- Dealers haven’t received the stock of the bike
- 2023 model could be on its way to India
- No official confirmation yet
Honda has removed its mid-size adventure tourer, the CB500X, from its official BigWing website in India. While this could be an indication of its discontinuation, we are yet to receive an official confirmation on the same. Nevertheless, we spoke with a bunch of BigWing dealers who confirmed that they don’t have the motorcycle in stock as of now but the 2023 edition might come around April-May.
The Honda CB500X was launched in India in March 2021 with an exorbitant price tag of Rs 6.87 lakh (ex-showroom). This was followed by the brand reducing its price by a whopping Rs 1 lakh in February 2022. The supposed reason for this was the need to clear the stock of the motorcycle and make way for the updated model which is already available in the international markets.
The CB500X received a couple of significant changes last year in a few markets overseas. This update brought along new 41mm Showa upside-down forks up front, as against the telescopic forks in the India-spec model. Other changes include new cast aluminum wheels and swingarm both of which are lighter on the updated model. Accompanying these changes is the refreshed colour palette comprising swankier shades. Other aspects of the bike are the same and it continues to be powered by a smooth and potent 471cc, parallel-twin engine that produces 47bhp and 43Nm of peak torque.
If Honda brings the new 2023 edition of the CB500X to India with the aforementioned updates, it remains to be seen if the brand prices the bike attractively this time around.