According to Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India, the Honda Shine has become the first 125 cc motorcycle to achieve this landmark.
Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) has announced that its bestselling 125 cc motorcycle, the Honda Shine has achieved the milestone of 1 crore customers in India. The Honda Shine is the highest-selling Honda motorcycle across the world, and also holds the top position in the 125 cc motorcycle segment in India, with more than 50 per cent market share. The Honda Shine also has string 29 per cent year-on-year growth as per data released by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), and is now the first 125 cc motorcycle to reach the 1 crore customer milestone.
Speaking on this achievement, Atsushi Ogata, Managing Director, President and CEO, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt Ltd. said, “We are humbled by the tremendous response that Shine has received over the years. As India rides into 2022 with the amazing Shine, we remain committed to taking on new challenges and delighting our loyal customers with best products. On behalf of HMSI family, I would like to thank our customers for putting their valuable trust in brand Shine.”
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Yadvinder Singh Guleria, Director – Sales & Marketing, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt Ltd. Said, “We are honoured and thankful for the love and trust received from millions of Shine users. Spanning over one & a half decades, brand Shine has been a true companion for many generations of riders, making it one of the most popular motorcycle brands in the Indian household across all regions. It has proudly upheld the true benchmark of reliability & remarkable quality standards in the 125cc segment. We firmly believe that customer loyalty is a result of an amazing product as well as unmatched after sales service. Keeping this in mind, we will continue to serve our customers with excellence.”
The Honda Shine was first launched in 2006, and became the highest-selling 125 cc motorcycle in India just two years after its launch in 2008. In 2017, the Honda Shine became the first 125 cc motorcycle to reach 50 lakh unit sales milestone, and by 2018, it accomplished sales of 70 lakh units. In 2019, the Honda SP 125 was launched, as a replacement for the Honda CB Shine SP, with a 5-speed gearbox. By 2020, the Honda Shine family achieved more than 90 lakh customers, and now, in 2022, it has achieved more than 1 crore customers. The motorcycle gets a 125 cc engine that makes 10.72 bhp of power coming in at 7,500 rpm, and 10.9 Nm of peak torque at 6,000 rpm.