Honda’s RevFest earlier this year was a little underwhelming for motorcycle enthusiasts. While the CBR650F generated a considerable amount of interest, the company didn’t have any surprise in store for riders. Honda unveiled the Hornet 160 to replace the CB Trigger and also teased a mystery model for the mass market. Now, the company has revealed that that bike is the 2016 CB Shine SP, a replacement for the aging CB Shine. The CB Shine SP gets cosmetic as well as mechanical changes to increase its appeal to the mass.
Honda has managed one thing for sure. The CB Shine SP definitely has a more premium look to it when compared to the old model. The use of new graphics and new paintjobs has worked wonders for the CB Shine SP. Some parts of the bike like the head lights and the exhaust have a resemblance to the recently launched Livo. In terms of exterior features, black alloy wheels and black wind visor are standard features.
The CB Shine SP is considerably well equipped when compared to other bikes in its category. Notable features on the CB Shine SP include
The CB Shine SP is equipped with the same 124.7 cc engine that develops a peak power of 10.4 bhp at 7500 rpm and has a peak torque output of 10.3 Nm at 5500 rpm. The slightly clunky 4-speed gearbox on the older CB Shine is replaced by a 5-speed unit.
The previous-gen CB Shine was definitely showing its age and Honda has made the right move by updating the same. The CB Shine SP is priced at Rs. 59,900 for the Drum variant and Rs. 62,400 for the Disc variant. The CBS variant is priced at Rs. 64,400.
All prices are Ex-showroom Delhi.
Further Reading: 2015 Honda CB Shine Review