Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) today commenced the dispatches for its all-new 160 cc naked sporty motorcycle, Honda X-Blade. Priced at ₹ 78,500 (Ex-showroom, Delhi), the bike was introduced at Auto Expo, while bookings for the bike commenced a week later on February 14, 2018. The new Honda X-Blade shares its underpinning with the Honda CB Hornet 160R and comes with a sharper design language and an all-LED headlamp cluster. The Honda X-Blade 160 is almost ₹ 4,000 cheaper than the base model of the CB Hornet 160R.
Armed with more style, Honda's tried and tested HET 160cc engine, and superior technology, X-Blade creates a new benchmark with several segment-first features in its class and that too at an attractive price. Visually, the new Honda X-Blade comes with a sporty character thanks to the sharply styled fuel tank that comes with chiselled lines and matte black tank extensions with the X-Blade badging. The bike comes with a reworked tail section compared to the Hornet, and to complement the LED headlamps, which gets 9 LED position lamps, the rear is also equipped with LED taillights, offering an overall edgy look. The bike also comes with sharply designed grab rails, a rear tyre hugger, dual outlet muffler with a chrome tip and the matte black side panels all add to the sporty look of the bike. The X-Blade will be available in 5 colours - Matte Marvel Blue Metallic / Matte Frozen Silver Metallic / Pearl Spartan Red / Pearl Igneous Black and Matte Marshal Green Metallic.
Powering the new Honda X-Blade is the company's tried and tested 162.71 cc HET engine which churns out a maximum of 13.93 bhp at 8,500 rpm and develops a peak torque of 13.9 Nm at 6,000 rpm. The engine comes mated to a 5-speed gearbox and Honda says that the engine has been specifically designed to deliver good low and mid-range performance. The new motorcycle will be competing against the likes of the Suzuki Gixxer and the Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 in the segment.
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