The Honda CB200X has been launched in India today and is priced at Rs 1,44,500 (ex-showroom). Bookings for the motorcycle have opened on the official website.
The Honda CB200X is an ADV-inspired sport-tourer and the latest addition to the lineup of Honda motorcycles in India. With the Indian market having a newfound love for adventure motorcycles, manufacturers are trying to keep up with the demand. A teaser video from Honda two weeks ago us a glimpse at their upcoming motorcycle. We earlier thought that the bike would be called the Honda NX200 as the name was patented. But today we can confirm that this new motorcycle will be called the Honda CB200X
The CB200X uses the Hornet 2.0 as its base and sports the same headlight unit as seen on the Hornet 2.0 surrounded by a good-looking ADV-style fairing with a tall windscreen. The bike gets all-around LED lighting, front indicators on the knuckle guards, a split seat setup, and a chunky golden USD fork at the front. The engine in the CB200X is the same one we have seen in the Hornet 2.0. This is a simple two-valve, air-cooled, and fuel-injected motor putting out 17.3 hp at 8,500 rpm and a peak torque of 16.1 Nm at 6,500 rpm. The only thing separating the Honda CB200X from the Hornet 2.0 is a new fairing at the front, a wider and raised handlebar, and block-pattern tyres. More details to follow once we ride the motorcycle.
Talking on the launch Mr. Atsushi Ogata, Managing Director, President & CEO, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. said, “Today, it is my great pleasure to introduce a new motorcycle, inspired by Honda’s legendary CB legacy. Keeping in mind the evolving lifestyle of the Indian youth, the urban explorer – CB200X gives today’s youngsters a riding experience that pushes them to explore more. Built to excite riders, CB200X offers a perfect riding companion for their daily city rides and short weekend getaways beyond the cityscapes.”
Sharing more details, Mr. Yadvinder Singh Guleria, Director, Sales & Marketing, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. said, “Marking a steady evolution in 180-200cc segment, CB200X is a classic urban explorer at heart developed for next-gen millennials. Its design is inspired by Honda’s legendary higher displacement adventure bikes. The overall design provides riders an upright and relaxed posture for city commute as well as for their weekend rides. Built to deliver dynamic performance, its engine delivers a powerful torque character in a practical range and a sporty performance in high rpm range. Unique knuckle covers with integrated LED winkers, golden USD front forks along with other features not only lend CB200X an imposing road presence but a premium rugged character too. Be it the urban landscape or beyond, CB200X gives you the freedom to EXPLORE LIFE WITH EVERY RIDE!”