Live: Honda Shine 100, Splendor and Platina rival launch today

Honda’s 100cc commuter motorcycle Launch Live: Honda is launching a new 100cc commuter motorcycle in India today that will compete with the Hero Splendor and the Bajaj Platina. Here are the live updates.

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Honda's new motorcycle India launch today

The wait is over and Honda has finally unveiled its new 100cc commuter motorcycle, named Shine 100. The new motorcycle is aimed at commuters in rural and urban markets, built to tackle traffic all day long. The new Honda Shine 100 is priced at Rs 64,000 ex-showroom.

Honda has opened bookings for the new Shine from today, while production will start next month and deliveries are set to begin in May this year. The new Honda Shine has 12 patents to its name, including many technologies that are a first in this segment.

Powering the Honda Shine 100 is a newly-developed 100cc air-cooled single-cylinder fuel-injected engine. The engine features a cooling jet to reduce friction and keep the engine at its optimum temperature for longer.

In terms of features and equipment, the new Honda Shine 100 gets telescopic front forks, a combi-brake system, an analogue instrument console, alloy wheels, and a large seat. The Shine is available in a total of 5 colour options.

The new Honda Shine 100 will compete against the segment leader, the Hero Splendor, HF Deluxe, and the Bajaj Platina amongst others, all featuring similar engine and equipment setup.

Honda motorcycle launch live updates

Live Updates
13:15 (IST) 15 Mar 2023
Detailed report

Here's the detailed launch report on the all-new Honda Shine 100.

12:28 (IST) 15 Mar 2023
New Honda Shine 100 – Equipment

The new Honda Shine 100 gets a basic analogue twin-pod dash. It has a speedometer, fuel gauge, and warning lights. Simplicity is key in this segment and that's what Honda offers with the Shine 100.

12:20 (IST) 15 Mar 2023
Honda Shine colour options

The new Honda Shine 100 will be offered in five colour options: Black with Red Stripes, Black with Blue Stripes, Black with Green Stripes, Black with Gold Stripes, and Black with Grey Stripes.

12:12 (IST) 15 Mar 2023
Meet the Honda Shine 100

The new Honda Shine 100 will compete with the Hero Splendor and the Bajaj Platina in the commuter motorcycle segment, while also being the most affordable Honda motorcycle in India.

12:07 (IST) 15 Mar 2023
Launched at Rs 64,000

The new Honda Shine is priced at Rs 64,000 onwards. Bookings open today, production starts next month while deliveries will begin in May.

12:05 (IST) 15 Mar 2023
Untapped market

The 100cc segment makes up 28% of the overall two-wheeler segment in India and it remains untapped.

12:00 (IST) 15 Mar 2023

The Honda Shine 100 borrows design cues from the Shine 125 with a bikini fairing, new exhaust, and the motorcycle has 10 new patents.

11:58 (IST) 15 Mar 2023
Easy maintenence

The Honda Shine 100's fuel pump is placed outside the fuel tank for easy access and service. This also helps Honda keep the costs down.

11:56 (IST) 15 Mar 2023
Honda Shine 100

The new Honda Shine 1000 gets a newly developed 100cc engine that has better power, efficiency, and returns improved mileage with Honda's PGMFI technology.

11:54 (IST) 15 Mar 2023
Honda Shine 100

Honda reveals the name of its new commuter, Shine 100. It is built to tackle traffic all day and aimed at urban and rural consumers.

11:29 (IST) 15 Mar 2023
Honda 100cc motorcycle launch begins

The launch event for the new Honda 100cc commuter motorcycle begins. Stay tuned.

11:26 (IST) 15 Mar 2023
What could the name be?

It's guess time 5 minutes before the launch — what can the name of the new Honda motorcycle be? Honda Shine 100? Honda CD 100?

11:23 (IST) 15 Mar 2023

Even on the design front, Honda's done a good job of keeping it under wraps. Going by the sketches, the new 100cc commuter will sport a bikini fairing. The headlight unit could be a LED one, however, the overall design looks quiet sporty for a motorcycle in this segment.

11:02 (IST) 15 Mar 2023
Honda’s current lineup

Apart from the big bikes such as the Goldwing, Africa Twin, and other big bikes, Honda's lineup includes the CD 110 Dream, Livo, Shine, SP125, Unicorn, X-Blade, Hornet 2.0, and CB 200X. The new 100cc commuter will sit below the CD 110 in Honda's lineup.

10:50 (IST) 15 Mar 2023
Features and equipment on the new Honda motorcycle

Details about the new Honda motorcycle are scarce at the moment and Honda's done a good job in keeping details a secret. However, looking at the sketches shared, we can expect the motorcycle to feature alloy wheels, regular telescopic forks, dual rear shocks, disc brake up front, and an electric start.

10:33 (IST) 15 Mar 2023
Expected Engine

The new Honda motorcycle, “Honda ki sau”, will be powered by a 100cc, air-cooled engine that will be fuel injected. The engine will be mated to a 4-speed manual gearbox.

10:21 (IST) 15 Mar 2023
Why motorcycle though?

The entry-level two-wheeler sales is dominated by motorcycles and Hero MotoCorp leads sales with the Splendor and multiple other products. Honda is selling the Activa in big numbers, however, it is no match to motorcycles.

10:10 (IST) 15 Mar 2023

Good morning everyone, welcome to the launch of Honda's newest 100cc commuter motorcycle. The name of the motorcycle has not been revealed yet and when launched. it could be the Japanese motorcycle maker's most affordable motorcycle on offer.

First published on: 15-03-2023 at 10:08 IST
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