March 8, 2016: On November 19, 2015, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) launched the updated version of ongoing CB Shine, named as Honda CB Shine SP (Smart Power) at Rs. 59,900 (ex-showroom, Delhi). Presently, Honda CB Shine is the highest selling 125cc motorcycle in India. In February 2015, it got updates in the form of improved HET (Honda Eco Technology) engine, optional CBS (Combi Brake System) and new graphic pattern. Apart from this, the bike also boasts refined body dynamics along with updated side panels, new visor, refreshed tail-light and redesigned fuel tank. The vehicle is available in four colours - Geny Grey Metallic, Maple Brown Metallic, Black and Imperial Red Metallic and is priced at Rs. 55,559 (ex-showroom, Delhi).
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|Variants||Mileage||Top Speed||Engine Description||Power|
|Honda Shine Self Drum Alloy||65 Kmpl||93 Kmph||Air Cooled, 4 Stroke, SI Engine||10.57 bhp @ 7500 rpm|
|Honda Shine Self Disc Alloy||65 Kmpl||93 Kmph||Air Cooled, 4 Stroke, SI Engine||10.57 bhp @ 7500 rpm|
|Honda Shine CBS||65 Kmpl||93 Kmph||Air Cooled, 4 Stroke, SI Engine||10.57 bhp @ 7500 rpm|
The most trustworthy and best selling 125cc motorcycle in India- Honda CB Shine is an unmatchable option for the buyers of any age group. The motorcycle is easy to ride like most of the commuters and can be used by any eligible rider of your family. Recently, Honda also updated it with new visual modifications and some mechanical changes here and there, to make this perfect bike even better.
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.
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.
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
I have been biking since 1991 and let me tell that this is the best bike I have used so far. It has style, power, reliability, decent fuel economy and comfort. Honda Shine is a silent tiger on road although with some serious shortcomings. I have briefly listed the pros and cons for my Honda Shine bought in 2010:Pros- It has good pick up and maneuverability for navigating through dense and unruly...
The CB Shine gets some nice graphics that can be seen running all over the fuel tank and a 3D Honda emblem on the fuel tank gives it a distinct style. The motorcycle gets a lightweight advanced diamond frame and is powered by 124cc single cylinder air-cooled Honda Eco Technology (HET) engine. The engine churns out 10.12bhp at 7500 rpm and 10.54Nm at 5500 rpm and is mated to a four speed gearbox. The CB Shin...
I have been using Honda shine from past 4 years. I have completed 17000Km with the bike.Following are key pros and cons which I have observed during my experience. Please note am not a bike enthusiastic but an average speed rider.Pros:1.Consistent mileage of 55kmpl in Bangalore city mostly driven at peak traffic hours.2.Low maintenance cost. After free services I give it for service every 3000KM. Servic...
I have been biking since 2010 and let me tell that this is the best bike I have used so far. It has style, power, reliability, decent fuel economy and comfort. Honda Shine is a silent tiger on road although with some serious shortcomings.Mileage looks and feature.Style I had purchased this Bike because it is carrying HONDA badge. The styling is Good. That's made me to commit blunder by purchase the useless ...
If you are looking to buy a new bike than you should definitely buy a HONDA CB SHINE as it comes with 125 cc engine and 3 variants which are suitable for every bike lover.. It comes with tubeless tyres, alloy wheels and a superb balance. It gives me the milage of 60 to 65 per km..Really super pick up and very smooth driving. I am using it since past 3 years..It has an air filter which caused a super sou...
After teasing the motorcycle as a mystery bike at the Honda RevFest in August 2015, Honda has finally launched CB Shine SP (Smart Power) at Rs. 59,900 in India, today. It is the updated version of existing CB Shine and is the 14th offering by Honda in the year 2015. The motorcycl...
Honda CB Shine SP (Smart Power), which was first teased at the 2015 Honda RevFest as a mystery bike, launched at Rs. 59,900 today in India. It is the updated version of existing CB Shine and is the 14th offering by Honda in 2015. CB Shine SP features a redesigned Livo-inspired he...
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