2020 Honda X-Blade 160 BS 6 launch to happen soon: Sources
Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) has recently launched the new 2020 Grazia BS 6 scooter and also teased the arrival of new Livo BS 6 commuter bike. Now, as per HT Auto's dealer sources, HMSI will also introduce the new BS 6-compliant X-Blade 160 motorbike in a few weeks from now.
Apart from a new BS 6 engine, the motorcycle will also likely be updated with refreshed styling and features which will keep it trendy and modern. Expect the bike to get a slightly revised exterior design along with new body colours and graphics. It may also get a tweaked fly-screen as well as a new digital instrument panel.
It will run on a BS 6-complaint version of the 162.7cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine. This engine is also seen on the Unicorn 160 where it delivers 12.7 PS of power at 7,500 rpm and 14 Nm of peak torque at 5,500rpm.
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Its hardware kit will likely remain unaltered as the bike will continue along with the same conventional telescopic front fork and a mono-shock at the rear. Also, the stopping power will be delivered with the same disc brake setup at the front and a drum unit at the rear. The brakes will work along with the safety net of a single-channel ABS, as seen in the past.
Currently, HMSI has products such as BS 6-compliant Activa 125, Activa 6G, Dio, Grazia 125, SP125, Unicorn, Shine, and CD110, in its portfolio. Soon Livo BS 6 will also join the list, and most likely new X-Blade will also follow soon.
The new 2020 X-Blade 160 will carry a slightly higher price tag against the previous BS 4 model. Expect it to be around ₹6,000 costlier.