Honda 2Wheelers today unveiled the all-new X-Blade 160 cc naked motorcycle in India. The bike comes with many segment-first features and will launched in March. While prices will be announced closer to launch, expect it to command a premium over Unicorn 160 due to some new technology inclusions. So with still some time to go for its launch, here are the top things you should know about the Honda X-Blade if you're in the market for a 160 cc premium motorycle.
The X-Blade comes with segment-first full LED headlamp along with an LED position lamp. The sharp headlamp looks sleek and lends the motorcycle with a kinetic stance and sporty look. The aggressively sculpted fuel tank adds further to the futuristic and sporty design
The X-Blade will be powered by a 160 cc single-cylinder engine developing 13.93 hp and 13.9 Nm of torque at 6,000 rpm. The engine will be mated to a 5-speed transmission with a one-down, four up shift pattern.
While the sculpted fuel tank looks large, it will have a capacity of 12 litres, which should translate into a range of around 600 km, assuming a fuel-efficiency of around 50 km to a litre of petrol.
Suspension on the Honda X-Blade will include a telescopic setup at the front along with a monoshock at the rear. A conventional diamond frame should ensure good stability on straights and around corners.
The Honda X-Blade will feature a full-digital instrument cluster along with a service due display also. Other key figures include a 140 kg kerb weight, 786 mm height, 1347 mm wheelbase and 160 mm of ground clearance.
The Honda X-Blade will ride on a 130/70-17 rear tyre and 80/100-17 front tyre. Both tyres will be tubeless and brakes will comprise of a 276 mm disc upfront and 130 mm drum at the rear. However, the X-Blade misses out on ABS and Combi Brake system but expect Honda to offer it as an option at a later stage.
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