Honda Shine 100 vs Hero Passion Plus vs Bajaj Platina 100 vs Hero Splendor Plus Xtec 2.0: Which one is The Better Commuter?

CalenderPublished at June 9, 2024 by BikeJunction
Honda Shine 100 vs Hero Passion Plus vs Bajaj Platina 100 vs Hero Splendor Plus Xtec 2.0: Which one is The Better Commuter?

Hero MotoCorp has launched the Hero Splendor Plus Xtec 2.0, which has better features and a higher price. In a crowded commuter bike market, it competes with the Honda Shine 100, Bajaj Platina 100, and Hero Passion Plus. The upgraded Splendor Plus Xtec 2.0 aims to shine, but its performance against rivals sparks curiosity among fans and potential buyers. Learn how these bikes differ from each other below: 

Engine Performance 

Specifications Honda Shine 100Hero Passion PlusBajaj Platina 100Hero Splendor Plus Xtec 2.0
Engine Displacement 100cc97.2cc102cc97.2cc
Top Speed 85 Kmph85 Kmph 90 Kmph 87 Kmph
Mileage 65 Kmpl65 Kmpl75 Kmpl60 Kmpl
Gearbox 4-Speed4-Speed4-Speed4-Speed

When comparing the new Hero Splendor Plus Xtec 2.0 with other bikes, several factors determine which is the best commuter bike. The Honda Shine 100 produces the least power at 7.5 bhp despite its larger engine capacity. 

However, the Shine 100 and the Platina 100 engines are more tractable and suitable for city commuting. Bajaj Platina 100 offers 75 kmpl, making it the best mileage bike among the four. Furthermore, the Hero Passion Plus and Splendor Plus Xtec 2.0 have 97.2cc engines.

User-Friendly Features

FeaturesHonda Shine 100Hero Passion PlusBajaj Platina 100Hero Splendor Xtec 2.0
Instrument ConsoleAnalogueSemi-DigitalAnalogueLCD unit
Bluetooth ConnectivityNoNoNoYes
LED LightingNoNoNoYes

In this segment, the Hero Splendor Plus Xtec 2.0 takes the lead with its full-LCD instrument console, which boasts Bluetooth connectivity for call and SMS alerts and phone battery level status. The console provides real-time mileage, a side-stand indicator, a speedometer, an odometer, a trip meter, and low fuel indicator readouts.

The Passion Plus follows closely, featuring a semi-digital console with an analogue speedometer reading unit and an LCD screen displaying odometer, fuel gauge, and trip meter readouts.

The Honda Shine 100 and Bajaj Platina 100 feature analogue instrument consoles, offering straightforward readouts. Neither the Honda Shine 100 nor the Bajaj Platina 100 includes Bluetooth connectivity, ensuring a traditional riding experience. Moreover, both bikes lack LED lighting, maintaining their classic design aesthetics.

Comparing Specifications 

SpecificationsHonda Shine 100Hero Passion PlusBajaj Platina 100Hero Splendor Xtec 2.0
Front SuspensionTelescopic forkTelescopic 135 mm, Hydraulic, TelescopicTelescopic Hydraulic Shock Absorbers
Rear SuspensionDual Shock AbsorbersTwin Tube110 mm, Spring in Spring Suspension5-step Adjustable Hydraulic Shock Absorbers
Front Brake130mm drum 130mm drum 130mm drum Drum brake
Rear Brake110mm drum 130mm drum 110mm drum Drum brake
Fuel Tank 9 Litres 11 Litres 11 Litres 9.8 Litres 

Price in India 

Model Price in India 
Honda Shine 100Rs. 64,900 
Hero Passion PlusRs. 78,316
Bajaj Platina 100Rs. 65,952 to 67,808
Hero Splendor Plus Xtec 2.0Rs. 82,911

Among all four bikes, the Hero Shine 100 is the most affordable commuter bike in India. 

Final Verdict

For a bike with powerful performance, high performance, and a long list of features, the Hero Splendor Plus Xtec 2.0 is the way to go. It’s a bit more expensive, but the reliability and higher mileage make it worth it, especially since it’s the best-selling bike in India. If you want to look warm and not too fussed about Bluetooth, the Passion Plus is a solid choice.

However, if you want a simple easy backpacking bike, both the Shine 100 and Platina 100 fit the bill equally well. They may not have fancy features, but they excel in reliability and value for money. So, depending on your priorities, you can’t go wrong with any of these options: Splendor Plus Xtec 2.0 for modern features and reliability, Passion Plus option, or Shine 100/Platina 100 for practicality and affordability.

Before you go, don’t forget to check out the recently unveiled 2025 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R KRT Edition.

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