We shared with you its first pic yesterday revealing the details and today, Honda has officially launched the 2017 Shine in India. New Shine is the largest selling 125 cc motorcycle in India and has registered total sales of 50 lakh units. At this occasion, Honda rolled out the 50th Lakh Shine from its Tapukara plant.
As it becomes mandatory for motorcycle manufacturers to sell only BS4 certified motorcycles from April 1 2017, we are witnessing this rush to launch current models with bettered emissions. And in the process, makers are also throwing in a few additional changes to label them as new-year models (and some are calling them “all-new” 😀 ).
2017 Shine Changes
In terms of changes, the 2017 Shine gets
- BS4 compliance – The biggest change to the motorcycle is the adherence to stricter BS4 emission norms.
- Power Drop: Like 2017 Unicorn 160, the 2017 Shine also gets a minor decrement in power figures, which is possibly due to this transition from BS3 to BS4. The new Shine produces 10.16 bhp of peak power at 7500 rpm (which is 0.51 bhp lesser than older Shine) and the same 10.30 Nm of torque at 5500 rpm.
- Chrome Silencer Shied – The current Shine comes with a blackened silencer shield, whereas the new version gets a chrome unit instead. We like the older black!
- Chrome Carburetor Cover – In addition, the carburetor cover (the front part of the side cowl) is painted in chrome instead of the silver colour of the current model on sale.
- New Colours – Honda is also offering two new colours – Athletic Blue Metallic and Imperial Red Metallic.
- AHO: Shine also comes with Automatic Headlight On in the 2017 version.
Honda Shine Price
In the official press release, Honda has not shared the prices of the BS4 Shine and the official website continues showing the prices of the older variant. We have asked for them and once they respond we will update the article.
Older Shine prices..
|Shine Self Drum||Rs 55,799|
|Shine Self-Disc||Rs 58,125|
|Shine Self-Disc-CBS||Rs 61,047|
*all prices ex-showroom Delhi
For the month of December 2016, Honda dispatched only 20,213 Shines across India. Apart from the low demand because of demonetisation, this transition in production from BS3 to BS4 models may have resulted in the sharp decline. Honda is also preparing the 2017 Shine SP (check teaser pic).