Indian two-wheelers market is meant for commuter vehicles as they are budget-friendly, high in mileage and maintenance friendly. And, the biggest part of Indian crowd belongs to a middle-class family who always seeks for a vehicle that can easily complete all the above-mentioned requirements of an Indian buyer. Though, the craze for premium, well-studded motorcycles in terms of features, power and safety is increasing day by day. Here in this post, we are going to compare two flagship products from prominent bike makers Honda and Hero Motocorp in 125cc segment.

Comparison Honda CB Shine SP vs Hero Glamour

Compare CB Shine SP vs Hero Glamour

Design Of Hero Glamour vs Honda CB Shine SP

The design silhouette of both the Hero Glamour and the Honda Shine SP are pretty similar in appearance. Though, the Glamour is slightly aggressive in nature as compared to the Shine SP. The Glamour has a flawless design with attractive design bits like the alloy wheels and tyre hugger. The Honda Shine SP also wears a premium design language, though the Glamour is much alluring in terms of looks.

Colours Of CB Shine SP vs New Glamour

CB Shine SP and New Glamour Colours

All Color CB Shine SP and New Glamour

In the 125cc engine displacement category, the Hero Glamour is being offered in dual tone colour scheme with four choices to opt. It has black with blue, black with red, red and black with grey within tuned sporty graphics. On the other hand, the potent rival Honda Shine SP comes painted in single and dual tone colour options including blue, grey, black/red, red/grey, and a black/yellow.

Features Of Honda CB Shine SP vs Glamour

Honda CB Shine SP and Glamour Meter

Honda CB Shine SP and Hero New Glamour Meter

Based on a semi-double-cradle type platform, the Glamour rides on the telescopic front fork and 5-step adjustable hydraulic monoshock. Whereas, the availability of 130mm drum brake at both wheels manages to brake for a standard variant. The top end trim keeps a front disc brake along with the same drum brake unit at the rear. The motorcycle gets a semi-digital instrument cluster and Hero’s patented i3S technology for improved mileage of 60kmpl (Claimed).

Check Out: Full Specification Comparison Of Honda CB Shine SP vs Glamour

Honda Shine SP that is the most selling commuter in the segment, is built on steel diamond type chassis, that is mounted on conventional telescopic front forks and two spring-loaded hydraulic shocks at the rear. Depending upon brakes, the Shine SP has three variants- a front drum brake, front disc brake and front disc with CBS. further, the motorcycle uses HET technology that helps in returning amazing mileage figures and semi-digital instrument cluster for offering ride related information.

Powertrain Of New Hero Glamour vs Honda Shine SP

Honda CB Shine SP and new Glamour Engine

Honda CB Shine SP and New Hero Glamour Engine

In terms of engine displacement both the bikes shares similar volume of 124.73cc. Both are the single cylinder, 2-valve and air-cooled engine units. But the power transmission is different. The Hero Glamour is paired to a four-speed gearbox with wet multi-plate clutch. Whereas, the Honda Shine SP has a five-speed gearbox that makes it take on the Glamour in terms of performance. Developed propelling power and torque figures for the Glamour are 11.4bhp and 11Nm respectively. Whereas, the Shine SP makes out slight lesser power and torque compared to Glamour at 10.57bhp and 10.3Nm respectively.

Price Of Honda CB Shine SP vs Hero Glamour

Pricing is a major concern for any buyer in the country like India. Priced at INR 63,204, Honda Shine SP is the bit expensive than the Hero Glamour that carries the price tag of INR 61,262. Both the prices are applicable at authorized Delhi dealerships.


Post considering all the important aspects such as design, colours, features, powertrain and price, there is not much difference in both the bikes. Somewhere, Glamour passes on the Shine SP by a little margin or in other bits, the Shine SP defeats the Glamour. But the presence of five-speed manual gearbox transmission proves the Shine a better performer comparatively function get