Honda is set to release a new adventure bike in India on August 19. The new motorcycle is reportedly based on the Hornet 2.0 naked bike, which was launched last September. According to reports, the upcoming ADV model could be called the Honda NX200.
The Japanese bike manufacturer recently released a teaser video possibly showing the new ADV in action. In the video, we can see a close-up look of the bike, sporting a windscreen and knuckle guards. The LED headlights are seemingly identical to that of the Hornet 2.0.
If the rumored NX200 borrows its powertrain from the Hornet 2.0, which is likely, then the bike will get a 184cc air-cooled single-cylinder engine. The mill produces 17 hp and 16 Nm of torque, but will probably be tuned differently for the NX200. Feature-wise, LED lighting looks confirmed, and a fully digital LCD instrument panel is possible, as well as single-channel ABS. Speculators in India point the price to being slightly higher than the Hornet 2.0. When converted, the price translates to about P145,000. Unfortunately, there's no word on a local release for this model.
As for local adventure bikes, Honda offers models such as the CB500X and Africa Twin. The CB500X is an adventure touring bike powered by a 471cc liquid-cooled engine, capable of 46 hp and 43 Nm of torque. The engine pairs with a 6-speed manual transmission gearbox. Standard features include ABS, an LCD instrument cluster, and the Honda Intelligent Security System (HISS). The Honda CB500X is available for P370,000.
The Honda Africa Twin is a bonafide adventure bike powered by a 999cc liquid-cooled, parallel-twin engine that produces 89 hp and 93 Nm of torque. The engine is mated to either a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission. Features for this bike include ABS, traction control, a slipper clutch, an engine immobilizer, and an alarm system. The Honda Africa Twin is available starting at P860,000.