Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI) has started shipping the Shine to all of India from its factory in Narsapura (Karnataka). The manufacturer also has two other plants in Manesar, Haryana and Tapukara in Alwar district (Rajasthan). A special roll-out ceremony was held to celebrate the launch of the new motorcycle in the presence of Mr. Tsutsumu Otani, President, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director (HMSI), Mr. Vinay Dhingra, Senior Director, Human Resources and Administration. HMSI) and Mr. Naveen Awal – Production Director (HMSI) and other senior members from HMSI.
The Shine 100 is a very important product for Honda as it marks the brand’s return to the 100cc commuter market after a decade.The Honda Shine 100 is priced at ¥64,900 (ex-showroom, Maharashtra). It’s available in five colors – black with red stripe, black with blue stripe, black with green stripe, black with gold stripe, and black with gray stripe. The main competitors of Hero Shine 100 are Hero Splendor Plus and Bajaj Platina 100.
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Powering the Honda Shine 100 is an all-new 98.98 cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine. It produces 7.2 bhp at 7,500 rpm and a peak torque output of 8.05 Nm at 5,000 rpm. The duty transmission is a 4 speed unit. The engine is E20 fuel ready, OBD2 compliant and also has fuel injection and ESP. The fuel pump is located outside the tank so it is easier to access, and it also offers an automatic choke feature. However, Honda has yet to disclose fuel efficiency figures for the Shine 100, although they claim the motorcycle offers “best-in-class mileage.”
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Honda developed an all-new diamond-shaped frame suspended by telescopic forks up front and dual shocks in the rear. Braking tasks are performed by drum brakes at both ends. It does come with a Combi braking system.
First published date: May 3, 2023 at 14:18 PM CST