Honda XBlade was recently unveiled at Auto Expo 2018. Honda had promised 11 products with an all new bike and X-Blade was the mystery machine from such a long time. People were expecting CBR150R and CBR300R to launch this year but unfortunately, Honda had something else on mind. They launched 2018 CBR250R (Know More).
Honda XBlade is a naked street fighter with sharp designing and no visual similarity with any existing motorcycle series. However, the rear under seat panels ends exactly in the same way as one would see in all other Honda sport segment bikes.
The front fascia reveal modern design lines with typical street bike look and highlighted mini visor around the infotainment area. Tank extensions are aggressive and same can be said for the rear end of Honda X-Blade. It gets an all new exhaust while front and rear tyres look slimmer than those found on Honda CB Hornet.
The all digital instrument console on X-Blade is good for service indicator warning, gear indicator and much more. They have used a standard single, long seat arrangement in place of split seats seen on most sport bikes of India.
Honda has shared the 162.71cc, single cylinder engine with Honda CB Hornet for effective cost cutting. The motor here comes with 13.93 BHP at 8500 rpm and 13.9 Nm at 6000 rpm. It seems that they are planning to place X-blade under the price tag of Hornet 160R.
X-Blade weighs 140 kg and comes with 12 liters of fuel carrying capacity. It comes equipped with front 276 mm disc and rear 130 mm drum brake. Honda X-Blade will launch officially in the first week of March and thus, pricing will be revealed closer to those days. It is expected to be priced around INR 75,000.
Honda XBlade Key Facts
- Official Launch – March 2018
- Expected Price – INR 75,000
- Maximum Power – 13.93 BHP @ 8500 rpm
- Maximum Torque – 13.90 NM @ 6000 rpm
- Gearbox – 5-Speed Transmission
- Front Brake – 276mm Single Disc
- Rear Brake – 130mm Drum Brake
- Front Suspension – Telescopic Forks
- Rear Suspension – MonoShock
- Kerb Weight – 140 kg
- Fuel Tank – 12 litres