Honda CB500X vs rivals: Price comparison
Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India recently introduced the CB500X adventure touring motorcycle in the market. The bike has been launched as a CKD (Completely Knocked Down) product and has been priced at ₹6,87,386 (ex-showroom, Gurugram). At this price tag, it directly locks horns with other middleweight adventure bikes such as Kawasaki Versys 650 and the Suzuki V-Strom 650.
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The Honda CB500X gets an 8-valve liquid-cooled parallel twin-cylinder engine which pumps out a maximum power of 35kw at 8500rpm and peak torque of 43.2Nm at 6500rpm. It comes with an Assist/Slipper Clutch and gets a 6-speed gearbox. It is the youngest member of the adventure bike family from Honda.
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The company has also initiated bookings of the bike from Monday at its premium big bike dealerships – BigWing Topline & BigWing across India.
- Kawasaki Versys 650: ₹6.69 lakh
Kawasaki's dedicated middleweight adventure touring bike - Versys 650 is one of the most popular bikes of the segment. It retails at a price tag of ₹6,69,000 (Ex-Showroom) and features a 649 cc Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke Parallel Twin engine. The engine is capable of delivering 69 PS at 8,500 rpm and 64 Nm at 7,000 rpm. The transmission option includes a six-speed manual gearbox.
- Suzuki V-Strom 650XT: 8.85 Lakh
After a year of getting revealed at the Auto Expo, the bike was introduced in the market a few months back in the newest BS 6 iteration. Sadly, the BS 6 update also brought along a huge price hike which raised the pricing by as much as ₹1,37,423 in comparison to the previous BS 4 variant. It now costs ₹8,84,000 (ex-showroom Delhi). At the heart of the bike sits a 645cc DOHC 90-degree V-Twin motor which delivers 70.7PS of maximum power and 62Nm of peak torque.