Honda has positioned the X-Blade to attract youngsters and millennials, and for this objective, it has adopted a very aggressive design language.
The new sporty motorcycle from Honda's stable showcased for the first time at Auto Expo 2018 and the company later announced to launch it with an attractive price, under Rs 79,000.More news: Southern California Residents Ordered to Evacuate Amid Mudslide Fears
Balancing sportiness with practicality, X-Blade has been fitted with a link type gear shifter for precise and smooth shifts.
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 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. X-Blade bookings are being accepted at all dealerships at Rs. 5,000. The new motorcycle will be competing against the likes of the Suzuki Gixxer and the Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 in the segment. A mono-shock suspension at the rear is standard, and so is a 130 mm rear tyre.More news: Mourinho accused of taking 'blood money' for working for Russian channel
Positioned slightly below the CB Hornet 160R, the X-Blade stands out with its unique design.
The bike comes with a segment first road face LED headlamp.
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". As promised, we have started the dispatches of X-Blade in March 2018. The digital metre (console) is convenient and displays service due indicator, digital clock and a gear position indicator. Adding to the sophisticated look are razor edged LED tail lamp and high rigidity sculpted fuel tank.More news: Trailer released of Varun Dhawan's upcoming film 'October'
Being an all-rounder the stylish X-Blade also focuses on comfort and safety with a long seat, seal chain and hazard switch. The X-Blade gets a disc brake at front and a drum brake at the rear. However, on the X-Blade, the engine makes 13.9hp at 8,500rpm and 13.9Nm of torque at 6,000rpm, in comparison to the Hornet's 15hp and 14.76Nm of peak torque. A sporty component is introduced through the chrome tip dual outlet muffler.