Wednesday, June 19, 2024
HomeTop NewsHonda XBlade BS6 launched: Details no one is talking about

Honda XBlade BS6 launched: Details no one is talking about

Published on

spot_img

Honda has launched the BS6 version of its XBlade, and like its other three recent launches (CD 110 Dream, Grazia 125, and Livo), even the XBlade packs in more than just BS6 compliance. I’ll talk about those in a bit, but let me give you the prices first.

Honda XBlade BS6Honda

Honda XBlade BS6 price

There are two variants of the XBlade BS6. One’s a disc/drum (front/rear) motorcycle while the other gets disc brakes on both the wheels. The former is priced at Rs 1,06,687 while the latter will cost you Rs 1,10,968.

Here’s what the competition looks like:

Yamaha FZ-FI: Rs 99,700 (discs on both wheels)
Hero Xtreme 160R: Rs 99,950 (disc/drum variant) and Rs 1,03,500 (discs on both wheels)
Bajaj Pulsar NS 160: Rs 1,05,901 (discs on both wheels)
TVS Apache RTR 160 4V: 1,02,950 (disc/drum variant) and 1,06,000 (discs on both wheels)
Suzuki Gixxer: Rs 1,11,900 (discs on both wheels)

All prices mentioned in this story are ex-showroom, Delhi.

Honda XBlade BS6: What’s new?

The XBlade is now fuel injected, and Honda says that its “PGM-Fi is a system that uses 8 onboard sensors to constantly inject optimum fuel and air mixture to provide greater performance and superior efficiency.” Honda claims that the XBlade now has best-in-class torque output. And that’s true. While the BS4 bike used to produce 13.9 Nm of peak torque at 6,000 rpm, the BS6 model puts out 14.7 Nm at 5,500 rpm. The double disc variant’s wet weight is 144 kg. At this point, the traffic-light-drag addicts amongst you might want to know the torque output figures and weight of the other bikes in this segment, so here they are:

Yamaha FZ-FI: 13.6 Nm at 5,500 rpm / 137 kg
Suzuki Gixxer: 13.8 Nm at 6,000 rpm / 141 kg
TVS Apache RTR 160 4V: 14.12 Nm at 7,250 rpm / 149 kg
Bajaj Pulsar 160 NS: 14.6 Nm at 7,250 rpm / 151 kg

The addition of a counterweight balancer, a rear disc brake, an engine-kill swtich, and new graphics comprise the other “new” features of the BS6 XBlade.

Honda XBlade BS6 disc brakes

Honda XBlade BS6 disc brakesHonda

If you’re wondering why I haven’t mentioned the torque output figure of the Hero Xtreme 160R, it’s because Hero itself hasn’t provided that until now. However, the company did mention that the bike weighs 138.5 kg net, which makes it the second lightest bike in the segment.

Honda XBlade BS6: What’s not new, but still worth mentioning?

Honda XBlade BS6 digital meter

Honda XBlade BS6 digital meterHonda

LED headlight, LED taillight, hazard lights, digital instrument cluster, sealed chain, single-channel ABS, 160 mm ground clearance, 1,347 mm wheelbase, and a 10:1 compression ratio. Okay, one more—the seat height is 795 mm, which is good news for shorter riders.

See also  The media tax will ensure that there are Irish voices in the 'Content Tsunami'

Latest articles

A trip to Ireland with Finn Mellon – Windsurf Journal

Personal information Personal data that may be collected on the Site is as follows:Cookies: As...

Ukraine drone attack on Russian oil refinery

Continued after ad ...

In Northern Ireland, a route dedicated to self-esteem

In Northern Ireland, a new experience, the Spirit Trail and Distillery Passport, invites visitors...

Ireland (Northern) on the whiskey side.

There are things that we say should be eaten in “moderation” and others, on...

More like this

A trip to Ireland with Finn Mellon – Windsurf Journal

Personal information Personal data that may be collected on the Site is as follows:Cookies: As...

Ukraine drone attack on Russian oil refinery

Continued after ad ...

In Northern Ireland, a route dedicated to self-esteem

In Northern Ireland, a new experience, the Spirit Trail and Distillery Passport, invites visitors...