Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt.Ltd. (HMSI) has unveiled the all-new X-Blade motorcycle at the Auto Expo 2108. The Honda X-Blade is powered by a 162cc engine and will be offered as a premium commuter bike which will be aggressively priced as well. The price of the bike has yet not been declared. We reckon this will be priced a tad more than the CB Hornet 160R. We preview this new motorcycle which looks pretty exciting. This was a surprise move by Honda and we bring the details of this bike. Keep reading further.
Honda XBlade Launch Date in India
The Honda X-Blade is expected to be launched around May 2018. The bike has just been unveiled at the Auto Expo, making its debut. The X-Blade will be a premium commuter motorcycle that has a sporty edge.
Honda XBlade Price in India
Honda has not yet revealed the price of the X-Blade. We expect it to be priced around ₹90,000 on-road. This will put in a similar price bracket of the Pulsar 160 NS and Suzuki Gixxer.
Honda XBlade Design
The Honda X-Blade has a very sharp design all over. This looks very attractive and eye-catching. At the front, there is full-LED headlamp which is housed in an aggressive looking cowl. There is a tall windshield that looks proportionate and adds a lot of style to this futuristic look.. The dual-tone front mudguard adds more flair to the motorcycle. The Honda X-Blade has a muscular looking fuel tank. There are sharp tank shrouds as well, which add to the sporty appeal of this bike. The instrument pod is all digital. The switchgears are similar to the Hornet 160R and it still does not feature an engine kill switch.
The side panels are black coloured ones and have a good fit and finish. There is an engine cowl which makes it look premium. The sharp styling is aided by an equally well integrated step seat.The Honda X-Blade has sharp styling at the rear as well. it gets an LED tail lamp, alongwith split grab rails and a stylish tail section. This bike also features a rear tyre guard. Overall, this is a very attractive looking bike.
Honda XBlade Specifications
The Honda X-Blade is powered by a 162.7cc single-cylinder, air-cooled engine. This unit produces 13bhp of power and 13.9Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a 5-speed gearbox. This is the same engine that powers the CB Hornet as well. The Honda X-Blade is based on the same diamond frame chassis which makes its handling better. It gets a front disc brake. This is a fairly powerful bike and is expected to handle good as well. We shall get you more details on this once we ride the bike.
Honda XBlade Mileage
It is too early to comment on the mileage of this bike. However, we expect it to be in the range of 50km/l, in real riding conditions.
Honda XBlade Features
- Full LED Headlamp
- Razor-edged tail lamp
- Clear lens indicators
- Petal Disc Brake
- Alloy Wheels
- Dual outlet exhaust
Honda XBlade Competition
Honda X-Blade is a 160cc sporty looking bike. It will compete mainly with the Yamaha FZ, Suzuki Gixxer, TVS Apache RTR 160 and the Bajaj Pulsar 160 NS. There will be more competition in this segment