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Honda Shine

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Honda Shine is one of the most popular 125cc commuter bikes in India. It has a beautiful design which is accompanied by the sturdy build quality. Honda Shine offers a very smooth engine performance with high fuel economy. Available in exciting different colour options, the reliability of Shine is unmatched by the segment rivals. It is made for customers looking for a comfortable city bike that offers good performance, reliability & fuel economy.

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₹ 79,800 - ₹ 84,187* Price Breakup
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Honda Shine Specifications

Engine Capacity123.94 cc
Mileage55-65 kmpl
Kerb Weight115 Kg
Fuel Tank Capacity10.5 Litres
Power10.74 PS @ 7500 rpm
Torque11 Nm @ 6000 rpm
Number of Gears5 Speed Manual
Shine Specs

Key Features of Honda Shine

  • Shine Side Stand Engine Cut-off
    Side Stand Engine Cut-off

    Taking the safety up a notch is the side stand engine cut-off on the Honda Shine. It cuts off the ignition if the bike is put into gear when the side stand is engaged.

  • Shine New Instrument Cluster
    New Instrument Cluster

    It gets a newly designed instrument cluster without compromising on functionality. While it imparts a fresh appeal, it now gets the side-stand engine cut-off indicator as well.

  • Shine Engine Start-Stop Switch
    Engine Start-Stop Switch

    The engine start-stop switch on the Honda Shine helps the rider to start or stop the bike with just the flick of a switch offering increased convenience.

  • Shine Integrated Headlamp Beam & Passing Switch
    Integrated Headlamp Beam & Passing Switch

    Controlling the headlamps is now easier as all the controls are now integrated into a single switch. You can engage high/ low beams as well as passing lights from a single switch.

  • Shine Silent Start With Acg
    Silent Start With Acg

    Honda’s ACG starter system removes the gear meshing noise and helps to start the bike without jolts.

  • Shine 5 Step Adjustable Rear Suspension
    5 Step Adjustable Rear Suspension

    Honda Shinbe gets a 5-step adjustable rear suspension which ensures a comfortable ride while you are out on the road with varying conditions.

Expert Verdict

Design9
Engine9
Ride and Handling8

Honda Shine is best suited for buyers who want a family commuter bike. It offers good ride quality, a reliable engine, and high fuel economy. But it has an old design, very few features, and the braking is also not as good as the competitors. The pricing of the disc brake variant is on the higher side, despite being less equipped with features.

Overall User Rating
4.2/5
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Honda Shine Price

Price of Honda Shine in India ranges between Rs. 79.80 K and Rs. 84.19 K. The Honda Shine variants start from Rs. 79.80 K - Drum and goes upto Rs. 84.19 K - Celebration Edition Disc. Honda Shine is also available on EMI starting at Rs. 1.47 K with 8.5% interest rate.

Honda Shine Variants With Price

VariantEx-Showroom PriceGet OfferCompare
Drum
123.94 cc, Upto 65 kmpl, 10.74 PS @ 7500 rpm
₹ 79,800View All Offers
Celebration Edition Drum
123.94 cc, Upto 55 kmpl, 10.74 PS @ 7500 rpm
₹ 80,187View All Offers
Disc
123.94 cc, Upto 65 kmpl, 10.74 PS @ 7500 rpm
₹ 83,800View All Offers
Celebration Edition Disc
123.94 cc, Upto 55 kmpl, 10.74 PS @ 7500 rpm
₹ 84,187View All Offers

Variant Recommendation

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Honda Shine is offered in two variants - Drum & Disc. As the names suggest, the Drum brake version is cheaper to buy while the Disc brake version is costly. We recommend the Disc brake version as it is only marginally costly but it offers better braking and more safety than the Drum brake version.

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Pros & Cons of Honda Shine

  • Features we admire in this bike

    • Build quality is the best in its segment
    • Design is neutral & liked by all
    • Engine performance is very smooth
    • Riding comfort is very good for long rides
    • Fuel economy is one of the best in the segment
  • Features that could have been better

    • Lacks modern features like digital display
    • No major changes in design for a long time
    • Price is higher than the competitors

Should I buy the Shine?

Honda Shine is undoubtedly one of the oldest & most reliable bikes in the 125cc segment. Honda’s superb build quality and comfortable riding position is the prime reason behind its sales. Additionally, its engine is very smooth and offers a very good fuel economy inside the city. But, its design is not aggressive which means its road presence is not as good as the rivals like the TVS Raider 125 or the Bajaj Pulsar 125. If you want a comfortable city commuter bike, Honda Shine is one of the best options to buy.

Design, Comfort, & Quality 9
  • The design of Shine is very neutral. It is a complete family bike in terms of looks. The sleek design of it helps with easy handling in city traffic. Also, due to its design, the resale value of Shine is very good in the second-hand bike market. Due to its simple and elegant design, it is one of the first choices of customers in this segment.
  • The single seat on it is very comfortable as well as cushioned. The seat of Shine gives ample space for the rider as well as the pillion. Also, the riding position is very comfortable because of the relaxed handlebar and footpeg. In fact, you can ride it easily for long hours with a pillion without getting tired.
  • The strongest point of the Shine is its superb quality. The build quality is very rich, and the plastic panels used have no gaps. The overall materials used on it are of good quality, and the bike doesn’t vibrate even after years of use. We also love the fitting of panels and the finishing of the paint quality of the shine.
Engine Performance & Fuel Economy 9
  • The engine performance of Shine is one of the best in the segment. This engine is very refined and smooth to operate. Also, the 5-speed transmission is slick and easy to use. Additionally, the clutch is very light and has a short throw that helps with city riding. It’s not a fast bike like the rival TVS Raider 125, but it offers ample performance for everyday use. It's only on the highway where you need to plan before overtaking it.
  • Apart from the smoothness, this engine is very user-friendly to fix. The service costs of Shine are very minimal, and the spare parts are also cheap to buy. Moreover, its engine remains intact even after years of use, as reported by the users on our website.
  • The ARAI-claimed fuel economy of Shine is above 65 km/l. In our tests, we noticed that it can easily deliver more than 55 kmpl inside the city if ridden sedately. If used on an open road, the engine has the potential to provide more than the claimed mileage.
Ride Quality, Handling, & Braking 8
  • The suspension of Shine is very well-tuned for Indian roads. It is neither too soft nor too stiff. The bike remains plaint for most of the time irrespective of the road conditions. It is only on the off-road where you’ll feel that the suspension is working hard to keep the bike comfortable. For city use, highway use, & rural use; Shine offers the best ride quality. Also, with pillion or luggage, the ride quality doesn’t get affected much.
  • The braking of the Shine is just adequate. It is one of the places where Honda should work on this bike. Offered with the options of Drum brakes & Disc brakes, we recommend the Disc version. The drum brake version has moderate braking at speeds above 60 kmph. However, the disc brake version still offers better bite. Overall, the braking is not as good as some of the rivals.
Features & Safety 8
  • The Honda Shine offers very few features when compared to its competitors. It comes with halogen lights and an analogue instrument console. There are no modern features on offer like Bluetooth connectivity, USB charging, etc., which the rivals offer.
  • On the safety front, it is offered with the option of a disc brake variant. We recommend buying the disc brake version due to its good stopping power. The drum brakes on Shine don’t help with confidence. There are no safety features like a Combined Braking System or a single-channel ABS

Honda Shine Competitors

  • TVS Raider 125
    TVS
    ₹ 95.22 - ₹ 1.03 Lakh
    Honda  Shine
    Honda
    Shine
    ₹ 79.80 - ₹ 84.19 K

    Another major rival of the Shine is the TVS Raider 125. The Raider is the newest bike in this segment. It looks young & beautiful on the road with its modern design. The build quality of the Raider is also equally good as the Shine. Moreover, it comes loaded with best-in-class features like LED lights, a digital speedometer, riding modes, Bluetooth connectivity for phones, etc. On the other hand, Shine doesn’t offer any of these features which makes it less value for money. Out of the two, we recommend you buy the Raider 125 because of its modern looks & features. Also, the engine performance of the Raider is the fastest in the segment.

     

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  • Hero Super Splendor
    Hero
    ₹ 80.85 - ₹ 84.75 K
    Honda  Shine
    Honda
    Shine
    ₹ 79.80 - ₹ 84.19 K

    Honda Shine competes directly with the Hero Super Splendor. The Super Splendor is also one of the best-selling bikes in this segment. Both bikes are identical in pricing but the design of the Super Splendor looks more appealing. Also, the Super Splendor offers more features like a USB phone charger, side stand engine cut-off, etc. But, the engine performance and mileage of the Honda Shine is better than the Super Splendor. The overall riding comfort of Shine is better out of the two. We recommend buying the Shine due to its better performance.

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  • Bajaj Pulsar 125
    Bajaj
    ₹ 89.98 - ₹ 94.14 K
    Honda  Shine
    Honda
    Shine
    ₹ 79.80 - ₹ 84.19 K

    Bajaj Pulsar 125 is also a rival to the Shine. The Pulsar 125 has been present for a long time in the market. It looks bulky & buyers love it for its iconic design. The road presence, features, & exhaust sound of the Pulsar 125 is very good. But, the ride comfort is not as good as the Shine due to the sporty sitting posture. Also, the engine of the Pulsar 125 is not as smooth as the Shine. We recommend the Shine out of these two due to better comfort, refined engine performance, & better quality. Buy the Pulsar if you want sports bike looks & a better road presence.

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Honda Shine Bike Owner Reviews

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    4.4
  • Design
    4.4
  • Comfort
    4.4
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    Rishi Kumar
    21 Feb 2024
    5.0
    Good bike for daily ride. Fantastic looks. Need to compromise with the average it can be disappointing. Overall a good bike. Service cost is slightly higher than Hero and other bikes but quality is good it's manageable.
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    Hasan patel
    19 Feb 2024
    5.0
    Honda shine bike is very nice new design also is super bike very well condition and good mileage bike is super old model and new model different but super.
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    Anilkumar
    18 Feb 2024
    5.0
    It is a very good bike that comfort for 3 people to travel weather in long distance from any where. Having 4 gears to changing the speed It is very useful for family.
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    S Chandrasekhar
    16 Feb 2024
    5.0
    Super good bike of best brand of Honda super service low cost maintenance no trouble bike I like it best model launched that time. Best mileage wonderful experience. Best one
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    Vishal Gosavi
    09 Feb 2024
    4.2
    It's amazing mileage no engine issue trusted and reliable machine I have used and also low maintenance and repair charges is also good ? percent trust worthy bike for long period.
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Honda Shine Questions and Answers

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  • Updated On 22 Feb 2024

    You must pay a down payment on a Honda Shine of at least 10–30% of the ex-showroom price i.e Rs 8961 depending on the variant you choose. Honda Shine EMI starts at Rs 1,655 per month for a loan period of 60 months @8.5% interest rate and a loan amoun

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  • Updated On 21 Feb 2024

    Honda shine an ex-showroom price starts at Rs.79,800 and Honda shine celebration ex-showroom price starts at Rs.80.19.Honda shine celebration has an Air Cooled & 4 Stroke & BS-VI 123.94 Engine that can create 8.15 PS @ 6500 rpm power, whereas Honda s

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  • Updated On 13 Feb 2024

    The seat height of Honda Shine is 791 mm. A person who is 5.2 feet tall can ride the Honda Shine. The Honda Shine has received excellent feedback from consumers throughout the nation. Actually, anyone of any height can ride a Honda Shine as long as t

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  • Updated On 10 Feb 2024

    The waiting period of a vehicle totally depends on the availability of the vehicle in dealership showroom. If the waiting period increases, the delivery date of Honda Shine can also extend according to waiting period. To know the exact waiting period

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  • Updated On 29 Jan 2024

    A catalytic converter is present in the Honda Shine. The catalysts in the catalytic converter, which are made of precious metals, encourage chemical processes that change exhaust gases. To know more details about the Specifications of Honda Shine, please click here Honda Shine Specifications

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Latest On Honda Shine

Last Updated on 6th Dec'23: Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) have achieved a remarkable milestone with their popular 'Shine' in the 125cc motorcycle category, surpassing 30 lakh customers in western India. This achievement highlights Honda's strong presence and leadership in the 125cc motorcycle segment.

Honda Shine Price – The price of Shine 125 is Rs 79,800 - Rs 84,187 ex-showroom in India. Honda Shine comes in two variants – Disc and drum. 

DesignThe Honda Shine boasts a striking design with several standout features. Its bold front visor, adorned with a sleek chrome garnish, redefines the front cowl, providing a fresh and distinctive appearance. The premium chrome stroke on the side cover adds an extra touch of elegance to the Shine's exterior. The new meter design exudes simplicity and sophistication, while also incorporating a convenient side stand indicator with engine cut-off functionality. Furthermore, the aero-type fuel cap not only enhances fuel tank aesthetics but also ensures a clean and premium finish. With these design elements, the Honda Shine stands out as a symbol of style and functionality. 

Safety: The Honda Shine prioritizes safety with a suite of features, including a Combi-Brake System (CBS) with Equalizer that enhances braking efficiency by balancing front and rear brake applications. The bike is equipped with tubeless tires that reduce the risk of sudden deflation. Its robust frame design provides stability and impact protection. The integrated Engine Start/Stop Switch adds convenience while conserving fuel. Further enhancing safety are clear halogen headlamps, ensuring excellent visibility. These features collectively make the Honda Shine a reliable and secure choice for riders seeking a safer journey. 

Engine Performance – The Honda Shine is equipped with a 124cc single-cylinder engine. It feature air-cooling and generates a peak power of 10.74 PS & 11 Nm of peak torque. Honda also offers a 5-speed transmission on it. 

Mileage – The claimed mileage of Shine Petrol Manual is 65 kmpl.

Dimensions – The Honda Shine measures 2046mm in length, 737mm in width, & 1116mm in height. Its ground clearance is 162mm.
 
Colours – The colours of KTM RC 200 include – Decent Blue Metallic, Black, Geny Grey Metallic, Rebel Red Metallic, & Matte Axis Grey.
 
Rivals – The direct rivals of the Honda Shine in India are Hero Glamour Xtec & TVS Raider.
 
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Honda Shine FAQs

What is the on-road price of Honda Shine?
The on-road price of Honda Shine in New Delhi is Rs. 89.61 K. This on-road price includes the ex-showroom price, RTO and insurance charges.
What is the engine capacity of Honda Shine?
The engine capacity of Honda Shine is 123.94 cc.
What is the ARAI mileage of Honda Shine?
Honda Shine claims a mileage of 55-65 kmpl.
What are the colour options of Honda Shine?
Honda Shine is available in 5 colours - Decent Blue Metallic, Black, Geny Grey Metallic, Rebel Red Metallic, Matte Axis Grey.
Which are the competition bikes of Honda Shine?
There are Honda SP 125, Hero Splendor Plus, Bajaj Pulsar 125 Neon bikes competing with Honda Shine.
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