Honda Motorcycles and Scooters India Pvt Ltd (HMSI) has recently launched the updated CB Shine, the country’s largest selling 125cc motorcycle. A decent commuter with a healthy dose of power and right tuning for mileage and a four speed transmission, and with a mileage figure of 65kmpl is what defines Shine.
However, its sportier looking sibling Stunner has just not been able to do as well, despite being a very competitive bike. The Fuel Injected PGMFI Stunner is already no more on sale and according to a new report by Zigwheels.com, Honda has stopped production of the regular carburetor Stunner as well.
Zigwheels quotes some dealerships which claim that they have not received a single unit of Stunner in over three months. Honda, on the other hand says that the production is very much ‘on’!
We contacted a few local dealerships in Delhi which rebuked this claim and said that they are very much retailing the bike with sufficient stocks and at a sticker price tag of Rs 55,956 ex-showroom.
Stunner produces 11bhp of power @8000rpm and 11Nm of torque @6500rpm from its 124.7cc engine. The power is delivered to the rear wheel with the help of a 5 speed gearbox. Taking a claimed 5.2 seconds for the 0-60kmph sprint is also ‘fast’ by 125cc segments.
When we last tested it, Stunner was a fairly impressive motorcycle, however, for some reason it has not been able to make a mark in the immensely competitive segment.
So, with these developments, we can be sure there is an axe hanging over the future of Stunner. If its production is still underway, it may be taken off soon. Meanwhile, Honda is all set to launch a new 160cc ‘sporty’ motorcycle in India next month.