Is Honda Shine a better choice over Yamaha Saluto?
The differences between both the bikes are:
Honda CB Shine is powered by124.7cc Air cooled, 4 stroke, SI engine which produces the maximum power of 7.88 kW @ 7500 rpm and maximum torque of 10.30 Nm @ 5500 rpm, mated with four speed transmission gears.
Yamaha Saluto is powered by 125cc Air cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 2-valve which produces maximum power of 6.1 kW @ 7000 rpm and maximum torque of 10.1 Nm @ 4500 rpm,mated with four speed transmission gears.
Dimension of Honda Shine are: overall length (2012mm), width (762mm), overall-height (1090mm), wheelbase (1266mm), ground clearance (157mm), kerb weight (123 kg), fuel tank capacity (10.5 liters), front tyre (80/100-18), rear tyre (80/100-18)
Dimension of Yamaha Saluto are: overall-length (2035mm), width (700mm), overall-height (1080mm), wheelbase (1265mm), ground clearance (180mm), kerb weight (112 kg), fuel tank capacity (7.6 liters), front tyre (80/100-18), rear tyre (80/100-18)
The ARAI certified mileage of Honda CB Shine is 74 kmpl while of Yamaha Saluto is 78 kmpl while as per users experience mileage of both the bikes is around 55 kmpl in the city riding conditions and 65 kmpl on highway. Engines of both the bike are refined and run smooth.
End conclusion is that Honda Shine seems to be a better choice here as it has better power & torque figures, bigger fuel tank, the overall length of Saluto is 23mm (2.3cm) more than Shine but that doesn’t make much difference.