Honda X-Blade 160cc sporty commuter will get a minor facelift, mostly by the festive season. New colours options will also be available.
Honda X-Blade is the manufacturer’s second-in-line sporty commuter, wedged after CB Unicorn. For the past few months, its sales have been declining. When it was launched in February 2018, it received good demand for the first few months.
Now, Bikewale reports that X-Blade will soon get a facelift, which is expected to be launched by festive season 2019. Its sleek sporty look would not be changed though.
Report says that Honda X-Blade might get new colour options, including some dual-tone colours too. The fuel tank and tank shrouds might get some revisions, for a sharper look.
Other than these, there will be no changes onboard. The bike will continue with its 162.7cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine, that makes 14 BHP and 13.9 Nm of torque. The motor comes mated to a 5-speed gearbox.
For suspension purposes, it uses telescopic forks at the front and a mono-shock absorber at the back. Braking is handled by a 276mm front disc and 130mm rear drum brakes, paired with single-ABS as standard.
Features onboard include Hazard lights, a fully digital instrument cluster, gear position indicator, first-in-class Robo LED headlamp and LED tail lamps.
Currently, Honda offers 5 colour options with the X-Blade – Pearl Spartan Red, Matte Frozen Silver, Matte Marshal Green Metallic, Matte Marvel Blue Metallic and Pearl Igneous Black.
For the month of February 2019, X-Blade reported sales of 2721 units. A month prior to that, it reported 3098 units. Hornet is a slightly better-selling motorcycle, while the Unicorn might be discontinued due to poor sales.
Honda X-Blade competes with the likes of TVS Apache RTR 160, Suzuki Gixxer, Yamaha FZ V3, Bajaj Pulsar NS160 and Hero Xtreme Sports.