The Honda CB Shine is the largest selling motorcycle from the manufacturer. Such is the popularity of the motorcycle that it has broken all the records by crossing over one lakh units benchmark in a month.
Yes, the Honda Shine sold over one lakh units in August 2018, taking the company’s market share from 6% to 52% in the 125cc segment in the country.
The stunning design and good performance are the main reasons for its success. The two variants of CB shine – the standard and SP, were sold around 1.10 lakh unit. Plus, during the same month previous year, it grossed around 95,000 units.
The automaker has said that such a feat is nothing new, as this is the third time that a single model from the company crossed the one lakh. The company sold around five lakh units sold in August 2018.
Let’s find out why the Honda Shine is the largest selling motorcycle.
The Honda Shine has an eye-catchy design and the perfect 125cc commuter. The seats are comfortable for both the rider and pillion. The grab rail is prominent, offering good grip. It rides on 18-inch wheels with black coloured alloy wheels.
Engine and Transmission
The Honda CB Shine is equipped with a 125cc, single cylinder, air-cooled engine that is capable of pumping out 10 bhp and 11 Nm of torque. The power output is pretty decent in comparison to the other bikes in the 125cc segment, though the addition of HET makes is more favourable.
Braking and Suspension
The Honda CB Shine has drum brakes on both the wheels as standard to take care of the braking duties. Both the brakes are capable of offering a good enough stopping power. However, if you go ahead in the variant list, you will get options like disc brake for the front and CBS (top-end variant).
Both the end gets spring loaded hydraulic type suspension for the front and telescopic forks for the front. The ride is on the softer side, just like you would expect from a twin-spring setup.
The Honda CB Shine comes with a lot of strong features. Starting from the performance and fuel efficiency to the design, everything is decent enough for its success. It competes against the likes of some of the stalwarts of the segment, like the Hero Glamour FI and the Bajaj Discover.
Currently available in three variants, the base Honda shine price is priced around Rs. 60,000 and comes with drum brakes. The front disc and the top-of-the-line CBS variants get around Rs. 62,000 and Rs. 65,000 price tag. All figures are exclusive showroom prices.
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