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Honda Motorcycle & Scooters India launches 160 cc XBlade motorcycle at Rs 78500

Honda Motorcycle & Scooters India launches 160 cc XBlade motorcycle at Rs 78500”

Staying true to its promise of pricing the X-Blade below Rs. 79,000, Honda has launched the bike at Rs. 78,500 (ex-showroom, Delhi). Priced at ₹ 78,500 (ex-showroom, Delhi), the bike was introduced at Auto Expo, while bookings for the bike commenced a week later on February 14, 2018.

"As promised, we have started the dispatches of X-Blade in March 2018", HMSI Senior Vice-President - Sales and Marketing Yadvinder Singh Guleria said in a statement.

As mentioned, the company has begun despatching units, and you can book one against an advance payment of Rs 5,000 at any of the Honda dealerships across the country.

Balancing sportiness with practicality, X-Blade has been fitted with a link type gear shifter for precise and smooth shifts. The X-Blade is available in five colours - Matte Marvel Blue Metallic / Matte Frozen Silver Metallic / Pearl Spartan Red / Pearl Igneous Black and Matte Marshal Green Metallic. The company named it as "Robo Face" and in the Indian market, it will be having competition with TVS Apache RTR 160, Yamaha SZ-RR and Hero Xtreme Sports.

Powering the Honda X-Blade is the same 162.7cc air-cooled motor from the CB Hornet 160R. It also offers a set of split grab rails, a rear tire-hugger, and stylish graphics.

Honda has positioned the X-Blade to attract youngsters and millennials, and for this goal, it has adopted a very aggressive design language.

Honda engineers have equipped the X-Blade with smaller tyres - 80/110 R17 and 130/70 R17 section tyres at the front and rear (the Hornet 160 gets 100/80 R17 and 140/70 R17 tyres), respectively. A 9 LED position lamp setup appael stands out. Another notable feature is the fully-digital speedo console that even offers a Service Due reminder and a Gear Indicator. It additionally gets rigidity sculpted fuel tank and razor-edged LED tail-lamps. The X-Blade gets a disc brake at front and a drum brake at the rear. A dual outlet muffler with a chrome tip has been used to add to the sporty look. A long seat, seal chain, hazard switch and an informative digital instrument cluster are among the other key features of the motorcycle.



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