Just as India’s political arena is abuzz with the rivalry of various political parties in the run-up to the Lok Sabha elections, the country’s motorcycle market is also in the final stage of competition. Last year Royal Enfield gave a big surprise by launching the new generation Himalayan 450. On the first day of the new year, his answer came from Honda. A state-of-the-art adventure bike like the Himalayan, the NX500 has been launched in India. Now the Japanese company started its delivery.
The NX500 is the successor to the CB500X. Price Rs 5.90 lakh (ex-showroom). It is being bought through the company’s premium Bigwing dealership. Available in a total of three colors – Grand Prix Red, Pearl Horizon White and Gun Powder Black. The bike’s 471 cc parallel twin engine produces 47 bhp of power and 43 Nm of torque. The number of gears is six. Comes with slipper clutch.
Generally, customers buy adventure bikes with the idea of going through mountains or forests. Keeping that in mind, the Honda NX500 has got simple but essential features. From LED lights to a 5-inch TFT color display with Bluetooth connectivity and a navigation system. Traction control and ABS technology are also present to protect the riders.
Suspension duties are handled by 41 mm wide piston USB forks at the front and five-step adjustable shock absorbers at the rear. 296 mm front wheel and 240 mm rear wheel disc brakes and dual channel ABS can be seen.