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Rs. 47,514
Discontinued Model since 5 May 2020

About Honda Shine BS4

After the success of the Unicorn in the 150cc segment, Honda wanted to capture the smaller capacity markets. While Hero dominated the 100cc space, Honda decided to tackle the slightly larger 125cc segment with the launch of the CB Shine. The Shine’s reliable engine coupled with its frugality and butter-smooth refinement made it the most sought-after motorcycle in the 125cc category. So much so that even till date, the Shine is Honda’s best-selling motorcycle in the country! It also commands the majority market share in the 125cc segment. The Shine primarily competes with the Bajaj Discover 125, Yamaha Saluto and Hero Glamour in the Indian market. In 2015, Honda launched a sportier version of the CB Shine in the form of CB Shine SP. This was sportier not only in terms of design but also packed a 5-speed transmission.

Honda Shine BS4 Overview

Honda has launched the BS6-compliant Shine in India for a starting price of Rs. 67, 857 (ex-showroom Delhi). That's a premium of Rs 7,867 over the BS4 drum variant. It's available in four colours: Black, Geny Grey Metallic, Rebel Red Metallic & Athletic Blue Metallic.

Powering the Shine is a new BS6-compliant 125cc motor, which is claimed to be 14 per cent more fuel-efficient than the BS4 model. It also features a 5-speed transmission (earlier 4-speed), which should help it extract more efficiency. While Honda hasn't revealed any specifications, we believe power figures to be around the same as the outgoing model -- 10.3PS and 10.30Nm.

The Shine now comes with an ACG starter, a start/stop switch, new DC headlamp, tail light, and a revised instrument console design. Other notable changes come with new graphics and chrome highlights on the headlamp visor and side panels. The seat is 27mm longer than before.

Not only this, but the Shine's wheelbase has been extended by 19mm (1285mm) and its ground clearance increased by 5mm. It retains the same suspension and braking setup as before.

Honda is offering six years (three years standard + three years optional) of extended warranty on BS6 Shine. The bike goes toe-to-toe against the Hero Super Splendor and Bajaj Discover 125.

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Q. Which is better Honda Shine or Shine SP?
  • In This Situation I Would Prefer You Shine SP Because It Has An Extra One More Gear Than CB Shine And The Speedometer Is Also Very Attractive . Atlast I Would Only Say That Whichever Bike You Select As Per Your Choice Both Bikes Are Better In Maintanence And Handling
  • Both the bikes has same engines and great looking 125cc bikes out there. The bike handles well, and the motor is refined and spunky. Overall, the Shine SP boasts good levels of fit and finish, and given Honda's penchant for making reliable bikes, is almost a no-brainer. The CB Shine SP gets 5-speed gear(CB Shine gets 4-speed gearbox) transmission which provides better performance at long rides.
  • If you want for day to day office use... I will suggest CB shine and if you can expand your bugget little bit I will recommend you go for Unicorn because it's available with ABS option too.
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Q. If Honda Shine 125cc is driven continously for 65 km in single ride, will engine gice more heat or effect on foots?
  • I have used Honda shine to drive 250 Kms in a day. It has a comfortable sitting posture and I have neer experienced any heating or vibration if driven within it's speed range.
  • For long route , it's not a good bike . If you go with more then 40 speed , the engine will heat so much
  • Not a single issue will arise in this speed
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Q. Is Honda CB Shine bike good or bad?
  • It is good for short riders. It is good for the person who is looking for a bike in low budget with good mileage and ready to manage speed or you are not busy and rushy rider shine would be a better option for you.
  • SP shine is good bike for daily commuters but it has a problem of chain-sprocket wear out... its chain sprocket needs to be changed every 6 months... otherwise it has no problem
  • I am driving CB shine bike since last 1.5 years, I love the speed, engine because its power. I got the mileage of 56 kmpl. so you close your eyes and buy for Honda shine
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Honda Shine BS4 User Reviews

4.0 /5
2568 reviews & ratings
  • Mileage
    4.0/5
  • Performance
    4.1/5
  • Maintenance Cost
    4.0/5
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  • Comfort
    4.1/5
  • Features & Styling
    3.9/5

Preferred For : Daily Commute

45% of users have given a rating of 4.5 and above

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  • 4.2

    I have 4 Honda Bikes. We had a TVs bike in 2009, before which we were very upset, after that in 2010, we had a Hero Honda bike that was very good and very good Performance was there, then in 2016 I took my first Honda Shine which made my heart happy and after that in 2017 I took Activa 4G and again in 2018 we took two Honda CB Shine Bikes, I have not seen a good bike from Honda Shine till date., Stay in our house There is also a Royal Infilled Bullet Bike, yet brother and my father do not like any bike better than Honda Shine, so we are going to get another new honda bike tomorrow, just a complaint from my HONDA COMPANY that they His bike price has increased so much, due to which his customers are also reading a lot of charges, now it is the fault of honda company or showroom owners that I cannot tell.

  • 3.8

    Actually I am not happy with service they are given every time whenever I leave it for services they have do some mistake when I go to complain about it their answer is sorry next time we will do our best today it is more than expected vehicles came for service I 2 neglected that one because they are doing like this it may be the reason because it"s a free service then and I give it for first paid service they were continuing the negligence in service, sometimes I have a doubt that did they even change the engine oil or not everything is ok about the bike it would be better if you take care of Service Centre 2. I wished to give my vehicle for service in a company owned service centre is there any options like that otherwise it's better to leave my vehicle for service outside

  • 1.8

    Request to you, please accept my apology for grammatical mistakes. (sharing with you the experience of 2 years with Honda shine) My height is 5.11", i have purchased this bike (Honda CB Shine) for daily commuting (60 kms / day), but i believe this bike is not suitable for tall riders. Ride quality is very poor, shock absorbents are not able to manage even pot holes and gaps between paver block and road. Jerks are not at all absorbed and managed, sometimes you feel there is metal rod instead of suspensions. It may be an unique experience, but when bike exceeds 50kmph, there are micro vibration in tremendous level on handle bar and foot pecks, which leads to head and neck pain. The bike is good for those who ride it at 40kmph and short in height.

  • 3.0

    मेरा नाम दीपक दांगी है मेरे पास सीबी शाइन है और इसमें बढ़िया है सब कुछ लेकिन उच्च तकनीकी प्रॉब्लम रह गई है जैसे इंजन गार्ड लगाने पर आगे के टायर तो पर जुगाड़ रहता है उसे टच होता है ऐसी छोटी मोटी प्रॉब्लम होती रहती लेकिन और माइलेज की समस्या है इसमें माइलेज कम देती है और सब ठीक है

  • 4.6

    the engine is super smooth for a reasonable speed. when you rave it hard , you get vibration, but being a 125 cc engine, we can"t expect more. For city commute, I don"t think one can have a better option. Maneauvering in city is so easy, riding position is great, won"t make you feel tired even after long rides.I have done 400km in one stretch and I found it good.Maintenance cost is low. I got mileage between 50-60km/lit. It"s definitely not for some one rave hardy, but it"s superb for city commuting and short rides.

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