Honda CB Shine earns the title of India's top selling 125cc bike

Saturday 26 April 2014, 10:20 AM by

Japanese auto-giant Honda has not just been popular with cars in the Indian market, the company also finds a strong footing with the two wheeler segment in the country. The Shine 125cc motorcycle from Honda's production line has earned the title of being India's top selling 125cc motorcycle by achieving the 30 Lakhs sales mark. Keita Muramatsu, president & CEO, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI), said, "We thank our valued customers, business partners and Associates for this remarkable feat. CB Shine is not only the No 1 selling 125cc motorcycle in India but also in the world. For the first time ending in FY 1014, CB Shine became the No 1 selling motorcycle for Honda Motor Company, Japan, worldwide."

Honda CB Shine earns the title of India
Honda CB Shine earns the title of India's top selling 125cc bike

The Honda CB Shine is powered by 124cc air cooled engine is mated to a four speed gearbox. The decently powered engine generates about 10.12 Bhp of power at 7500 Rpm and 10.54 Nm of torque at about 5500 Rpm. Navigating the 120 kgs bike is easy and takes-on the Indian road with ease owing to hydraulic suspension for the rear and telescopic fork suspension for the front. Overall the bike sports a decent commuter bike appeal with smooth curves.

An official company statement reads, “Since becoming segment leader, Honda's CB Shine leadership over nearest competitor model has consistently grown from 9% in FY'2008-09 to 61% in 2013-14. In volume terms, sales gap with nearest competitor widened from 22,000 units to 2.81 lakh units in FY 1013-14, and today, every third 125cc motorcycle purchased in India is a CB Shine.”

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