Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India have launched the Honda CB Shine CBS – a revamped version of their best-selling bike in India. Also, one main aspect behind the launch of the new Honda CB Shine CBS model is keeping in mind the new emission norms and safety regulations which will come into effect from April 2019. At the same time, the non-CBS model will be discontinued.
With a record of more than 7 million Honda CB Shine bikes sold in India, it has become one of Honda’s very successful motorcycles. The Honda bike comes in two variants – CB Shine and CB Shine SP in the Indian market. Both Honda CB Shine variants are equipped with drum brake and disc brake, however, the disc brake variant already comes with the option of CBS (Combined Braking System).
This time Honda is offering the CB Shine drum brake variant too with the CBS option. The CBS unit is Honda’s system of linked brakes which acts as a safety feature which applies the front and rear brakes simultaneously on pressing the brake lever.
Both Honda CB Shine and CB Shine SP variants house a 124.73cc, air-cooled, single-cylinder motor that churns 10.1 BHP of peak power at 7500 RPM and max torque of 10.3 Nm at 5500 RPM. The transmission is the only basic difference between both the bikes. Honda CB Shine comes mated with a four-speed gearbox, while Honda Shine SP is paired with a five-speed unit.