With the BS-VI deadline almost upon us, manufacturers are going all in to get their present product offerings certified by statutory bodies. IAB has got hold of exclusive details about the power output of the BS-VI Honda CB Shine 125.
The BS-VI Honda CB Shine 125 will produce 8 kW (10.88 PS) of power at the crank, which is up from 7.58 kW (10.31 PS) from the existing tune. Besides the new emission norms, motorcycles in India will also gain On Board Diagnostics I (OBD-I). The leaked document also reveals a change in dimension of the Honda CB Shine 125. Its wheelbase has been increased by 19 mm to 1,285 mm. Also, the bike now measures 2,020 mm (+8 mm) in length, 785 mm (+23 mm) in width and 1,103 mm (+13 mm).
The Honda CB Shine 125’s powerplant is coupled to a 4-speed gearbox and in its present tune weighs 123 kg. We expect this number to go through a small increase for the BS-VI version. Honda 2Wheelers India will be offering the CB Shine 125 in three variants – Standard with front and rear drum brakes, Deluxe with front and rear drum and Deluxe with front disc and rear drum brake.
Besides that, we also expect the same power output in the slightly more premium Honda CB Shine SP. This version gets a 5-speed gearbox instead of the 4-speed unit doing duty in CB Shine 125. However, considering the fact that the CB Shine SP shares the cycle parts with the CB Shine, there may be a change in dimensions in the CB Shine SP too.
Honda recently launched its first BS-VI compliant product, the BS-VI Activa 125 in India. The premium scooter has a starting sticker price of INR 67,490 (ex-showroom, Delhi). That’s a price hike of nearly INR 7,000 depending on the variant. We expect even the Honda CB Shine 125 to undergo a similar price hike.