Honda CB Shine sales cross 70 lakh – Honda’s best seller after Activa scooter

Honda CB Shine is the only 125 cc motorcycle which is in the top 4 motorcycle list - as far as sales is concerned.

First launched in 2006, the Honda Shine motorcycle today achieved a new record – surpassing total sales of 70 lakh units. This makes Honda CB Shine the only 125 cc motorcycle in the list of best selling top 4 motorcycles of India.

Mr. Yadvinder Singh Guleria, Senior Vice President – Sales & Marketing, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. said, “Honda is thankful to our 70 lakh customers who’s trust on the ride of Shine over a legacy of more than a decade, has made the it the No.1 choice in the 125cc executive motorcycle segment.

Shine’s outstanding performance together with the innovation of Combi Brake System (CBS) with equalizer differentiates it from other offerings in the segment. Achieving this milestone ahead of Diwali is a great encouragement for us & we are all prepared to fulfil the ever growing expectations of our customers this festival!”

Honda CB Shine 125 is presented in five variants with Self-Disc-Alloy, Kick-Drum-Spoke and Self-Drum-Alloy. The latest 2018 variant receives a host of cosmetic changes with revised fuel tank, side panels and exhaust cover along with revised mudguards, alloy wheels and instrument cluster giving it an overall new look.

Body graphics and a new glossy black visor have also been added. 2018 Honda CB Shine 125 sees no changes in engine specifications and continues to be powered by a 124.7cc single cylinder engine offering 10.54 bhp power at 7,500 rpm and 11 Nm torque at 5,500 rpm mated to a 4 speed gearbox.

Improvements on the Honda CB Shine 125 are seen in the addition of Honda Eco Technology (HET) treatment to engine parts making the motor both refined and fuel efficient while Activa like Combi Braking System is also an addition that significantly reduces braking distance promoting better safety.

CB Shine is Honda’s second most sold product in the country following the Activa scooter. In the last fiscal, the company sold over 9 lakh units with YoY growth of 13 percent.

Honda CB Shine History

2006: Launched in India with the unique Optimax technology
2008: CB Shine becomes No. 1 selling 125cc motorcycle within 2 years of its launch
2010: Achieves 10 lakh happy customers in 54 months since launch
2013: Every third 125cc motorcycle sold in India is CB Shine
2014: Jumps to 30 lakh sales mark with 33% market share in the segment
2015: Sales grow 14% which is faster than 1% growth of 125cc motorcycle segment. Combi Brake System(CBS) introduced in CB Shine.
2017: Becomes first 125cc motorcycle to reach 50 lakh unit sales milestone
2018: Creates new record with 70 lakh unit sales milestone. Every second 125cc motorcycle sold is CB Shine.