Auto Expo 2018: Honda XBlade Makes Official Debut in India

Auto Expo 2018: Honda XBlade Makes Official Debut in India

Honda XBlade was recently unveiled at Auto Expo 2018. Honda had promised 11 products with an all new bike and X-Blade was the mystery machine from such a long time. People were expecting CBR150R and CBR300R to launch this year but unfortunately, Honda had something else on mind. They launched 2018 CBR250R (Know More). Honda XBlade is a naked street fighter with sharp designing and no visual similarity with any existing motorcycle series. However, the rear under seat panels ends exactly in the same way as one would see in all other Honda sport segment bikes. [caption id="attachment_186319" align="aligncenter" width="546"]Honda XBlade Auto Expo 2018: Honda XBlade Makes Official Debut in India[/caption] The front fascia reveal modern design lines with typical street bike look and highlighted mini visor around the infotainment area. Tank extensions are aggressive and same can be said for the rear end of Honda X-Blade. It gets an all new exhaust while front and rear tyres look slimmer than those found on Honda CB Hornet. The all digital instrument console on X-Blade is good for service indicator warning, gear indicator and much more. They have used a standard single, long seat arrangement in place of split seats seen on most sport bikes of India. Honda XBladeHonda has shared the 162.71cc, single cylinder engine with Honda CB Hornet for effective cost cutting. The motor here comes with 13.93 BHP at 8500 rpm and 13.9 Nm at 6000 rpm. It seems that they are planning to place X-blade under the price tag of Hornet 160R. X-Blade weighs 140 kg and comes with 12 liters of fuel carrying capacity. It comes equipped with front 276 mm disc and rear 130 mm drum brake. Honda X-Blade will launch officially in the first week of March and thus, pricing will be revealed closer to those days. It is expected to be priced around INR 75,000.

Honda XBlade

Honda XBlade Key Facts

  • Official Launch - March 2018
  • Expected Price - INR 75,000
  • Maximum Power - 13.93 BHP @ 8500 rpm
  • Maximum Torque - 13.90 NM @ 6000 rpm
  • Gearbox - 5-Speed Transmission
  • Front Brake - 276mm Single Disc
  • Rear Brake - 130mm Drum Brake
  • Front Suspension - Telescopic Forks
  • Rear Suspension - MonoShock
  • Kerb Weight - 140 kg
  • Fuel Tank - 12 litres

Auto Expo 2018 News & Updates

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Related Questions and Answers

Most Popular Answers for Honda XBlade
What are some alternatives to the Honda XBlade 160 in the market today?
2023-09-11 10:56:14 AM

While the XBlade 160 is discontinued, Honda offers other commuter and sportbike models that cater to various riding preferences. Some alternatives could include the Honda CB Unicorn, Honda Hornet 2.0, or similar bikes in the 150-160cc segment.

Services and parts are available for the discontinued Honda XBlade 160?
2023-09-14 07:08:35 AM

Authorized Honda dealerships and service centers often provide parts and service support for existing XBlade 160 owners, ensuring that maintenance and repairs can still be performed. 

Can I still find new or pre-owned Honda XBlade 160 motorcycles in the market?
2023-09-11 10:54:05 AM

While new Honda XBlade 160 bikes are no longer in production, you may still find pre-owned models available in the used motorcycle market. Be sure to check with local dealerships and online platforms.

Why was the Honda XBlade 160 discontinued?
2023-09-11 10:53:11 AM

The discontinuation of the Honda XBlade 160 may have been influenced by Honda's strategy to streamline its product lineup or focus on newer models. Market demand and regulations can also play a role in such decisions.

Is it suitable to take Honda XBlade 160 for long rides?
2023-09-11 10:44:17 AM

The Honda XBlade 160 is a sports bike that is definitely built to last and perform great during long rides. Yes, it is possible to take a Honda XBlade for long rides. Honda XBlade has a 162.71 cc engine capacity which produces a maximum power of 13.7 PS @ 8000 rpm and generates maximum torque of 14.7 Nm @ 5500 rpm. It also depends upon the road condition and rider. Make sure to check of air pressure, fuel, and other mechanisms of the Honda XBlade before going for long rides. Also, it is suggested to take regular interval breaks for at least 15 - 20 mins so that the engine of the Honda XBlade can get stable and cool so that it gets ready for further journeys and gives good performance.