Unveiled at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo, the new Honda X Blade 160cc motorcycle will go on sale in the first week of March 2018.
Japanese two-wheeler automaker, Honda seems aggressive with its product strategy for the Indian market. In order to tap ground 150cc motorcycle segment, Honda has introduced a new stylish 160cc motorcycle X-Blade at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo. In fact, bookings for the new Honda X Blade 160 have already commenced and one can pre-book this motorcycle at all Honda authorised dealerships across India. The new motorcycle is priced at Rs 79,000 (ex-showroom, Delhi) and deliveries are being promised from the first week of March 2018. Read More – Honda Activa 5G – All Details
Besides Honda X Blade, Japanese brand showcased the new PCX electric scooter and new Activa 5G at the 14th edition of Asia’s biggest automotive event. The new 160cc motorcycle shares its engine with the CB Hornet 160, which is already on sale in the Indian two-wheeler market. The new motorcycle is equipped with several high-end features including futuristic full LED headlamp with position lamp, LED tail-lamp, digital instrument console, wider 130mm tyres and others. Powering the X Blade is a 162.7cc single-cylinder, air-cooled engine paired to a 5-speed gearbox. It is equipped with features like service duel indicator, gear position indicator, etc. Honda claims that the Honda X Blade has youthful appeal and sporty looks and it is born to transform the ride of millenials and success-oriented generation-Z. Sits on a long 1,347mm wheelbase, the motorcycle rides on a wider 130 section tubeless tyres.
The new X Blade 160cc motorcycle made its global debut at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo. The company has already started taking pre-orders for the motorcycle, while deliveries are being promised to commence in the first week of March 2018. The official launch of the bike will also take place in the first week of March. We will update you as soon as Honda announces the exact launch date of the car.
Ahead of its official launch in March, Honda has revealed the prices of this 160cc motorcycle. Available in single variant, the new Honda X Blade 160 is priced at Rs 79,000 (ex-showroom, Delhi).
The all-new Honda X Blade 160 is powered by a 162.71cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine that also powers the CB Hornet 160. This engine is claimed to deliver the class-leading power and a good low end torque. The powertrain churns out a maximum power output of 15.6bhp at 8,500rpm and a peak torque of 14.76Nm at 6,500rpm. A five-speed gearbox with 1-down 4 up shift pattern transfers the power to the rear wheel. Equipped with Honda Eco Technology (HET), the new Honda X Blade is claimed to offer “high acceleration” and sporty performance.
While powering CB Hornet, this engine returns a fuel efficiency of around 50kmpl. Except similar fuel efficiency with the X-Blade as well.
The new X Blade 160cc motorcycle is claimed to be equipped with several segment leading features. It is based on the CB Hornet 160R platform, but it comes with uniquely styled front fascia. The motorcycle comes equipped with futuristic LED headlight – a segment first features and sporty dual outlet port silencer. It also comes with link type gear shifter, unique split grab rails, stylish alloy wheels, hugger fender and muscular graphics.
The motorcycle also gets new digital instrument console that offers service due indicator and gear position indicator. The motorcycle rides on 1,347mm long wheelbase, which ensures comfortable ride. It also gets wider 130 section tubeless rear tyre that enhance stability in bad roads and ensures comfort during longer rides.
The motorcycle is being offered in five paint jobs – Matte Marvel Blue Metallic, Matte Frozen Silve Metallic, Pearl Spartan Red, Pearl Igneous Black and Matte Marshal Green Metallic.