Honda has launched the ABS-equipped variant of the X-Blade at Rs 87,776 (ex-showroom, Delhi). The standard non-ABS bike, in comparison, sells for Rs 79,768 (ex-showroom, Delhi). The new variant uses a single-channel ABS system to supplement the 276mm disc brake at the front, although the rear retains the 130mm drum brake.
This variant also features fork covers and rim tapes as standard fitment. The X-Blade ABS retains the 162.7cc, air-cooled motor which produces 13.9hp at 8,500rpm and 13.9Nm of torque at 6,000rpm. This engine is mated to a five-speed gearbox.
The X-Blade ABS is available in five colours – blue, green, red, silver and black. Honda has priced the ABS-equipped X-Blade on par with the Suzuki Gixxer ABS (Rs 87,871). Another similarly priced ABS-equipped motorcycle is the Hero Xtreme 200R, which costs Rs 89,900 (ex-showroom, Delhi).
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