Honda CB200X borrows the 184.4 cc engine from Hornet 2.0 that produces a maximum power output of 17.3 PS and 16.1 Nm of peak torque
Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI) has today launched its most affordable adventure touring motorcycle in the domestic market. Dubbed the CB200X as opposed to NX200, it is based on the Honda Hornet 2.0 naked streetfighter and has plenty in common with it. As for the pricing, the Honda CB200X has been positioned above the Hornet 2.0 and it costs Rs. 1.44,500 (ex-showroom).
The Honda CB200X could be significantly more premium than the Hero Xpulse 200 that costs around Rs. 1.20 lakh (ex-showroom). Its official bookings are open across the country. The Honda CB200X comes as part of the Japanese brand regularly expanding its motorcycle range as in recent times, the H’ness CB350 and CB350 RS were launched and they have been well received amongst customers.
With the CB200X, Honda is stepping into a brave new territory as the adventure motorcycle space is definitely gaining traction amongst buyers and enthusiasts. The Honda CB200X has a host of design similarities with the Hornet 2.0 and it features a sharp-looking LED headlight as its naked sibling along with LED turn signals mounted on the plastic knuckle guards, tinted windscreen, tall handlebar, etc.
|Honda CB200X Specs||Units|
|Engine||184.4 cc air-cooled FI engine|
|Power||17.3 PS at 8,500 rpm|
|Torque||16.1 Nm at 6,000 rpm|
|Suspension||USD Front And Monoshock Rear|
|Brakes||Front And Rear Disc With Dual Channel ABS|
It also boasts split seats, an engine cowl, and dual-purpose tyres and unlike the almost flat handlebar setup from the Hornet 2.0, the Honda CB200X has an upright handlebar setup that should aid in on- and off-roading. It also features gold-coloured upside front forks and monoshock rear suspension. The CB nameplate does have a heritage and is not something new to India but the X badge brings in an adventure touring package.
Honda says the CB200X is aimed at next-gen millennials and it has a liquid crystal display for the instrument cluster, front and rear disc brakes with dual-channel ABS system, black alloy wheels, and key mounted on the fuel tank. As for the performance, the same 184.4 cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine borrowed from the Hornet 2.0 is utilised.
It produces a maximum power output of 17.3 PS and 16.1 Nm of peak torque and is paired with a five-speed transmission. It is no secret that pricing will play a key role in the success of any motorcycle in the affordable space and the Honda CB200X is more premium than its main rival. Apparently, its off-roading capabilities will have to be examined and explored to get to a conclusion.