Another bit of good news for ADV enthusiasts (like myself); Honda has commenced deliveries for the recently launched CB200X. FYI, it’s priced at Rs 1.44 lakh (ex-showroom, Gurugram) which makes about Rs 13,000 more expensive than the Hornet 2.0 – the bike on which the CB200X is based. Apart from the price, there are a number of other changes too. To know more about them, head over to our launch story.
The deliveries were commenced through the company’s ‘Red Wing’ dealerships and the maiden customer key handover ceremony was conducted at Faridabad Honda. The CB200X, as the name suggests, is powered by a 184.4cc two-valve, SOHC, air-cooled single-cylinder engine, which produces 17bhp and 16.1Nm of torque and is paired to a 5-speed gearbox. It comes with three colour options – Pearl Nightstar Black, Matte Selene Silver Metallic & Sports Red.
Speaking on the occasion of the first delivery of CB200X, Yadvinder Singh Guleria, Director – Sales & Marketing, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India, said, “From the day it was launched, our dealer network has been receiving inquiries, especially from new-age customers. As the situation is getting normal and people are moving out for work and leisure trips, they are looking for the machine which meets all their expectations. With Honda’s CB legacy, the all-new CB200X proves to be the best partner for both a busy weekday city commute as well as short weekend relaxed rides.”
The question one has to ask themselves is simple. Would you pick the Honda CB200X over the Hero XPulse 200? Mind you, the latter costs Rs 20,000 less than Honda’s latest product in India. Although, it must be said that the XPulse isn’t exactly an ADV, but more of a dual-purpose commuter with a penchant for off-roading. That way, the CB200X feels like a unique offering in the ADV space, especially on the more affordable side of things.