Honda launched the updated BS6-compliant model of the xBlade 160 back in July 2020 with a starting price tag of INR 1.07 lakhs for the rear drum brake variant while the rear disc brake variant of the bike is available for INR 1.11 lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi). MRD Vlogs has recently posted a quick walkaround video of the BS6 Honda XBlade 160 in the all-new ‘Pearl Igneous Black’ colour combination. The new shade features gloss black as the primary colour while neon orange has been used on multiple body parts to impart the 160cc motorcycle a unique look. Here is the quick walkaround video:
New XBlade 160 ‘Pearl Igneous Black’ Walkaround Video
Video Source: MRD Vlogs
In terms of design, the fuel tank looks razor-sharp and compliments the front fascia of the motorcycle. The most impressive section of XBlade 160 is its Robo-face LED headlight and decently loaded fully-digital instrument console that comes with gear indicator and digital clock. The motorcycle can be bought in four shades: Matte Marvel Blue Metallic, Matte Axis Grey Metallic, Pearl Spartan Red, and Pearl Igneous Black.
Mechanically, the BS6 Honda XBlade is powered by a 162.71cc, air-cooled, 4-stroke, single-cylinder, fuel-injected engine which is good for a maximum power of 13.7 HP at 8000 rpm along with a peak torque of 14.7 Nm at 5500 rpm. The engine is mated to a 5-speed gearbox.
The braking duties of the bike are handled by a 276mm single front disc brake and a 130mm rear drum brake, which are further mated to a single-channel ABS unit as standard. The dual-disc model of the bike comes equipped with a 220mm rear disc brake.
The BS6 Honda XBlade 160 is equipped with an 80/100-17 front tyre and a 130/70-17 rear tyre. The suspension duties are performed by conventional telescopic forks at the front end and a monoshock absorber at the rear end.