User Reviews of Honda CB Shine SP

Overall rating:4.3 / 51138 ratings
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A machine everyone should have it!!!

3 weeks ago by Deep Mishra411 views

Engine, chassis and handling: with its handsome 10+ horses and 10+ nm of torque the honda shine sp is not a slug. It pulls clean even in top gear, which in my case is the 4th cog. Because of its light kerb weight of just around 120kg, the bike is incredibly nimble and flick-able and you can throw it around with ease. It cuts through the thick of traffic like a razor blade and passes through crevices in traffic jams as neatly a thread through a needle’s eye.Because it generates its torque low down in the rev range, frequent gear shifts are not needed. If you are graduating from a scooter, you won’t miss the automatic transmission. And boy o boy! can honda make smooth engines! i have wriggled the throttle until the bike reached 80 kmph on the highway and all the vibration i could feel was a light buzz on the handle bars and foot-pegs. The bike never felt like falling apart. Now this is not a machine built for 100 kmph tarmac scorching. It is meant to move your butt from point a to point b anywhere on this globe with comfort, and to that end it succeeds with flying colours. The suspension is softly sprung, and while this limits its capabilities as a corner carver, the ride becomes plush even on the pockmarked indian roads. The chassis is sturdy and does not squeak or squeal even when pushed hard.My rating in this category: 4/5tyres: the 80/100 section tyres are skinny to say the least. They are a huge let down when it comes to sheer size, but narrow and light tyres do help with the fuel economy slightly and cut down on the overall manufacturing cost of the bike. That said, the mrf tyres are not rubbish. They grip the road fairly well. But i still believe a 90/120 section profile would have been best for the shoes. The fuel economy drop wouldn’t have been too prickly that way and the handling characteristics would have improved quite a bit.My rating in this category: 3/5 braking: the 240mm disc brake coupled with the 130mm drum does a decent job in stopping the bike even in harsh braking conditions. The cbs works just fine but overall the braking performance is nothing to write home about. Besides there is nothing much you want to achieve as a manufacturer with the brakes in the mundane commuter segment. As long as the bike stops safely you have achieved your target as a manufacturer. I would still suggest the disc variant over the drum variant any given day. The rear drum brake is just not as good as the front disc brake. The bite is spongy and doesn’t inspire confidence at all. Time to think about a rear disc, may be!my rating in this category: 3.5/5 reliability: well, hands down, this is probably the most reliable bike in india. The other day i took an uncle’s 6 year old honda shine on a spin just to compare it with my new kid. I wasn’t surprised to get the same feeling as i get with my machine – it’s a shine after all! the bike is a measly commuter, yet it is built like a tank. The build quality is phenomenal and will put to shame many fancy offerings in the market.My rating in this category: 4.5/5kitna deti hai?: well, well! the age old question of all indian bikers - kitna deti hai! well it is good enough for an average of 55 kmpl considering my style of riding, which is tame riding in traffic and wriggling the throttle on stark empty roads. I have ridden my bike as fast as 85 kmph and the average hasn’t dropped below 40.My rating in this category: 4/5 overall, i would say it doesn’t take much to love your bike no matter how large its mill is. A mere 125cc commuter can be a trusted companion on long tours and many bikers have already proven that. I have no shame in admitting that this baby commuter – the honda shine sp 125 – puts as wide a grin on my face as the thunderbird did.Happy riding!

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  • Ridden for

    5000-10000 kms

Honda CB Shine SP

Honda CB Shine SP

  • Displacement124.73 cc
  • Max Power(bhp)10.57 bhp
  • Kerb Weight124 kg
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  •  5Good design  1 week ago by Rahul
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  •  4All in one pack 2 weeks ago by Ammar
    It's awesome bike with all digital as well 5 gear box and seat is quiet comfortable and looking and also bit disappointed by the speed that on 80-90 the bike just get vibrate and feel like it's very light and also by running on this speed the engine get hot and it's als...
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  •  5Style with mileage 2 weeks ago by Sunny Chowdhury
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  • Engine is to much vibration after 60 kmph, footpeg is so bad used by honda if just bike slip than footpeg gets damaged, also if you drive 80/90 km than bike is stop starting sometimes even i have made my all services on time but problem is not solved, and honda peoples ...
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  •  4good for riding 3 weeks ago by Mir Hafizul
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  •  5Honda shine life 3 weeks ago by Ch John Wesley
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  •  1frequently stopping on road 4 weeks ago by Maten
    This is bike the worst bike that I have ever purchased. It frequently gets stopped on roads. I took it to many service centres. But still the problem is not resolved. They were not able to identify what's the problem is. More over the mileage is also not good, its far f...
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  •  5Beast of 125cc segment  4 weeks ago by Akshay Jain
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  •  1Having many issues in design said by the dealer 1 month ago by Praveen Kumar
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