Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India has announced that its CB Shine motorcycle series has developed a customer base of over 70 lakh. The two-wheeler manufacturer has revealed its Shine series as the market leader in the 125cc motorcycle segment holding a 51 percent market share. It has registered a 10 percent growth against a 2 percent dip in the segment.
Commenting on this achievement, Yadvinder Singh Guleria, senior vice president - sales and marketing, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India said, “Shine’s outstanding performance, together with the innovation of a Combi Brake System (CBS) with an equaliser differentiates it from other offerings in the segment. Achieving this milestone ahead of Diwali is a great encouragement for us and we are all prepared to fulfil the ever-growing expectations of our customers this festival!”
While Hero MotoCorp dominates proceedings in the 100-110cc commuter class, the CB Shine has been the undisputed leader in the 125cc segment, despite facing competition from the Hero Glamour and the Bajaj Discover range over the years.
The bike is powered by a 124.73cc air-cooled, single-cylinder engine boosted by Honda Eco Technology (HET) producing 10.16hp at 7,500rpm and peak torque of 10.30Nm at 5,500 rpm. Honda also has a more premium offering of the Shine, the CB Shine SP, which gets better styling, more features and a 5-speed gearbox. The Honda CB Shine retails between Rs 57,683-62,903 (ex-showroom, Delhi) in the Indian market.