Honda CB200X is targetted at the millenials!
Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI) today launched the CB200X, a 200 cc adventure (?) motorcycle, targeted at the urban-dwelling millennials. The motorcycle is based on the Honda Hornet 2.0, and comes with identical mechanicals. CB200X is priced at 1,44,500, ex-showroom.
CB200X : The Highlights
The CB 200X gets a desirable styling with things like an LED headlamp, LED turn signals with blinkers on knuckle guards, tinted windscreen, tall handlebar, upswept exhausts, engine cowl, split seats, gold-painted upside front forks, etc on offer. The rider triangle is quite upright and comfortable. The motorcycle runs on dual-purpose tyres and looks action-ready.
Much like the Hornet 2.0, the CB200X also gets a digital instrument cluster, black alloy wheels, front and rear disc brakes and a tank-mounted keyhole.
The mechanicals of the CB200X are shared with the Hornet 2.0. It gets the same 184.4 cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine churning out 17.3 PS and 16.1 Nm, mated to a 5-speed transmission. It gets dual-channel ABS as well.
The Road Ahead!
Despite its ‘CB’ name, this motorcycle is a mass-market product, and would thus be retailed through the regular Honda dealerships (which they call Redline) and not the BigWings. The compelling price tag and vast dealer outreach would fetch the CB200X fortunes for sure. The only possible rival would be the Hero XPulse 200, which feels a lot less premium than the CB200X (and slightly cheaper too). Bookings for the CB200X have already begun and the deliveries too will commence soon.