Recently, we featured a modified Honda Shine from Rajasthan. Back then, we said that we aren’t really used to seeing modification jobs being carried out on humble commuters like the Shine. However, today, we’ve come across another custom-built Honda Shine that has been given a Cafe Racer format. This modified Shine comes from Ahmedabad-based McM customs.
The Honda Shine-based Cafe Racer gets many hand-built parts. This motorcycle is currently on sale and can be bought for Rs 50,000 (negotiable). At the front, this Shine gets a round headlamp and a small front-fender. It also gets a wider front tire. Moreover, the front forks have been painted black. In the side profile, you’ll be quick to notice the flatter seat. The original fuel tank has been replaced with a new one, which comes from an unsuspecting Bajaj Avenger 220. However, its fuel-filler cap has been moved from its centre position towards the right. The side panel has been replaced with what looks like a wire mesh grille. Also, the twin shock absorbers have been replaced with a monoshock that gets a bright red paint scheme.
The rear-end gets a very clean look. The original tailpiece and the tail light assembly have been replaced with a small rear fender that holds a smaller headlamp. The rear tire is of the same size as the front. The original alloy wheels have been replaced with spoke wheels. The original exhaust has been replaced with a shorter, custom unit. Once astride, you’ll realize that the original handlebar has been replaced with a clip-on style unit from the Bajaj Pulsar LS135. Another highlight here is the set of bar-end mounted indicators. There’s no instrument console on offer.
Other than a custom exhaust, the motorcycle doesn’t seem to get any other performance-enhancing modification. The stock Honda Shine is powered by a 124.7-cc, single-cylinder engine that produces 10.57 bhp and 10.30 Nm. The motor comes mated to a four-speed manual transmission.
Video courtesy – Motormahal