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Honda two-wheelers India first showcased the XBlade during the Auto Expo 2018 and soon launched it across the country. The bike features a sporty design language and looks very aggressive, thanks to its Robo-Faced headlight. Although it shares its mechanics with the Honda CB Hornet, the looks are much more appealing and defining. It features a full-LED headlight unit, a first in its segment. Less of curves and more of edges is what you will feel about the bike at first glance. Similar to the C....Read complete review
The least priced variant is Honda XBlade STD priced at Rs. 95,140 and the most priced variant is Honda XBlade ABS priced at Rs. 1,04,803.
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Honda two-wheelers India first showcased the XBlade during the Auto Expo 2018 and soon launched it across the country. The bike features a sporty design language and looks very aggressive, thanks to its Robo-Faced headlight. Although it shares its mechanics with the Honda CB Hornet, the looks are much more appealing and defining. It features a full-LED headlight unit, a first in its segment. Less of curves and more of edges is what you will feel about the bike at first glance. Similar to the CB Unicorn and the CB Hornet, the XBlade draws power from a 162.71cc, air-cooled, 4-stroke, single-cylinder engine which generates a maximum power of 14PS at 8,500rpm and a peak torque of 13.9Nm at 6000rpm, mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. Honda claims the XBlade zips off from 0-60kmph is just 5.3 seconds and can touch a top speed of 110kmph. The fuel tank capacity of the bike is 12 litres. The X-Blade is available only in one variant as of now, which is the STD variant, priced at Rs 79,768 (ex-showroom Delhi). There are five colour options available - Matte Marvel Blue Metallic, Matte Marshal Green Metallic, Matte Frozen Silver, Pearl Spartan Red, and Pearl Igneous Black. The X-Blade takes on the TVS Apache RTR 160, the Yamaha SZ-RR, and the Hero Xtreme Sports.
The XBlade stands out on the Indian roads, thanks to its unique styling and design. There are sharp edges all around with minimum curved proportions; only the seat and the exhaust flaunt a curvy design. At the front, the bike features a ‘Robo-face’ full LED headlight which exactly looks like a face when lit up. A small windshield sits right above the headlight and holds sharp turn indicators. The bulging out tank shrouds, ergonomic seating position and dual-tone paint scheme further add to the sporty looks of the XBlade. At the rear, there’s a uniquely shaped tail lamp with clear-lens indicators, a narrow number plate, a matte-finished silencer, and a tyre hugger. Honda has used faux carbon-look-alike panels on many parts of the latest XBlade.
The new Honda XBlade is loaded with features. Amongst the most notable features are the full-LED headlamp and tail lamp, hazard switch, low-maintenance seal chain, rear tyre hugger, dual-outlet muffler and a fully-digital instrument console which displays speedometer, tripmeter, odometer, service indicator, and gear shift indicator.
The new Honda XBlade is equipped with the same engine as on the CB Hornet 160R and the CB Unicorn 160. It draws power from a 162.71cc, air-cooled, 4-stroke, single-cylinder engine which generates maximum power of 14PS at 8,500rpm and a peak torque of 13.9Nm at 6,000rpm. Power is transmitted to the rear wheel through a 5-speed manual gearbox. The engine also features Honda’s HET technology to enhance the engine’s power and efficiency by providing optimal combustion at all throttle inputs. Honda claims the XBlade can reach a speed of 60kmph from still in just 5.3 seconds and can reach a top speed of 110kmph. With a company claimed mileage of 45kmpl and a fuel-tank capacity of 12-litres, the XBlade is a good option for both urban and rural commute.
Honda XBlade misses out on ABS, unlike the CB Hornet. Braking duties are performed by a 276mm front disc and a 130mm drum at the rear. Even though ABS would have been a great aid to the braking system, the existing setup is still more than capable of retarding the bike when required. The brakes are fitted to the 17-inch alloy wheels shod by tubeless, radial tyres (80/100 at front and 130/70 at the rear), which provide a good on-road grip.
Suspension setup comprises of telescopic front forks and rear monoshock which provide just enough damping to soak the road bumps. The XBlade is quite light, with a kerb weight of 140 kg, and the raised handle is placed very appropriately which enables smooth handling and easy manoeuvering.
|On Road||Rs 95,140|
|On Road||Rs 1,04,803|