Honda has been keeping steady with its BS6 launches. While the SP125 was the first motorcycle to have been given the BS6 treatment from the Honda fold, now it’s most selling 125 has been given the emissions green light. The Honda Shine BS6 price in India is Rs 67,857 for the drum trim whereas the disc version is for Rs 70,000. Batches have been dispatched to dealerships while deliveries may take 2-3 months.
What’s new with the Honda Shine BS6?
Honda has removed the CB moniker from the vehicle. The motorcycle isn’t all-new like the Honda SP125. However this being said, there are significant changes. These include a 19mm additional longer wheelbase, longer seat by 27mm and a 5mm greater ground clearance. The digital-analogue instrument console is new and features a fuel injection warning light. The tail light as well as the graphics are new too. A DC headlight, engine start-stop switch, paa light, tubeless low rolling resistance tyres and multi-spoke black alloys are the new bits.
HMSI has used the same engine from the SP125. The said unit was also all-new. It produces 10PS and 10.8Nm. The gearbox is now a 5-speed unit, replacing the earlier 4-speed unit. Fuel efficiency has gone up by 14 per cent. Performance should be good too as the weight has gone up by a meager 2kg.
The colour schemes look familiar to the old motorcycle. This should aid in familiarity. There is also the silent starter and six year (optional) warranty. The Honda Shine BS6 will compete with the Hero Glamour as well as the Bajaj Discover.