Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) has pawed its way back to the highest point of the 125cc commuter motorcycle section, beating its arch rival Hero MotoCorp, in September 2016.
The Honda CB Shine was already a leader in 125cc segment, but was beaten by the popular Hero Glamour for last seven months. However, according to the industry data, HMSI sold 91,447 units of the CB Shine in September 2016, while Hero reported sales of 80,742 units of Glamour last month.
The sales numbers between the two closely matched models in the super competitive 125cc motorcycle segment only highlights the cut-throat competition in the dynamic market, which clearly rides on noticeable vulnerabilities including capacity limitations, rebates and product value cuts, waiting period and numerous other factors.
The Honda CB Shine is powered by a 124.7cc that is mated to a five speed gearbox. The petrol mill churns out 10.7bhp of peak power and 10.30nm of peak torque. The braking duty is handled by a 130mm drum brakes at the both ends, while Honda also offers a 240mm disc at the front wheel as an option. The suspension duties are taken care of by telescopic forks up front while the rear has been assisted with twin shock absorbers.
The CB Shine is priced at Rs, 55,728 Ex-Showroom Delhi. Recently, the company launched a premium version of the CB Shine. Called the CB Shine SP, the premium version includes features like Combined Braking System (CBS), longer wheelbase, increased ground clearance and adjustable suspension.