Honda recently launched its Shine 100 across the border in India. This Shine 100 looks incredibly similar to a discontinued Pakistani variant of the Honda CG125 Dream. From the looks, Shine looks like a new version of CG125 Dream with better value addition. Even though Shine is a basic commuter motorcycle that is launched to compete with Hero Honda Splendor (which looks like pridor) still it feels premium. Here is what we know so far.
Honda Shine 100 is a commuter motorcycle only:
Just like in Pakistan, the majority of people in India use motorcycles for commuting. They also like to save petrol and Hero Splendor is their favorite in this regard. New Hero Splendor is also fuel injected and has excellent fuel efficiency figures. Getting this crown of People’s bike from Splendor is not easy so Honda has gone to the drawing board, designed a 100cc fuel-efficient engine, and installed it in the chassis of Shine 125.
The Shine 100 engine is made with fuel efficiency in mind. Also, it has a smooth and vibration-free ride. Due to the engine balancer, this motorcycle offers a smooth ride. With 17-inch rims and tyres it has low rolling resistance, the height of the motorcycle is also shorter to reduce the wind drag and the weight is just under 100kgs. The power output is 7.2 hp which is not bad. All the other features like self-starter, and rpm cluster are s standard.
Pricing is where Indian automobile manufacturers play the most. Shine 100 is priced at 80,000 rupees which is an incredible price for an entry-level motorcycle. Atlas Honda should take notes. Pakistan can also increase its automobile sales and revenues by exporting its motorcycles to other countries like Afghanistan.