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Reviews of Honda Shine

Overall rating:

4.4
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Honda Shine Reviews

Honda Shine

Avg. Ex-showroom price

₹ 71,759

Rating Parameters:

  • 4

    Visual Appeal

  • 4

    Reliability

  • 4

    Performance

  • 4

    Comfort

  • 4

    Service Experience

  • 4

    Value for Money

  • 3

    Maintenance cost

  • 4

    Extra Features

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  •  1Worst bike.....!!! 6 years ago by Tabrez Ansari
    I bought the honda cb shine from dhruvesh honda, bangalore on oct,2013. Since i got my bike, gear shift is not working properly. I am driving daily for average 25 km. Gear shifting is not smooth. Sometimes while up-shifting gear stuck. In this situation bike stalls &...

    I bought the honda cb shine from dhruvesh honda, bangalore on oct,2013. Since i got my bike, gear shift is not working properly. I am driving daily for average 25 km. Gear shifting is not smooth. Sometimes while up-shifting gear stuck. In this situation bike stalls & engine makes very weird noise. It is very dangerous when driving on highway and i feel unsafe.


    Sometimes while down-shifting gear pedal seems loos the control over gearbox (gear slips) and nothing happens when i push the pedal. In this case, i have to take the bike side of the road somehow keeping clutch pressed, turn the engine off and then shift the gear to neutral by dragging bike to and fro.


    I really feel unsafe while driving bike. I bought the bike because of its reputation and i am very disappointed.


    The service of dhruvesh honda is the worst service i have ever seen. The service advisor is not even ready to listen the problem. According to him everything is as per company setting and working fine.


    The first free service has gone totally waste. I told them about 5-6 issue and neither of them was fixed after service. It seems they just washed the vehicle and given me back.


    And finally last but not least, i tried to put a complain on honda website, but "contact us" page on website (http://www.Honda2wheelersindia.Com/contact.Aspx) is not working as usual.


    Best example how big companies and cheating and fooling people in india. Anyone! please advise me if you have faced similar gearshift problem with cb shine.

    Pros

    nothing

    cons

    average look, gear shift issue, uncomfortable driving

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  •  5Honda shine a complete city package  2 months ago by Prathamesh Tapkir
    It's been nearly 3 years since I purchased the bike. I was confused between Honda shine and tvs centuro at that time but showed confidence in Honda shine. I had bought the bike from dealership near me in pane. Right from start all the agents there helped me a lot in buy...
    It's been nearly 3 years since I purchased the bike. I was confused between Honda shine and tvs centuro at that time but showed confidence in Honda shine. I had bought the bike from dealership near me in pane. Right from start all the agents there helped me a lot in buying process, pre- delivery inspection and all. In all if i want to rate the buying experience out of 5 stars I will give 5 stars. You sit in very comfortable position, so you can do long trips without much tiredness. Clutch is also not on a stiffer side, so it gets easy to do quick gear changes giving you a comfortable ride in city traffic as well. If I want to rate riding experience out of 5 I will give 4 stars. If I speak about looks of the bike, it is quite a stylish looking bike for city commute and the blacked out alloy wheels add more style in the overall look. It's 125cc engine gives a good power in city as well on highway. You will reach 100km/h easily but after that you will feel little vibration and are easily felt. You never feel out power in any situation and accelerates really quickly. The maintenance cost of honda shine is really very low. While it may vary from person to person on it's usage what the maintenance cost will be. But it is on the lower side as compared to other. The servicing can also vary from person to person, dealership to dealership. But I personally service the bike every 3 months and that costs me around INR 800 for oil change, washing, oiling, and other overall servicing. I have been using this bike for nearly 3 years now. While speaking about my long term experience, the bike has constantly delivered mileage of about 60 to 65 per liter which is definitely a good thing. As the user since 3 years, the performance and mileage is almost constant and not changed a lot. Though there is a slight noise in gear shift now but it's not a cause of concern and is negligible. Pros : stylish looking, good mileage, no lack in performance & power, best bike for city commute, comfortable seating position, not much costly, good dealer network. Cons : little engine noise, chain slips most frequently, disc brake little tighter. Overall it's a good package and a best budget buy for middle class people. It provides a complete package required for daily commute.
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    • 4

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    • 5

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    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      > 15000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      60 kmpl

    • Got mileage of

  •  5One of the best bikes 6 months ago by Surendra
    This is a amazing bike. It is very smooth to ride this bike. I loved the sound of this bike. It has an amazing pick up. It mileage is also very good. There is so smoothness in the bike. Perfect handling with better brakes and speed. This is the best bike in this price r...
    This is a amazing bike. It is very smooth to ride this bike. I loved the sound of this bike. It has an amazing pick up. It mileage is also very good. There is so smoothness in the bike. Perfect handling with better brakes and speed. This is the best bike in this price range. You should also try it .
    • 4

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    • 5

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    • 4

      Service Experience

    • 5

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    • 4

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    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      5000-10000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      52 kmpl

    • Got mileage of

  •  4Honda shine is worth the pay 1 year ago by Abhisek Rout
    Its been 7 months, i bought the motorcycle. Talking about the looks, i wouldn't call it attractive it's okay though. This bike isn't meant to be looks and performance. It is meant to be economic and it is. I get a mileage of around 55kmpl to 60kmpl. I ride for 60kms dai...
    Its been 7 months, i bought the motorcycle. Talking about the looks, i wouldn't call it attractive it's okay though. This bike isn't meant to be looks and performance. It is meant to be economic and it is. I get a mileage of around 55kmpl to 60kmpl. I ride for 60kms daily and never have had any serious issues other than flat tires. Gear shifting is so satisfying compared to hero glamour, cd deluxe, splendor etc. There are vibrations as you get around 80kmph and tops at 96kmph. Pros: mileage, cheap, less and inexpensive maintenance. Cons: indicator buzzer is annoyingly loud and i have no complaints with this after considering the price and after comparing it with motorcycles of the same price range.
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    • 4

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    • Used it for

      Everything

    • Owned for

      6 months-1 yr

    • Ridden for

      5000-10000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      55 kmpl

    • Got mileage of

  •  5This bike is really amazing.  2 years ago by Pritam Barwar
    I have been using this black one for the past 1 years. Everyday i travel about 50-55 km in a worst condition road. The speed in which i travel is in and around 50-60 km/hr. With this consistency, i'm getting mileage of about 60 km/lit. Some times, 64 km/lit.Every 3000 k...
    I have been using this black one for the past 1 years. Everyday i travel about 50-55 km in a worst condition road. The speed in which i travel is in and around 50-60 km/hr. With this consistency, i'm getting mileage of about 60 km/lit. Some times, 64 km/lit.Every 3000 km i change my engine oil & a i do a general service. Even though its been 1 years, it looks brand new still. Just because i do wax coating (or) Teflon coating once in every 2 months. So far i have travelled about 10,000-15,000 kms. However, because of all these above said maintenance engine sounds smooth. Comfortable max speed could be around 80-90 km/hr.
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    • 5

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    • 5

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    • 4

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    • Used it for

      Everything

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      10000-15000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      60 kmpl

    • Got mileage of

  • The looks of the bike is sleek and it can cut through traffic like a hot knife through butter despite being a faired bike.Riding experience: its my fourth bike. Earlier i had (1) kinetic boss; (2) bajaj discover; (3) yamaha ss 125. Suzuki hayate is my fourth bike. Havin...

    The looks of the bike is sleek and it can cut through traffic like a hot knife through butter despite being a faired bike.Riding experience: its my fourth bike. Earlier i had (1) kinetic boss; (2) bajaj discover; (3) yamaha ss 125. Suzuki hayate is my fourth bike. Having got experienced with my previous bikes, i find suzuki hayate quite light-weight, user friendly, friction less and smooth in riding. Since its 113 cc bike, riding on mountain hills with a pillion rider may not be quite attractive, but for a single person, its perfect. Seat is quite comfortable. The handle position is extremely comfortable in riding. Change of gears is purely smooth with literally no friction at all. You can ride at a speed of 20 kmph in 4th gear, and still you won't feel it.

    Finally, i may say 8/10 in riding experience.

    Details about looks, performance etc.: it offers three colors at present. I took silver oost, which is naturally catchy. Right now, i don't know how my bike will look after few years, but presently its quite attractive in appearance and looks. Front as well as rear side appearance is superb. I am more than happy that this bike is stand alone compared to all other 110 cc segment bikes. And probably, this is only the bike with tubeless tires in so reasonable price.

    Finally, i will give 8/10 in this category.

    Servicing and maintenance: i won't comment right now in this category, as i am yet to finish some long rides and get it serviced. But as any other new bike, it appears maintenance free.

    I reserve my marks for post-service period.

    Pros and cons:

    Advantages: if you are planning to own a 110 cc segment bike with brilliant looks and want to keep the bike for your own usage for 6+ years, this is the most suitable bike. I don't see any problems in riding, handling or maintenance. Price is also a positive part. It comes with 2 years warranty with an option for +3 years extended warranty. Like any other model, the extended warranty appears attractive, but most of the expensive parts are not covered in this warranty, still its worth taking, as the price of extended warranty is just rs. 700/- or so for 3 years. Positives are look, comfort in riding and friction less engine with smooth gears.

    Disadvantages: suzuki is yet to prove its credentials in 110 and 125 cc bikes. Its unable to give a strong competition to famous companies like yamaha, hero or honda. The servicing centers are also not as wide as other companies. The spare parts may also not be available at ease (unless you are in contact with a very good service center). A compatible seat cover, tank cover and other accessories are not easily available. Still, there are less negatives as compared to its positives. Even though, the company claims a mileage of about 75 kmpl or so, but it may not give a running mileage of more than 60 kmpl in city roads.

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      Comfort

    • 4

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    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      6 months-1 yr

    • Ridden for

      < 5000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      55 kmpl

    • Got mileage of

  •  3Best bike  3 years ago by Uday
    This is a very good bike for the entry level or learner. Its fuel as well as pocket friendly bike. In city it give mileage of 50 kms and on highways 55-60 kms. For daily commuting its really best bike. As i said its for all purpose, because i am using it for daily commu...

    This is a very good bike for the entry level or learner. Its fuel as well as pocket friendly bike. In city it give mileage of 50 kms and on highways 55-60 kms. For daily commuting its really best bike. As i said its for all purpose, because i am using it for daily commuting, long ride, carrying heavy weight, so its multi purpose. Riding quality of this bike is really good. You have comfortable riding position also for pillion rider. A seat of bike is good in length, handling quality is also good. Company offers combi brake system that provide great stopping power with more stability. For look i will rate it 3.5 out of 5 because it doesn't have sporty look. Regarding power you will never feel lack on city road but on highways you will miss 5th gear, because after 60 you will feel stress on engine but not much vibration. I myself completed 28000 kms in 2.5 years but doesn't have any major problem yet. Always use oil of grade 10w30, recommended by honda. Any other oil you can but it will not give guarantee of desire mileage. Motul 5100 10w30 is the best engine oil for this bike. Never run this bike above 70 kms, it will go but your engine will die very soon. Bike have very low maintenance cost, but spare parts of honda are costly compared to other brands like bajaj and hero. Always drain out oil after 2000 kms for long engine life and change air filter after every 5000 kms. Lets see what are the pros and cons of this bike

    Pros :

    Good mileage.

    Trusted honda engine

    Good pic up

    Low maintenance cost

    Vibration free

    Ground clearance

    Combi brake

    Comfortable riding position

    Cons

    No stylish look

    Stiffer rear suspension

    Chain loose frequently

    Costly honda parts and service charges

    Pathetic after sale service by honda

    Missing 5th gear

    Low headlamp focus

    Need little bit wide rear tyre

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    • 5

      Reliability

    • 4

      Comfort

    • 1

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    • 4

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    • Used it for

      Everything

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      > 15000 kms

  •  2Playing with your trust 1 year ago by Kunal
    Pros:Its honda and trusted for many years but now with degraded quality.Cons:1. Bike vibrates above 50km/hr speed. If you are thinking for more distance travel > 10km then buy another bike.2. Bike chassis started rusting within a month 3. Speedo meter pointer vibrates b...
    Pros:Its honda and trusted for many years but now with degraded quality.Cons:1. Bike vibrates above 50km/hr speed. If you are thinking for more distance travel > 10km then buy another bike.2. Bike chassis started rusting within a month 3. Speedo meter pointer vibrates between 20 to 40 km/hr range 4. Suspension is not so good to absorb the normal Indian road condition 5. Gear box is having some problem(its with honda only. Confirmed with service center person). gear does not shift properly every time when we start from standing position of bike on traffic signal. Need to push front or pull back for gear fitting.6. Plastic used is of not good quality. Within a month, my bike's side plastic buffer internal lock broke and i was asked for money for same at service center. 7. This bike is not made for more than 50km/hr then i did not understand that why honda has given speedometer upto 140km/hr( that is joke actually)8. I will suggest to take personal ride for 2 to 3 times for speed you need and then choose your bike as for normal Indian its huge amount to be invested about 80k to 90k inr.9. For three free servicing, oil change is compulsory (560inr*3 times) for full 2 year engine warranty. so consider this amount also while buying bike.Try Indian bikes like bajaj, mahindra.(i got caught by honda shine fame.
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      Reliability

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    • 2

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    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      < 3 months

    • Ridden for

      < 5000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      40 kmpl

    • Got mileage of

  •  5its my dream bike 3 months ago by Sris
    I have purchased on 1st Jan 2021 Honda shine bs6 model. I had a drive of about 1000 km. I hand hero Honda splendour which I used around 11 years. It was comfortable for my hight (5ft3inch). while purchasing Honda Shine I got fear of my hight...but it is very comfortable...
    I have purchased on 1st Jan 2021 Honda shine bs6 model. I had a drive of about 1000 km. I hand hero Honda splendour which I used around 11 years. It was comfortable for my hight (5ft3inch). while purchasing Honda Shine I got fear of my hight...but it is very comfortable for even short riders of my hight. very smooth engine start and comfortable while riding ...no vibration and strain on back and thigh muscle. it's a very smooth and comfortable bike. no dought short rider of about 5.2 ft can handle this.. please don't confuse if you plan to buy the shine ..go for it.
    • 5

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    • 5

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    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      < 3 months

    • Ridden for

      < 5000 kms

  • In 8 year my honda shine bike has clocked only 38000km and developed major engine problem(piston and bore). I had to spend 18000/- . Oil was always changed in the specified km clocked in the authorized service center at hyd. I had purchased the bike with 3 month waiting...
    In 8 year my honda shine bike has clocked only 38000km and developed major engine problem(piston and bore). I had to spend 18000/- . Oil was always changed in the specified km clocked in the authorized service center at hyd. I had purchased the bike with 3 month waiting period in 2011 feb just for honda brand. The major problem developed in the bike has changed my feeling and confidence against honda two wheeler.
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    • 3

      Comfort

    • 3

      Service Experience

    • 1

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    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      > 15000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      45 kmpl

    • Got mileage of

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Honda Shine Expert Opinion

  • Good Things

    • Butter smooth 125cc engine
    • Excellent fuel efficiency
    • 5-speed gearbox is slick to operate
  • Could be Better

    • Instrument cluster design looks old
    • Quite pricey compared to its rivals

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