The Honda Shine is a consistent performer in the 125cc motorcycle segment in India. In fact, it is Honda’s second largest selling model in India, only behind the Activa. Recently, Honda’s strong-selling motorcycle has added another feather to its cap.
This time, it is about crossing the 70 lakh barrier in terms of overall sales numbers. Launched in 2006, the Honda Shine has since come a very long way. Within two years, it was crowned the best selling 125cc motorcycle in India.
The Shine offers a unique Combi Braking System (CBS), which is a segment-first. It is available in variants, namely Self-Disc-Alloy, Kick-Drum-Spoke and Self-Drum-Alloy. The current Shine, christened the Shine SP, has features such as a revised fuel tank, side panels and attractive stickers to name a few.
It comes powered by a single-cylinder, oil-cooled, 124.7cc engine. This engine offers 10.54 bhp of power along with 11 Nm of torque. It comes mated to a 4-speed gearbox.
In the 125cc segment, the shine SP rivals the likes of the Hero Glamour, Bajaj Discover and the Yamaha Saluto. Honda sold as many as 9 lakh units of the shine in the last fiscal, resulting in a growth of 13% from the year before. With the growing sales numbers in mind, we can say that the shine has made Honda a responsive player in the motorcycle segment over the years.
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