Market status: Available in Bangladesh
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Honda shine is a popular commuter bike of Honda Motorcycle Company (Source). People choose it for it’s mileage. To know about Honda Shine Price just see the table below.
Honda Shine Price In Bangladesh
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Overview: The Honda Shine is a 125 CC premium city commuter bike that has been in the market for quite some time and been very successful since its launch. Now Honda has made some changes to meet the market demand and maintain its legacy, now it is called the Honda CB Shine (Source). So now let’s see how it shines its legacy.Review of Honda CB Shine 125 CC:
Design: For a 125cc premium commuter motorcycle the design of the bike plays a very important role. The CB Shine shines there. The bike looks very sophisticated as everything in the bike well proportioned and perfectly placed. The new stylish graphics on the integrated cowl and visor looks very attractive and dynamic.
The front mudguard and the well-designed headlamp add to that look. Honda CB Shine comes with a black colored rearview mirror which looks modern in terms of its rivals. The paint quality on the bike has given the premium look that it needs. The engine, alloy wheels, and silencer pipe are colored black which gives the bike more premium and cool look too.
The newly designed graphics on the tank and the sides panel looks modern and the 3D emblem of Honda logo on the tank has added to its premium look. The seat looks of high quality, well-cushioned and spacious.
The sporty body-colored grab rail looks nice. The clear lens turn signal lights are flexible and the tail lamp is newly designed. The rear fender is very long which does a great job guarding the tires against spilling mud everywhere and also features a light reflector on it. The bike is available in only Red and Black variant in Bangladesh.
Instrument Console: The CB Shine might be remained backdated in terms of instrument console-setup. Many of its competitors have moved to digital console-setup while Honda CB Shine still has analog two circular pods for its instrument console-setup.
The right pod has an analog speedometer and an odometer while the right pod has an analog fuel gauge with some other standard indicators. The whole console lacks a tachometer and a trip meter, guess Honda did not think those are important in this bike as it was made for city commuting.
Switch gears: The switch gears are the same as they were before typical Honda type. No engine kill switch though it has an electric starter and high beam flasher. Other than this the switch gears are standard and feel hard and cheap in hand.
Engine: The new Honda CB Shine has a newly designed engine to obtain better mileage than before. It is a new 124.7 CC, single-cylinder, 4-Stroke, 2-Valve, over head cams, Air cooled, single spark engine with new HET or Honda Eco Technology. The HET by the way is Honda’s new technical term for better fuel efficient engines that have been developed by Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India, Private Limited.
The engine has 52.4mm bore and 57.8mm stroke resulting 124.7 CC of cylinder displacement. The engine has 9.2:1 compression ratio that makes the engine very durable in terms of the Fuel quality in Bangladesh. The engine is fitted with Viscous type paper filter for better and healthy breathing.
With all these the engine produces 10.57 BHP of peak power at 7500 RPM and 10.30 NM of maximum torque at 5500 RPM. So the torque and power is available in the lower RPM range hence easily accessible which makes the bike go faster than before.
Transmission, Clutch and Final drive train: The transmission used in the bike is a 4 speed super smooth transmission and all the gears are in up configuration. The bike has a light wet multi-plate Clutch and the final drive is chain.
Wheels and Tires: The Honda CB Shine is equipped with 18 inch six spoke matte Black finished rims. The rims are fitted with 80/100-18” tubeless tire at the front and 80/100-18” tubeless tire at the rear. Which is decent in this segment but some of its rivals have wider tire at the rear.
Breaks: The Honda CB Shine comes with a 130 mm drum brake as standard and a 240mm disk brake with 2 piston caliper in the front as option and 130mm drum brake at the rear.
Suspension: The Honda CB Shine is equipped with hydraulic telescopic forks at the front and spring loaded shocks with hydraulic damper at the rear. This setup is very common and nothing special. As a premium city commuter consumers will demand something special and more comfortable.
Chassis & Dimensions: Honda used a Diamond type frame for the foundation of the CB Shine, which should be enough for a 125 CC bike. The Honda CB Shine has overall length of 2012 mm, width of 762 mm, height of 1090 mm, ground clearance of 157 mm and wheel base of 1266 mm. The wet weight (with tool kit & 90% of fuel) of the bike is 123 Kg. These mean that the bike has an average footprint in terms of dimensions in its competition.
Comfort and handling: The Honda CB Shine is quite comfortable because of that full size, wide, spacious and well-cushioned seat, no doubt on that. But considering its rivals the bike should offer more comfort for attracting the customers. The rear suspension is the first let down in the competition.
The handling should be easy in this bike regarding its dimensions and weight. The handle bar is placed lower and the handlebar has some weight to it which gives away the vibration and help rider to have a firm palm grip. The bike seems unstable in the corners as lower ground clearance. The tires provide good grip on the road. The bike is stable in the highway but suspension desperately needs an upgrade.
Performance: The Honda CB Shine is a silent performer. It does 0 to 60 kmph in 6 sec which is very impassive regarding a 125 CC city commuter bike. The CB Shine has crispy throttle response and the bike performs very well in the comfortable mid RPM range.
If pushed hard it goes out of breath. Hence the Top goes limited to around 100 Kmph but with in this range it performs outstanding. The fuel efficiency is on the mark too. The bike gives the mile age of 55-65 KMPL depending on riding style.
Conclusion: The Honda CB Shine actually shines in the 125 CC premium city commuter segment. Apart from the suspension, switch gears and instrument console there are hardly anything that can be criticize. The engine is a great performer. So the bike is a very nice option for those who wants sophistication on their ride.
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