Honda CRF190L Adventure Bike Patented In India: Launch Likely

The Japanese motorcycle manufacturer Honda recently revealed its plans to launch an all-electric bike in India and along with it the international bikemaker also hinted that it might introduce the CBR150R in the country. Honda has now also registered the design patents for its entry-level adventure vehicle CRF190L in India. The bike which was launched globally back in September could be arriving on the Indian shores.

Honda CRF190L Adventure Bike Patented In India: Launch Likely

It is believed that Honda is looking to rival the largest two-wheeler manufacturer Hero MotoCorp in the nation by strengthening its 150-200cc bike range. If the CRF190L arrives in India, then it will be rivalling Hero Motocorp’s dual-sport motorcycle XPulse 200. Recently Honda also filed designs patents for the NT1100 and CBR 150R in India.

The new small-capacity adventure motorcycle from Honda in terms of design draws inspiration from its elder sibling the CRF1100L Africa Twin. The Honda CRF190L comes equipped with an upright front fairing, similar to those used on enduro bikes. The entry-level adventure vehicle gets a large windshield to protect the rider from the elements, along with a rectangular double-stacked headlight.

A boomerang-shaped side fairing in addition to tank extensions completes the front-end of the CRF190L. A big comfy seat and a pillion grabrail with a top box mount ensure that riders are at maximum comfort. The Honda CRF190L also gets mid-set footpegs, an upright handlebar, and a commanding seating posture, making it ideal for both daily city rides and weekend off-roading.

Additional features of the CRF190L include a set of circular-shaped rearview mirrors, a side-mounted exhaust system, sturdy grab rail, luggage rack, Dakar-inspired body graphics, upright handlebar positioning, and a few other things.

Powering the CRF190L is the same 184cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine that powers the Honda Hornet 2.0 and the recently launched Honda CB200X. The 184cc motor produces 15.70PS and 15.75Nm in the Chinese market but it is expected that the bike if comes to India will produce 17.2PS and 16.1Nm, similar to the CB200X. The single-cylinder engine globally comes mated to a 5-speed gearbox.

The CRF190L adventure bike sits tall with its uprated suspension and wheels thus having a seat height of 830 mm. Comparatively, the Honda offering sits 7 mm taller than the Hero Xpulse 200 but is 25 mm lower than the KTM 390 Adv. The Honda Adv weighs in at 145 kgs while its ground clearance is an astonishing 240 mm. The bike also comes equipped with 19-inch front and 17-inch rear spoked wheels wrapped in dual-purpose tyres. It also gets disc brakes at both ends along with telescopic front forks and monoshock rear suspension.