Auto Expo 2018: Honda Motorcycles launches new 160cc bike X-blade
New Delhi: Honda Motorcycles and Scooters India Ltd (HMSI) unveiled its new 160cc motorcycle, called X-blade, at the Auto Expo on Wednesday. The company also showcased the latest version of its popular scooter called Activa 5G.
Apart from that, HMSI also exhibited five domestic and six global fun bikes.
“India being the largest motorcycle market for Honda, it contributes almost one-third of Honda’s global motorcycle sales. Global Honda will continue to provide full support to our Indian motorcycle operations. By providing more advanced models with segment leading features, we will create higher value at a reasonable price and transform customer expectations into reality. As for our global, big ‘Fun bikes’ which feature those advanced technologies, we will bring them to the Indian market much faster, better aligned to the global launch timing. This will help meet more diverse customer needs in India,” said Takahiro Hachigo, president and CEO, Honda Motor Co. Ltd.
X-Blade will be available in five colours—matte marvel blue metallic, matte frozen silver metallic, pearl spartan red, pearl igneous black and matte marshal green metallic.
The price of the motorcycle will be announced closer to its market availability in March.
“Gaining maximum market share, Honda is set to cross 6 million sales target this fiscal year. Our 3 brand new models of 2017-18—Cliq, Africa Twin and Grazia—are already well received in the Indian market. I am confident that India will experience street riding like never before on our 4th brand new offering X-Blade with leading segment first features. 2018 will be an exciting year for the two-wheeler industry and Honda is all set to transform the way India rides in future,” said Minoru Kato, president and CEO, HMSI.