There are a lot of things about the refreshed Honda CB Shine that just, well, shine. In an effort to make the bike more interesting to the Indian market, Honda decided to give the CB Shine a number of new color choices, including Monsoon Grey Metallic and Force Silver Metallic. On top of that, Honda decided to fit the bike with tubeless tires that complement the six-black crossed wheels.

More than just handling and aesthetics, the CB Shine also comes with a 125 cc engine that produces 10.12 horsepower at 7,500 rpm and 10.54 Nm of torque at 5,500 rpm. The engine is then complemented by a four-speed transmission with a multiple clutch, providing the kind of technical efficiency that has made it a popular model in India.

It’s not the kind of powerful bike that will own the road, but it’s lack of menacing stance isn’t considered a hindrance. Rather, the Honda CB Shine’s all-around versatility is the perfect answer for the traffic congested roads of India.

Find out more about the Honda CB Shine after the jump.

  • 2012 Honda CB Shine
  • Year:
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    air cooled, 4stroke, s1 engine
  • Transmission:
    4-Speeds Transmission
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    10 @ 7500
  • MPG(Cty):
  • MPG(Hwy):
  • Torque @ RPM:
    11 @ 5500
  • Energy:
  • Displacement:
    124 L
  • Top Speed:
    62 mph
  • Price:

Honda CB Shine

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Powered by Honda’s revolutionary optimax & Ergotec technologies, the CB Shine is a companion that understands & fulfills the rider’s need to do more in life by delivering superior performance that is nothing short of a dream come true.

CB Shine is powered by a newly developed 125cc ’Optimax’ engine, which maintains Optimum input for maximum output and incorporates cutting edge technologies to deliver best balance of mileage and pickup. Due to its cutting edge Honda technologies, the 125 cc ’Optimax’ engine delivers class leading 10.3 BHP which enables Shine to deliver the best balance of pickup and mileage.

CB Shine’s ’Ergo Tec’ Design with lightweight advanced diamond frame and double suspension offers superior absorption of shocks & vibrations thus providing excellent ride comfort & stability. Riding position based on human engineering ensures, less fatigue and firm & wide seating space with comfortable seating posture for pillion rider.

CB Shine also comes equipped with host of innovative features like puncture resistant Tuff-up tube and Primary Kick/Self start for easier city riding etc.


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Tubeless tires

New CB Shine has tubeless tires which mean less probability of flat tires on the go. Also available in tuff-up tube (spoke wheels).

Disc brake(optional)

CB Shine has front disc which offers superb stopping in all conditions.

Strong and flexible frame

CB shine has strong light weight diamond frame. It has strong yet flexible frame which has proven itself on Indian road condition.

3D emblem

3D embed gives a distinct class to the bike. It adds premiumness and style to the bike.

Handle bar weight & mirror design

CB shine has handle bar weight which dampens vibrations and improves stability of the bike. New age mirror design is mark of excellence in itself.

Stylish graphics

New graphic are the styling signature of CB Shine. Color and design of graphics are upto the mature image of the Indian customers.

Optimax engine

CB shine has been specially developed for Indian condition. Termed as “OPTIMAX” which means “optimum input for the maximum output, this engine optimizes the fuel input to maximize output. It delivers best balance of mileage and pickup.

Viscous air filter

Conventional air filter requires cleaning every 4000kms and replacement every 12000kms but viscous air filter requires no maintenance and replacement even after 15000km. it is maintenance free and economical.

MF battery

Maintenance free battery, a newly adopted technology, is maintenance free and leak proof. Battery life of MF battery is more than the conventional battery.

Striking ergo-tech design

CB Shine with Ergo tec design providing easy handling and superior riding comfort based on human engineering, the light weight, advanced design diamond frame distributes load evenly to provide stability; while the 3step spring-loaded hydraulic shockers give it superior shock absorbtion capability.

Grab rail

CB Shine incorporates body colored grab rail which is distinct in its class.


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Engine type: air cooled, 4stroke, s1 engine
Displacement: 124.7cc
Bore x stroke: 52.4mm X 5.86 mm
Net power: 7.55 Kw (10.12bhp)@7500rpm
Torque: 10.54 Nm @5500RPM
Valve system: OHC
Fuel system: carburetor
Starting system: kick start and electric
Lubrication : forced pressure and wet pump
Air filter: viscous paper filter
Transmission: 4 speed gear
Final transmission: chain drive
Gear shift pattern: all back (N-1-2-3-4-)
Clutch type: manual clutch wet multiplate type.
Kerb weight: 120kg
Length: 2014 mm
Width: 762 mm
Height: 1071 mm
Wheelbase: 11266mm
Ground clearance: 157mm
Fuel tank capacity: 10.5 liters
Frame type: advanced design diamond frame
Front suspention: spring loaded hydraulic type
Rear suspension: spring loaded hydraulic type
Front tire: tubeless tires 80.100 0 18 47 P
Rear tire: tubeless tire 80/100 – 18 54P
Front brake: disc 240 dia
Rear brake: drum brakes 130mm
Ignition: digital CDI
Battery : 12V -2.5 Ah
Head lamp: 12V 35/35W


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Maxabout ---- "Honda India has upgraded the 125cc Shine with the launch of the CB Shine.The CB Shine now complies with the new emission norms which went into effect from 1st April, 2010."

Priceindia ---- "Honda CB Shine Mileage: 65KMPL in Special Condition, depend upon various actual driving conditions."

Autocarindia ---- "The Shine will continue to be sold at all the dealerships with prices starting from Rs 47,804"

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