tech2 News StaffAugust 19, 2021 12:50:39 PM IST
Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) has removed from our market the newest and smallest adventure motorcycle called the Honda CB200X. Based on Hornet 2.0, the Honda CB200X was launched in India today for 1.44,500 rubles (ex-showroom, Gurugram), and reservations for this adventure traveler are now open both online and offline (at Honda Red Wing stores)) for 2,000 rubles . At this price, the Honda CB200X will cost about 13,000 rubles more than the Hornet on which it is based, but it also promises true dual-use capability. Deliveries will begin in early September.
While clearly based on the Hornet and incorporating several elements visible in the motorcycle, it is noticeably taller and more impressive, with large tank extensions, a large visor, engine bash plate and a larger, flatter handlebar that better brings it together with Honda’s larger adventure bikes available overseas.
It is powered by the same 184.4 cm3 single-cylinder engine we have seen in the Hornet 2.0. However, Honda says it has tuned the engine for a better mid-range impact, which is always beneficial for the adventure traveler. The engine is connected to a five-speed transmission.
The CB200X gets a thick upside-down fork and rear mono shock, drives 17-inch Alloy wheels protected by ” tread patterns ”, and features front and rear petal brakes and single-channel ABS as standard. It weighs 147 kg, has a seat height of 810 mm and a fuel tank of 12 liters.
In terms of equipment, the Honda CB200X gets fully LED lighting, a digital instrument display, knuckle guards with integrated LED turn signals, and a key slot located in front of the fuel tank for convenience.
While Honda says the CB200X will create a new segment for itself, it will also have to fight another adventure motorcycle – the Hero Xpulse 200, which starts at a much cheaper 120,800 rubles (ex-showroom, Delhi)).