ABS equipped variant of the . 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.as launched the
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.
Visually, the Honda X-Blade comes with a highly muscular profile thanks to the sculpted fuel tank with chiselled character, matte black tank shrouds, and the sharply designed grab rails. The bike also comes with sharply designed grab rails, a rear tyre hugger, dual outlet muffler with a chrome tip and the matte black side panels all add to the sporty look of the bike.The Honda X-Blade include a fully digital instrument console which shows service due indicator, digital clock and a gear position indicator. Sadly, like the Hornet, the X-Blade to misses-out on a kill switch, but Honda does offer a hazard light switch, which should be of immense use while riding through low-lit areas with bad visibility.
Suspension duties on the Honda X-Blade are carried out by a pair of telescopic forks up front and monoshock suspension at the back. The bike runs on 17-inch wheels that are shod in tubeless tyres - 100 mm tyre up front and wider 130 mm rubber for the rear wheel. Honda X-Blade is powered by the company's tried and tested 162.71 cc single-cylinder, air-cooled, 4 stroke engine, equipped with the company's HET tech. The engine comes mated to a 5-speed gearbox and Honda says that the engine has been specifically designed to deliver good low and mid-range performance. The Honda X-Blade comes with a link-type gear shifter, which the company says helps in precise and smooth shifts.