The Auto Expo 2018 saw Honda unveil a new motorcycle called the Honda XBlade in India. While we expected motorcycles like the faired Hornet 160R and CBR300R, Honda had other surprise plans.
With its youthful appeal and sporty looks, the Honda X-Blade is targeted at the youth who want next generation looks while not exactly breaking the bank.
The stylish and aspirational all-new X-Blade has a transformer-inspired futuristic LED headlight and a sporty dual outlet port silencer. It’s aggressive and futuristic design is further accentuated by link type gear shifter, unique spilt grab rails, stylish alloy wheels, hugger fender and muscular graphics.
At-least visually the X-Blade strikes the perfect balance between sportiness and practicality, engine wise not so much. It is powered by the trusted 162.71 cc HET engine.
The Honda XBlade gets an all new digital instrumentation comes with a Service Due Indicator and gear position indicator. The long 1,347 mm wheelbase and the wider 130 section tubeless rear tyre enhance stability in bad roads and ensures comfort during longer rides.
Honda X-Blade will be available in 5 colours options – Matte Marvel Blue Metallic / Matte Frozen Silver Metallic / Pearl Spartan Red / Pearl Igneous Black and Matte Marshal Green Metallic.
Honda also showcased an adventure version of the XBlade (images in gallery below), however they refused to answer questions on its availability and launch date.
The regular Honda X-Blade prices will be announced closer to its market availability in March 2018.
Honda XBlade specifications
- Engine: Single cylinder 162.71cc
- Power: 14.9 HP @ 8500 RPM
- Torque: 14.5 Nm @ 6500 RPM
- 5 speed gear box
- LED head lights
- Dual outlet silencer