After a pretty long wait, Honda has finally launched the Shine BS6. It has been the top player in the 125 cc commuter segment. The bike has now been priced at Rs 67,857 which is Rs 7,000 more than the predecessor. The bike now gets various additional features over the BS4 counterpart. The blog explains the changes that possess on the Honda Shine BS6.
The Honda Shine BS6 continues to have the 124 cc engine, which is currently shared with Shine SP BS6. The engine is an air-cooled, single-cylinder, fuel-injected unit. It produces around 10.6 bhp max power at 7500 rpm and 11 Nm peak torque at 6,000 rpm. There is now the inclusion of the 5th gear, which means the engine will not have to over-rev during high speeds.
Comparing with the Shine SP BS6, the Shine BS6 produces less power but has more torque. This should help the Shine BS6 to have better low-end performance. The throttle response of the BS6 model will be better due to the fuel injection dual throttle cables. Honda claims that the mileage will have an increase of around 15 percent over the BS4 counterpart.
The Honda Shine BS6 is very much similar to the predecessor. However, now gets the updated graphics. The exhaust pipe is smaller unit compared with the BS4 counterpart. It now comes with an integrated headlamp beam and passing switch. The bike has been offered with the new instrument cluster, which is an analogue unit and not the digital one. Overall, the bike feels well finished and premium.
The Honda Shine BS6 is well equipped with the new and upmarket features. The bikes come with the two-way engine start-stop button. The feature we liked the most is Honda’s silent start system, which allows starting the motor without any kind of rough sound. It comes with the Honda’s Enhanced Smart Power (eSP), this help to reduce wastage of energy during starting of the engine.
The hardware of the bike is very much similar to the predecessor. It continues to get the same diamond frame chassis with telescopic suspension at the front and spring-loaded hydraulic type suspension at the rear. The braking duty is managed by the both 130 mm drum brakes or optional 240 mm front disc brake. The bike comes with the combi-brake system, which is now the standard norm for every bike below 125 cc.
Considering all the above features, it justifies the price tag it has got. The bike is Rs 4,000-5,000 cheaper than the Honda Shine SP. While the SP has possessed the sporty styling, the Shine BS6 has more conservative styling. It will be attracting customers looking for a clean and simple design with adequate power and performance. It will be competing against recently launched Hero Glamour 125 BS6.