Honda has rolled up in the market its new 125cc commuter bike to increase the company’s shine i.e. Honda CB Shine SP. This bike is based on its basic Shine model and is introduced in the market to target consumers who want more performance and added fuel efficiency of 65 kmpl. This bike has some more exciting features as compared to its ancestral model. As the bikes names suggest ‘SP’ which stands for ‘Special’, the bike has got an addition of a fifth gear with new styling in the motorcycle. It also has an increased wheelbase and ground clearance.
IN DEPTH ANALYSIS:
If we take a look of the design and styling of the bike, then it has a sharp headlamp similar to Livo, albeit has been sculpted which looks amazing with new stickers. The fuel tank, the fairing and the tail panel of the bike are adorned with fresh graphics which increases the beauty of the bike. The bike looks more attractive with the contrast silver paint job which has been given to the side covers. The pillion grab handle is new which is covered with a soft PVC material allowing a comfortable hold to the pillion.
POWER AND PERFORMANCE:
If we talk about the power of the bike, Shine SP is powered by a 124.73 cc four stroke, air- cooled engine, identical to the older shine, which can easily produce a power output of 10.57 bhp at 7500 rpm and a maximum torque of 10.3 Nm at 5500 rpm. The Honda’s engine has the capability to give a smooth ride without a hint of strain felt even on pushing it hard. There is a major change in the transmission section as the power is sent to the wheel through five- speed gearbox. The addition of the fifth gear is given to improve the smoothness while riding the bike. There is a change in the wheelbase side too which includes a longer wheelbase to have an improved overall stability.
As the older Shine targeted at slightly matured customers, SP aims at the younger commuter. Styling of the bike has been upgraded and it has five- spoke split alloy wheels which looks quite nice. The bike features tubeless 80/ 100 x 18- inch tires and brakes which are supplied by Nissin. The brakes are equipped with Honda’s Combi Braking System (CBS) which enables application of both the brakes when we apply the rear brake.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY:
We can easily say that the Honda CB Shine SP is a reliable commuting companion with a long lasting and efficient working. It is available in five different color schemes- Athletic Blue metallic, Geny Grey metallic, Pearl Amazing White and Rebel Red metallic. It is currently offered at STD, DLX and CBS versions. It is priced at Rs. 63,713
If you are looking for a heavy loaded, awesome and neat bike then this is one is surely not one which can be ignored. Honda is known for producing powerful bikes and also lays stress on keeping the bike in top performance. They have power, life and durability. A good bike is one which can withstand the pressure and should be able to give smooth ride on nasty Indian roads. Honda’s this bike is one which can be trusted blindly. It has everything which a common Indian biker wants. A pinch of everything. Be it mileage, suspension and last but not least looks. Honda CB shine is a stylish beast at an affordable price. Just go for it. It will make your life smooth and easy.
That is the beauty of Honda. Simplicity at a small cost.