Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI) today launched the all-new ‘NX500’ adventure tourer at an attractive price of Rs. 5,90,000 (ex-showroom New Delhi). The new model will make its way to the Indian market through CBU* route (*Completely Built-Up). Bookings for the All-New NX500 are now open, and it will be sold via BigWing dealerships across India.
Commenting on the launch of the NX500, Mr. Yogesh Mathur, Director, Sales and Marketing, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India, said, “We are pleased to introduce the all-new NX500 in the Indian market within three months of its global debut at EICMA 2023. As we embark on this exciting journey, we are confident that the NX500 will surely excite the ADV buyers in India. The bookings for the NX500 are now open at our premium BigWing dealerships and its deliveries will begin from next month onwards.”
The motorcycle’s new all-LED headlight and tail lamp are compactly designed. Honda’s latest adventure touring bike boasts of a new 5-inch full colour TFT screen that uses optical bonding to improve visibility in bright sunlight. It is also customizable, and the rider can select a display style between Bar, Circle & Simple along with a background colour from White, Black & Auto.
The NX500 offers IOS/Android smartphone connectivity of Honda RoadSync along with a backlit 4-way toggle-switch on the left handlebar. This allows on-screen turn-by-turn navigation as well as the option for the rider to make calls or listen to music (via a Bluetooth headset). It also gets an emergency stop signal feature that communicates sudden braking to the vehicles behind by flashing turn signals at high speed.
owering the all-new Honda NX500 is a 471cc, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke DOHC engine with a parallel twin-cylinder layout that offers a well-proportioned balance of enjoyable performance with an energetic high-revving character and zappy top end. This motor churns out 35kW power at 8,600rpm and 43Nm of peak torque at 6,500rpm, paired with a slick-changing 6-speed gearbox.
The NX500’s powerful characteristic in the low to mid-RPM ranges facilitates high maneuverability and a strong feel of acceleration on city roads. There is also an assist/slipper clutch which eases upshifts and eliminates rear wheel hopping under hard braking and downshifting scenarios. It gets switchable HSTC (Honda Selectable Torque Control) system as well to manage rear wheel traction for increased peace of mind while riding on slippery terrains.
Ensuring an optimal balance between lightweight body and structural rigidity, the NX500 carries forward the steel diamond-tube mainframe. This adventure touring motorcycle gets a 19-inch front and a 17-inch rear trail-pattern radial tyres which are sized 110/80-R19 and 160/60-R17. Its alloy wheels, however, are completely new cast aluminium Y-shaped 5-spoke units.
This ADV is equipped with Showa 41mm SFF-BP upside-down (USD) front forks and a Pro-Link mono-suspension at the rear with a 5-stage preload adjuster. Braking duties are performed by dual 296mm front discs with two-piston calipers at front & a 240mm disc with a 1-piston caliper at rear with dual-channel ABS as standard.
The All-New Honda NX500 has been attractively priced at Rs. 5,90,000 (ex-showroom New Delhi). It will be available in three colour schemes that complement its adventure persona. They are – Grand Prix Red, Matte Gunpowder Black Metallic and Pearl Horizon White. Bookings are now open at HMSI’s premium BigWing dealerships across India. Deliveries will begin from February 2024 onwards.
All-New Honda NX500 Colour Grand Prix Red | Matte Gunpowder Black Metallic | Pearl Horizon White Introductory Price
(ex-showroom New Delhi)