2018 Honda CB 125 Shine SP gets tank shrouds and a new analogue-digital instrument cluster; powertrain remains the same
Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India have launched the 2018 version of the CB 125 Shine SP in the Indian market. Prices start from Rs. 62,032 for the base drum variant while the front disc model can be had for Rs. 66,508 (both prices ex-showroom, New Delhi).
Exactly a year ago, Honda updated the CB 125 Shine SP with BS-IV compliant engine making slightly less power, AHO (Auto Headlamp On) feature, revised body graphics and new MRF Nylogrip tyres. The 2018 MY version was first revealed at the 2018 Auto Expo in Greater Noida earlier this month. This time around, the commuter gets the same body graphics but a newly designed tank shroud has been fitted to enhance the appeal.
The substantial change would be the introduction of a new analogue-digital instrument cluster combination which enables necessary information along with the Service Due indicator and clock. No mechanical modifications have been implemented as the 2018 Honda CB 125 Shine SP continues to be powered by the same 124.73 cc single-cylinder air-cooled HET engine.
It is good enough to produce a maximum power output of 10.3 PS at 7,500 rpm and 10.3 Nm of peak torque delivered at 5,500 rpm. It is coupled with a five-speed transmission driving the wheel through a low-maintenance seal chain.
Honda claims the endurance of the chain is 1.6 times more than that of regular ones. Competing against the likes of Hero Glamour and Bajaj Discover 125, buyers can choose genuine accessories list containing tank bag, rim stickers, leg guard, etc.
The 2018 Honda CB 125 Shine SP sits on a diamond type frame and is suspended with the help of telescopic forks up front and twin rear shock absorbers at the rear. The braking capability is dependent on the 130 mm drum units on either side while the optional CBS system gets 240 mm disc brakes. It rides on 18-inch spoked wheels wrapped around with 80-section front and rear tubeless tyres.