Honda Shine 100 vs Hero Splendor Plus vs Hero HF Deluxe vs Bajaj Platina 100: Specifications Comparison

The Shine 100 is Honda’s bid to carve out a share in the entry 100cc segment.

By Jaiveer Mehra


Published on March 16, 2023

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    Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India has moved to acquire a share of the 100cc motorcycle space for the first time with its new Honda Shine 100. Built on a new diamond frame, the Shine 100 debuts a new fuel-injected 99.7cc single-cylinder engine claimed to be the most fuel-efficient in its class. Pricing too is aggressive with the model sitting above the Hero HF Deluxe and below the segment best-seller, the Hero Splendor. So how does Honda’s first 100cc bike for India stack up to its rivals on paper? we take a look:

     Honda Shine 100Hero HF DeluxeHero Splendor PlusBajaj Platina 100
    Engine99.7cc, 1-cyl, FI97.2cc, 1-cyl, FI97.2cc, 1-cyl, FI102cc, 1-cyl, FI
    Power7.50 bhp7.90 bhp7.90 bhp7.77 bhp
    Torque8.05 Nm8.05 Nm8.05 Nm8.3 Nm

    On paper, the Shine 100 is marginally down on power as compared to its chief rivals though it generates similar torque as its rivals from Hero. The Platina has the largest displacement engine in the segment which also gives it a marginal advantage in torque. All bikes here use a four-speed gearbox. All bikes also get drum brakes at both ends

     Honda Shine 100Hero HF DeluxeHero Splendor PlusBajaj Platina 100
    Wheelbase1245 mm1235 mm1236 mm1255 mm
    Seat height786 mm805 mm785 mm807 mm
    Ground Clearance168 mm165 mm165 mm200 mm


    While Honda is yet to reveal full specifications for the Shine 100 though we do have numbers for the wheelbase, seat height and ground clearance. The Shine has the second-longest wheelbase after the Platina 100 and one of the lowest seat heights. This should help make the bike more stable as well as easier to get on and off. Ground clearance is reasonable as well at 168 mm.

    The Honda Shine 100 is available in a single variant priced at Rs 64,900 (ex-showroom, Mumbai) and comes equipped with an electric start. The HF Deluxe meanwhile is available in kick-start and self start variants with the top variant also getting the brand’s i3S engine stop-start tech. Prices for the Deluxe range from Rs 61,232 up to Rs 68,382 (ex-showroom, Mumbai). The Splendor Plus meanwhile is far costlier with prices starting at Rs 72,420 and going up to Rs 74,710 (ex-showroom, Mumbai). The Bajaj Platina 100 meanwhile is priced from Rs 67,475 (ex-showroom, Mumbai).


    Last Updated on March 16, 2023

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