2020 Shine SP BS6 launch expected in the coming few months. It could be the second product to get BS6 compliant after Activa 125!
While many others are just planning to upgrade the engines of existing motorcycles and scooters to BS6, Honda appears to be taking this as an opportunity to introduce newer models of its older products. It introduced the new Activa 125 BS6 which, apart from the mandatory engine upgrade, is also equipped with many new interesting features along with cosmetic and design changes.
A leaked document suggests that Shine SP will also go through a makeover in this transition to BS6. According to the image, 2020 Shine SP will produce 8 KW of peak power which equates to 10.88 PS. This is higher than the current version’s 10.3 PS suggesting a power hike of almost 0.6 PS. This will also buck this trend of continuous drop in power outputs we have seen on almost every BS6 two-wheeler. According to the source, it is also expected to be fuel injected which may also mean a significant betterment in its driveability and power delivery.
The 2020 Shine SP has a wheelbase of 1285 mm (19 mm larger than the current version), width of 785 mm (23 mm more), length of 2020 mm (13 mm bigger) and height of 1103 mm (18 mm higher). This clearly suggests that the motorcycle will go through cosmetic changes and will grow in size as well. Considering a payload of 150 kg, new Shine SP may weigh 138 kg, up from the current 123 kg kerb!
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The engine and other mechanicals, like the 5-speed gearbox, are expected to be carried over. The current version is priced at around Rs 65,000; expect it to reach to Rs 75,000-78,000 with this upgrade – both prices ex-showroom!
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Honda appears to have targeted the second rung products in its portfolio and it may have a ploy to make them BS6 compliant first so that sales of the highest sellers do not get impacted. Which means that the Shine SP BS6 launch can be sooner and it could become the second product in Honda’s lineup to get upgraded to the upcoming emission norms.
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Source – Autocar