Honda Renames Shine to CB Shine

by Deepak on April 5, 2010

After renaming Unicorn, HMSI has renamed their 125cc bike Shine to CB Shine as well. This comes in the wake of renaming the whole motorcycle fleet to the ‘CB’ tag. However, similar to Unicorn, Shine is also left untouched majorly with a few changes here and there.

The new CB Shine now gets a viscous air filter and a maintenance free battery along with a slightly revamped sticker job to make the bike look fresh. Engine has been carried over without any alterations. The bike also gets a fresh pair of rear view mirrors which are broader than the earlier ones. Along with these additions, CB Shine now comes with the following features:

  • Body Colored grab rail
  • Rear Tuff-up Tube
  • Acclaimed 125cc engine which produces 10.3 bhp & 11Nm
  • Optional front disk brakes
  • 3D Wing Emblem on the tank
  • Handle bar weights

The new version would be available in 5 colors, Black with red stripes, Black with grey stripes, Vibrant blue metallic, Rebel Red Metallic, Geny Grey Metallic. On road price range from Rs. 49,784 for the Kick-Drum-Spoke version, Rs. 54,272 for the Self-drum-alloy version & Rs. 57.639 for the top of the line Self-Disc-Alloy version (all prices OTR Pune).

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TerrorBiker April 6, 2010 at 4:55 am

Great!! And now, its Shine…

But atleast they’ve done a few touch-up jobs. But I’m sure Shine lovers will not be considering Stunner(is it also going to be renamed?) now, since the CB Shine looks better.


Pranav April 6, 2010 at 10:34 am


Stunner is already a CBF.
CB shine is aimed at commuters, whereas stunner is for youngsters.

Price difference is just 4-5k..
In that u get, tubeless tyres, better bhps, 5th gear, and obvi better looks (dunno y u say shine looks better than stunner, maybe age differece?)


fas April 6, 2010 at 8:05 pm

honda India has become a joke, LOL.


TerrorBiker April 6, 2010 at 10:07 pm


What I meant to say was, Shine now looks better than the old one. And so, now people who go for Stunner for looks alone may be a bit confused.

But, even will all the differences in features between Stunner and Shine, I can observe many young people buying Shine.

Also, some of my friends don’t really approve of Stunner’s looks. (Dono why though, I like it very much)


madhu April 7, 2010 at 9:19 am

Old wine in the new bottle


David April 13, 2010 at 5:37 pm

Whats new in this. Usual Honda and its upgrades!!!


Jaysing April 21, 2010 at 9:00 am

Rear tyre size is expected 3.00 x 18 for better stability. 2.75 x 18 tyre doesn’t suit to such a category of 125 cc bike. Otherwise the bike is really good one.


chethan May 4, 2010 at 10:58 pm

How bout vibrations at high speeds?

plz suggest me a best bike in 125cc segment


Vimal Sharma May 5, 2010 at 2:24 pm

Please suggest me a best bike in 125cc. As I am a office commuter, I want to purchase plain and simple bike. I came to know that Honda Shine vibrates over the speed of 60 KMPH on road, if so, which one bike I should purchase Honda Shine or Hero Honda Passion ?

(Vimal Sharma)


Vimal Sharma May 5, 2010 at 2:38 pm

I want to purchase a plain and simple bike of 100cc to 125cc capacity. Which one you suggest Hero Honda Passion Pro or Honda CB Shine? Please suggest a best one, which does not have vibration in the engine even a speed of 80 KMPH due to the reasons that I have just sold out my Hero Honda Passion of 2001 model as the vibration was there in the bike in the speed of 60 KMPH. Please give your best valuable suggestion at the earliest.

(Vimal Sharma)


Vijay Karla June 4, 2010 at 12:29 pm

The new CB Shine is the best bike in current 125cc segment. Maintenance cost is low, good fuel efficiency (atleast 60+), good pickup. But analogue console should have been replaced with digital as they did in Unicorn.


vaibhav September 4, 2010 at 11:29 am

no problem about shine model but only drawback about new shine is it had to be came with digital speedometer and large rear tyre as compare to other 125cc


suresh Chandra Pandey October 18, 2010 at 4:11 pm

I like honda cb shine bike very much. I have sold my old bike and and purchased a new honda cb shine.


jafarulla October 21, 2010 at 3:25 pm

suggest the best 125cc bike for me as iam a office comuter.i need plain looks and good mileage(>60).


Raj Krishna November 3, 2010 at 6:54 am

I had alrdy booked CB Shine
I need an opinion about can it’s speedometre change to digital


ram November 19, 2010 at 4:26 pm

Hi floks…

its my own review. I dnt have any personal gredge with Honda company. With lots of expectations I brough this bike waiting nearly 3 months and spending 5 thousand extra.

Was so hapy to get this bike. Was not so happy the min I brought this. Though so it adjusts after 1st server. Situation is same. Wait till 2nd and 3rd now its last service. Still the situation is same. No improvement.

The respose from the guys at service center, they dnt even respond to u properly if we raise any complaint. They dnt find time to reply us. We will not even find any person to raise a complaint to.

Lighting is not so good.
Mailage is not up to the mark.
Head light sound.
Bottom of the seat sounds when bike travels over some speed breakers.
Back doam sounds on every small zig zag roads.

If I ask them for the solution, servicing people say that.. U have to check it before u take this bike from the dealer.
At least in the servicing could u plz solve this. Reply is very strange… They wil keep some rubber pads where ever we say sound is irritating. Finally bike looks not like a bike.. its just like a damm worst with all these rubber pads. There is no one who can solve this. If we still force them to solve this. They reply with harsh that… U better get new parts which solves ur problem

Now its up to u…
Sorry if I hurt some one or deviate with my above matter.




Saleh Ahmed December 26, 2010 at 5:44 pm

Sorry Ram, you have got a bad quality byke. two wheeler is very dearest thing for the user. I am also thinking to buy a byke. after reading your story I am not buying CBShine which was in my buying list. Better I am going to discover 150 which I can get in same price in Bangladesh


Jeffrey April 2, 2011 at 5:59 pm

will this bike come in the philippines?


r.satheesh June 18, 2011 at 11:46 am

hi friends,

which bike is in lower maintenance cost? cb shine or cb unicorin. which one is more economical in fuel consumption?


hari August 20, 2011 at 7:04 am

cb shine is a better bike


Naveen Chahal August 15, 2011 at 9:36 pm

I Am Confuse in 125C Segment Bikes


hari August 20, 2011 at 7:03 am

honda cb shine is a excellent bike with good pickup and mileage but the honda showrooms are worst and the guys of that showrooms are blunders i will give 100% marks to the bike but i vil give 0% marks to the showrooms


Rohit January 10, 2012 at 9:32 pm

Hi Guys,

Before you buy new bike by reading blogs or vising some web sites , I would suggest all friend for ‘Test Drive’ either it could honda or bajaj.

Major factor would be,
1. comfort level
2. Average
3. Warrenty (Additional Warrenty)
4. Nearest Service Center
5. Your body weight and height
6. Looks and style

Now a day Hero Honda and Honda offers you additional warrenty by paying 500 – 800.


arun gunjal February 9, 2012 at 2:23 pm

hi friends,

which bike is in lower maintenance cost? cb shine or cb unicorin. which one is more economical in fuel consumption? honda cb shine is a excellent bike with good pickup and mileage but the honda showrooms are worst and the guys of that showrooms are blunders i will give 101% marks to the bike but i vil give 0% marks to the showrooms


B.H.J. June 17, 2012 at 7:40 am



aayush July 8, 2012 at 1:01 pm

it is very very great stylish and good pickup, smooth on rough road


Gopinath September 9, 2012 at 3:06 pm

Honda cb shine is nice bike but it having a major drawback that is the bike back wheel is not wide size so the bike most of the rainy time it get to slype so please Honda make it this error change little bit of wide increase thankS.


Venu Vayu September 10, 2012 at 8:31 pm

Hi Friends,

I am planning to buy a 125cc bike for a daily total commute of 60 kms. My preferences are:
• Light-weighted bike
• Good Pick-up
• Average/Good mileage
• Seldom to use for family purpose

My first choice was Honda Shine, but have heard from users that it got problems with ‘Chain-socket’ and ‘auto-start’. With this, I have started evaluating Hero Glamour. I am not so keen on Unicorn or CBZ because of weight problems given my long commutes.

Solicit from owners of the following to give honest and critical feedback on:
• Honda Shine
• Hero Glamour
Also, feel free to suggest if there’s other option worth trying.



Mahi September 21, 2012 at 8:14 am

Cb shine is best….


sandeep October 28, 2012 at 11:04 pm

I want to purchase a new bike in 125 cc .which is best for hills.CBShine Or glamour FI.better average is first choice


Aravind January 7, 2013 at 7:41 pm

please answer me how do to change the spedometer


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