BREAKING: New Honda ADV Bike India Launch Date Confirmed, Teaser Revealed
Likely to be called the Honda NX200, the upcoming motorcycle will be based on the Honda Hornet 2.0
[UPDATE: Honda has launched its most affordable ADV in India, called the CB200X. You can read all about it in our launch report here.]
- It features large tank extensions with a fairing-mounted LED headlamp.
- Comes with a gold-finished inverted front fork and rear monoshock like the streetfighter.
- Will compete with the Hero XPulse 200T.
Honda has released a teaser of its upcoming adventure bike, likely to be called the Honda NX200. We were right in our exclusive report earlier last month, as this Honda Hornet 2.0-based ADV is set to be launched in the country on August 19.
The teaser shows the LED headlamp shape is similar to the one in the Hornet 2.0, but is fitted into a half-fairing with large tank extensions. This should make the handlebar a little lighter as the headlamp is no longer mounted onto the fork. The handlebar features plastic knuckle guards with integrated LED indicators.
Honda has also equipped the motorcycle with a slightly tall windshield, which should mitigate the wind blasts on the highways. We hope Honda offers Bluetooth connectivity with turn-by-turn navigation in this motorcycle, like the Honda H’Ness CB350. And like the naked, this one too appears to have a split-seat setup.
Expect the powerplant in the Honda NX200 to be in the same tune as the Hornet 2.0. In the naked, it produces 17.2PS and 16.1Nm. We hope Honda tweaks the ratios for a stronger bottom-end to go with the bike’s demeanour.
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The motorcycle features block pattern tyres likely wrapping the same 17-inch wheels as the Hornet 2.0 to keep costs in check. The video also shows a glimpse of the side profile of the motorcycle. It gets the same gold-finished inverted front fork and a rear monoshock as the naked. We hope the fork travel is slightly more to justify its adventure credentials. Brakes are likely to be the same 276mm front and 220mm rear, presumably with dual-channel ABS as standard.
All in all, the new Honda ADV bike will be more of a road-biased adventure bike than a hardcore ADV like the Royal Enfield Himalayan. Expect it to cost around Rs 15,000 more than the Hornet 2.0, which starts from Rs 1,31,182 (ex-showroom Delhi). The bike will compete with the Hero XPulse 200T, and will help the company build a base in the burgeoning small-capacity ADV segment. It will also be Honda’s most affordable ADV after the much more expensive Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin.
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