Honda unveiled the X-Blade at the Auto Expo 2018 today. The X-Blade will hit showrooms across the country in March and we expect it to be priced in the range of the CB Unicorn 160 and Hornet 160R, which are priced between Rs 75,000 - Rs 80,000 (ex-showroom).
The Honda X-Blade sports a rugged and sharp design with muscular fuel tank extensions, a dual outlet muffler and a unique headlamp design. At the front, the X-Blade gets a full LED headlamp which sits above the digital instrument cluster, while the rear gets LED tail lamps. The X-Blade gets a single saddle unit instead of split-seats.
Powering the Honda X-Blade is a 162.71cc, air-cooled, single-cylinder engine that puts out 14PS of power at 8500rpm and 13.9Nm of torque at 6000rpm. This motor is mated to a 5-speed gearbox.
The X-Blade is based on a diamond type frame and gets telescopic forks at the front and a monoshock unit at the rear. Braking duties are handled by 276mm disc brakes at the front and 130mm drum brakes at the rear. It is equipped with a 12-litre fuel tank and tips the scale at 140kg (kerb).
The Honda X-Blade comes in five different colours - Metallic Blue, Pearl Black, Matte Silver, Pearl Red and Matte Green. When launched, it will go up against the Hero Glamour and the Suzuki Gixxer SF.