Thursday, 17 January, 2019


Honda X-Blade launched in India, priced at Rs 78500

The Activa 5G was already unveiled at the 2018 Auto Expo held in February 2018 Honda X-Blade launched in India, priced at Rs 78500
Melba Vasquez | 14 March, 2018, 01:12

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI) has begun despatches of the recently unveiled 160cc X-Blade premium commuter motorcycle. And while not at a bank breaker of a price, the Honda X-Blade is feature-rich, too, with things like a digital meter, full LED headlamp and tail lamp, and a choice of five colour-combination choices offered as standard. Ltd has announced the price of its new motorcycle which is pegged at Rs 78,500 (ex-showroom, Delhi). As promised, we have started the dispatches of X-Blade in March 2018. The Honda X-Blade 160 is nearly ₹ 4,000 cheaper than the base model of the CB Hornet 160R.

The new Honda X-Blade, which was unveiled at the recent 2018 Auto Expo in Noida, is powered by the same 160cc engine that powers the CB Unicorn and CB Hornet 160R. It is fitted with a link type gear shifter for precise and smooth shifts. These include Matte Marvel Blue Metallic, Matte Frozen Silver Metallic, Pearl Spartan Red, Pearl Igneous Black and Matte Marshal Green Metallic. This comes a day before the launch of TVS Apache 160 FI with single handlebar.

It is also equipped with a wide 130 mm rear tyre with mono shock rear suspension providing better handling while cornering, HMSI said. It also offers a set of split grab rails, a rear tire-hugger, and stylish graphics.

Talking about the engine, it has a 162.7cc air-cooled motor like the CB Hornet 160R. While the Hornet makes 15bhp and 14.76Nm, the X-Blade makes 13.9bhp and 13.9Nm. A 9 LED position lamp setup appael stands out. The engine comes mated to a 5-speed gearbox and Honda says that the engine has been specifically created to deliver good low and mid-range performance. Although Gear Position Indicator, Service Indicator, Hazard Light and White Backlight has also been added to this bike. It additionally gets rigidity sculpted fuel tank and razor-edged LED tail-lamps. Honda has prepared X-Blade with keeping the youth in mind and that's why it has been made with an aggressive design. A sporty component is introduced through the chrome tip dual outlet muffler. The X-Blade gets a disc brake at front and a drum brake at the rear.

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