The Honda CB200X has just been released to the Indian masses – and the soft ADV tourer succeeded in pranking us all with the name choice.
A few days ago, Honda filed a patent for a bike labeled the ‘NX200’.
Rumors started to circulate with the assumption that Honda was about to release a new motorbike, called the NX200.
Now, with the Honda CB200X officially out and ready to rumble, we see that the other guesses as to power, price, and placement in the Honda lineup were at least a tad more accurate.
According to FinancialExpress, the CB200X will be competing against the likes of the Royal Enfield Himalayan and the Hero XPulse 200.
Like the BMW G 310 GS and the KTM 250 Adventure, the CB200X will also have alloy wheels – the ‘soft adventure tourer’ title clearly delineating why the wheels wouldn’t need to be spoked.
And honestly, with the single-cylinder engine (the same from the Hornet 2.0) putting out 17 hp at 8,500 rpm and 16 Nm of torque at 6,000 rpm, we’re looking at an entry-level adventure touring placement that nestles itself nicely between Honda’s 100cc and 200cc segments with a 184cc heart that promises to beat steady.
A further look at the specs sheet, and it’s obvious Honda tricked the CB200x with all the comfort needed for a soft adventure touring bike.
The CB200X includes a split seat, as well as split grab rails, an engine cowl for protection on the road, a tinted visor, dual-purpose tread patterned tyres, upside-down forks at the front, full LED lighting with 5 levels of adjustability, knuckle guards with integrated turn indicators, and petal disc brakes with a single-channel ABS.
Colors include Pearl Nightstar Black, Matte Selene Silver Metallic, and Sports Red.
Interested in having this beauty for yourself? A heads up from Honda – the bike will be sold through the regular RedWing outlets – not be retailed through the company’s BigWing premium dealerships.
Here’s the spec breakdown:
- 810 mm seat height
- 147 kg in weight
- 167 mm of ground clearance
- 12 L tank
- 184.4cc, single-cylinder engine
- 17 hp @ 8,500 rpm
- 16 Nm @ 6,000 rpm
- Single-channel ABS
- 5-speed gearbox
- 110/70-17 inch front tyre
- 140/70-17 inch rear tyre
- 276mm front disc
- 220mm rear disc
- USD front forks
- 3 color options: Pearl Nightstar Black, Matte Selene Silver Metallic, and Sports Red
- Knuckle guard with embedded indicators
Our hats off to Honda for the release of a solid entry-level soft adventure touring bike.
Looking forward to seeing what the Japanese manufacturer has next in store for India’s moto community – maybe we’re still going to get that NX200 and Honda will fill in the spot for the dearly missed CBR150R…you never know!