LAUNCHPAD | HONDA X BLADE IN TOWNPosted On: August 7, 2018 By : AutoLife Team
Honda, known for its reliable and efficient engine, has positioned itself as one of the top motorcycle brands in the world and of course Nepal as well. Honda has won the hearts of many and has loyal customers and fans. This time around, the industry’s giant is bringing yet another model into its lineup, the Honda X Blade. Let’s take a look at what the X Blade has to offer at a glance.
From the get go, you can definitely tell the X Blade is one of the most stylish commuters that Honda has come up with. The LED headlight has a sharp angular shape giving it a futuristic look in which the windscreen has managed to blend in so well. The sharp design cues are also carried over to the rear where the X Blade gets a razor edged LED taillight. Along the hull, the X Blade comes with an aggressively sculpted 12 liter fuel tank. Honda definitely took designing seriously as they’ve recently been providing some of the most stylish yet functional saree guards till date and we can see this again on the X Blade. We can expect comfort for both the rider and pillion from the long single seat and even the pillion grab rails have been well integrated as part of the X Blade’s design.
The X Blade comes with a 162.7cc engine mated to a 5 speed gearbox that produces a peak power of 13.93 bhp @8500rpm and a peak torque of 13.9 Nm @ 6000rpm. The engine is shared with the X Blades 160cc siblings, the Unicorn 160 and the CB Hornet. Coming down to the tires, the front tire is an 80/100 and 130/70 in the rear, both of which are 17-inch alloy wheels. The stopping power comes from a 276mm single disc in the front and a 130mm drum unit at the back. The X Blade gets a diamond shaped frame and comes with a telescopic suspension in front and a mono shock at the rear and the X Blade has a kerb weight of 140Kg.
The instrument console comes with an array of features; it comes loaded with an all new digital console that includes a tachometer, odometer, 2 trip meters, trip F, and additional new features to Honda’s 160cc lineup, a gear position indicator, clock and more. The X blade gets a hazard light which is a great feature to add for safety. The Honda X Blade comes with both an electric starter and a kick starter, however, it lacks an engine kill switch.
All in all, Honda seems to have come up with an excellent commuter to which we have our expectations set on Honda’s new X Blade. We can’t wait to get our hands on the X Blade and give you our take on it. Stay tuned for more on the Honda X Blade.
Type: Air Cooled 4 Stroke SI Engine
Displacement: 162.71 cc
Fuel Tank Capacity: 12 L
Max Net Power: 10.39 kW (13.93 bhp) @ 8500 RPM
Max Net Torque: 13.9 Nm @ 6000 RPM
Compression Ratio: 10:1
Length: 2013 mm
Width: 786 mm
Height: 1115 mm
Wheel Base: 1347 mm
Ground Clearance: 160 mm
Kerb Weight: 140 kg