Staying true to its promise of pricing the X-Blade below Rs. 79,000, Honda has launched the bike at Rs. 78,500 (ex-showroom, Delhi). The bike comes with a reworked tail section compared to the Hornet, and to complement the LED headlamps, which gets 9 LED position lamps, the rear is also equipped with LED taillights, offering an overall edgy look. It now finally gone on sale at Rs. 78,500 (Ex-showroom, Delhi).
The company has started dispatching units of the new motorcycle and bookings for the X-Blade are open at all the Honda dealerships across the country for a token amount of Rs 5,000.
The bike was showcased for the first time at Auto Expo 2018 on 7 February. It is fitted with a link type gear shifter for precise and smooth shifts.
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 Honda X Blad competes against the likes of Bajaj Pulsar NS 160, TVS Apache RTR 160 and Suzuki Gixxer. Better handling and cornering is enabled with a wide 130 mm rear tyre, long 1347 mm wheelbase, and mono shock rear suspension.
The new Honda X Blade 160 comes with a host of features.
X-Blade is powered by the 162.71 cc HET engine.
The X-Blade is powered by a 162.71-cc engine, which has been specifically created to deliver good low and mid-range performance. The sharp, razor-edged elements run throughout from the front to the rear and the sculpted fuel tank further provides it with a muscular look. For the X-Blade, however, the engine has been de-tuned to produce a maximum power of 13.93 Bhp along with a peak torque of 13.9 Nm. The motorcycle also gets a full-digital console, like the one found on the Hornet, but with the addition of a gear-position indicator, service indicator, hazard lights and a white backlight. A dual-port muffler with a chrome tip further enhances the sportiness of the new model. The latter protects X-Blade from underbody from mud accumulation.