The Honda Shine BS6 is priced at Rs 69,532 (ex-showroom, Mumbai). However, if you are looking to buy a motorcycle or scooter around the same price tag, there are six options to choose from. Here is what the list looks like-
The Honda SP 125 is based on the Shine but gets premium features and edgy styling. In terms of features, the motorcycle comes with an LED headlamp and tail lamp, fully-digital instrument console that shows real-time efficiency and gear position indicator apart from standard information and an engine kill switch. The SP 125’s engine produces 10.5bhp and 10.3Nm and is paired to a five-speed gearbox. Honda is offering the motorcycle in two variants- drum and disc priced at Rs 74,624 and Rs 78,824 each.
Bajaj’s answer to the Shine is the Pulsar 125 priced at Rs 70,963 for the drum brake variant and Rs 75,462 for the disc brake variant. The Pulsar 125 sports a styling similar to its bigger siblings and gets a bulbous headlamp and sharp tail section with a split-LED tail lamp as its distinctive features. It offers a semi-digital instrument cluster and CBS as standard. Powering the motorcycle is a 124cc single-cylinder engine that churns out 11.8bhp and 11Nm, and is mated to a five-speed gearbox.
The only 110cc motorcycle in this list is the Hero Passion 110 that is available in drum and disc versions. While the drum version costs Rs 65,740, the disc brake variant is priced at Rs 67,940. The Passion Pro 110 shares its platform with the highly-popular Splendor iSmart 110 although with a stylish design. Hero has equipped the motorcycle with a semi-digital instrument cluster that shows real-time efficiency along with other vital information. The Passion Pro 110’s motor produces 9.02bhp and 9.79Nm of torque. It is paired with a four-speed transmission.
If you want a scooter, the Honda Activa 6G is a credible option. The 110cc engine which produces 7.6bhp and 8.79Nm has now been made smoother thanks to the fuel-injection system and ACG starter. The Activa 6G apart from a slightly sharper rear end and tweaks to the front apron retains the recognisable styling of its predecessors. It offers features like a full-LED headlamp, external fuel-filler cap, and CBS as standard. Honda has priced the Activa 6G at Rs 66,087 for the standard version and Rs 67,588 for the DLX version.
The Yamaha Fascino 125 has the silhouette of the Fascino 110 although with more defined bodywork and chrome accents. Feature-wise, the scooter offers large, 21-litre storage, multi-function key fob, and side-stand cut-off switch. Powering the Fascino 125 is a 125cc motor that puts out 8bhp and 9.7Nm. Yamaha is offering the scooter in four variants with prices starting at Rs 68,440 and going up to Rs 71,940.
The scooter market also offers a sporty 125cc option in the form of the Ntorq 125 with a starting price of Rs 71,247. The scooter is also available in a disc version that costs Rs 75,247 and Race Edition that is priced at Rs 78,827. The TVS Ntorq 125 offers features like a Bluetooth-enabled digital screen, LED DRL, and engine kill switch as standard. The Race Edition also offers an LED headlamp and hazard light switch. Powering the scooter is a 125cc engine that produces 9.3bhp and 10.5Nm.
All prices ex-showroom, Mumbai