Honda launched the 2020 X-Blade BS6 in India. The bike has been introduced in 2 variants of which the lower variant is priced at Rs 1,05,325. What has changed on the Honda X blade BS6 and Does the price of this bike justify the features offered on it?
Difference in Variants
The only difference between the 2 variants of the Honda X-Blade BS6 are the brakes. The Dual disc version offers more safety and allows more control and improves handling. Apart from that, there is no other difference. The Honda X-Blade BS6 gets new graphics, updated BS6 engine. Know more about the BS6 engine ahead. Honda has recently also launched the Livo BS6.
The design of the Honda X-Blade features a Robo faced headlamp. The fuel tank of the vehicle also gets sculpted look along with sporty under cowl and front fork cover. There are a lot of sharp-lined on the design. Now the bike also gets the new engine starter button with an integrated kill switch. These design elements are lastly complemented by graphics which make the Honda X-blade even more appealing than before.
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Honda X-Blade BS6 Engine
The major change in this Honda X-Blade BS6 is with the engine. It is a 160cc engine with Honda Eco tech. The engine does not rev that high and delivers a power of 13.86 bhp that is not that impressive. Als the 5-speed gearbox does give good efficiency but it clearly lacks the performance that is expected from the bike. Let’s hope that Honda has made the bike at least sound better with the BS6 update.
Fi system on this bike gets 8 sensors which prioritise the efficiency over performance. But this results in a consistently performing bike with efficient fuel consumption. The bike competes with a lot of 155 to 160cc bikes in the market. These bikes do have better power but they also come at a better price. This really raises a question about the value for money quotients of the bike.
Introducing X-Blade BS 6, Yadvinder Singh Guleria, Director – Sales & Marketing, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. said, “The new X-Blade BS 6 is inspired by the dreams of success oriented young enthusiasts. The generation which aspires to ‘Look Beyond’ will find it hard to resist Honda’s globally acclaimed superior technology, new features like dual petal disc brakes with ABS, Engine Stop Switch and new dynamic stripe design of the new X-Blade BS 6.”
Honda X-Blade BS6 Colours
Honda X-Blade BS6 comes with 4 colour options. Pearl Spartan Red, Pearl Igneous Black, Matte Axis Grey Metallic and Matte Marvel Blue. Honda also offered a 6 years extended warranty package at the time of purchase. Stay subscribed to our Youtube channel and follow us on Google News, Facebook, Telegram and Twitter.