Honda dispatches X-Blade; starts at Rs 78500 (ex-showroom Delhi)

Ceria Alfonso
Marcha 13, 2018

We first saw the Honda X Blade at the 2018 Auto Expo.

The new Honda X-Blade is available in five colors- Matte Marvel Blue Metallic / Matte Frozen Silver Metallic/Pearl Spartan Red/Pearl Igneous Black and Matte Marshal Green Metallic. 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. Honda says that it has designed this engine so that it offers a good low and mid-range performance.

In a bid to attract the youth, Honda Motorcycle and Scooters India, the country's second largest two wheeler maker launched its yet another premium motorcycle - 160 cc X-Blade at an aggressive price of Rs 78,500 ex-showroom New Delhi.

Balancing sportiness with practicality, X-Blade has been fitted with a link type gear shifter for precise and smooth shifts. The rear wheels are shod with wide 130 mm tyre and the front wheel gets 100 mm rubber.

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Bookings for the X-Blade can be made in all Honda dealers across the country at Rs 5,000.

It gets the same 162.7 cc, air-cooled four-stroke, single-cylinder engine that powers the Hornet. It also offers a set of split grab rails, a rear tire-hugger, and stylish graphics.

Termed by Honda as "Robo-face", the bike's edgy headlight is an all-LED unit (a segment-first feature). This ensures brighter light throw than standard halogen lamps. A 9 LED position lamp setup ensures that the X-Blade stands out of the crowd. Mated to a five-speed gearbox, the motor churns out 13.93bhp at 8,500rpm and delivers a peak torque of 13.9Nm at 6,000rpm. A seal chain and hazard switch features. It additionally gets rigidity sculpted fuel tank and razor-edged LED tail-lamps.

HMSI's Senior VP (Sales and Marketing), Yadvinder Singh Guleria said, "The aggressive and futuristic new X-Blade has been designed for millennials and Gen-Z". The digital metre (console) is convenient and displays service due indicator, digital clock and a gear position indicator. The two-wheeler manufacturer promised that the price of the X Blade will be below INT 79,000. A sporty component is introduced through the chrome tip dual outlet muffler.

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