Publish On 05/05/23, By Adminsahil
Honda's new Shine 100 is the latest entrant in the 100cc segment, undercutting both Hero Splendor and Bajaj Platina in pricing.
With 100cc motorcycles getting better, 110cc and 125cc bikes are playing catch-up, which could be why the Hero Passion Xpro isn't launching in India.
Honda aims to make a mark in the competitive 100cc segment with the Shine 100, but does it have what it takes to take on Hero MotoCorp?
At a price of Rs. 64,900, Shine 100 is cheaper than both Platina 100 (Rs. 65,856) and Splendor+ XTEC (Rs. 78,251).
While Shine 100 has a price advantage, Splendor+ generates the highest power at 7.91 bhp, and Platina 100 is the torquiest at 8.3 Nm.
Splendor+ and Platina 100 claim ARAI fuel efficiency figures of 70 and 75 km/l respectively, but Honda is yet to reveal Shine 100's fuel efficiency.
All three motorcycles get kick and electric self-starter options along with a 4-speed gearbox, but only Splendor+ has stop/start tech.
Shine 100 is the widest of the bunch, Platina 100 has the longest wheelbase and highest ground clearance, and Splendor+ has tubeless tires.
Splendor+ offers a fully digital instrument cluster with Bluetooth connectivity and a USB charging socket, while others lack digital instrumentation.
Hero MotoCorp dominates the 100cc segment with the most affordable and feature-rich bikes, making it challenging for new entrants like Honda.