The BS6 Honda Shine 125 has been recently launched in both drum brake variant and the disc brake variant. Surprisingly, the brand has removed the ‘CB’ moniker from the name of the motorcycle. Having sold over 43 lakh units since its launch, it is the undisputed king in the 125cc two-wheeler space with a market share of over 45 percent, both impressive stats to say the least. In fact, the Honda Shine is currently the highest selling motorcycle for the Japanese two-wheeler giant on a global scale. Despite all these accolades and benchmark sales figures, Honda thinks there is space for more. It feels that there is a demand for a premium 125cc offering with a bit of aspirational value attached to it, and that’s how the new Honda Shine SP came in being.
Powering the motorcycle is the all-new BS6-compliant 125cc fuel-injected single-cylinder engine that is capable of offering maximum power of 10.7HP @ 7,500 rpm and a peak torque of 11Nm @ 6,000 rpm. The revised power and torque values of the BS6-compliant engine are slightly higher when compared to the 10.3HP and 10.3Nm churned out by its BS4 avatar. Apart from this, the new engine is now mated to an all-new 5-speed transmission.
The brand has equipped the updated motorcycle with a new rolling resistance tyre at the rear which in addition to a fuel injection engine, is also one of the reasons for the increased fuel efficiency by a total of 14%. Coming to the increased price tag, the BS6 Honda Shine 125 has been equipped with multiple new features justifying the hike such as a new silent start system which further ensures jolt-free and quick-start of the motorcycle.
In addition to this, the updated motorcycle now features all-new switchgear which replaces the old setup on the last-gen variant while the instrument cluster is also new. The motorcycle has been equipped with a revised halogen unit at the front while the brand has also offered the motorcycle with a stop/start switch that ensures increased functionality. The bookings for the BS6 Honda Shine 125 have already commenced with the dealerships while the brand is also offering the standard 3-year warranty with every purchase.
In terms of the revised design language, the BS6 variant of the Honda Shine 125 now gets all-new graphics while the black alloy wheels accentuate its overall profile. The brand has further equipped the motorcycle with a revised taillight setup while the seat length has also been increased by 27mm. In addition to this, the ground clearance of the updated bike is now up by 5mm while the wheelbase has been extended by 19mm.