Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India has launched the ABS equipped variant of the X-Blade in India at a price of ₹ 87,776 (ex-showroom, Delhi). The Honda X-Blade was first showcased at the 2018 Auto Expo and was launched in subsequent months. The new Honda X-Blade shares its underpinning with the Honda CB Hornet 160R and has a new and sharp design language along with an all-LED headlamp cluster. Also, the colour strips on the wheel rims and the front fork cover are now offered as standard fitment on the motorcycle. The ABS on the Honda X-Blade is a single-channel unit, working only on the front wheel. The Honda X-Blade ABS is about ₹ 8,000 more expensive than the standard model, which is priced at ₹ 79,768.
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Commenting on the launch, Minoru Kato, President and CEO - Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. "Strengthening our position in 150-180cc motorcycle segment, the X-Blade defines advanced styling and superior technology for the young enthusiast. We are determined to transform the way India rides on two wheels with new innovative products and advanced technology."
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The Honda X-Blade gets a 162.71 cc single-cylinder engine which makes 13.93 bhp at 8,500 rpm and peak torque of 13.9 Nm at 6,000 rpm. Apart from the addition of ABS and a couple of cosmetic updates, there are no other updates on the Honda X-Blade. The bike also gets sharply designed grab rails, a rear tyre hugger, and dual-outlet muffler with a chrome tip and the matte black side panels all add to the sporty look of the bike. Honda offers the X-Blade in 5 colours which are Matte Marvel Blue Metallic, Matte Frozen Silver Metallic, Pearl Spartan Red, Pearl Igneous Black and Matte Marshal Green Metallic.