Honda Unveils X-Blade Adventure At Auto Expo 2018

The XBlade Adventure is a rugged version of the XBlade featuring a larger wind deflector and a pair of crash guards

After showcasing the X-Blade at the 2018 Auto Expo, Honda has already revealed a slightly different take on it. The X-Blade Adventure is styled along the lines of overland motorcycles built to cross continents.

Honda X-Blade Adventure

Good news?

It features a larger windshield, typical of adventure touring motorcycles, that should keep the wind blast off your arms and shoulders and help reduce fatigue. It also sports a pair of crash guards up front that help protect bike and rider from harm when taking a spill, something quite common when riding across rough terrain.

Honda X-Blade Adventure

The rear pillion grab rails have been replaced with a sturdy carrier style unit that looks like it’s ready to take a tail box to either fit a helmet or additional luggage. The sturdy unit should also make it easy to bungee on more luggage and better support a set of saddlebags than the split cast aluminium unit from the regular X-Blade.

Honda X-Blade Adventure

The Adventure also sports some faux carbon fibre accents to the bodywork and around the fuel cap and carries additional Adventure branding as well. The grey paint job with yellow and camouflage accents are also quite striking.

Honda X-Blade Adventure

The X-Blade Adventure is powered by the same 162.71cc, air-cooled, single-cylinder engine that puts out 14PS of power at 8500rpm and 13.9Nm of torque at 6000rpm. This motor is mated to a 5-speed gearbox.

Honda X-Blade Adventure
Honda X-Blade Adventure

Is there bad news then?

Honda says that this is just of an exercise to gauge response and decide if they should launch a range of accessories for the X-Blade as they have done for the little Honda Navi. The silver lining is that if the response is really good you just might see a complete kit that turns your X-Blade into a good looking, mild adventure tourer.

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