Auto Expo 2018: Honda X-Blade motorcycle revealed. The Honda X-Blade is a 160cc offering from Honda in the sporty commuter bike segment. The overall design of the X-Blade is similar to the Hornet 160R, but the X-Blade comes with premium features which set it apart from the crowd in the 160cc segment.
The Honda X-Blade draws power from the existing 162.7cc single-cylinder, air-cooled engine producing 13.93bhp and 13.9Nm of peak torque. The engine comes mated to a 5-speed gearbox. The sporty commuter motorcycle is based on the diamond frame chassis. The razor-sharp design of the X-Blade adds to the appeal of the Honda X-Blade.
The prominent feature of the Honda X-Blade is the LED headlamp setup. The first-in-segment Robo-Face full LED headlamp also gets position lamps, and the tail light unit is also LED. The X-Blade also features all-new digital instrument cluster with a service reminder and gear shift indicator.
The Honda X-Blade sports a muscular fuel tank design with aggressive black shrouds. The side panels are also finished in black colour. The tail section of the Honda X-Blade features a split grab rail and razor edged tail lamp. The motorcycle is equipped with dual outlet muffler which also enhances the looks of the motorcycle.
The Honda X-Blade will be available in five exciting colour options: Matte Marvel Blue Metallic, Pearl Igneous Black, Matte Frozen Silver, Pearl Spartan Red and Matte Marshal Green Metallic. Honda X-Blade will be launched in the first week of March 2018, and the prices will be revealed at the time of launch.
Apart from the Honda X-Blade, the Japanese two-wheeler maker has also introduced ten new 2018 models which include the Activa 5G, Livo, CB Shine, CB Shine SP, CB Hornet 160R and CBR 250R. Honda has also unveiled the new editions of the big bikes including CBR 650F, Africa Twin, CBR1000RR and Gold Wing.
DriveSpark's Thoughts On The Honda X-Blade
The 160cc commuter bike segment has been rapidly growing in the Indian market. After the success of Hornet 160R, Honda has come up with the new X-Blade sporty motorcycle with several first-in-segment features. Expect the Honda X-Blade to carry a price tag of around Rs 80,000 ex-showroom. The X-Blade will rival the likes of Yamaha FZ, TVS Apache RTR 160 and Bajaj Pulsar NS160.