MUMBAI: In a bid to attract the youth, Honda Motorcycle and Scooters India, the country’s second largest two wheeler maker launched its yet another premium motorcycle – 160 cc X-Blade at an aggressive price of Rs 78,500 ex-showroom New Delhi.
The new motorcycle will be sold alongside the Unicorn, Hornet and CBRs. While the company has made a name for itself in the scooter space, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter has been gradually inching up its share in motorcycle segment with the market share crossing over 15% with strong double digit growth this fiscal.
The new motorcycle comes with a first in segment full LED headlamp with position lamp and full LED tail lamp. The bike sports aggressive tank design, alloy wheels, dual outlet muffler & digital meter.
To enhance the sporty character of the bike the vehicles comes with a wide 130 mm rear tyre, long 1347 mm wheelbase & mono-shock rear suspension for better high speed handling. There are other convenient features on the bike which includes gear position Indicator, Hazard Switch and Service Due Indicator.
Yadvinder Singh Guleria, Senior Vice President – Sales and Marketing, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd., said, “The aggressive and futuristic new X-Blade has been designed for millennials and Gen-Z. As promised, we have started the dispatches of X-Blade in March 2018. Loaded with more style, Honda’s tried and tested HET 160cc engine, and superior technology, X-Blade creates a new benchmark with several segment first features in its class and that too at an attractive price of Rs. 78,500 (Ex-showroom, Delhi).”
The design statement of X-Blade has a commanding front stance with a futuristic segment first LED headlamp giving Robotic impression to the machine.
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The n X-Blade promises a brighter light throw than standard halogen lamps. A 9 LED position lamp setup ensures that the X-Blade stands out of the crowd. Adding to the sophisticated look are razor edged LED tail lamp and high rigidity sculpted fuel tank. That’s not all, while a sharply designed grab rail increases the aggression of the rear, a rear tyre hugger fender protects the underbody from mud accumulation. A dual outlet muffler with a chrome tip has been used to add to the sporty look.
The X-Blade is powered by 162.71 cc HET engine which is designed to deliver a balance of performance and efficiency. Producing 13.93 bhp at 8,500 rpm and peak torque of 13.9 Nm at 6,000 rpm X-Blade also promises faster acceleration and better load carrying capacity.
The engine has been specifically designed to deliver good low and mid-range performance, claims the company.
The X-Blade aims to deliver on comfort and safety with a long seat, seal chain and hazard switch.
A street tech digital meter increases convenience with presence of a service due indicator, digital clock and a gear position indicator.
Bookings for the X-Blade can be made all Honda dealers across the country at Rs. 5,000.
The X-Blade will be available in 5 sporty colours – Matte Marvel Blue Metallic / Matte Frozen Silver Metallic / Pearl Spartan Red / Pearl Igneous Black and Matte Marshal Green Metallic.economictimes