Earlier, the 100 cc segment of motorcycles was typically reserved for commuter use. However, as time went on, more people began to think about 125 cc motorcycles because they offer a little bit more power without significantly reducing fuel efficiency. These motorcycles are also better at highway cruising. Hero Glamour and Honda Shine are the two most popular commuter motorcycles on the Indian market. Here is an evaluation of the two motorcycles.
Honda Shine vs Hero Glamour: Looks
Hero has updated the Glamour quite a bit since it was first launched. So, it still looks modern with a LED headlamp, dual-tone paint scheme and an angular rear-end. On the other hand, Shine has not been updated significantly. The Shine still gets the same design that might look a bit too simple.
Honda Shine vs Hero Glamour: Specs
Both motorcycles use a 124 cc, single cylinder engine that is air-cooled and gets fuel-injection. The Glamour produces 10.87 PS and 10.6 Nm. When compared, the Shine produces 10.7 PS and 11 Nm. Both motorcycles use a 5-speed gearbox but the Shine comes with a silent starter system.
Honda Shine vs Hero Glamour: Features
In terms of features, the Shine only gets an engine kill switch. , i3s start-stop technology, Auto Sail Technology and a real-time fuel efficiency indicator. To get more features one has to upgrade to the Xtec variant which gets a LED headlamp, a USB port, Bluetooth connectivity, a gear position indicator and a bank angle sensor.
Honda Shine vs Hero Glamour: Price
Honda Shine starts at ₹78,414 and goes up to ₹83,914 whereas the Hero Glamour is priced between ₹78,018 and ₹84,138. All the prices are ex-showroom. Both motorcycles are priced very close but the Glamour is the one that gets more equipment and has a more modern look.