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Honda CB Shine SP

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Key specs
  • Displacement124.73 cc
  • Mileage - Owner Reported56.5 kmpl
  • Transmission5 Speed Manual
  • Kerb Weight124 kg

Last known Avg. Ex-showroom price

₹ 66,376

Honda CB Shine SP is now discontinued in India.

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Honda CB Shine SP Summary

CB Shine SP key highlights

Engine Capacity 124.73 cc
Mileage Owner Reported Mileage: BikeWale collects mileage information from bike owners to provide you with the actual mileage that you might get. 56.5 kmpl
Transmission 5 Speed Manual
Kerb Weight 124 kg

About CB Shine SP

The CB Shine SP (Special) is Honda’s premium 125cc motorcycle. It is an addition to the existing CB Shine model and uses the same engine but has a five-speed gearbox. The idea behind the Shine SP is to offer buyers with more performance and added fuel efficiency along with Honda’s solid build quality and reliability.

The tank of the CB Shine SP got extensions in 2018, which give it a much more muscular look. It also distinguishes it from the standard Shine, as do the new split-spoke alloy wheels. A steel diamond-type frame holds the single cylinder 124.73cc air cooled engine that puts out 10.57bhp at 7500rpm. A maximum torque of 10.3Nm is attained at 5500rpm and power is sent to the wheels via a five-speed gearbox.    

You can choose between a front drum brake and a front disc brake, and both are available with the option of a CBS system. The CBS system will become standard fitment by April. Suspension duties are carried out by conventional telescopic forks up front and two spring loaded hydraulic shocks at the rear. The bike comes equipped with 18-inch rims and 80/100 tyres at both ends with the option of drum or disc brakes up front.

The Honda CB Shine SP is presently available in five colours – blue, grey, black/red, red/grey, and a black/yellow. The price of the Honda CB Shine SP begins at Rs 65,000 (ex-showroom Delhi).
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Honda CB Shine SP Expert Opinion

  • Good Things

    • The 5-speed gearbox is super smooth
    • Smooth and efficient motor
    • Comfortable seat and ride quality
  • Could be Better

    • Mid vibrations at higher speeds
    • Slightly expensive
    • Feels light at higher speeds

BikeWale's Take

The CB Shine SP is a premium commuter that boosts of a silky smooth 125cc mill. Equipped with a 5-speed gearbox, the CB Shine SP is apt for city as well as highway use while returning a good mileage.

Honda CB Shine SP Review

With the new CB Shine SP, Honda aims to fill the void of a five-speed commuter bike in the 125cc segment. The idea is pretty simple: improve the premium quotient and usability by offering an extra gear and some prominent styling upgrade. But, how well does it work? And is it worth the extra money?

What is it?

As far as the monikers go, the CB Shine is one of the most important and significant names in Honda's Indian line-up. The 125cc commuter occupies the mantle as Honda's top-selling motorcycle globally, and the volumes generated in India make up for a major chunk of these numbers. While the success story has been going strong for quite some time now, the CB Shine has not seen any major upgrades since its launch apart from a few cosmetic makeovers. With the new CB Shine SP, Honda aims to fill the void of a five-speed commuter bike in the 125cc segment. The idea is pretty simple: improve the premium quotient and usability by offering an extra gear and some prominent styling upgrade. But, how well does it work? And is it worth the extra money?

How does it ride?

Propelling the Honda CB Shine SP is a 125cc single-cylinder engine that delivers 10.5bhp and 10.3Nm of torque via a five-speed transmission. However, these credentials only tell you half the story. The CB Shine SP for a 125cc commuter is surprisingly peppy. The engine revs up quickly; it has a crisp throttle response; and it refuses to lose steam, even at the top. It almost feels likes a small capacity streetfighter than a commuter. Its relatively light weight – 124kg to be precise – has a lot to do with it as well.

So, not only does the CB Shine SP’s engine feel lively, the bike as a whole feels light on its feet. It is easy to manoeuvre and carve through traffic; easy to park and negotiate narrow lanes with; and it isn’t out of its depth around bends either. The CB Shine has good highway manners too, and it isn’t affected by crosswinds much. It is stable and composed even while gunning it at 100kmph. On the NVH front, the CB Shine SP did feel a bit buzzy at high revs, but compared to the Shine with the 4-speed ‘box, it’s as calm as a saint.

Braking is another aspect where the CB Shine SP, well, shines. It has a 240mm disc brake with a two-pot Nissin calliper at the front and a 130mm drum brake at the rear. And it also gets Combi-Brakes. The Combi-Brake system automatically activates the front brake whenever the rear brake is applied, thereby improving the overall braking performance. It is most effective is slippery conditions. It is a Rs 4,500 optional extra on the Shine SP, but certainly worth it. The front brake feel is progressive and it has sufficient bite. It does tend to lock up at times but that’s mainly down to the tyres, and possibly the limited travel on the front suspension.

Unlike its other four-gear counterparts, the CB Shine SP gets a one-down four-up gearbox, which makes it a lot more convenient to use than the four-up transmissions. The five-speed gearbox not only improves the CB Shine SP's usability but also helped us extract 65.1kmpl in standard city conditions. Helping CB Shine SP's cause is the Honda Eco Technology, which improves combustion by significantly reducing friction, cutting weight and optimising the transmission. While 65.1kmpl might be marginally less than what the other 125cc motorcycles might return, this figure is not bad at all for such a spirited motorcycle.


Anything else I should know?

Despite its conservative styling, the metallic blue paint of this bike exudes a natural elegance, which makes it stand out of the crowd. The subtle changes in the styling might not make it look starkly different from the regular CB Shine, but are enough to warrant a second look. The commuter-oriented handlebar and the footpeg positioning, along with elongated seat make the CB Shine SP a very comfortable motorcycle to live with. Subtle touches like the rubber coating on the grab rails and the chrome plate on the exhaust add a premium feel to the motorcycle. In true Honda fashion, fit and finish of the motorcycle is top notch.


The switchgear, nice and solid, is the same unit seen in the rest of Honda's commuter range. The instrument cluster is made up of an analogue speedometer and a digital display, which integrates the odometer, trip meter and the fuel gauge. The rear suspension comes with five-step preload adjustability. The rest of the motorcycle is pretty basic though it does come in four other opulent metallic paint schemes – black, white, red and grey.


Why should I buy one?

The Honda CB Shine SP is a fantastic commuter. It is light and easy to ride and it is fuel-efficient. But more importantly, it isn’t boring. If you want to infuse some fun into your mundane commutes, but are restricted by the need for good fuel efficiency, the CB Shine SP would be the perfect bike for you. Honda offers the CB Shine SP in three variants – drum, front disc and CBS. While the disc brake variant in itself would be a good buy, I would suggest you opt for the CBS variant. It is well worth the extra money.

Where does it fit in?


The 125cc commuter motorcycle segment is nothing short of a modern-day Colosseum, with five other gladiators fighting a losing battle against the standard Honda CB Shine. The CB Shine SP, like the standard model, rivals the likes of the Bajaj Discover 125, Suzuki SlingShot Plus, Hero Glamour, Hero Ignitor, Yamaha Saluto and the TVS Phoenix. Now, if I ever have to buy a commuter motorcycle, the CB Shine SP will be the bike I'll bet my money on.

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Honda CB Shine SP mileage

As reported by CB Shine SP owners, the real mileage of Honda CB Shine SP is 56 kmpl.

CB Shine SP mileage details

CB Shine SP


  • Power & PerformancePower & Performance

    Fuel Type Petrol

    Max Power 10.57 bhp @ 7,500 rpm

    Max Torque 10.3 Nm @ 5,500 rpm

    Cooling System Air Cooled

    Transmission 5 Speed Manual

    Transmission Type Chain Drive

    Emission Standard BS-IV

    Displacement 124.73 cc

    Cylinders 1

    Bore 52 mm

    Stroke 58 mm

    Valves Per Cylinder 2

    Compression Ratio --

    Ignition Digital CDI

    Spark Plugs 1 Per Cylinder

    Clutch Wet, Multiplate

    Fuel Delivery System Carburettor

    Fuel Tank Capacity 10.5 litres

    Reserve Fuel Capacity 1.3 litres

    Riding Range Maximum distance a petrol bike can travel on a full fuel tank and an electric bike can travel on a full charge --

    Mileage - ARAI --

    Mileage - Owner Reported BikeWale collects mileage information from bike owners to provide you with the actual mileage that you might get. 56.5 kmpl

    Top Speed 93 Kmph

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  • Brakes, Wheels & SuspensionBrakes, Wheels & Suspension

    Braking System CBS, IBS, SBT, UBS, HBS - Combined braking of both front and rear wheel | ABS - Anti-lock braking system which can be just for front wheel (single channel) or both wheels (dual channel) or can be switched off (switchable) | E-ABS - Electronic assisted braking system | Standard - Cable operated CBS

    Front Brake Type Drum

    Front Brake Size 130 mm

    Front Tyre Size 80/100-18

    Rear Tyre Size 80/100-18

    Tyre Type Tubeless

    Rear Brake Type Drum

    Rear Brake Size 130 mm

    Calliper Type --

    Front Wheel Size 18 inch

    Rear Wheel Size 18 inch

    Radial Tyres No

    Wheel Type Alloy

    Front Suspension Telescopic Fork

    Rear Suspension Spring Loaded Hydraulic Type

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  • Dimensions & ChassisDimensions & Chassis

    Kerb Weight 124 kg

    Overall Length 2,007 mm

    Overall Width 762 mm

    Wheelbase 1,266 mm

    Ground Clearance 160 mm

    Seat Height 800 mm

    Overall Height 1,085 mm

    Chassis Type Steel Diamond

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Odometer Digital

DRLs (Daytime running lights) --

Mobile App Connectivity --

Pillion BackrestNo

Pillion GrabrailYes

Pillion SeatYes

GPS & Navigation --

USB charging port --

Front storage box --

Under seat storage --

AHO (Automatic Headlight On) --

Speedometer Analogue

Fuel Guage Yes

Tachometer --

Stand Alarm No

Stepped Seat No

No. of Tripmeters 2

Tripmeter Type Digital

Low Fuel Indicator Yes

Low Oil Indicator No

Low Battery Indicator No

Pillion FootrestYes

Digital Fuel GuageYes

Start TypeElectric Start

Shift LightNo



Electric System12V DC


Headlight TypeHalogen Bulb Type

Headlight Bulb Type12V 35/35W

Brake/Tail LightBulb Type

Turn SignalYes

Pass LightYes

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  •  5Worth for money 2 months ago by Saravana Kumar, Coimbatore

    Overall bike performance is good. Bike pickup was good as per the given specs. The bike was stable in high-speed The cbs breaking system was good. The bike has a mileage of around 50 km's. Engine reliability is good. Excellent for highway tours and city usage. Cons- Fro

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      > 15000 kms

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  •  5My bike story. 4 months ago by Vs Surya Teja, Hyderabad

    I brought it in my inter second year and this is having good mileage and nice condition and very good experience this is my favorite bike and till now I did not receive any problem , good product and it is helpful in all purposes. till now 1 year over no changes in bike

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      6 months-1 yr

    • Ridden for

      5000-10000 kms

  •  5Bike use experience 5 months ago by Sayan Adhya, Bishnupur

    I care my bike very well because it's my everyday use so I will care for my bike by service.I changed my engine oil at 2500km. At 9000 km... I don't need to change the tyres..But its light is very poor when I leave the acceleration at any potholes or any bumper. Then it

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      > 1 yr

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      5000-10000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      50 kmpl

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