IAB Report – Honda CB Shine becomes India’s best selling 125 cc motorcycle

Posted on: Apr 24, 2014 - 12:11pm IST

The Honda CB Shine is India’s largest selling 125 cc category motorcycle.

This week, Honda completed the roll out of 30 lakh units of the Honda CB Shine. The company launched the motorcycle in April 2006 and produces it in the Tapukara (Rajasthan) and Narsapura (Karnataka) plants.

Honda CB Shine 30 lakh units
The CB Shine also becomes Honda’s best selling 125 cc motorcycle globally.

The first million units was clocked in 54 months, the second million took 25 months, and the last million came in an even faster 16 months. Last month, the CB Shine was sold to 94,300 customers, its best ever monthly performance, and in the bygone fiscal year, the 7.40 lakh units sold was the best performance for a fiscal.

The company says the sales lead the CB Shine commands over the nearest competitor is 61 percent, and it also makes it Honda’s best selling motorcycle globally in its class.

Mr. Keita Muramatsu, President & CEO, HMSI –

We thank our valued customers, business partners and Associates for this remarkable feat. CB Shine is not only No. 1 selling 125cc motorcycle in India but also the world! For the first time ending FY’14, CB Shine has become No. 1 selling motorcycle for Honda Motor Company, Japan worldwide.

Refer the press release for more details.

Honda CB Shine 30 lakh units – Press Release

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6 thoughts on “IAB Report – Honda CB Shine becomes India’s best selling 125 cc motorcycle

  1. ritesh unde says:

    why not 5 gear in cb shain?

    1. KRam says:

      It all depends on gear ratio. Honda knows best how much gear will be having best acceleration even under load. If it had 5th gear, it may strain the engine when u overload it

  2. kumar says:

    Honda has only one Shine, it’s style remains same throughout years, bajaj,Your discover sucks. Several models, many models discontinued. There is no way of uniquely identifying it. It means bajaj doesn’t have confidence in their original models due to frequent complaints.

  3. siva says:

    I agree Discover has latest technology but it does not have the pick up or the smooth gear shift as in Honda. My sincere request to Bajaj is to come out with refined bikes not a vibrating one.

  4. Rahul says:

    Discover is far more refined and capable bike which is far better than Shine is every department. Honda is fooling Indians by selling their 90s products. Don’t go for the brand, try Indian products ( which are better than Honda in every aspect) before buying such craps…

    1. sri says:

      I second you Discover has more latest tech in it and a different funky and descent design but just because its from Honda it might be selling in such numbers.


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