In India, Honda is expanding its multi-cylinder portfolio with new launches. The latest among these launches is Honda NX500, which is a premium multi-cylinder ADV motorcycle from Team Red. Launched at an inaugural price of Rs. 5,90,000, it is quite a lot more VFM than CB500X and is attracting a lot of eyeballs in India. In a significant milestone for motorcycle enthusiasts in Gurugram, the much-awaited Honda NX500 has made its debut in the city.
Honda NX500 Deliveries Commenced
The motorcycle was launched last month and it takes the position of CB500X in Honda’s Indian lineup. Honda CB500X witnessed slow sales in India as it was devoid of the latest updates that global CB500X got. Honda NX500 is here to fix that and we should say, it overfills the shoes that CB500X left behind. Sold exclusively via Honda’s premium Big Wing dealerships, NX500 is a lucrative proposition. A proposition that Col. Abhishek Mishra has explored. Honda Big Wing Gurugram delivered their first Honda NX500 ADV motorcycle to Col. Abhishek Mishra. Celebrations followed soon and Honda Big Wing Gurugram wished Col. Abhishek Mishra safe and adventurous rides. Honda NX500 is brought to Indian shores via CBU route. Honda Motorcycles & Scooters India has launched it in three exciting colours – Grand Prix Red, Matte Gunpowder Black Metallic and Pearl Horizon White. Grand Prix Red is the most dashing shade offered with Honda NX500 and that is exactly what Col. Abhishek Mishra has chosen.
Honda’s re-considered pricing strategies
For its Indian lineup, Honda was never considered to be subtle, where their pricing strategies are concerned. However, there seems to be a shift in Honda’s pricing strategies, especially with its Big Wing offerings. We say this because Honda CB500X was brought to Indian shores via CKD route and was priced at Rs. 6.87 lakh (ex-sh) at launch. Honda NX500 is brought to Indian shores via CBU route and it offers better equipment and features than CB500X. At Rs. 5.9 lakh (ex-sh), NX500 costs significantly less and offers more premium componentry like USD telescopic front forks, dual disc brake setup for front wheels and others.
Unveiling the Honda NX500
Amidst much fanfare and excitement, the first Honda NX500 was unveiled at the authorized dealership in Gurugram. Motorcycle enthusiasts and media personnel gathered to witness the historic moment as the covers were lifted off the sleek and rugged adventure bike.
Key Features of the Honda NX500
- Engine Performance: At the heart of the Honda NX500 is a potent and refined engine that delivers impressive performance both on and off the road.
- Adventure-Ready Design: Built to conquer the toughest of trails, the Honda NX500 boasts a rugged yet stylish design that reflects its adventurous spirit.
- Advanced Technology: Equipped with cutting-edge technology, the Honda NX500 sets new benchmarks in the adventure biking segment. Riders can enjoy seamless connectivity and the navigation thanks to the integrated GPS system,and also while features such as traction control and the ride modes enhance safety and some performance in varying riding the conditions.
- Comfort and Ergonomics: Whether navigating rocky trails or cruising on the highway, comfort is paramount on the Honda NX500. The bike features a comfortable saddle, ergonomic handlebars, and adjustable suspension, allowing riders to stay relaxed and focused on their journey, no matter the distance.
- Versatility and Utility: Beyond its off-road prowess, the Honda NX500 excels in versatility and utility, making it suitable for a wide range of riding scenarios. With ample storage space, rugged luggage mounts, and optional accessories such as panniers and crash bars, the NX500 is ready to tackle everything from weekend getaways to epic cross-country adventures.
The First Delivery
Amidst cheers and applause, the first Honda NX500 was handed over to its proud owner at the dealership in Gurugram. The excitement was palpable as the new owner took possession of the adventure bike, eager to embark on memorable journeys and create lasting memories on two wheels.
Speaking about his new ride, the proud owner of the first Honda NX500 expressed his excitement and satisfaction with the bike. "I've been eagerly awaiting the arrival of the NX500, and I must say, it has exceeded my expectations in every aspect. From its performance to its design and features, this bike is truly exceptional. I can't wait to hit the trails and explore new horizons with my NX500."
With the delivery of the first Honda NX500 in Gurugram, anticipation is high among motorcycle enthusiasts across the region. As more riders experience the thrill and versatility of the NX500, it is poised to become a game-changer in the adventure biking segment, setting new standards for performance, technology, and design.
NX500 bears a hybrid ADV design with a greater lean towards a semi-faired sports touring motorcycle DNA. It is powered by a 471cc parallel twin cylinder engine with 47 bhp of peak power at 8,600 RPM and 43 Nm of peak torque at 6,500 RPM. Mated to a 6-speed gearbox and a slipper clutch, top speed is 180+ km/h. The delivery of the first Honda NX500 in Gurugram marks a significant moment for adventure biking enthusiasts in the city. With its powerful engine, rugged design, advanced technology, and versatile capabilities, the NX500 promises to redefine the riding experience for adventure seekers. As more riders embrace this groundbreaking motorcycle, the future looks exhilarating for the Honda NX500 and its passionate community of riders.