In India, 125cc commuter bikes are extremely popular. There are many motorcycles in this market. The Honda Shine is the first name that comes to mind when people ask about the 125cc category of motorcycles. The Honda Shine was launched for the first time in 2006 and has been a popular 125cc motorcycle in the country for 15 years. There are strong reasons for Shine’s popularity. Honda recently launched the BS6-compliant Shine 125 on the market. Today, we present the First Look of Honda’s new 2020 Shine 125 BS6.
2020 Honda Shine125 125 BS6 Colour Options
The Honda Shine125 is a simple commuter motorcycle. It has a subtle design language that is very attractive. The new BS6 Shine 125 front gets chrome surrounds its angular headlamp. With new body graphics, the side profile of this motorcycle is now more appealing. The motorcycle also has subtle chrome inserts in the exhaust muffler and body panels. A chrome-embellished, three-dimensional Honda logo is also included on the fuel tank. The new Shine’s rear profile is unchanged from the previous model. The new Honda Shine 125 BS6 comes in four color options: Black, Geny Grey Metallic (Athlet Blue Metallic), Rebel Red Metallic (Black)
2020 Honda Shine125 BS6: Dimensions & Capacity
Specification Shine 125
Length 2046 mm
Width 737 mm
Height 1116 mm
Wheelbase 1285 mm
Ground Clearance 162 mm
Seat Height 791 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 10.5-litres
Kerb weight 114 kilograms (drum)
115 kilograms (disc)
2020 Honda Shine125 BS6: Motor, Transmission and Mileage
The 2020 Honda Shine 125’s single-cylinder, 124cc, air-cooled, fuel injected engine is compliant with BS6. The motor produces 10.7 PS at 7500 RPM, and 11 Nm at 6000 RPM. This engine is paired with a 5-speed manual gearbox. The new Shine features Honda’s Enhanced Smart Power technology (eSP), maximising both performance and fuel efficiency. The new Shine also includes Honda’s Eco Technology (HET) and an ACG silent start motor. In real-world conditions, the new Honda Shine 125 BS6 achieves 55-60 km.
2020 Honda Shine125 BS6: Tires, Brakes, and Features
The new Honda Shine 125 is mounted on a diamond-frame frame. It has telescopic forks in the front and hydraulic dual 5-step adjustable shock-absorbers in the rear. A 130 mm drum brake is used at the rear, while a 240mm disc or 130 mm drum unit can be used at the front. As an added safety feature, it also comes with CBS (a Combined Braking System). The 18-inch HET tubeless tires are used on the motorcycle. The tyres are 80/100-18 in size and offer low rolling resistance for increased fuel efficiency. The new Shine 125 features an analogue cluster of instruments that provides all ride-related information.
2020 Honda Shine125 BS6: Prices, Rivals, and Verdict
There are two options for the 2020 Honda Shine 125: Front Disc or Front Drum. The Front Drum Brake variant currently costs Rs. 68,812, while the Front Disc Brake is priced at Rs. 73,512. All prices are ex-showroom Delhi. It is comparable to the Hero Glamour125, Super Splendor125, Honda SP125, Bajaj Pulsar125, etc. The verdict is in: If you are looking for a 125cc commuter that gets great mileage, looks good, and has decent features, the Honda Shine 125 BS6 should be your choice.
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