Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd(HMSI) unveiled their all new Honda CB Shine SP, with an intention to expand the 125cc segment. It is the 15th product launched by HMSI in 2015. The refreshed 125cc commuter was teased as the ‘mystery model’ at the 2015 HondaRevFest.
The new CB Shine SP is powered by 125cc 4-stroke Advanced HET(Honda Eco Technology) engine, and this time it gets an additional gear. The 5-speed gearbox is claimed to provide an efficient combination of acceleration and comfort. The CB Shine SP comes equipped with the Combi-Brake System (CBS), which applies both brakes upon application for better rider-safety.
The Advanced Honda Eco Technology engine with new 5-speed Gearbox
It also features one of the longest wheelbase in the segment and a higher ground clearance for practical and comfortable usage on all types of Indian roads. For this bike Honda claims a mileage of 65 kmpl.
Combi brake system for rider safety
On the visual front the CB Shine SP gets stylish with graphics on the front cowl and fuel tank. A re-sculpted fuel tank with the 3D Honda emblem and redesigned side panels give a sporty feel to the motorcycle.
Full-chain cover, redesigned sari-guard and 5 split-spoke alloy with tubeless tyres
The bike rides on new 5 split spoke alloy wheels and features a Livo-like redesigned 2-piece designed exhaust muffler with chrome garnish.
The updated Exhaust muffler with chrome garnish
The new 5 split-spoke alloys with tubeless tyres
Honda has equipped the new CB Shine SP with tubeless tyres, reducing the chances of immediate deflation in case of puncture. Even after the few redesigned touches the bike still retains the CB Shine silhouette. The bike does look a tad premium but not worlds apart.
Redesigned fuel tank with fancy graphics
We are impressed but disappointment too. The ‘SP’ suffix to the CB Shine has no explanation. We expected that SP could be the worthy smart-power upgrade introduced in this 125cc commuter. In the wake of Hero MotoCorp’s Splendor iSmart with i3S (idle stop/start system), we anticipated that Honda would gear up to set its foot in the smart-tech battle with their ESP (Enhanced Smart Power) stop-start technology. A tech that shuts off the engine in case of idling and puts it back on when the rider revs up the engine to move ahead, but no luck the CB Shine remains un-smart.
The bike will be available in Geny Grey Metallic, Athletic blue Metallic, Pearl White, Black and Rebel red metallic, and will roll out in three variants, the Self-Drum-Alloy (Rs.59,900), Self-Disc-Alloy (Rs.62,400) and the CBS version (Rs.64,400).
Check out the images of the new motorcycle below detailing the new features and differences over the previous version
The athletic Blue metallic, CB Shine SP
The new visor gives the CB Shine SP a sharper look
Graphics on the new head-lamp cowl and the new clear-lense indicator
Side view of the new head-lamp cowl
Sharp headlight with carved visor
Rear view mirror
New graphics and 3D emblem on the re-sculpted Fuel tank
All new digital-analogue instrument cluster
The digital-analogue instrument cluster when switched on
The left hand switch gear (front)
The choke lever sits on the left hand switch gear
Right handle bar
Honda’s Eco Technology engine
5-speed transmission for better performance
The brakes are upgraded with a Nissin’s setup
The newly introduced Combi Brake system
Fuel petcock valve
Re-designed dual toned side panels
Chrome-finish muffler garnish
A sleeker tail-lamp to complement the new look
CB Shine SP’s sportier body profile
Keita Muramatsu, President and CEO,HMSI and Y.S.Guleria Sr.Vice President, sales & marketing,HMSI with the new Honda CB Shine SP