Things are pretty hot now in the Indian motorcycle market. Several manufacturers are rushing to unveil new models. Particularly, Royal Enfield has promised to unveil a new model every quarter for the next seven years.
However, the Japanese manufacturers in India are often much more deliberate with their model reveals. But it seems that Honda India is readying a new release sometime this month. They have released a couple of very brief teaser videos that hint their newest machine will be an adventure touring bike.
Indian outlet Rushlane says that the new bike will be based on the existing naked category Honda Hornet 2.0. That bike carries a 183cc single-cylinder engine making 17 hp and 16.1 nm (11.8 lb-ft) of torque. Power from the engine is transmitted through a 5-speed gearbox.
Another Indian publication, Bikewale offers a few more details. They say the new bike will be called the NX200. The videos show that the bike will get a taller windscreen and handguards with integrated turn indicators.
But according to Bikewale, the NX200 may get the same suspension as the Hornet 2.0 and will not receive a longer travel suspension. They also say that the LED headlight and fuel tank are the same as the Hornet 2.0. Finally, other tidbits like alloy wheels, the instrument cluster, and mirrors will be borrowed from the Hornet as a cost-saving measure.
Bikewale says that the current Hornet retails at ₹133,000 ($1,790) with an on-the-road price of ₹157,000 ($2,115). Using those prices as a basis of estimate, Bikewale says the NX 200 should arrive with a price tag of about ₹170,000 ($2,290).
At this time, there’s no word on whether this bike will be exported anywhere else in the world.