Honda X-Blade is an attractive naked motorcycle. The 160cc motorbike features a sharp origami-esque design and is powered by a single cylinder air-cooled motor. X-Blade offers some segment firsts and is based on the Honda CB Hornet. Even though the motorcycle shares the same underpinnings as the Hornet, the new motorcycle is still Rs. 4000 cheaper than the CB Hornet 160R. The bike was first showcased the 2018 Indian Auto Expo and now we will review the on-road, ride-ready bike.
X-Blade is only offered in a single variant and is priced at Rs. 78,500 (Ex-Showroom, New Delhi). At this price, the motorcycle is still more expensive than as compared to Suzuki Gixxer and TVS Apache RTR 160.
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The motorcycle comes with segment first full LED Headlamps. X-Blade also gets LED taillights, all-new digital instrument cluster which comes with a gear shift and a service reminder indicator. Also, on offer is a dual outlet muffler and split grab rail but there is no ABS or CBS safety feature on offer.
Engine and Specifications
The new bike is powered by a 162.71cc, single cylinder, air-cooled motor which develops 14.12PS of peak power output and 13.9 Nm of torque. This is the same engine as the one found in Honda CB Hornet 160R. The bike accelerates from 0-100kmph in under 16.4 seconds and features a top speed of 110kmph. The ignition mechanism is limited to self-start only and there is no kick-start mechanism on offer.
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Honda X-Blade comes with an ARAI claimed fuel economy of 50 kmpl. This is coupled with a 12-litre fuel tank and the company claims X-Blade has a driving range of 600kms.
Braking and Handling
X-Blade gets the same brakes setup as CB Hornet 160 R. The front wheel gets a ventilated disc brake and at the rear we find a drum brake taking on the deacceleration duties.
Tyres and Wheels
The new motorcycle is offered with 17-inch alloys both at the front and rear wheels. The alloys are wrapped in 80/100 (front) and 130/70 (rear) size tubeless tyres.
Honda X-Blade is offered in a total of five colour schemes which include Black, Blue Metallic, Red, Green Metallic and Silver.
The new motorcycle competes with the likes of Suzuki Gixxer, TVS Apache RTR 160 and the Bajaj Pulsar NS 160
- New Design Language
- Full LED Headlamps
- No ABS or CBS on Offer