In Honda’s showrooms itself you will find the CB Hornet 160R. The bike costs Rs 85,943 for the standard variant and is also available with ABS at Rs 91,443. It is powered by a 162cc, single-cylinder engine that produces 14.9bhp and 14.5Nm of torque. There is the XBlade’s biggest rival, the TVS Apache RTR 160 4V at Rs 82,810. It is also offered with a rear disc brake at Rs 85,810. The bike uses a 159cc, single-cylinder motor that puts out 16.1bhp and 14.8Nm of torque. TVS isn’t offering the Apache RTR 160 4V with ABS system as yet.
With similar sporty intent comes the Bajaj Pulsar NS160 at Rs 82,624. While there is no ABS, it comes with an option of a rear disc at Rs 85,690. Powering the motorcycle is a 160cc, single-cylinder engine that produces 15.3bhp and 14.6Nm of torque. Yamaha offers the standard variant of the FZ S V 2.0 at Rs 83,542 and rear disc variant at Rs 87,542. It uses a 149cc, single-cylinder motor that produces 13bhp and 12.8Nm of torque.
Around the same price, Suzuki has the Gixxer with an ABS system as option at Rs 87,872. The standard variant costs Rs 82,607. The Gixxer is powered by a 155cc, single-cylinder engine that produces 14bhp and 14Nm of torque.
The list also includes three 180cc motorcycles, albeit without an ABS unit even as option. Bajaj has the Pulsar 180 at Rs 84,243 and the Avenger Street 180 at Rs 87,827. Both bikes use a 180cc, single-cylinder motor although with different power outputs.
While the Pulsar 180’s unit produces 17bhp and 14Nm, the Avenger 180 puts out 15.3bhp and 13.7Nm. Then there is the TVS Apache RTR 180 at Rs 84,578. The bike’s 177cc motor produces 17.3bhp and 15.5Nm of torque. You also have the option of a 200cc motorcycle in the price range of the Honda XBlade ABS; the Hero Xtreme 200R. Priced at Rs 89,000 the Xtreme 200R gets an ABS unit as standard. It is powered by a 199cc, single-cylinder motor that produces 18.1bhp and 17.1Nm of torque.
On the other end of the spectrum there are two scooters on offer from Vespa. There is the VXL 125 and SXL 125 at Rs 85,783 and Rs 90,410 respectively. These scooters are not yet equipped with a CBS unit. Both are powered by a 125cc, single-cylinder motor that puts out 9.9bhp and 10.6Nm of torque and is mated to a CVT gearbox.