– Honda X Blade 160cc motorcycle made its public debut at the Auto Expo 2018.
– The bike has been priced at Rs 78,500 (ex-showroom, Delhi).
– It makes use of the 162.71cc, single-cylinder, 4-stroke, air-cooled engine.
– The bike is claimed to deliver “high acceleration” and sporty performance.
Aiming to tap the growing 150cc motorcycle segment, the Japanese two-wheeler manufacturer introduced the all-new Honda X Blade at Rs 78,500 (ex-showroom, Delhi). While official bookings for the bike were opened just a few days after its unveiling at the Auto Expo 2018, the deliveries have been commenced from March 13, onwards. Based on the Honda CB Hornet 160R, the X Blade goes up against the newly-launched 2018 TVS Apache RTR 160, Bajaj Pulsar NS160, Suzuki Gixxer and Yamaha Fazer V.20 FI. For the record, Honda claims that the new X Blade has youthful appeal and sporty looks and it is born to transform the ride of millennial and success-oriented generation-Z. Check Out: Honda Activa 5G – Price & Pictures
– Robo-face LED headlamp (first-in-class)
– Street-tech digitial meter
– Dual outlet muffler
– Razor edged LED taillamp
– Matte black tank shrouds
– Wide rear tyre
– Long seat
– Sharply-designed grab rail
– Hazard switch
– Low maintenance seal chain
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Honda revealed price of the bike at the Auto Expo 2018 in February, followed by its booking announcement. Available in a single variant, the new Honda X Blade 160 has been priced at Rs 78,500 (ex-showroom, Delhi). The first batch of the new Honda 160cc bike was dispatched from the factory in March, 2018.
|Engine||162.71cc, single-cylinder, 4-stroke, air-cooled|
|Max Power||13.93bhp @ 8,500rpm|
|Max Torque||13.9Nm @ 6,000rpm|
At the heart, the all-new Honda X Blade 160 features the brand’s tried and tested 162.71cc, single-cylinder, 4-stroke, air-cooled engine. The same powertrain does duty in the CB Hornet 160. Benefited with Honda Eco Technology(HET), the X Blade is claimed to deliver best-in-class power and a good low end torque along with “high acceleration” and sporty performance. This 162.71cc motor is paired to a 5-speed gearbox with 1-down 4 up shift pattern delivering power to the rear wheel. The link-type gear shifter ensures precise and smooth sifts. It can deliver a maximum power output of 13.93bhp at 8,500rpm, while producing a peak torque of 13.9Nm at 6,000rpm. Read – Honda PCX Electric Scooter Is Coming To India
On the CB Hornet, the 162.71cc, single-cylinder engine returns a fuel efficiency of around 50kmpl. Since the X Blade shares its powertrain with the former, it is as fuel efficient as its donor sibling.
Sporting aggressive styling, the new X Blade 160cc motorcycle is aimed at young buyers. The bike features a segment-first ‘Robo-Face’ LED headlamp, which is said to be first-in-segment. This headlamp unit has nine LED position lamps ensure brighter light throw than halogen units. Design bits such as muscular sculpted fuel tank with chiselled character, sharply designed grab rails, matte black tank shrouds, a wide rear tyre, matte black side panels and dual outlet muffler with a chrome tip are more to its sporty appearance. Read About – 2018 Honda CB Shine SP, Dream Yuga & Livo
The motorcycle also gets a new fully digital instrument console that shows service due indicator, a gear position indicator and a digital clock. While the bike misses out on a kill switch, it gets a hazard light switch. The motorcycle sits on 1,347mm long wheelbase, and rides on 100mm front and wider 130mm tubeless rear tyres. The rear tyre enhances stability in bad roads and ensures comfort during longer rides. Braking is done via a single 276mm disc front and 130mm rear drum brakes. Suspension mechanism includes telescopic forks up front and monoshock rear setup.
The new Honda 160cc motorcycle is available in five paint jobs – Matte Marvel Blue Metallic, Matte Frozen Silve Metallic, Pearl Spartan Red, Pearl Igneous Black and Matte Marshal Green Metallic.