11 March 2013 ~ 29 Comments

Honda Dream Yuga vs. Honda CB Shine

I don’t recall a comparison between two bikes of varying engine displacement levels previously. However, this article follows the comparison requested by MileageInfo reader Nik in his comment here. Dream Yuga is the least expensive Honda that is currently in the market and is a 109cc bike whereas the CB Shine belongs to the 125cc segment that is priced around 8,000 rupees higher than Dream Yuga.

Honda CB Shine vs. Honda Dream Yuga

So first off, let’s take a look at the tech specs of both these bikes.

Specification Honda Dream Yuga Honda CB Shine
Displacement 109cc 124.7cc
Net Power 8.6 PS @7500 10.3 PS @7500
Max Torque 8.91 Nm @5500 10.54 Nm @5500
Kerb Weight 108kg 120kg
Wheelbase 1285mm 157mm
Ground Clearance 161mm 157mm
Fuel Tank 8 liters 10.5 liters
Price (ex-Delhi) Rs. 46150 Rs. 54782

So from a specifications standpoint, it is clear that you get additional value for the extra money you shell out on CB Shine. From a mileage perspective, the first view I get is that the Dream Yuga should be a better bet because the higher power as well as the higher kerb weight on the CB Shine makes it less fuel efficient compared to the Dream Yuga. That is of course assuming both these bikes have similar engines which they are not.

Mileage Comparison

The official figures are strongly stacked in favour of the Yuga. According to Honda, this 109cc bike can deliver close to 72kmpl under standard testing condition. You can say these conditions to what you have on the highways. Under city conditions this is bound to be lower. However, even under these conditions, the CB Shine has a lower stated mileage of only around 65 kmpl.

Let us take a look at what other third party reviews have got to say. While we have not had any common source that has reviewed both these bikes alike (except from the user review site, MouthShut, of course), we have around 4 sources for the Dream Yuga and five other for the CB Shine.

MotorBeam in their review report that they were able to extract 58-60 kmpl on city roads with the Dream Yuga. On highway roads, this went up to 65kmpl on their test ride. BikeDekho did not have a similar experience. Their test only delivered around 55kmpl on city roads although on highways, the experience was better than what MotorBeam experienced at 70kmpl. OverDrive relatively had the worst experience of all. They report a 47kmpl fuel economy on city roads with the Dream Yuga.

In comparison, CB Shine has a relatively more consistent report. On IndiaGarage, users together report fuel consumption of between 50-55kmpl on city roads and between 58-62kmpl on highway roads. BikeAdvice says that although the average expected economy is around 50kmpl, you can still make it better through regular servicing and air checks. While the report on Yahoo Autos calls for users to expect between 55-60kmpl, the MaxAbout report averages out their test ride mileage at around 58kmpl which is almost similar to what Yahoo has noted.

On MouthShut, there is a more diverse reporting on the Dream Yuga. The customers there have reported numbers on a pretty wide range between 50-65kmpl. On the contrary, the customers who have used a CB Shine report a more consistent number of between 50-55 kmpl on city roads.

Let’s tabulate these numbers for easy comparison.

Source Dream Yuga (kmpl) CB Shine (kmpl)
Official 72 65
BikeAdvice 50
BikeDekho 55
IndiaGarage 50-55
MaxAbout 58
MotorBeam 58-60
MouthShut 50-65 50-55
OverDrive 47
Yahoo 55-60

As I see it, there is little to choose between the two bikes when it comes to the actual mileage delivered on city roads. The Dream Yuga is a little inconsistent with a wider reported range while the CB Shine delivers a pretty consistent figure between 50-55kmpl. So my take is that if you have those additional 8000 rupees to spend, why not go with the CB Shine? At least, you can enjoy a better power and performance at a similar mileage. What’s your take on this? Do tell us in the comments.

29 Responses to “Honda Dream Yuga vs. Honda CB Shine”

  1. nik 16 March 2013 at 9:13 am Permalink

    thank u admin..
    i think i should go with shine..

    • Anand 16 March 2013 at 9:15 am Permalink

      You’re welcome Nik.

  2. Dr. Manoj Kumar 14 April 2013 at 7:01 am Permalink

    I’ll go with sine

  3. Swadhin rana 20 April 2013 at 6:50 pm Permalink

    I like this bike……so most beautiful

  4. Swadhin rana 20 April 2013 at 6:51 pm Permalink

    Very nice bike

  5. Swadhin rana 4 May 2013 at 5:03 pm Permalink

    I like cb shine

  6. Kaviraj 8 May 2013 at 7:25 pm Permalink

    That was an excellent suggestion from you guys. Pretty clear to decide which bike to purchase. You have made me decide to purchase Honda CB Shine. Was actually in two minds to decide between both of them. Now decided to go ahead with Shine in the next week. Will give feedback once I have good experience of it.

    Thanks a lot for your effort to help others.

    You people are doing a very good job. GOD Bless you.

    Thank you again.

  7. Ashish 11 May 2013 at 7:02 am Permalink

    Which one is better

    • krishna 12 June 2013 at 8:34 pm Permalink

      only SHINE dont think about any other 110-125cc bick
      SHINE is market leader

  8. jaiprakash 1 June 2013 at 1:09 pm Permalink

    Hi
    i have confuse to buy dream yuga r cb shine … Daily need to travel 50 km so pls suggest which one to buy …

  9. Mahaboob alam 6 June 2013 at 5:42 am Permalink

    shaine ke liye logon se bahut achha suna hai is liye lene ka irada huwa hai

    • krishna 12 June 2013 at 8:39 pm Permalink

      accha suna hai to ab tak ruke q ho
      Le Lo bhai Le Lo SHINE hi Le Lo
      q ki ye power ke hisab se bohot accha deti hai
      me pichle 3 sal se use kar raha hu mujhe 56-57 ke bich me milage
      deti hai
      aur ab to pehle se jyada chikani bhi dikhti hai

  10. Nikhil Korade 9 June 2013 at 8:00 am Permalink

    i hv purchased cb shone 1 mnth ago….. it gv me mileage of 58-62kmpl in standard riding……. dream yuga gv 67kmpl….. so i think for driving cmfrt u shud go with shine…..

  11. krishna 12 June 2013 at 8:29 pm Permalink

    Le Lo bhai le lo
    q ki ye power ke hisab se bohit accha deti hai
    me pichle 3 sal se use kar raha hu mujhe 56-57 ke bich me milage deti hai
    aur ab to pehle se jyada chikani dikhti hai

  12. Ramesh 23 June 2013 at 5:52 pm Permalink

    friends as per my information Honda Cb Shine is cool bike….it is one of the good bike in the market…freinds Keep ur eyes close & go forward with one & only a unique bike..Honda CB SHINE

  13. Kamlesh d chhatrara 29 June 2013 at 10:30 am Permalink

    Good bike

  14. Shakeel 29 June 2013 at 11:05 pm Permalink

    I suggest you to buy honda dream yuga.I bought it 7 months back it’s a better than shine in mileage and also very comfort in riding.

    • Neelesh 12 July 2013 at 4:05 am Permalink

      You are wrong shine is very good bike…..as compared to dream yuga…..

  15. Shakeel 29 June 2013 at 11:08 pm Permalink

    Dream yuga is better option

  16. Ravi 3 July 2013 at 5:07 am Permalink

    Hi,
    I would like to buy 125 cc bike.I’m little confused to choose between ‘Bajaj Discover 125 ST’ ,’Hero Glamour’ & Honda ‘shine’. Can any one please suggest me which one I should go for.

    I’ve been hearing common complaints from many Shine users that Honda shine is giving lot of troubles from 10,000 km onwards.

    Hero glamour mileage is very uncertain.

    Bajaj Discover – Mileage point of view, it is on top, but don’t know about the long run performance.

  17. ashish 6 July 2013 at 8:15 pm Permalink

    HONDA DREAM YUGA IS THE WORST BIKE IN THE HISTORY OF INDIAN MARKET , PLEASE DON’T BUY THIS BIKE………CRAZY SOUND OF CHAIN , AND AT 7000 MY CHAIN SET IS GONE AND I HAD TO REPLACE IT, VERY POOR PERFORMANCE…………..DON’T WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THIS BIKE!!!!

  18. Neelesh 12 July 2013 at 4:03 am Permalink

    Friends you should go with honda cb shine…..Because shine has more comfort as well as superb power and also great mileage….

  19. Neelesh 12 July 2013 at 4:15 am Permalink

    According to me you should go with Honda cb shine……
    See if you purchased dream yuga you will get good mileage no doubt.after then you will fed by its performance you will not get power so better option is Honda CB Shine. its a good bike ever i have seen. IT feels good to not just mileage but power, comfort and premium style as well.

  20. Pinakin 3 October 2013 at 1:49 am Permalink

    I have to buy a bike. Which one is the best for rugged use? My budget is Rs. 55000 to Rs. 60000 on road in Ahmedabad. Piston life should be 50000 minimum. Please reply

  21. Akhilesh 21 October 2013 at 11:09 am Permalink

    Definitely go for SHINE. Its engine is superb and silent. It easily crosses above 90 Kmhr than Dream Neo. Neo HET is a failure and Shine always shines. At last Shine is best of the best than Dream Yuga and Neo. I think its best in 125cc class with 52.5 Kmpl in city.

  22. lakshman 23 October 2013 at 6:56 am Permalink

    @pinakin
    Buy Shine. It is a good bike

  23. sandeep 4 November 2013 at 4:00 am Permalink

    I think Yuga is the best.

  24. Harish kumar 6 November 2013 at 4:37 pm Permalink

    Friends, this CB Shine bike is good but the mileage is very bad. My bike was giving me 40 kmpl when I purchased it. Now when I check it after filling tank fully, it is only showing 42-42 kmpl. So my advice is to think more before buying.

  25. mumtaj warisee 7 December 2013 at 7:55 pm Permalink

    I am confused what bike to purchase. My budget is 60-70 thousand. Please suggest. I am looking for mileage and looks as well.


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