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. Honda has prepared X-Blade with keeping the youth in mind and that's why it has been made with an aggressive design. The new motorcycle will be competing against the likes of the Suzuki Gixxer and the Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 in the segment.
Balancing sportiness with practicality, X-Blade has been fitted with a link type gear shifter for precise and smooth shifts.
It is also equipped with a wide 130 mm rear tyre with mono shock rear suspension providing better handling while cornering, HMSI said.
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.
Although with the edgy design of the fuel tank and the sloping headlight shape, it does look sporty, the long seat and the large exhaust still give it a commuter-centric appeal.
It has first-in-class futuristic looking Robo-Face LED headlamps with aggressive styling. However, on the X-Blade, the engine makes 13.9hp at 8,500rpm and 13.9Nm of torque at 6,000rpm, in comparison to the Hornet's 15hp and 14.76Nm of peak torque.
It gets the same 162.7 cc, air-cooled four-stroke, single-cylinder engine that powers the Hornet. The digital metre (console) is convenient and displays service due indicator, digital clock and a gear position indicator. A razor edged LED tail lamp is a fitting match to the front end light setup. 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 seal chain and hazard switch features. The X-Blade also comes with alloy wheels and a front disc brake.