Honda Shina BS6 launch-price starts at Rs 67,857 ex-showroom. The commuter bike gets a 125cc PGM-FI engine mated to a 5-speed gearbox.
Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India has launched the new Shine BS6 (without ‘CB’ tag) at Rs 67,857 ex-showroom, with a host of key changes and updates. The Japanese two-wheeler brand refers to the Honda Shine as India’s favourite 125cc motorcycles; a fact evident from the monthly sales charts. The commuter bike has a customer base of more than eight million and the improved BS6 model is expected to garner even better sales.
The new Honda Shine BS6 comes under the brand’s #AQuietRevolution campaign which has introduced the patented ACG starter motor technology that promises a jolt-free cranking. On the other hand, the new Swing Back feature virtually allows the engine to rotate mildly in the opposite direction for the piston to make a ‘running start’. Put in simple terms, the engine can start with minimal effort. The Start Solenoid acts as an automatic choke system and promises a one-time starting procedure at all conditions.
The technical improvements go beyond the starter motor. The new BS6-compliant 125cc engine comes with Programmed Fuel Injection or PGM-FI which ensures better refinement and 14% more fuel efficiency. Furthermore, the engine is mated to a new 5-speed transmission. In its outgoing BS4 format, the Honda Shine made 10bhp and 11Nm of torque while mated to a 4-speed gearbox. The company also claims that the new BS6 power plant showcases a significant reduction in friction.
Other features include an engine kill switch, pass switch, DC headlamp, 5-step adjustable rear suspension and the brand’s proven Combi-Brake System (CBS) with Equalizer. The instrument console has been tweaked a bit and the motorcycle gets black alloy wheels. The Honda Shine BS6 come in both drum-brake and disc-brake formats. The rear wheel is shod with HET Low Rolling Resistance tyre.
Compared to the BS4 model, the new Honda Shine gets 5mm higher ground clearance, 19mm longer wheelbase and better overall stability. The seat has become longer by 27mm and offers much more comfort and convenience. There are ample amounts of chrome highlights that go well with the new body graphics. The Honda Shine BS6 is available in four choices of colour: Black, Geny Grey Metallic, Rebel Red Metallic and Athletic Blue Metallic.
As an industry-first offer, Honda has introduced a 6-year warranty package (3 years standard + 3 years optional extended) for the new BS6-compliant Shine. Honda has always been at the forefront when it comes to reliability and the updated Shine will not be any different.