Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. announced a new milestone in India. It continues to be a trendsetter in the 125cc motorcycle segment in the domestic market. In an illustration of Honda’s success in the two-wheeler market, Shine sales have crossed the 90-lakh sales milestone since its launch in 2006. As per the manufacturer, the bike has the highest market share of 39 percent in the Indian 125cc segment. 2020 was a hard year for many manufacturers due to the transition of new BS6 Emission Norms and COVID-19 pandemic but Shine defied the trend. 94,413 units of Honda Shine were sold in November. It is a year-on-year growth of 26 percent compared to last year November. Honda Shine rivals the likes of Hero Splendor Plus and Bajaj Pulsar 125 in the Indian market.
The new BS6 Honda Shine was launched in February 2020. It is sold in two trims namely drum and disc. The former is sold at Rs 69,415 (ex-showroom), Delhi while the latter retails at Rs 74,115 (ex-showroom), Delhi. The bike is available in four paint options namely Black, Geny Grey Metallic, Rebel Red Metallic, and Athletic Blue Metallic.
Shine comes loaded with features like an integrated headlamp beam, a combi brake system with an equalizer and passing switch. The bike is powered by Bharat Stage VI compliant 125cc PGM-FI HET engine boosted by Enhanced Smart Power (eSP). The engine delivers 10.50 bhp of maximum power output and 11 Nm of peak torque. Transmission duties are taken care of by a 5-speed gearbox.
“We are deeply humbled by the trust of over 90 Lac happy customers in brand Shine. Over the years, Shine has redefined the 125cc segment-leading customers’ expectations with the continuous product & feature enhancement. At Honda, we remain committed to delight our customers with the Joy of riding”, commented Atsushi Ogata, Managing Director, President & CEO, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd on this announcement.