Passion Pro and Honda Shine are the most sought after models for a number of bike lovers. Passion Pro is a rebirth with a facelift to the well-known Hero Honda Passion, a milestone bike of Hero Honda while the Honda Shine is a powerful bike carrying state of art technology and smart features. Passion Pro is available in self-start and Kick-start variants with new features like alloys, tweaked dials, and graphic designs. Shine possesses most likeable features and switches.
Even though both the bikes do not belong to the same class of engine specifications, both Passion Pro and Honda Shine are being sold approximately at the same price cadre, ranging from Rs.45000 to 50,000 and extending up to Rs.55000 depending on the retailer. However, the best value for money depends on various other factors like performance, mileage, fuel efficiency, appearance, maintenance, etc.
Passion Pro is the most powerful in its segment with a 97.2cc single cylinder engine. The low friction technology enables more power and higher fuel efficiency. It gives 7.6 bhp of maximum power at 8000 rpm. Honda Shine is motorized with 124.6cc Optimax engine. This ensures high pick up and high mileage output. Shine reaches peak power of 10.3 bhp at 7500 rpm and can reach 60 Kmph in 5 seconds.
Honda Shine delivers a mileage of 65Kmpl whereas Passion Pro has 69 Kmpl, which can go up to 85 Kmpl. However, both the bikes are more economical on roads.
Passion Pro comes with two variants including the Passion Plus and Passion Plus Alloy. Passion Pro is available in colors like Vibrant Blue, Black with Frost blue and Force Silver, Leaf Green metallic, Sports Red, and Black with Sports Red. Honda Shine had three variants – Shine, Self Drum, and Self Disc and comes in colors like Geny Green Metallic, Rebel Red Metallic, Purple Metallic, Metallic Black with grey stripes, Champion Blue metallic, and Black with Blue Stripes.
Features and Specifications
Both Passion Pro and Honda Shine offer exceptional mileage for various engine capacities, and the main difference between them is in terms of the price levels. The designing of Honda Shine with lightweight frame and wide seating space makes it look more elegant. The inclined muffler, tan to seat style, front cowl, and attractive tail lamp, adds to the stylishness of Honda Shine.
The Double Suspension System of Shine provides not only comfort to the riders, but also act as an excellent shock and vibration absorption system. Other salient features of Shine are advanced design diamond frame, multi-mapping CDI, outstanding wheelbase, telescopic fork front suspension, puncture resistant tyres, excellent gearing systems, etc. With dimensions of 2014mm length, 1070m height, 762mm width, and clearance of 175mm, weighing 121Kg, it is relatively easy to handle.
The maintenance-free battery incorporated in Shine is a major advantage. Passion pro comes with a sleek and trendy design. The shoe shaped seat, LED taillights, stylish graphics, huge tyre size, superior suspension system, visor with black tinted windscreen glossy muffler, sufficient luggage space, locking facility, and the lockable seat are some of the brilliant features of Passion Pro.
Both the bikes possess great style, comfortable seating positions, analogue fuel gauge, analogue speedometer and also many other features in common. Shine is easier to maintain and Passion Pro involves low maintenance costs too. In fact, both the bikes are much popular and highly appreciated.