Honda has launched its new 100cc bike, the Shine 100, in India to compete with Hero’s Splendor, which commands a large portion of the 100cc motorcycle market in the country. The Shine 100 is priced more affordably than the Splendor, starting at Rs 64,900, ex-showroom. Honda is relying on the Shine branding, which is already popular with the CB Shine 125, the company’s top-selling motorcycle in India’s 125cc segment.
Honda aims to capture 15-20% market share in the entry-level commuter segment, which would make it the largest two-wheeler manufacturer in the country. The Shine 100 boasts a best-in-class mileage, which is one of the reasons why the Splendor is preferred. The bike also features an all-new lightweight durable diamond frame, long seat, practical aluminum grab rail, and bold tail lamp. It has a turning radius of 1.9 meters, a ground clearance of 168mm, and a wheelbase of 1245mm.
It is anticipated that The Shine 100 would concentrate more on rural areas. Because of higher proportions, best-in-segment performance, and mileage have a considerable impact on consumer purchasing decisions. The Fuel Injection and Solenoid features of Honda’s new 100cc engine allow for easy starting in all weather. It prohibit engine start when the side stand is engaged for a comfortable and worry-free ride. The Shine 100’s Combi-Brake System (CBS) with Equalizer makes every ride more convenient and comfortable.
It is s available in five colour options: Black with Red Stripes, Black with Blue Stripes, Black with Green Stripes, Black with Gold Stripes, and Black with Grey Stripes. HMSI is also offering a special 6-year warranty package (3 years standard + 3 years optional extended warranty) on the bike.
In India’s 100cc motorcycle market, Honda’s Shine 100 is a worthy rival to Hero’s Splendor. Because to its affordability, best-in-class mileage, and excellent amenities. With its powerful brand recognition and solid reputation for dependability, Honda has the potential to dominate the market. Entry-level commuter vehicles will overtake all other two-wheeler producers in the nation.