Along with the Limited Edition Honda Activa 5G Honda 2Wheelers India has launched the Limited Edition Honda CB Shine. The motorcycle has a few cosmetic differences, but mechanically, it's the same.
The Limited Edition Honda CB Shine is available in two new dual tone colours - Black with Imperial Red Metallic and Black with Spear Silver Metallic. It has a corresponding body colour grab rail and new graphics. Honda 2Wheelers India says that is has a new “modern side cowl and a bold dual tone tank with stunning decals”. However, that’s just a new stickering job. Something which the company has been doing often to gives sales a boost.
The Honda CB Shine, the country’s highest selling 125 cc motorcycle, has been experiencing a steep drop in sales. The entire Honda line-up has been experiencing a drop in sales since the hike in insurance prices. The CB Shine dropped to a low of around 30,000 units in the month of March 2019. Volumes recovered in April to more than 84,000+ units but that was nowhere close to 1 lakh + units sold in April 2018.
The industry is gearing up for a major shift with the upcoming BS-VI emission regulations in April 2020. Motorcycles and scooters are expected to shift to a fuel injection system from the traditional carburetted fuel supply. The launch of the limited-edition model can be seen as an inventory clearing method.
Powering the Honda CB Shine Limited Edition is a 124.73 cc air-cooled mill. Coupled to a 5-speed gearbox, this engine can produce 10.16 BHP and 10.30 Nm of torque. Key features include an optional front disc brake, low maintenance seal chain and tubeless tyres.
At launch, the Limited Edition Honda CB Shine was priced at INR 59,083* (drum brake variant)/INR 63,734* (disc brake variant). At the moment, the prices of the Honda Shine increased to INR 71,550 and INR 76,346 for the Drum and Disc variants, respectively.