Bajaj CT 125X Vs Honda Shine – Detailed Specs Comparison

Honda CT 125X VS Honda Shine

The new Bajaj CT 125X was recently launched in the Indian market and is currently one of the most reliable and most rugged 125cc bikes in the market today

The Bajaj CT is well renowned for its strong package that it has to offer for the buyers. The bike not only boasts simple but reliable mechanicals but in addition to this, also offers a VFM price tag and affordable spare parts. For the buyers looking for a more powerful and capable bike, the brand launched the new CT 125X in the Indian market. The new Bajaj CT125X takes on the rivals like the Honda Shine and the Hero Super Splendor. If you are also planning to buy a new 125cc bike in India, here is a detailed Bajaj CT 125X Vs Honda Shine spec comparison that you should check out.

Bajaj CT 125X Vs Honda Shine – Spec Comparison

Engine, Gearbox, And Performance

The Bajaj CT 125X is powered by a 124.4 cc single-cylinder petrol engine that churns out 10.9 hp and 11 Nm of peak torque. This engine comes mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox and boasts impressive city driveability. It also offers impressive fuel economy figures and commendable long-term reliability.

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The Honda Shine on the other hand is also offered with a single-cylinder, 123.94 cc air-cooled engine. This engine churns out a peak power and torque output of 10.6 hp and 11 Nm respectively. This engine comes mated to a five-speed manual gearbox. The refinement levels offered by this motor are one of the best in the segment while the long-term reliability is also impressive. A quick comparison is given below in the table:

Bajaj CT 125X Honda Shine
Engine Air-cooled, 124.4 cc, single-cylinder Air-cooled, 123.94 cc, single-cylinder
Power 10.9 hp @ 8000 rpm 10.6 hp @ 7500 rpm
Torque 11 Nm @ 5500 rpm 11 Nm @ 6000 rpm
Gearbox 5-speed manual 5-speed manual


For starters, the new Bajaj CT 125X features telescopic fork suspension at the front and twin hydraulic shock absorbers at the rear. The braking duties are handled by 240 mm disc brakes at the front and 120 mm drum brakes at the rear. Those opting for the base variant will get 130 mm drum brakes at the front. For those wondering, the bike rides on 80/100-R17 wheels at the front and 100/90-R17 wheels at the rear. The suspension setup offers an impressive balance of ride-handling and is a great bike not only for city use but also keeps the riders comfortable on badly patched-up roads.

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The Honda Shine on the other hand also offers a similar setup. The suspension setup consists of telescopic forks at the front and a 5-step adjustable twin hydraulic shock absorber system at the rear. Likewise, the braking system consists of 240 mm disc brakes at the front and 130 mm drums at the rear. The base drum brake variants get 130 mm drum brakes at the front and at the rear. It gets 80/100-R18 tyres at the front as well as at the rear.

Bajaj CT 125X Honda Shine
Suspension (Front) Telescopic Fork Telescopic Fork
Suspension (Rear) Twin hydraulic shock absorbers 5-step adjustable twin hydraulic shock absorbers
Brakes (Front) 240 mm disc/ 130 mm drum brakes 240 mm disc/ 130 mm drum brakes
Brakes (Rear) 130 mm drum brakes 130 mm drum brakes
Tyres (Front) 80/100-R17 80/100-R18
Tyres (Rear) 100/90-R17 80/100-R18

Design And Dimensions

The Bajaj CT 125X boasts a basic and subtle design language that gives it a robust and tough look. While the brand is yet to share many official specifications including the kerb weight, ground clearance and fuel tank capacity, we do know that the bike gets 810 mm seat height and a wheelbase of 1285 mm. The build quality levels are impressive and the bike does boast an elegant stance.

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The Honda Shine on the other hand boasts a more sophisticated design and elegant body graphics that give it an attractive look. The bike weighs 114 kg while the seat height is measured to be 791 mm. The wheelbase, on the other hand, measures 1285 mm while the fuel tank capacity and ground clearance are claimed to be 10.5 litres and 162 mm respectively. The fit-finish levels are segment-leading and the build quality levels too are top-notch.

Bajaj CT 125X Honda Shine 
Kerb Weight NA 114 kg
Seat Height 810 mm 791 mm
Wheelbase 1285 mm 1285 mm
Fuel Capacity NA 10.5 litres
Ground Clearance NA 162 mm

Bajaj CT 125 X Vs Honda Shine – Price Comparison

Bajaj CT 125X Honda Shine 
Starting Price  Rs 71,354 (ex-showroom, Delhi) Rs 77,378 (ex-showroom, Delhi)

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Final Verdict

The Bajaj CT 125X is currently one of the toughest and most reliable 125 cc bikes in the country and is backed by an extremely impressive and well-laid-out after-sales support network. While it does miss out on most of the features, the performance is great and so are the capabilities. The Honda Shine on the other hand boasts strong refinement levels and a premium package that will definitely impress the buyers. You also get a slightly better design and more features with the Honda Shine. That said, it is the Bajaj CT 125X that offers a more VFM price tag and a practical package.

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Nitin Kadian

Nitin Kadian

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An engineer by education and a motorhead by heart, he loves spending time behind the wheels. In the age of SUVs and crossovers, he still adores old-school low-slung sedans and drools over the Mustang '69.