As a part of the update, the bike gets a revised tank design and new readouts for the instrument console. But how much more does it command?
Starting with the updates, the 2018 Honda CB Shine SP now gets a revised tank design with extended shrouds along with new body decals. Its semi-digital instrument console now includes a service indicator and a clock, along with all the other essentials. Apart from these changes, the motorcycle remains the same.
It continues to draw power from the same BSIV-compliant 124.73cc air-cooled, single-cylinder engine. This is the same mill that powers the Honda CB Shine as well. It produces 10.30PS of power at 7,500rpm and 10.30Nm of torque at 5,500rpm. The transmission on the CB Shine SP is handled by a 5-speed gearbox.
The 2018 Honda CB Shine SP goes up against the 2018 Bajaj Discover 125, which retails for Rs 53,171 (ex-showroom Delhi) for the base variant and the Hero Glamour, which costs Rs 59,946 (ex-showroom Delhi) for the drum brake variant.
However, we do feel a price hike of over Rs 2000 demands at least a few more features. Especially since the Bajaj motorcycle produces the same amount of power and also gets the added benefits of LED DRLs at a much affordable price. Will Honda be able to assert its dominance in the 125cc commuter segment with these updates? We will have to wait to find out.
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