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Extending its reach in the 100cc commuter motorcycle segment, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) launched Shine 100 in India on Wednesday.

The new Shine 100 is OBD-2 compliant and is capable of running on E20 fuel (petrol with 20 percent ethanol blend). This new bike will now be the most affordable Honda bike in India with an introductory price of Rs 64,900 (Ex-Showroom, Mumbai).

Honda Shine 100 features a new 100 cc single-cylinder, air-cooled engine. It gets fuel injection and eSP as well to improve fuel efficiency. The fuel pump is positioned outside the fuel tank and it comes with an auto choke system. It produces 7.5 bhp at 7,500 rpm and 8.05 Nm at 6,000 rpm.

Nestling this new engine is an all-new diamond frame, developed especially for the Shine 100. With a short 1,245mm wheelbase, an accessible 786mm seat height and 168mm of ground clearance, the Shine 100 should be an accessible bike to ride while being able to tackle our poor roads.

As per an Autocar India report, the basic 100cc bike segment accounts for nearly one-third of the total two-wheeler sales in the country and the new Shine 100 will be a crucial product for the Japanese giant in India. Currently, Honda only has a 3.5 percent share in rural areas and with the new Shine 100, it will be aiming to increase that.

Bookings for the new Shine 100 are now open, and production is set to begin next month. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in May 2023.