honda shine 100 launched in india
Honda has launched the all-new Shine 100 in India at Rs 64,900 (ex-showroom, Mumbai, starting price). The new Shine 100 is OBD-2 compliant and capable of running on E20 fuel (Petrol with 20% ethanol blend). This new bike will now be the most affordable Honda bike in India.
The Shine 100 is powered by an all-new air-cooled, 99.7cc, single-cylinder engine that is good for 7.6hp and 8.05Nm at 6,000rpm. The new engine is powered by an all-new diamond frame, which has been specially developed for the Shine 100. With a short 1,245 mm wheelbase, an accessible 786 mm seat height and 168 mm of ground clearance, the Shine 100 should be an accessible bike to ride while being capable. To deal with bad roads.
The company claims that the Shine 100’s engine is OBD-2 as well as E20 fuel-compliant and has been optimized to deliver “high fuel efficiency”. To make repairs easier, it gets a fuel pump outside the fuel tank as well as an auto-choke function, which ensures that the bike starts irrespective of the ambient temperature. The Honda Shine 100 is one of the cheapest motorcycles in the country that comes with self start at its current starting price.
The Shine 100 features halogen headlights, side-stand inhibitors and integrated braking system. It will be available in five color options – red, blue, green, gold and a black base with gray stripes.
The Honda Shine 100 goes up against some stiff competition in the category, most of which comes from its main rival Hero MotoCorp. Hero has four products in this segment, HF 100, HF Deluxe, Splendor+ and Splendor+ XTEC, all of which are priced between Rs 54,962 and Rs 75,840. Bajaj’s sole entry into this space is in the form of the Platina 100, which is priced at Rs 67,475. With a starting price of ₹64,900, the Honda Shine 100 sits right in the middle of the pack in the 100cc space in India. Honda offers the Shine 100 with a three-year warranty, which can optionally be extended for a further three years.
The basic 100cc bike segment accounts for almost one-third of the total two-wheeler sales in the country and the new Shine 100 will be an important product for the Japanese giant in India. Currently, Honda has only 3.5% share in rural areas and with the new Shine 100, it will aim to increase it.
Bookings for the new Shine 100 have now started and production is set to begin next month. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in May 2023.