a maximum power of 10.54bhp at 7,500rpm with a peak torque of 10.54Nm at 5,500rpm. The bike takes air in through a viscous paper filter. The company has provided an easy electric starter in the bike to ease the mode of starting.
Braking And Handling
Honda CB Shine is built on a diamond frame with engine as a sub member. The bike is fitted with 80/100-18 tubeless tyres at both ends that provide a good grip on any surface. Furthermore, the company has equipped the bike with 130mm drum brakes at the front as well as rear to carry out braking duties effectively. Honda CB Shine comes with an optional 240mm disc brake at the front to enhance its stopping power. Honda CBS (Combined Braking System) is available as an option that applies both brakes while pressing rear brake pedal only. The suspension system of the bike has telescopic forks at the front and spring loaded hydraulic type shock absorbers at the rear.
Honda Shine is equipped to tubeless tyres at both the ends that results to be sticky while cornering. The tubeless tyres do not get flattened instantaneously which gives a benefit in emergency or hault. The bike gets a powerful 12V-35/35W headlight that enhances the visibility in dark. Moreover, it has a maintenance free battery that cuts down on maintenance costs, giving a big advantage to the rider.
Impressive Body Design
Great Build Quality
Powerful and Durable 125cc Engine
Improved fuel economy due to Honda Eco Technology (HET)
Traditional Instrument Cluster
Should have better suspension setup
Wider tyres needed
Honda Shine Review
Good Look and Good Mileage 60 km / ltr but worst in Maintenance cost. within 5 years i spent Rs.50,000. Don't buy honda 2 wheeler choose hero or others.
Very poor mileage hai aur shine handling acchi nahi hai cb shine maintenance jyada aaraha hai.mai shine lekar pachta raha hu.company fraud hai honda
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