Reviews of Honda Shine

Overall rating:

4.4
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Honda Shine Reviews

Honda Shine

Ex-showroom, Mumbai

₹ 69,532

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.....!!! 5 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

    • 2

      Visual Appeal

    • 1

      Comfort

    • 1

      Value for Money

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  •  4Honda shine is worth the pay 5 months 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.
    • 2

      Visual Appeal

    • 5

      Reliability

    • 3

      Comfort

    • 4

      Service Experience

    • 4

      Value for Money

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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.
    • 5

      Visual Appeal

    • 5

      Reliability

    • 5

      Comfort

    • 4

      Service Experience

    • 4

      Value for Money

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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.

    • 4

      Visual Appeal

    • 5

      Reliability

    • 5

      Comfort

    • 4

      Service Experience

    • 4

      Value for Money

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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  2 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

    • 3

      Visual Appeal

    • 5

      Reliability

    • 4

      Comfort

    • 1

      Service Experience

    • 4

      Value for Money

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    • Used it for

      Everything

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      > 15000 kms

    • Got mileage of

  • 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.
    • 1

      Reliability

    • 3

      Comfort

    • 3

      Service Experience

    • 1

      Value for Money

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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

  •  1Worst experience cb shine 125 1 year ago by Abhinav Anand
    I bought this bike from pahadiya honda, patna; firstly i would never recommend this showroom/store(pahadiya honda) to purchase from this store. When i visited the store and asked them for a test drive they asked if i really gonna buy this and after my assurance they agr...
    I bought this bike from pahadiya honda, patna; firstly i would never recommend this showroom/store(pahadiya honda) to purchase from this store. When i visited the store and asked them for a test drive they asked if i really gonna buy this and after my assurance they agreed for my test drive. I felt bad but to keep my words i bought the bike from that store. After documentation process i drove my home that is approximately 6km away from that store and engine get heated terribly. I thought it may be due to first drive. Next day after a ride of 5km it again got heated too much. I contacted the store and they said it’s normal. But it was not normal. I had splendor earlier and i never face this kind of issue in that model. Also while shifting gear from 3>4 or 4>3 it stuck all the time and that’s a big issue for me as i travel on highways regularly. During service i told this problem but it didn’t get fixed. So i recommend people not to buy this shit alternatively you can choose among hero passion, hero ismart, bajaj pulsar 135/150.
    • 5

      Visual Appeal

    • 1

      Reliability

    • 3

      Comfort

    • 1

      Service Experience

    • 1

      Value for Money

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    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      < 3 months

    • Ridden for

      < 5000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      35 kmpl

    • Got mileage of

  •  4Best in class 6 years ago by Prashant Unnikrishnan
    Style looks attractive and is a real value for money stuff and yes it's a good investment after all engine performance, fuel economy and gearbox engine performance is the best in the industry cause it's honda and you can close your eyes and trust honda on the same ride ...

    Style

    looks attractive and is a real value for money stuff and yes it's a good investment after all

    engine performance, fuel economy and gearbox

    engine performance is the best in the industry cause it's honda and you can close your eyes and trust honda on the same

    ride quality & handling

    ride quality is good and the handling is good as well

    pros

    mileage looks and features

    cons

    the size of the bike can be bigger

    • 3

      Visual Appeal

    • 4

      Comfort

    • 5

      Value for Money

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  •  5Honda hi lena  4 months ago by Viraj Gohil
    My favourite bike honda cb shine always because i use this bike 1 year ago. My best experience with honda so i refer my all friends to buy honda cb shine or it's a good quality bike and has beautiful looks. It is comfortable and good for long rides. It gives good mileag...
    My favourite bike honda cb shine always because i use this bike 1 year ago. My best experience with honda so i refer my all friends to buy honda cb shine or it's a good quality bike and has beautiful looks. It is comfortable and good for long rides. It gives good mileage.It's a good quality bike and has beautiful looks. It is comfortable and good for long rides. It gives good mileage.
    • 4

      Visual Appeal

    • 5

      Reliability

    • 5

      Comfort

    • 5

      Service Experience

    • 4

      Value for Money

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    • Used it for

      Everything

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      5000-10000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      60 kmpl

    • Got mileage of

  •  5My dream bike 2 years ago by R D Saxena
    Powerful bike.Very smooth running.Zero maintenance.Wish it had spokes in wheel in place of alloy wheels, then it would have been a heavenly experience. But manufacturers don't give a damn what you like. You can blast yourself & go to hell for all they care.When i change...

    Powerful bike.Very smooth running.Zero maintenance.Wish it had spokes in wheel in place of alloy wheels, then it would have been a heavenly experience. But manufacturers don't give a damn what you like. You can blast yourself & go to hell for all they care.When i change my bike it would still be shine.I try to find reasons to drive it.It is my first and last love.

    • 5

      Visual Appeal

    • 5

      Reliability

    • 5

      Comfort

    • 5

      Service Experience

    • 5

      Value for Money

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    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      < 5000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      45 kmpl

    • Got mileage of

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  • 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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