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.
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.
2021 Honda CB200X
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.
2021 Honda CB200X
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
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
From Left to Right: M Kito, Director, A Ogata, MD, President and CEO, YS Guleria, Director, HMSI with CB200X
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!