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2017 Honda CB Shine DX

2017 Honda CB Shine DX Exterior
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Honda CB Shine DX
  • Year: 2017
  • Make: Honda
  • Model: CB
  • Engine: inline-1
  • Displacement: 124.73 cc
  • Top Speed: 68 mph (Est.)
  • Price: INR 55799
  • Price: Affordable

Raising the level for the 125s.

When you are out for a perfect daily commuter which offers you the best of both the worlds of performance and fuel efficiency at the same time, the segment of 125cc commuters is the one to watch out for. And this segment is incomplete without the Honda CB Shine.

Since its first launch almost a decade ago, the Honda CB Shine has gone on to become the topmost grosser in the 125cc segment regarding volumes and has been consistently finding a place in top ten selling motorcycles till date.

The motorcycle has received constant updates throughout its life span till date, including a more premium version christened as CB Shine SP. However, it is the CB Shine DX, the last proper update still being the volume churner for Honda in India.

The motorcycle has yet again received another update, which includes a couple of minor cosmetic add-ons, new additional colour options and few small but noticeable mechanical upgrades. Let’s have a look at what all changes the new CB Shine DX has received:-

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What are the most underrated mass oriented bikes of India?

What are the most underrated mass oriented bikes of India?

The list includes a model from almost all the manufacturers from India. We ought to give them some slack.

In our number of stories, we have repeatedly said that the Indian two wheeler market is one tough field to study. The kind of demands we Indians do ask from two-wheeler makers are quite hard to conquer, as we want literally everything in one product.

Keeping in view of such demands from a very competitive market, the manufacturers too are doing a tremendous job by offering products which are offering a good blend of all the traits in one single package. Out of all these products, some do hit the sales charts with massive popularity, while some of them end up being average or low sellers, despite being a brilliant piece of engineering and design.

In this feature story, we are going to throw some light on the latter category of motorcycles and scooters, ones which are not selling as expected despite being wonderful in one way or the other. Here’s a list of all such unfortunate and underrated motorcycles and scooters, and we seriously wish that they do post impressive numbers for their makers:-

March 16, 2017 10:30
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OVERVIEW 2017 Honda CB Shine DX

2017 Honda CB Shine DX

Raising the level for the 125s.

When you are out for a perfect daily commuter which offers you the best of both the worlds of performance and fuel efficiency at the same time, the segment of 125cc commuters is the one to watch out for. And this segment is incomplete without the Honda CB Shine.

Since its first launch almost a decade ago, the Honda CB Shine has gone on to become the topmost grosser in the 125cc segment regarding volumes and has been consistently finding a place in top ten selling motorcycles till date.

The motorcycle has received constant updates throughout its life span till date, including a more premium version christened as CB Shine SP. However, it is the CB Shine DX, the last proper update still being the volume churner for Honda in India.

The motorcycle has yet again received another update, which includes a couple of minor cosmetic add-ons, new additional colour options and few small but noticeable mechanical upgrades. Let’s have a look at what all changes the new CB Shine DX has received:-

February 23, 2017 04:45
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OVERVIEW 2017 Honda CB Shine SP

2017 Honda CB Shine SP

The sporty option for the humble commuter.

Ever since its inception back in 2005, the Honda CB Shine has been ruling the roots of the 125cc motorcycle. For all those motorcyclists who wanted a perfect balance between the fuel efficiency of entry level 100cc commuters and performance of a 150cc naked streetfighter, the motorcycle proved to be one capable option. Within no time of its launch, the CB Shine created and strengthened an all new segment of 125cc motorcycles, which forced other bike makers to enter this segment and amplify their profits.

Since its launch, the CB Shine has been a consistent performer in its segment, maintaining its hegemony in the 125cc motorcycle space and churning up consistent sales month after month. To double up the aura of the brand in the 125cc space, Honda replaced the good old semi-faired Stunner with a sportier avatar of the CB Shine. Dubbed as CB Shine SP, this particular variant is the sportier version of the good old Shine with spruced up front and side looks, along with a couple of modern features.

The CB Shine SP has recently received its first mid-life facelift, which comes with a couple of minute cosmetic changes and additions as well as minor changes done to its powertrain. Let’s have a look at what all changes do the new CB Shine SP gets:-

February 18, 2017 03:30
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The 150 cc commuter segment is spoilt for choice. Which one would you pick?

The 150 cc commuter segment is spoilt for choice. Which one would you pick?

Bajaj Pulsar NS 150 vs Honda CB Hornet 160 R vs Suzuki Gixxer vs Yamaha FZ-S FI. Choose your weapon of choice to ride the streets

The segment of 150cc motorcycles has been completely revived after a very long time, as we can see a prominent presence of almost all the major players of Indian two wheeler motoring in this category of motorcycles. From a segment which was earlier, in initial stages, was believed to have a very niche audience which values performance more over the commonly perceived notions of low maintenance and high fuel economy, the 150cc segment has now spawned into a number of categories within itself. However, the most of the volumes of this segment come out of premium 150cc commuter streetfighters, which are perfectly well spaced between the entry level 150cc commuters as well as 150cc sports tourers and super sports.

Speaking of this segment in particular, it all started when Yamaha launched the very macho looking and attractive FZ-16 back in 2008, which, at the time of its launch, became an instant success, for the motorcycle brought some international levels of design traits, build quality and features, some things which made it look like a scaled-down version of the liter class roadster from Yamaha, the FZ1.

Today, this segment has become more of a single player territory, as almost all the biggies of this industry now have a presence. However, speaking of the favourites, the trio of Japanese makes – Honda, Yamaha and Suzuki – are ruling the roosts with their respective offerings, the CB Hornet 160 R, FZ-S FI Version 2.0 and Gixxer. With their brawny styling, typical Japanese build quality and refinement and adequate performance, all these three motorcycles are the most prominent and one of the best-selling motorcycles for their respective parent manufacturers.

Seeing the success of the Japanese motorcycles, how can Bajaj, the pioneer of the 150cc segment, can be left behind? After having a glorious journey of the very popular Pulsar brand, the manufacturer is all set to unleash its offering in the premium 150cc streetfighter category with the all-new Pulsar NS 150. A lesser powerful and lesser equipped version of the Pulsar NS 200, the Pulsar NS 150 will be positioned above the Pulsar 150 to take on the competition from Japanese rivals.

Now which one emerges to be a winner out of this tough battle? Let’s find out:-

February 14, 2017 07:02
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Honda launched the updated CB Shine

Honda launched the updated CB Shine

2017 sees the 125cc best-seller keep its pace amongst its competition

The Japanese brand launched this 125cc commuter in India back in 2006 and since then, this bike has been a consistent performer and in turn helped Honda to buy itself the tag of a serious two- wheeler manufacturer. It did not take a lot of time to position itself on top of the leader boards and it stayed there for the longest period of time.

Since CB Shine holds a very important place in Honda’s two-wheeler portfolio, the company has updated the model for 2017 and has done so with updated safety features, a cleaner engine and bold new liveries.

February 6, 2017 05:00
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2017 Honda CB Unicorn 160

2017 Honda CB Unicorn 160

Honda updates this commuter with a BSIV engine

We Indians are all quite smitten by the prowess of the Honda Activa. The simple yet practical scooter from Honda has become the de-facto choice of Indians when it comes to owning a no-nonsense family scooter. With the 150cc Unicorn as its first ever motorcycle in the Indian market, Honda tried too hard to make an impact in the segment as deep as it did in the scooter segment with the Activa. But while the Activa went on writing new stories of success and sales numbers, the Unicorn was overshadowed by the likes of Bajaj Pulsar and Yamaha FZ in the segment.

Though the Unicorn had some really good positives up in its sleeves – it’s bullet proof build quality, excellent engine refinement and reliability have been second to none in its category. But then, the buyers of this segment (most of them) wanted more, which resulted in the birth of its new generation model – the CB Unicorn 160.

Besides having the good characteristics of the 150cc CB Unicorn, the CB Unicorn 160 brought some dash of chiselled looks and features on board. However, like the 150cc Unicorn, the CB Unicorn 160 too has turned out to be an average seller, particularly due to the fact that its premium sibling, the CB Hornet 160, has become a more popular player in this space owing to its sportier stance and sharper looks. Now, in a wake to make it an even stronger player, Honda has mildly updated the CB Unicorn 160 with some additional features and slight changes to its powertrain. We take a look at what all changes do the new CB Unicorn 160 gets:-

January 23, 2017 10:52
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OVERVIEW 2017 Honda CB 650F

2017 Honda CB 650F

The naked variant of the CBR 650F

In the Indian market, Honda did start its innings in the middleweight segment with the CBR 650F, a practical and fairly sized supersport, which is one of the best inline four middleweight motorcycles you can buy in the country. Despite being a fantastic product with the performance and ride quality being its forte, the CBR 650F hasn’t managed to pick up a strong pace in terms of sales numbers, due to its unreasonably high pricing.

The CBR 650F might be the only offering from Honda in the middleweight segment in India, but in other countries, specifically the European ones, Honda is having quite a good and expansive range, with the naked version of the CBR 650F being one of them, the CB 650F. Going by its first looks, you may easily get it as a CBR 650F sans the frontal full fairing, which it actually is. However, for the year 2017, Honda has introduced few changes on the CB 650F, which have bettered out the appeal of the motorcycle. Here’s our quick review of the new Honda CB 650F:-

November 17, 2016 03:10
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List of limited edition two wheelers launched for festive season of 2016

List of limited edition two wheelers launched for festive season of 2016

Most of the changes made are cosmetic but still its a good effort to attract attention

No matter how much slowdown the Indian two wheeler market will be facing, the one time period which brings a smile to all the automobile majors is the festive season of Navratri and Diwali. All the two wheeler manufacturers of the Indian market try their best to make their products as best as possible, by either introducing sweet and tempting deals and discounts, or to increase their profits and margins by launching limited edition models.

Out of these two moves by the two wheeler manufacturers for the festive season, the latter one seems to be more interesting, as it somewhat makes the already existing products a bit more desirable and value for money. These limited edition models do ask a slight premium (sometimes, they don’t ask that premium as well), which we feel is worthy given the fact that they do look a bit different and eye catchy on the road.

Following is a list of all the limited edition models by various two wheeler manufacturers of India for the festive season of 2016, which range from a puny 110cc scooter to a mighty middleweight naked roadster. Here you go:-

October 14, 2016 04:00
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Feature – List of bikes launched in INTERMOT 2016 – Part 1

Feature – List of bikes launched in INTERMOT 2016 – Part 1

A complete list of motorcycles and their initial information all under one article

Needless to say, the INTERMOT has always been one bigshot event for all the motorcycle manufacturers to display their best and latest offerings for the enthusiasts worldwide. With all the big names present on this stage, the INTERMOT has always been one big platform for all the new and modern motorcycles to make their grand entry into the world of motorcycling.

For the year 2016 too, the INTERMOT was one big and successful event, with all the major manufacturers coming up with substantial refreshes as well as all new models for the upcoming times. In this story, we have listed down all big launches that happened at the INTERMOT 2016. Here they are.

October 11, 2016 03:15
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Comparison of executive 150cc commuters – Bajaj Puls|ar 150 vs TVS Apache RTR 160 vs Yamaha FZ vs Honda CB Unicorn 160

Comparison of executive 150cc commuters – Bajaj Puls|ar 150 vs TVS Apache RTR 160 vs Yamaha FZ vs Honda CB Unicorn 160

Find out which one stays on top of the list

In the recent years, the segment of 150cc motorcycles has seen a lot action. Thanks to the constant growth in the industry, the 150cc segment has gradually become the segment which attracts as the starting commuter range for most of the buyers, especially in urban areas and Tier-I cities, thus surpassing 100-125cc class by being the first motorcycle for majority of them. It is due to the substantial growth in the 150cc segment, that this particular class of motorcycles is now filled up with various kinds and types of motorcycles.

On closely inspecting this segment, we do find that the motorcycles of the higher and premium end of this segment, which comprises of motorcycles like the CB Hornet 160R, Yamaha FZ-S FI and Suzuki Gixxer, are now churning up impressive numbers. But then, it is the lower end of the segment which is forming up the biggest chunk of this segment, as far as volume is concerned. Thanks to the Bajaj Pulsar 150, which single handedly is ruling this end of the 150cc segment by a huge margin. Being a segment initiator, the Pulsar brought many segment-firsts like digital speedometer, LED tail lamps, backlit switchgear, et al, but then, it was the power-packed performance of the Pulsar, which positioned it above the sea of usual lower-powered commuters.

But going for the Pulsar was not so easy, the motorcycle did found an apt competitor in the form of Honda CB Unicorn almost a decade ago. And now, given the fact that the competition and generation has moved forward, Honda has given the customers an option of an all new Honda CB Unicorn 160, a spiritual successor of the 150cc Honda Unicorn (which though is still available), which comes with modern styling and gadgetry and bigger heart.

Then, there is the TVS Apache RTR 160, the first proper competitor to the ‘then-sporty’ Bajaj Pulsar 150, which comes with a punchy engine and an impressive list of features, giving the customers an option of a value for money package. And at last, we should not forget the Yamaha FZ, which truly re-wrote the rules in the 150cc segment, with its brawny design inspired from the international lineup of Yamaha and a marvelous combination of torquey engine and best-in-class dynamics.

Except the Honda CB Unicorn 160, all these motorcycles belong to one generation before with their new generation models on sale as more premium offerings. In this story, we are going to compare all these four motorcycles which form the executive category of the 150cc commuter segment, to find out which one fits the tag of the segment leader in actual sense.

October 3, 2016 03:45
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Honda CB Hornet 160R Gets Two New Colours For Its Special Edition Model

Honda CB Hornet 160R Gets Two New Colours For Its Special Edition Model

There are no other updates except the new Colour scheme

It’s official now Honda has launched two new colors for their 150 cc motorcycle CB-Hornet 160R which is definitely helping Honda to provide some sales numbers. There is no doubt in the fact that the Hornet has received an overwhelming response from the buyers and just to celebrate the success of their new motorcycle they have introduced this special edition models which are available in two different colour schemes which include the Mars Orange and striking green.

The only change that you will notice in this special edition models are the new colour schemes. Apart from this new color scheme you won’t find any other changes though. The special edition Honda CB-Hornet 160R is powered by the same 162.7 cc, air cooled, single cylinder engine which is capable of producing about 11.68 KW of peak power at 8, 500 rpm and 14.76 Nm of torque at 6, 500 rpm. The engine is paired to a 5 speed manual transmission.

The new Honda CB-Hornet 160R can now be booked via an innovative Smartphone Application. The buyers can not only book the motorcycle via app but can also take a 360 view of the motorcycle. The Apps also provides plenty of images too of the motorcycle.

The new Hornet as you all k now is available in two variants one gets the single disc setup towards the front and drum brakes at the rear while the other is available with duel disc brake option as well which even comes with CBS as well.

September 6, 2016 08:52
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2016 Honda CB Hornet 160R Special Edition

2016 Honda CB Hornet 160R Special Edition

A special edition Hornet with few cosmetic updates

Ever since its commencement of innings in the Indian market, Honda has been finding one lucky chance to strike the gold in the 150cc commuter segment. Since the launch of the first product in its segment, Honda Unicorn to the CB Trigger, Honda hasn’t been able to create a product in the 150cc segment which could set the benchmarks in the segment. The reason was simple – All the 150cc motorcycles which Honda did came up with didn’t had an aggressive stance as that offered by its rivals in the same segment, which forced Honda to rethink their strategies for this space.

And then, Honda finally came up with one such motorcycle in the form of CB Hornet 160R, the first ever sporty looking 150cc motorcycle which indeed gave some serious threats to the established players in the segment like the Yamaha FZ-S and Suzuki Gixxer. It happened to be the first ever success story for Honda in the premium 150cc commuter segment, owing to its sharp and macho looks as well as a list of nice features.

Now, in order to make the motorcycle a bit more interesting buying proposition, Honda has come up with a special edition version of the CB Hornet 160R. This limited edition model boasts of some cosmetic features, which make the motorcycle a bit smarter looking than the standard one. Here’s our comprehensive review of the CB Hornet 160R Special Edition.

August 16, 2016 03:05
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OVERVIEW 2016 Honda CB Unicorn 150

2016 Honda CB Unicorn 150

The popular old school Uncorn 150 is back!

To everyone’s surprise Honda re-launched the Unicorn 150 in India. Honda did showcase the motorcycle at the 2016 Auto expo alongside some of their other popular exhibits. The CB-Unicorn no doubt is one of the most popular motorcycle from Honda in the Indian market and perhaps Honda did not actually wanted to get their hands out of the popular 150 cc segment in India which by the way is now flooded with some serious rivals.

The newly launched 150 cc Unicorn will be sold alongside the 160 cc Unicorn as well as the CB-Hornet which by the way is quite popular amongst the young Indian crowd. Honda discontinued the 150 cc Unicorn after they introduced the updated Unicorn 160. The one and only reason of launching the 150 cc Unicorn again is the sheer demand of this 150 cc motorcycle. Honda is definitely in the news for their latest and perhaps the most exciting two wheeler launch of the year 2016 Navi which they launched at the Auto expo. This new launch will certainly attract some more attention as well for sure.

Although we could not notice any cosmetic updates on the motorcycle but you can click past jump to actually find out what are the real changes made to the 2016 Honda Unicorn 150 and whether it received any new improvement over the old motorcycle.

July 11, 2016 12:00
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6 Of The Most Unique Looking Motorcycles That You Will Find On Sale In India

6 Of The Most Unique Looking Motorcycles That You Will Find On Sale In India

Ride any one of them and get noticed instantly

Getting something different than the usual really makes us proud be it property, personal styling or choices of cars and motorcycles. Today we have decided to provide you a list of motorcycles which are unique in terms of styling and yes! They are available within your budget. Offcourse! We do have plenty of motorcycles in the Indian market but choosing the most unique ones is definitely the toughest job.

Today we have decided to pick out 5 of the most unique looking motorcycles available in the Indian market today and we are pretty sure that they really can turn some heads wherever you actually go with them.

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July 6, 2016 12:00
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Comparison: Suzuki Gixxer VS Bajaj Pulsar AS150 VS Honda CB-Hornet 160 R

Comparison: Suzuki Gixxer VS Bajaj Pulsar AS150 VS Honda CB-Hornet 160 R

Find out who wins the top spot

The 150 cc segment is the most competitive segment of the country and most of the people who are looking for a commuter yet powerful motorcycle settle for a 150 cc motorcycle. As I already said in number of other occasions too that the motorcycle scenario of our Indian market has changed a lot in the recent times. A person who looks for motorcycle in this 150 cc segment not only looks for more power but also features as well as styling at the same time. We although have plenty of motorcycle’s from different motorcycle manufacturers from the likes of Yamaha, Bajaj, Honda, Suzuki and Hero but today we have decided to pick exactly three motorcycles from this segment who are definitely wining people’s hearts.

The three contenders of this segment includes Bajaj AS150 which is definitely the most powerful amongst the other contenders, the next big contender is from Honda called the CB-Hornet 160R who looks brawny and muscular and is the latest and the newest offering from Honda while the last contender in this list is definitely the motorcycle which has once again brought Suzuki in the limelight the Gixxer.

Below provided is a complete comparison review of the three major contenders of the 150 cc segment:-

June 6, 2016 12:30
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OVERVIEW 2015 Honda CB-Hornet 160 R- DRIVEN

2015 Honda CB-Hornet 160 R- DRIVEN

The most powerful motorcycle of its segment

The CB-Hornet was the last bike that was launched by Honda in the year 2015 and it has been launched to take on the likes of the Yamaha FZ and the Suzuki Gixxer which has created their very own identity in the 150 cc segment and has been attracting the young generations of the Country. Compared to the Gixxer and the FZ the Hornet 160 R is the most powerful motorcycle here.

The Honda CB-Hornet 160 R not only is powerful but looks impressive too at the same time and the extra 10-12 cc displacement is the reason behind all that extra power. The CB Hornet 160 R comes from the stable of one of the most popular two wheeler manufacturer of India who is known for their engine refinement and technology.

The CB-Hornet 160 R definitely looks muscular and the massive and brawny rear wheels and the muscular tank speaks for it but does it have what it takes to compete with some other tough competitors of its segment? I was able to get my hands on this new motorcycle and was able to push the bike to its limits. Below provided is an exclusive review of the new street naked sports motorcycle from Honda.

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June 6, 2016 03:42
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2016 Honda CB 650F

2016 Honda CB 650F

With the CBR 650F, Honda did try to give the best of both of its famed worlds – one is of its CBR range of supersports and the other is of its VFR range of sport tourers. The motorcycle, with its four cylinder configuration for the engine and a combination of both the agility of the CBR and versatility of the VFR proved out to be one of the best and most practical recipes for the middleweight segment.

Now, after showing a strong presence in the 650cc category with the fully faired CBR 650F, Honda has gone one step ahead and has come up with the naked version of the same – CB 650F. With the CB 650F, Honda has given the package of the CBR 650F sans the frontal full fairing. But then, there’s more to the CB 650F than just a single piece headlamp in place of a front fairing. Here’s our take on the all new Honda CB 650F.

May 12, 2016 06:30
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2016 Honda CB 500X

2016 Honda CB 500X

When it comes to adventure motorcycles and touring bikes, Honda hasn’t had a remarkable motorcycle till date which could rival the likes of Triumph and BMW, especially in the middleweight category. The Japanese manufacturer, which is renowned for its famed CBR range as well as some of its naked roadsters, has had only two motorcycles under the adventure/touring category which are considered as almost legendary – CRF 1000L/Africa Twin and Goldwing.

In order to take on its European counterparts, Honda has finally started working on the right direction, which is why in recent times, we have seen a couple of all new adventure/touring motorcycles from Honda, amongst which the CB 500X has been touching new heights of popularity.

If seen in a whole, the CB 500X is based on the faired CBR 500R as well as naked roadster, the CB 500F. Though, there are several changes in the aspects of both visual appeal as well as under the skin, which makes the CB 500X a very different motorcycle in character. As planned, the CB 500X is Honda’s take on the brewing segment of middleweight adventure category, the segment which is currently the most talked about segment in India as well. So, here’s our take on the latest version of the CB 500X which has been recently unveiled on the global platform.

May 5, 2016 06:00
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2015 Honda CB Hornet 160R

2015 Honda CB Hornet 160R

Ever since its commencement of innings in the Indian market, Honda has been finding one lucky chance to strike the gold in the 150cc commuter segment. Since the launch of the first product in its segment, Honda Unicorn to the CB Trigger, Honda hasn’t been able to create a product in the 150cc segment which could set the benchmarks in the segment.

The reason is quite simple – majority of the 150cc segment has the youth as the target audience, and all the previous 150cc commuters by Honda were too mature for their liking. There has not been one single 150cc commuter which was designed to keep the Indian youth in mind, for whom the outright performance and styling are the two main priorities to be taken care of in this segment.

Now, it’s the year 2015, and Honda seems to have finally woken up as it has come up with its first ever 150cc motorcycle which is actually sporty, the CB Hornet 160R. The CB Hornet 160R happens to be the last product from the Honda’s promise list of ’15 for 15’, according to which it promised to launch 15 new products for the year 2015. It is a bit late in the segment, but happens to be the most enticing 150cc commuter in the entire history of Honda in India. Let’s have a look on the all new Honda CB Hornet 160R.

December 14, 2015 02:22
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2015 Honda CB 1000R

2015 Honda CB 1000R

Though Indian superbike market was always tilted towards the faired supersports and tourers, but in recent times, other kinds of motorcycles such as naked streetfighters and cruisers too have begun to be accepted and owned widely in the very niche market. Today, every premium motorcycle manufacturer has a liter class naked streetfighter on offer in the Indian market.

Though this scenario was largely fueled by Honda, when it made its venture in the superbike market of India with its potent street fighter, the CB 1000R. The motorcycle, at that time, was one among the handful of superbikes legally available in the country. The CB 1000R, thanks to its popularity on the global platform, became a halo model for Honda in the Indian two wheeler market.

But in the recent times, the competition from new players in this segment, such as Kawasaki, Ducati and Triumph, has raised the bar for the Honda CB 1000R. Which is why, Honda has updated the motorcycle both cosmetically and mechanically. Let’s take a journey on what all changes do this new CB 1000R packs in.

June 18, 2015 03:50
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Honda Sets Another Milestone Sales 30 lakhs units Of CB Shine

Honda Sets Another Milestone Sales 30 lakhs units Of CB Shine

Honda CB Shine is still one of the most popular choices for Indian buyers when it comes to choosing a motorcycle which could be used for daily commute. Recently Honda celebrated a huge milestone of rolling out the 30th lakh unit of Shine from their Tapukara plant, situated in Rajasthan, which also made it the highest-selling 125cc motorcycle ever.

India is one of the largest markets when it comes to a commuter motorcycle, although there are many commuters available in the Indian market but the Honda Shine particularly attracted attention of the buyers because of its sophisticated styling and reliable Honda engine.

The HMSI president and CEO, Keita Muramatsu said, that they thank their valued customers, business partners and associates for this remarkable feat. He also added that the CB Shine is not only the number one selling 125cc motorcycle in India but also the world. The CB Shine also has become the number one selling motorcycle for Honda Motor Company, Japan worldwide for the FY14.

Y S Guleria VP, sales and marketing, HMSI was also present on the occasion said that “CB Shine has become India’s first ever 125cc motorcycle to achieve 30 lakh unit sales. This reaffirms that CB Shine is a true winner’s choice and is universally accepted by valued customers. We firmly believe customer experience and customer loyalty is priceless and will work to delight our customers in future too.

April 28, 2014 05:50
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2010 Honda CB Unicorn Dazzler

2010 Honda CB Unicorn Dazzler

It seems that the production of powerful 150cc bikes of India have become too sloppy because the bike manufacturing companies are seen to be more interested in the commuter segment of motorcycles right now. But when it comes to the 150cc segment, motorcycles like Bajaj Pulsar 150, Yamaha FZ series, Suzuki GS150R, Hero Hunk etc. are quite the few choices for the Indians. The last 150cc motorcycle that was launched here was the CB Trigger, thanks to Honda for launching it.

Honda CB Unicorn Dazzler placed at the 150cc segment is an updated version of Honda CB Unicorn and is based on the Unicorn Sports Concept displayed at Auto Expo 2010. Honda CB Unicorn was seen to be much popular among the matured male customers, so Honda in order to woo the young blood of the country launched the refreshed version of CB Unicorn with ‘Dazzler’ as an addition to the name. The bike is powered by the 149.1cc, air cooled, four stroke, SI engine that is known to have been very fuel efficient as Honda claims a mileage of 60kmpl and also the bike needs lower maintenance need also. But apart from all these, is Honda CB Unicorn Dazzler capable enough to challenge its competitors like Yamaha FZ series or Bajaj Pulsar 150? Let us find out.

Click past the jump to find out more about the Honda Dazzler

September 9, 2013 05:30
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2013 Honda CB Trigger

2013 Honda CB Trigger

Honda is known to have manufactured motorcycles which may not look stylish enough but are strong build and performs well on road. This year, the Japanese two-wheeler manufacturing company has launched a premium 150cc commuter bike which sheds a lot of masculinity and has been christened as Honda CB Trigger. The looks of this bike resembles that of the Honda CB150R that has been launched in Indonesia and has been built on the platform of Honda Unicorn. Honda CB Trigger is here in the Indian market to replace the Honda Dazzler, which is now out of production.

Honda Unicorn has been launched for the matured adults who would look for bikes which look smart and decent on the other hand, CB Trigger shall serve the young commuters of the country. Honda CB Trigger has been powered by an air cooled, 4-stroke, SI engine with a displacement of 149.1cc that manages to churn out a peak power of 14bhp at 8500rpm and a peak torque of 12.5Nm at 6500rpm. Honda Dazzler which was launched about three years ago did not go well thus Honda launched a 150cc commuter motorcycle with refreshed looks. Let us learn about this new bike.

August 7, 2013 15:30
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2012 Honda CB Shine

2012 Honda CB Shine

The 100-125cc commuter space is often considered as the simplest segment in comparison to the bikes of other segment but this notion has been proved wrong by the eminent two-wheeler manufacturing companies of our country. Companies like Yamaha, Bajaj, and Honda have contributed some performance packed as well as stylish bikes in this segment, which have received immense popularity and good response from the buyers thus forming a huge competition amongst the bikes of the same category. Honda’s 125cc commuter bike Honda CB Shine was launched here in India in the year 2006, since then this bike has been a consistent performer and in turn this has helped Honda to buy itself the tag of a serious two- wheeler manufacturer.

It was seen that after its launch, Honda CB Shine did not take much time to secure its position among the 125cc bikes and with Shine, Honda made a strong ground for itself in this section. Since CB Shine holds a very important place in Honda’s two-wheeler portfolio, the company has modified the bike and has re-launched it in two new cool shades. Honda CB Shine has been fitted with an air cooled, 4 stroke, SI engine which produces a maximum power of 10.12bhp at 7500rpm and a maximum torque of 10.54Nm at 5500rpm. Let us explore more about this bike.

July 17, 2013 15:00
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2012 Honda CB Twister

2012 Honda CB Twister

The segment of 110cc bike is very popular in our country and this explains the reason that why this segment is being so much competitive. The two wheeler manufacturers in India have launched many different genres of motorcycles but they never have moved from the particular entry level bike segment. This is why we witness the launch of new 110cc bikes or the up gradation of existing ones. Honda has set a benchmark of its own with the launch of the mass motorcycles in the two-wheeler market and among these bikes; Honda CB Twister emerges as a stylish and drastic looking 110cc bike alongwith a powerful engine.

Honda CB Twister adorns a style which is known to have been borrowed from the Honda – made world trend bike CB1000R and uses the tagline “Wake up to a dream” which proves that owning an 110cc bike which is almost as stylish as CB1000R is no less than dream come true. Honda has powered Twister with a 4stroke, air cooled, SI, CDI, 109cc engine which is capable of producing an unbeatable power of 9bhp at 8000rpm and a torque of 9Nm at 6000rpm. It seems that Honda has tried to transform the concept of simple looking commuter motorcycles by launching the sporty CB Twister. Let us find out more about this macho bike.

July 5, 2013 16:30
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