03 January 2013 ~ 55 Comments

Honda CB Shine

We have already discussed the Stunner CBF from Honda in the 125cc segment. One another bike in the same range is the Honda CB Shine. The motorbike comes with a 124.7cc engine that can deliver a maximum power of 10.12 BHP (7.55 kw) and a max torque of 10.54 Nm. If you compare this with the Stunner, the latter offers a slightly higher power of 11 BHP. Other features on the bike include a spring loaded hydraulic suspension on the front and the rear, a 4 speed gear and a strong but light weight diamond frame. The Honda CB Shine is priced well below the ex-showroom price of the Stunner. It is available at a starting price of just Rs. 54,782 ex-showroom, Delhi.


Honda CB Shine Mileage

If you are a Honda fanboy and are looking to buy one of these two bikes from the Japanese auto major, you have to compromise on either the buying price or the mileage. If you remember from our writeup last time, the officially claimed fuel economy on the Stunner is 68.3 kmpl. According to Honda, the CB Shine can deliver a slightly lower economy of around 65 kmpl under standard test conditions. It goes without saying that these are under ideal conditions and may not always be what you can see in real on city roads.

CB Shine Customer Reviews

Let’s start with the folks discussing the bike on IndiaGarage. According to the various posters, you can expect to see between 50-55 kmpl on city roads while this can increase between 58-62 kmpl on highways. Reviewers though point out other issues like noticeable engine vibration at higher speeds.

Deepak from BikeAdvice has reviewed this bike way back in 2008 and in his review, he points out the average mileage on the Shine to be around 50 kmpl. He however notes that you can optimize the fuel consumption by taking the right steps like maintaining air pressure and regular servicing.

In a discussion thread on Yahoo, people who have tested the bike report an economy of between 55-60 kmpl on the average that can rise to 62 kmpl on city roads.

MaxAbout has an entirely positive review at least as far as highways are concerned. According to their review, the CB Shine can deliver close to 58 kmpl on city roads that can go insanely high to 73 kmpl on highways. I would suggest you to take this highways economy with a grain of salt.

On MouthShut, there are over 158 reviews for the CB Shine and the reviewers have given the bike a rating of 4/5 with respect to fuel economy. The average mileage on city roads appears to be between 50-55 kmpl although some people report lower economies of around 42 kmpl. Again, depending on the driving style and conditios, this can also go to the other end of the scale of around 60-65 kmpl.

Overall, this seems to be a good bike with respect to mileage. Here is a snapshot of the fuel consumption as reported by various reviews. There are of course other issues as reported on various reviews. But regardless of that, if you think a mileage of around 55 kmpl is good for you, you should go for this bike!

Source, City Mileage (kmpl), Highways (kmpl)
Official, –, 65
IndiaGarage, 50-55, 58-62
BikeAdvice, 50, —
Yahoo, 55-60, 62
MaxAbout, 58, 73
MouthShut, 50-55, 60-65

55 Responses to “Honda CB Shine”

  1. nik 9 March 2013 at 8:49 am Permalink

    honda dream yuga or honda shine, plz help me to make my decision
    my daily running is around 55 to 60 km with moderate-low traffic

  2. amit 2 May 2013 at 4:22 pm Permalink

    I want to buy a bike. please suggest me who is best in 125 to 135cc segment bike but main issue is, i want to minimum 55KM/L.

  3. suresh 3 June 2013 at 6:57 pm Permalink

    Never ever buy honda shine. Engine struggles to move from cooling condition. Many times complaint to Honda service. No improvement. Finally decided to sell in just 18 months.

    It’s garbage bike.

  4. R.P.JAGTAP 8 June 2013 at 8:41 am Permalink

    i have Purchase Honda C.B Shine on 15/09/2012 from sachin automobile virar.up to date 4 time service approx 4300km. running but stil not milege over 33km/per ltr.company clame 55/60km/per.ltr.but it is fall.
    my bike CH.NO. ME4JC36JJC7159854 & E NO.JC36E7240922 Self Drum Alloy
    Please suggest what can i do ?

    • ahsan 9 November 2013 at 8:32 pm Permalink

      Why don’t you complain regarding the bike at the Honda website? You will get attention immediately. I had suffered the same problem

    • Deshraj 18 July 2015 at 10:26 pm Permalink

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      • abhiraj 5 August 2015 at 6:52 pm Permalink

        Mane hoda cb shine 2saal phele li thi jabse ab tak 29 ya 31 kmp ka average de rahi h ,,so please suggestions me ..or bike 11000km chali h fir bhi … Isliye koi batae kya krna chaiye
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  5. raghavendra.a 24 June 2013 at 3:06 pm Permalink

    honda dream yuga or honda shine, plz help me to make my decision
    my daily running is around 55 to 60 km with moderate-low traffic

  6. Bharat Zope 29 July 2013 at 1:27 pm Permalink

    Honda cb shine aur tvs phoenix and others me who is bike best performance and ride smoothly with minimum mileage 55km pl tho hona Reply me konsi best he

  7. Joel 3 August 2013 at 11:25 am Permalink

    please tell me whether Honda Twister is a good bike in the matter of mileage.. from the reviews, somebody says it gives only 40-45 while some others say 60-65.. What should i infer from this ? I love this bike very much, but hesitated because of mileage factor.. please reply

  8. MOHIT 8 October 2013 at 5:44 am Permalink

    I want to purchase a bike. But I am confused over which is better (Hero Passion X Pro Or Honda CB Shine)

    • chirag 21 October 2013 at 1:06 pm Permalink

      Honda CB Shine

    • Harshad kulkarni 11 March 2014 at 4:04 pm Permalink

      Mai bhi confuse Hu sine better hai ya xpro please mera confuson dur kijiye

  9. Srini 8 November 2013 at 7:06 am Permalink

    HONDA SHINE IS THE WORST BIKE EVER USED. Don’t buy any Honda bike. Worst service, worst showroom. No maintenance. I experienced all this with the Honda showroom service guys. They simply charge at the time of service, but they did not do anything. They are simply showcasing the brand name. Do not go and buy Honda CD Shine or any other Honda bike. It’s a waste of money.

  10. jobin johny 16 December 2013 at 2:07 pm Permalink

    i decided to buy a new bike but still i am in confussion
    my choices is
    1.hero glamour
    2.honda shine
    which one is better in 125cc segment…pls help me

  11. Naveen 20 December 2013 at 2:20 am Permalink

    Will you please compare Honda Shine with Hero Glamour? I’m confused between these two bikes.

  12. vivek 23 December 2013 at 1:07 pm Permalink

    i want to buy a new bike can you suggest a bike with the mileage is minimum 55

  13. b.vignesh 11 January 2014 at 12:09 pm Permalink

    I want to buy a bike.I want to know whether Honda Shine is good.

    • chinnappan 26 February 2014 at 4:09 am Permalink

      me too lokking for it

  14. zx gupta 6 February 2014 at 7:22 pm Permalink

    who is best mileg bike?or good condition for after 5 to 10 years.

    1)discover 100M
    2)cb shine
    3)hero spelder +

  15. Ashok 20 February 2014 at 1:11 pm Permalink

    Hi I brought honda shine buike last year. But it gives only 40 Km mielage in city.

  16. chinnappan 26 February 2014 at 4:07 am Permalink

    hi, This is chinnappan from PONDICHERRY , now i am looking to choose the honda CB shine . i had consult with my friends about this bike . they are all gave positive about the bike that was very happy for me to buy the honda shine. they gave the millage up to 55 to 60 km . if any suggestion about the bike just give i am ready to consider that one also

  17. Wasim 8 March 2014 at 8:32 am Permalink

    This new Honda CB Shine is giving me only 35-40 km/ltr of average and when i have for its servicing with honda service centres they are saying k itna hi average deti hai. now i very upset with this pleassee dont purchase this bike bits having very bad peformance.

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  19. Anand singh 12 May 2014 at 6:40 am Permalink

    I want to buy a bike … I m cnfusd…
    Honda shine or Hero Ignitor.
    help me to choose.

    • modhumpally 17 January 2016 at 5:31 pm Permalink

      Better buy hero glamour..

  20. ravikumar 21 May 2014 at 8:23 am Permalink

    honda shine mileage( model 2008 ) 54.3 per 1Li

  21. Arul prakash 6 June 2014 at 9:05 am Permalink

    In 125cc bike segment – “CB SHINE” is the best!
    I Bought this bike on 5/feb/2014.
    I give “four star rating” for this bike, Bcoz;
    1.Good looking style & kick start
    2.Light weight, good suspension & comfort seat – for comfort riding
    3.low maintenance & tubeless tyre
    4.Good resale value
    My experience;
    1.When riding this bike, overtaking & road crossing become easy
    2.Good for city riding
    Small problems;
    1.When crossing 50km speed, this bike getting vibrate.
    2.Gear shifting is not good.
    But these are not big problems.
    (we should know all bike have some problems)
    Hopefully in this review, In 125cc bike segment – “CB SHINE” is best bike.
    SHINE is for both gentlemen’s & youth.
    “just go for it”

  22. sudip pradhan 16 July 2014 at 10:29 am Permalink

    Will you please compare Honda Shine with Hero Glamour? I’m confused between these two bikes.

  23. arun 007 17 July 2014 at 5:18 am Permalink

    Honda shine is good but tvs phoneix is best best then shine

  24. arun 007 17 July 2014 at 5:28 am Permalink

    Actually Honda service is very bad.300₹ ke badle 3500 kiya meri bike ka our Honda shine 40 se jyada speed par vibrate karne lagti hai our milleage bhi 35 se 40 ka dene lagti hai our dhokhe se bike gir gai to bike ke maximum parts damage ho jate hai our our compuny Ki service. To aise hai Ki 300₹ Ki lagat me 3500₹ paid karbati hai Honda shine chalti bas acchi hai par tvs phoneix ke samne fail hai

  25. diwakar sahu 20 July 2014 at 4:27 pm Permalink

    honda shine is best in all 125cc bikes average is depend on carburator screw and the average of shine 125 is exactly 65 kmpl in all type of roads i m an mechanical engineer if the avg. is more than 65 like 72 kmpl then the engine get smoke and pickup is down for further improvemet and settlement of average pls. contact me to free advice & help
    my contact number 09770701765

    • abhiraj 5 August 2015 at 6:43 pm Permalink

      Ha bahi batao average kaise sahi ho skta h meri bike 31kmp ka millage de rhi h so pls help me

  26. narpat 30 July 2014 at 11:04 am Permalink

    honda cb shine mat lena eska mileage 35 local & highway 50 ka hai do not buy honda cb shine

  27. jai 17 August 2014 at 9:07 am Permalink

    hi!!!!, which is good bike compare to few which i have decided, plss guide me some one who can help me up, is it Honda Cb Shine, Bajaj 125M, Bajaj 150S, Hero Ignitor, pls help

  28. jai 17 August 2014 at 9:09 am Permalink

    plss help me in buying new bile i wanna but it right with in 3 days of time, Which is good in Mileage, looks and Low Maintenance is it Honda Shine, Hero Ignitor, Bajaj 125M, Bajaj 150S. plss guide me, or Mesg me in belo0w No- 9590977666

  29. Kumar 25 August 2014 at 11:50 pm Permalink

    I have used Honda Shine bike for one day in Vellore for 70+ kms from end to end of the city. Reserve to reserve check method indicated 64 kmpl mileage in moderate free flow Vellore city traffic. Moreover the engine was so smooth and noiseless. People around were unable to feel the presence of the bike near them. My wife loved this bike over our possession, the Splendor Plus 2005. But this is my one day experience with Shine on mileage aspect. I really don’t own one. I now hear that the new Shine\s coming out deliver very low mileage like 45 kmpl or so in Chennai city.

  30. Yogesh Kumar 27 September 2014 at 1:12 pm Permalink

    I purchase Honda CB Shine 9 Month before, it gives mileage about 57-58 but it does not give speed more than 45, Can you tell me what is the problem. How can i complaint it.

  31. rahul 5 October 2014 at 5:39 pm Permalink

    Very poor mileage,
    Very poor handaling,
    very poor parts ,plastic body,
    only plus point is low noise,
    Go for bajaj,hero.

  32. shashank singhai 10 October 2014 at 6:02 am Permalink

    major problem is in bike very very low millage only 40 kmpl

  33. TABREZ 24 October 2014 at 9:30 am Permalink

    I bought the Honda CB Shine from Dhruvesh Honda, Bangalore on Oct,2013.

    Since I got my bike, gear shift is not working properly. I am driving daily for average 25 Km.

    – Gear shifting is not smooth.

    – Sometimes while up-shifting gear stuck. In this situation bike stalls & engine makes very weird noise. It is very dangerous when driving on highway and I feel unsafe.

    – Sometimes while down-shifting gear pedal seems loos the control over gearbox (Gear Slips) and nothing happens when I push the pedal. In this case, I have to take the bike side of the road somehow keeping Clutch pressed, turn the engine off and then shift the gear to neutral by dragging bike to and fro.

    – I really feel unsafe while driving bike. I bought the bike because of its reputation and I am very disappointed.

    – Starts vibrating too much after 50Km/Hr. Can not even think of driving more than 50Km/Hr.

    – The service of DHRUVESH Honda is the worst service I have ever seen. The service advisor is not even ready to listen the problem.

    According to him everything is as per company setting and working fine.

    – The first free service has gone totally waste. I told them about 5-6 issue and neither of them was fixed after service. It seems they just washed the vehicle and given me back.

    – And finally last but not least, I tried to put a complain on Honda website, but “Contact Us” page on website (http://www.honda2wheelersindia… is not working as usual.

    Best example how big companies and cheating and fooling people in India.

    Anyone! Please advise me if you have faced similar gearshift problem with CB Shine.

  34. Pravin 13 November 2014 at 4:46 am Permalink

    I have this bike from last 7 years. Its drive good in traffic with great pickup. its give me 55-60 kmpl mileage. only bad thing is that you cant drive free in 4th gear; huge vibration after 50 speed.

  35. john 16 December 2014 at 9:57 am Permalink

    pleaze tell me i want buy a hero bikes passion pro or passion xpro kiaska mileage good hai aur bike bhi kaunsi bike leni chahiye pleaze tell me

  36. pravin 22 December 2014 at 6:52 am Permalink

    My honda CB shine given 43 kmpl Average on City Road,
    And 52 kmpl on Highways,

    Purchased before 6 months in new condition.

    So Please advice me how can i complaint to honda company or how can i solve my average issue

    Because i have purchase this bike only for average purpose

  37. rajesh 24 January 2015 at 2:02 pm Permalink

    Worst bike ever used..go for glamour..eye catching look..

  38. sandeep 4 February 2015 at 11:21 am Permalink

    I want to buy a bike. please suggest me who is best in 125 to 135cc segment bike but main issue is, i want to minimum 55KM/L.

  39. Husenasa Mulla from: Vijayapura 5 February 2015 at 2:22 am Permalink

    Honda shine average millege for litar 55 to 60 km.

  40. arun 11 February 2015 at 6:09 am Permalink

    sabse jyada ghatiya bike honda ki….
    or usse b jyada ghatiya inki service…

  41. sanket 11 June 2015 at 3:27 pm Permalink

    Is Yamaha ss 125 a good bike in 125 cc segment ? Pl give suggestion.

  42. sagar gawande 29 June 2015 at 5:32 pm Permalink

    Dear all frnds, I am using honda shine 125cc since 3 year but I have not found eny problem in this bike, its give me 55 to 60 milage,

  43. abhiraj 5 August 2015 at 6:39 pm Permalink

    Mane hoda cb shine 2saal phele li thi jabse ab tak 29 ya 31 kmp ka average de rahi h ,,so please suggestions me ..or bike 11000km chali h fir bhi … Isliye koi batae kya krna chaiye

  44. BHIM 31 August 2015 at 3:44 pm Permalink

    hello sir,I want to purchase a 2nd hand bike.

    HONDA-Shine(2012)(Rs.37000/)(25000km) Vs Hero Honda-Glamour(2010)(Rs. 32000/)(26000km)

    Honda-Shine. Price-37000/. Paper is ok. But when I consult with a mechanic,he told me that,both tyres are not well condition & there is Gear Shifting Prob. & have to replace Chain. Now ,I m Confused what to do?

    What is approx. cost of each tyres of honda?

    What is approx. cost of replacement of Chain ?

    thanks in adv ….

  45. Antony 12 October 2015 at 10:43 pm Permalink

    I purchased this bike on June 2015 and did not have any of the problems.
    I fill fuel in shell petrol bunks(HP on an emergency case) and it gives me 64+ mileage. I have taken it for long drives 250 Kms to and fro @60-75 Kmph and did not had any vibration issues.
    I selected this bike as I am a normal weekend user and will be roaming inside the city and a weekend on highways.
    Ratherless I have had Honda Unicorn before and touching 125 was easier which I can’t try it in Shine. Max speed torqued is 90 Kmph on highways.

    Am completely satisfied and am a big fan of Honda!!

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