125 cc is one of the most demanded segment in Bangladesh right now. Today we are talking about two most demanded 125 cc standard bikes in Bangladesh and we are going to make a comparison review between them actually. The bikes are Yamaha Saluto and Honda CB Shine. The bike Honda CB Shine launched in Bangladesh earlier than Saluto but after launching Saluto in Bangladesh, due to heavy attractive mileage, the bike has become so famous here. Besides, if we consider the brand value, both Honda and Yamaha are the top rated Japanese brands where Honda is the most oldest two wheeler manufacturing brand no doubt. Besides, the resale value of the both Saluto and CB Shine would be same as we know. However, considering the price range, both are standing on the same platform. But in recent time, the product of Honda could not gain the expected market in Bangladesh where Yamaha has become the icon of Japanese brand since when the ACI Motor Ltd took control of Yamaha. If we consider the top rated standard bikes in Honda, we must speak out the name of Honda CB Shine no doubt. It is very reliable in the segment but mileage is little less than Saluto. Let’s take a look below where we present the full comparison review between the bikes.
# Looks: At first we have come to compare the looks. Yamaha Saluto is very standard looking 125 cc bike which is pretty big. It has long seat with muscular and standard shaped fuel tank compatible with all aged people. It has attractive headlamp with slim exhaust. The handlebar is standard measured which can give proper comfort during long ride. On the other hand, the bike Honda CB Shine is fully attractive in the segment. It has glossy and shine fuel tank with standard seating position. The headlamp is also eye catchy. It has slim exhaust with pillion grabrail added. The handlebar is also well decorated. Considering the looks, we can keep Honda CB Shine but still some people would take Yamaha Saluto instead of CB Shine no doubt.
# Engine Performance: Yamaha Saluto is 125 cc bike which consists of air cooled engine with four stroke, SOHC and two valve added. The engine can create 8.18 Bhp max power and 10.1 NM max torque. On the other hand, the bike Honda CB Shine has more powerful engine than Yamaha Saluto. It has also 125 cc engine with air cooled, four stroke and SI technology added. The engine can produce 10.57 Bhp max power and 10.30 NM max torque. Both bikes have kick and electric starting system added and also have four speed gearbox each.
# Suspension & Brake: The bike Yamaha Saluto has front telescopic fork suspension installed and rear suspension is swing arm. Besides, it has front disc brake and rear drum brake added. However, there is a drum braking version of the bike is also available where front and rear brakes are both drum. On the other side, the bike Honda CB Shine has no disc brake but front and rear brakes of the bike are 130 mm drum each. It seems that considering the braking system, Yamaha Saluto is better than CB Shine. CB Shine has also front telescopic fork suspension and rear spring loaded hydraulic suspension added.
# Comfort & Control: The bike Honda CB Shine and Yamaha Saluto are fully comfortable for all aged people considering the seating position and handlebar. During long journey, the bikes can give proper comfort no doubt. But when it comes to the controlling we must admit that due to front disc brake, Yamaha Saluto can give you better controlling. But yet we receive any complain about the controlling of Honda CB Shine where two drum brakes added.
# Fuel Consumption: If we consider the mileage, the bike Yamaha Saluto 125 is a little better than Honda CB Shine. The bike Saluto would give more than 65 km average mileage but some says it would be up to 70 km so far. On the other hand, the bike Honda CB Shine can give also handsome mileage. Reportedly the bike can make more than 60 km average mileage as we know. So, if are a mileage lover rather than looks, Yamaha Saluto 125 would be the best choice for you.
# Top Speed: In the case of top speed, the bike CB Shine would be better than Saluto only a little. The bike Yamaha Saluto can give more than 98 kmph top speed which can be 100 kmph so far. But the bike Honda CB Shine can make more than 100 kmph.
# Price: The current price of Honda CB Shine is pretty less than Yamaha Saluto. As we know, the current price of the bike Yamaha Saluto is BDT 146,000 only where the current price of the bike Honda CB Shine is BDT 1,36,000 only.
Considering all the statistics and analysis, we can see that within more reasonable price Honda CB Shine would be a very good choice in the segment. If we consider top rated couple of 125 cc bikes, Honda CB Shine would be one of them as well. According to our consideration, we will slightly keep ahead Saluto due to it’s high quality braking, tubeless tyre, large size, more ground clearance, better mileage. Before buy a motorbike, give priority to your choice which you really like best.