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BREAKING: The Honda Shine 100 Is Here To Take On The Hero Splendor

Launched at an attractive price tag, and is around Rs 7,500 more affordable than its Hero rival

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Honda has launched Shine 100 commuter bike, its contender to rival the Hero Splendor. It currently is the most affordable Honda bike in India, and here’s all the details about it.

What’s The Price? Who Are Its Rivals?

The Honda Shine 100 has been launched at an introductory price tag of Rs 64,900 (ex-showroom Mumbai) and is available in five colours. Production of this bike starts next month, and the bike will make its way to dealerships across India by May. The company is also offering a three year standard and a three year extended warranty on the Shine 100.

The Honda Shine 100 rivals the likes of the Hero Splendor Plus (Rs 72,420) and the Bajaj Platina 100 (Rs 67,745). Currently, the most affordable 100cc bike in India is the Hero HF100, which is priced at Rs 54,962 (all prices ex-showroom Mumbai).

What’s New?

  • The Shine 100 is powered by a BS6.2 (OBD2) compliant 100cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine producing 7.61PS and 8.05Nm. 
  • This mill is paired to a four-speed gearbox. In comparison, the Hero Splendor Plus makes 8.02PS and 8.05Nm.
  • It sits on a diamond frame and gets a telescopic fork and twin shock absorbers.
  • Braking is taken care of by drum units at both ends, with the safety net of combined braking system (CBS).
  • It gets a fully analogue instrument console that houses a speedometer, fuel gauge and basic tell-tale lights.
  • In terms of features, it gets a side stand engine cut-off and an automatic choke system, and the fuel pump is located outside the tank for easy maintenance.
  • The seat is fairly long at 677mm, and seat height of 786mm is pretty accessible for riders.
  • Ground clearance stands at 168mm, and turning radius is claimed to be a segment-leading 1.9m.


The Honda Shine 100 has been in the making for quite a while, as the company did state its intentions to enter the 100cc segment in February last year. The Hero Splendor and its variants have been ruling the sales charts unrivalled for decades; and with Honda now nailing the price, we hope the Shine 100 has what it takes to become India’s best-selling motorcycle, a dream that the CD110 Dream failed to achieve.

Honda has played its cards right by using the Shine moniker, as it is already a household name. After all, the Honda Shine 125 has been the best-selling 125cc bike in India for quite a while.

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