Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) has finally launched its brand-new 160cc motorcycle, the X-Blade, in the ever-growing Indian bike market. The new Honda X-Blade made its public debut at the Auto Expo 2018. It now finally gone on sale at Rs. 78,500 (Ex-showroom, Delhi). The first batch of the new 160cc offering has been dispatched from the factory.
Speaking on the company’s latest offering, Mr. Yadvinder Singh Guleria, Senior Vice President – Sales and Marketing, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd., said, “The aggressive and futuristic new X-Blade has been designed for millennials and Gen-Z. As promised, we have started the dispatches of X-Blade in March 2018. Armed with more style, Honda’s tried and tested HET 160cc engine, and superior technology, X-Blade creates a new benchmark with several segments first features in its class and that too at an attractive price of Rs. 78,500 (Ex-showroom, Delhi).”
The new Honda X-Blade features an aggressive styling that is sure to attract the young motorcycle buyers. It gets a rather sharp-looking LED headlamp, sporty fuel tank extensions, and a dual outlet for the end-can. It also offers a set of split grab rails, a rear tire-hugger, and stylish graphics. Another notable feature is the fully-digital speedo console that even offers a Service Due reminder and a Gear Indicator.
The new motorcycle is based on the CB Hornet 160 but is almost Rs 4,000 cheaper. It gets the same 162.7 cc, air-cooled four-stroke, single-cylinder engine that powers the Hornet. For the X-Blade, however, the engine has been de-tuned to produce a maximum power of 13.93 Bhp along with a peak torque of 13.9 Nm. The engine comes mated to a five-speed manual transmission. The Hornet, in comparison, offers 15.04 Bhp-14.76 Nm. The X-Blade gets a disc brake at front and a drum brake at the rear. Rear disc brake and ABS aren’t available even as optional extras.
The new Honda X-Blade is available in five colors- Matte Marvel Blue Metallic / Matte Frozen Silver Metallic/Pearl Spartan Red/Pearl Igneous Black and Matte Marshal Green Metallic.