After the launch of the Honda CB350 RS, the company is eyeing to launch a new bike called CB500X as well.
The Japanese auto giant is planning to launch the CB500X Adventure Touring motorcycle in India, sometime in April which is quite close to the heels of the CB350 RS. This development comes after the Honda President, MD, and CEO Atsushi Ogata recently said that they were still evaluating the Indian market, further mentioning that they would personally prefer a 500cc motorcycle, but nothing more was said.
The bike is available in the international markets and if the same model comes to India, then its specifications would be a 471cc parallel-twin capable of producing 47 PS of power and 42 Nm of torque.
The suspension is handled by a 41mm telescopic fork up front and a rear monoshock with nine-position preload adjustability. Also, the CB500X gets a 19/17-inch front/rear alloy wheel set-up.
In terms of design, CB500X comes with a big tank, tall adjustable windscreen and staggered wheel set up. Other features include full-LED lighting, dual-channel ABS, and LCD instrument cluster.
The bike may get priced at a sub-Rs 6 lakh figure and after its launch, the bike’s sole competition would be Benelli TRK 502 in its specific segment.