This commuter bike is one of the top-selling bikes in India. It does justice to its name, “Shine.” The bike manufacturer introduced the Honda Shine 125 to cater to those customers who are tight on budget, not very performance-oriented and are accepting of an understated design. That said, the Honda Shine also boasts of being one of the most fuel-efficient bikes in India. At the same time, it is also one of the most reliable and has low running costs. And these are the factors that attract the most potential customers. In fact, this bike accounts for nearly 45% of the market share in the 125cc segment in India. That said, one of the reasons behind its popularity is that the bike is smooth and refined. And that is why Honda CB Shine owners are comfortable going on a long ride on this beylikdüzü escort bike.
However, the Shine bike is overdue for a complete makeover. But it has received only a handful of updates, such as additional decals, features, and colour options.
So, if you plan to consider the Honda Shine 125, aka Honda CB Shine 125, below are the details you should know about the bike.
As for the Honda Shine 125 specifications, the bike gets a 124cc single-cylinder air-cooled fuel-injected engine that draws 10.7bhp at 7500rpm and 11Nm of torque at 5500rpm. The BS6-compliant has seen a marginal bump in power by 0.4PS and 0.5Nm. This bike’s top speed is 100km/h.
The Honda Shine also gets an ACG (alternator current generator) silent starter option. Alongside it is a five-speed manual transmission that delivers power to the rear wheel.
The Honda Shine mileage is 55kmpl, as claimed by ARAI. In addition, the fuel tank capacity of the Shine is 10.5 litres.
Besides that, you can also read the specs comparison of the Honda Shine with the Bajaj Pulsar V12 and the Hero Glamour on autoX.
Chassis, Suspension, and Brakes
This 125cc bike sports the same diamond chassis as its predecessor, making it one of the most reliable two-wheelers in India. As for the suspension setup, the bike continues to get the same telescopic fork and twin preload-adjustable shockers (hydraulic) at the front and rear, respectively. However, the Honda Shine misses out on ABS, even though it should be mandatory on all two-wheelers. But despite missing out on that, the Shine gets a combined braking system (CBS). That means the brakes (front and rear) function together while braking. This system is present in both variants as standard.
As mentioned earlier, this bike is so smooth that riders hardly complain about anything, and that too, when going on a long road trip. With that suspension setup, the Honda Shine 125 can sail through potholes buttery smooth, making it a seamless ride experience. Moreover, highway stability is also respectable enough that you wouldn’t complain about this bike.
So, these are a few tit-bits about the rideability of the bike, and those are the reasons behind making the Honda Shine one of the best Honda bikes in India.
Moreover, as far as braking is concerned, this bike has two options. The base variant comprises a dual-drum set, while the other has a semi-drum set. If you opt for the base variant, both drums measure 130mm each. And in the top model, the front brake disc is at 240mm, whereas the rear drum brake size is unchanged.
In terms of features, this bike is decent in that respect. It doesn’t get basic new-age features like a full or semi-digital instrument cluster. It only sports an analogue speedometer and tachometer. In addition, the bike has a kick and self-start system.
However, it does get standard features like Honda Eco Technology, Enhanced Smart Power, and Silent Start with ACG.
Apart from that, the Honda CB Shine gets a halogen light at the front end. The taillight, too, comprises a bulb, and so do the indicators.
But since it’s a low-budget bike that caters to the mass market, don’t expect fancy features.
The Honda Shine bike dimensions are 2046mm in length and 737mm in width, with a height of 1116mm. Furthermore, this bike has a wheelbase of 1285mm. This bike also has good clearance and is suitable for Indian roads as it measures 162mm.
That is why the Honda Shine owners don’t hesitate to take the bike for long trips.
Prices and Variants
The bikemaker offers the Honda Shine in two variants: drum and disc.
The BS6-compliant Honda Shine price starts at Rs 77,378 for the Drum variant and goes up to Rs 81,378 for the top model, the Disc variant. All prices are ex-showroom in Delhi as of August 2022. Please note that these prices are subject to change without any prior notice.
However, as for colour schemes, there are five options available: Black, Genny Grey Metallic, Decent Blue Metallic, Rebel Red Metallic, and Matte Axis Grey.
So, these were a few things about the Shine 125 bike. If this bike attracts you, feel free to check out the on-road price of the Honda Shine on the autoX website. In addition, you can also explore other automotive-related content on the website or YouTube. Moreover, you can connect with us on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.