Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) has announced prices for the 2018 CB 125 Shine SP commuter motorcycle. Prices for the 2018 Honda CB Shine SP start at ₹ 62,032 for the drum variant, while the disc version is priced at ₹ 64,518. Meanwhile, the 2018 CB Shine SP with CBS will cost you ₹ 66,508 (all prices, ex-showroom Delhi). The updated 125 cc offering was first showcased at the recently concluded Auto Expo 2018, along with HMSI's updated motorcycle and scooter line-up. Updates to the CB Shine SP are largely cosmetic and the bike continues to use the same 125 cc mill.
With respect to the upgrades, the 2018 Honda CB Shine SP gets a revised tank design with extended shrouds and new body decals across the bodywork. The bike also gets an updated analog-digital instrument console that now includes a service indicator and a clock, in addition to all the other essentials. The side panels, tail section and alloy wheels continue to remain the same on the commuter bike.
Power on the updated Honda CB Shine SP continues to come from the same 124.73 cc single cylinder, air-cooled engine. The motor is tuned for 10.16 bhp at 7500 rpm and 10.30 Nm of peak torque at 5500 rpm. The motorcycle gets a 5-speed gearbox. Suspension duties include telescopic forks up front and twin shocks at the rear. Braking, meanwhile, includes twin drum brakes on the base variant, followed by a front disc brake and the option of the Combi-Braking System (CBS). The commuter rides on 18-inch alloy wheels with low resistance tyres intended for higher fuel economy.
The Honda CB Shine SP and the CB Shine are the best selling 125 cc motorcycles globally, followed by the Hero Glamour. The upgrades are expected to help Honda retain its dominance in the segment, as it faces competition from the 2018 Bajaj Discover 125 that was launched in January this year.