Honda Shine 100 launched in India, will compete with Hero Splendor

Honda Motorcycles and Scooter India have launched a new 100 cc commuter motorcycle in the Indian market.It’s called the Shine 100, and the entry price is ¥64,900 ex-showroom. Reservations for motorcycles are already open. This motorcycle is specially designed for everyday use in urban traffic. It targets rural and semi-urban markets. The motorcycle will compete with motorcycles like the Hero Splendor Plus, Bajaj Platina 100 and TVS Star City Plus.

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March 15, 2023 at 12:11 am

The Honda Shine 100 features a new 100 cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine. It also gets fuel injection and eSP for better fuel efficiency. Needless to say, the engine complies with the upcoming new BS6 RDE specification. The fuel pump is located outside the fuel tank and has an automatic choke system. It produces 7.5 bhp at 7,500 rpm and 8.05 Nm at 6,000 rpm.

The motorcycle has a ground clearance of 168 mm. Design-wise, the Shine 100 looks like a smaller version of the Shine 125. It will be available in five color options. The Shine 100 features a front cowl, blacked-out alloy wheels, aluminum armrests and sleek mufflers. Available in black with red stripes, black with blue stripes, black with green stripes, black with gold stripes and black with gray stripes.

HMSI also offers a special 6 year warranty package for the Shine 100 (3 years standard + 3 years optional extended warranty). The motorcycle has a class-leading 1.9-meter turning radius. The Shine 100 has a seat height of 786mm and is equipped with a Combined Brake System (CBS) with equalizer. A side-mounted engine cut-off is also available.

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On the launch of the new Shine 100, Mr. Atsushi Ogata, Managing Director, President and Chief Executive Officer, Honda Motorcycles & Scooters India said, “Shine is the most popular and trusted motorcycle brand in its class. Today, we Introducing Honda’s all-new 100cc motorcycle – the Shine 100, designed and built to cement the Shine legacy. The Shine 100 is Honda’s next big leap to make mobility more accessible and affordable to people across India. We are proud to present a strong, reliable and fuel-efficient motorcycle to customers in the essential commuting category. As we introduce the Shine 100, we will continue to prioritize our customers’ needs and wishes and strive to be there every step of the way Exceed their expectations.”

First published date: March 15, 2023 at 12:11pm CST

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