Hornet ADV Launch Tomorrow; Here’s All What We Know..

We list all Honda NX200 details that we know till now. NX200 will be one of the biggest launch of the year and holds a lot of interest from bikers…

Honda is adding probably one of the most exciting motorcycle in its portfolio tomorrow – the Hornet based ADV, that was expected ever since the company brought the Chinese CB190 platform to India.

It is not known if Honda will simply unveil the motorcycle tomorrow or actually go ahead and launch it. But we will get to know almost everything about it, for sure. Just a day ahead of the important milestone, let us list what we know and understand about it…


Honda patented NX200 moniker few months back. In international markets, Honda used the NX branding for crossovers and ADVs. The Hornet-based ADV is expected to be called by this new branding. There may or may not be a prefix of Hornet in the name.

honda nx200 details
Here it is from the sides…

True-Blue ADV..?

Well, do not expect an off-road oriented product. NX200 is likely to be a road-going motorcycle with a few traits of ADVs. It may not even be Xpulse-like tough. However, it will come with block-pattern tyres (confirmed) and may have a higher ground clearance.

Styling & Features

From what Honda has teased so far, the NX200 will come with an LED headlamp directly lifted from the Hornet 180, however, it is mounted on a fairing. There is a larger windscreen at the front and the side blinkers are mounted on the knuckle guards.

Like the Hornet 180, the upcoming NX200 is expected to be based on the CB190 platform (pictured CBF-190X) that Honda sells in China.

There is a step seat and golden colored USDs are most likely taken from the Hornet (though we expect more travel on the ADV). The seating posture is nice and upright with raised handlebars.

The alloys, swingarm, braking set-up, etc appear to have been carried over from the Hornet. Overall, the stance appears to be muscular and the NX200 may come with a very good road presence.

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Power will definitely come from the same 184.4cc, single cylinder motor that pumps out 12.7 KW of peak power at 8500 rpm and 16.1 Nm of max torque at 6000 rpm on the streetfighter. There may be tuning/gearing differences on the ADV to suit its application.


What about its expected price? I have discussed it in this story

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So, just a day ahead of one of the most anticipated launch, do you think Honda will deliver on the expectations without disappointing on the affordability front…?

Event, by the way, starts at 12:00 noon 19th August 2021.