All Honda Shine Versions

Honda Shine Self- Disc-Alloy
4-stroke, Air cooled, SI engine, 124.7cc , 72 kmpl
Honda Shine Kick-Drum-Spoke
4-stroke, Air cooled, SI engine, 124.7cc , 72 kmpl
Honda Shine Self-Drum-Alloy
4-stroke, Air cooled, SI engine, 124.7cc , 72 kmpl

Editorial Review of the Honda Shine bike

The Honda CB Shine has went on making its huge reputation since last 10 years as a simple and reliable commuter, which offers what a normal Indian consumers looks out in his daily commuter. It carries all the Honda genes of being a frugal and refined motorcycle, which gives all the traits a normal 100cc commuter has, although with a bigger heart. This was the same motorcycle, with which Honda made its foray into the motorcycling arena, while treading on its own path while simultaneously operating with the then Hero Honda (Now Hero Motocorp). The motorcycle has timely undergone many upgrades which maintain its freshness as a viable choice inn 125cc segment.
The Honda Shine follows a very simplistic approach of design, and may not appeal to those motorcyclists who love flashy graphics, muscular stance and gizmos on their ride. Nevertheless, it looks smart with a decent profile, featuring a bikini fairing around its simple headlamp, flanked by clear lens blinkers. The side profile also looks plain with fuel tank showcasing good knee recesses. The rear view of the CB Shine gels well with the overall design, with a large tail lamp. The instrument console too maintains the continuity of 'down-to-earth' manner, with a two-pod cluster showcasing speedometer and odometer on the left and fuel gauge on the right, with the tachometer being given a miss. The graphics flow well from the tank to the rear panel, without seeming to be overdone. The built and fit and finish is easily the best in class, a quality which has kept Shine outstanding amongst its rivals, in a typical Honda fashion. Overall, the motorcycle may not turn many heads on the road, but still it is one of those motorcycles which your father may equally praise, if you do so.
Powering this 'mid-sized' motorcycle of Honda is a 124.7cc, 4-stroke, air cooled engine, which manages to make a decent 10.3 PS of power and 10.4 Nm of torque. The CB Shine has always been known for a torquey motorcycle, and it still manages to live up its legacy, with a fabulous mid range performance, which makes this motorcycle so easy to ride even on higher steep climbs. The motor is a gem which makes the full use of the smooth gear ratios of the 4-speed gearbox, though a 5-speed unit would have made it even more lovelier. The motorcycle is a perennial of refinement and it's difficult to tell whether the engine is running, if kept idle.
Handling and ride quality of CB Shine continues to be impressive, even with a basic set up of telescopic front forks and simple hydraulic coil springs at the rear. The chassis is light and flexible and the CB Shine loves to be thrown around corners. And thanks to a stress-free engine, it is not at all a tiring machine in traffic, and the punchy motor makes it an advantage over the regular 100cc commuters, once you twist the throttle on open stretches. Brakes are in perfect rhythm with other mechanicals, and the optional front disc brake is a huge relief on safety front. Fuel economy is excellent for a motorcycle of this segment, which makes it even more desirable.
Satisfying on all the aspects, the CB Shine is a perfect step-up option for those who want a frugal and reliable 100cc commuter, but always wished that their motorcycle could have a bit more power for highways. Though the styling may look dated, but that's not the CB Shine's bull's eye, but where the CB Shine perfectly hits the dart is the performance, fuel efficiency and refinement, which are the most important characters for a motorcycle for setting up a benchmark. And it is this brilliance of Honda CB Shine, that even after more than 10 years of its existence, it continues to be the best selling 125cc motorcycle of India.

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by Posted on Jul,21,2014 at 14:37 PM

Pros ganta

Cons ugly

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My Bike Shine
by Posted on Jul,06,2014 at 10:50 AM

Pros Good Milege & Design

Cons More Comfortable

fantastic performance bike . arrey wahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

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Excellent for Everybody
by Posted on Apr,16,2014 at 17:08 PM

Pros Great Bike

Cons tyre size needs to be improved

This is wonderful bike for everybody for college going students, professional, or old age persons too. I am using this bike to commute daily 200Km round trip but still feeling better than other bikes Bike is really good... 5 th Gear will improve more performance if company able to add. Excellent from My Side Paisa Vasool

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nice bike
by Posted on Oct,28,2012 at 23:22 PM

Pros i like it honda shine styl and performance

Cons nil

really i like it honda shine style and condition also

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50-50 satisfaction
by Posted on Aug,15,2012 at 17:15 PM

Pros Good pickup, less engine noise

Cons never starts without chock, high vibration at 65kmph

fuel milage is 50 to 55 kmpl, in the first year hevay vibration was observed when speed exceeds 60kmpl, but after two years vibration problem got reduced but still vibration observed when speed exceeds 65kmph. i am getting headach to start the bike for the first time on any day, it never starts without chock upto first 1km chock is required. after running for 1km it runs normally but starts with chock only. pickup is good. less noise from engine. i feel prividing 5 gear may improves its performace

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By rahul singh Posted on Jul,14,2014 at 15:17 PM

mast bike

By Bimal Ghosh Posted on Jul,08,2014 at 18:37 PM

Sir I want to buy honda shine with best price in Kolkata. and on road price please send me quotation

By Azmathulla Posted on Jul,07,2014 at 09:41 AM

Sir I want to buy honda shine with best price in KURNOOL. please send me quotation

By RAJARAM SHARMA Posted on Jun,20,2014 at 13:08 PM

mene bhadra rajasthan se honda shine purchase kiya ex showroom se Inr 54000/- charge kiya jo ki bahut jayada hai.

By rampal dhuran Posted on Jun,01,2014 at 10:49 AM

want to buy honda active today itself

By s. chandra sekhar Posted on May,31,2014 at 15:26 PM

Request to clarify any change like digital meter introduced in Honda activa, to that of shine and unicorn in near
future. Inform any modifications are taking place in both shine and unicorn. Intimate me any changes in near future in
the above mentioned ve

By kapildev Posted on May,23,2014 at 17:16 PM

I am using Honda Shine since 1997! Regularly serviced at authorized service center. Very good performance upto
my satisfaction.

By mfrahman Posted on May,20,2014 at 15:30 PM

bike is nice but it is not available in market

By Mr. Anil Y. Sawant Posted on May,19,2014 at 12:02 PM

I am using Honda Shine since 1997! Regularly serviced at authorized service center. Very good performance upto my