X-Blade price is significantly lower than Hornet 160R, so will you buy it over the Honda’s current best selling 160?
As its fourth product of the year, Honda officially unveiled the new X-Blade at the 2018 Auto Expo which appears to be inspired from the Hornet 160R and is based on the same platform.
- Full LED headlight with position lamp – segment first
- Dual outlet port silencer
- Wide 130 mm rear tyre
- Longer 1347 mm wheelbase
- Gear position indicator
- Hazard lights
- Service due indicator.
It continues to use the same air cooled 162.71 cc engine which produces 13.93 bhp of peak power at 8500 rpm and 13.9 Nm of max torque at 6000 rpm; and is coupled with a 5-speed gearbox. This is basically a near-Unicorn 160’s tune and lower than Hornet’s 15.04 bhp and 14.76 Nm. It must be known that Honda has lowered both the power and torque of the 2018 Hornet which will come with ABS (more details).
The new X-Blade has a ground clearance of 160 mm and a kerb weight of 140 kg, along with a fuel tank capacity of 12 liters.
Honda is offering the motorcycle in five colour options…
- Matte Marvel Blue Metallic
- Pearl Igneous Black
- Pearl Spartan Red
- Matte Marshal Green Metallic
- Matte Frozen Silver
|X-Blade Price||Rs 78,500|
This pits the X-Blade right between the Unicorn 160 (CBS variant costs Rs 76,116) and Hornet 160R (entry STD variant costs Rs 82,359); which means it is Rs 3859 cheaper than the baby Hornet.
Along with the announcement of the price, Honda has also started dispatches of X-Blade to its dealerships across the nation. Deliveries of the motorcycle are expected to commence shortly.
Honda has also showcased X-Blade’s Adventure version which will come with some added accessories.