Is Honda planning an off-roader on the lines of the Hero Impulse for the Indian market?


Honda NXR 160 Bros (2)

It seems like the template of the Hero Impulse is fast getting replicated by all major two-wheeler makers in India. We reported the possible launch of the  Yamaha Lander yesterday. Seems like even Honda is planning a new off-road motorcycle for the Indian market. If recent reports are to be believed, Honda will soon introduce a brand new off-road spec motorcycle to the Indian market.

This upcoming Hero MotoCorp motorcycle, the NXR 160 Bros, is being patented for its design in India and we may soon see this off-roader tackling the rough, broken terrain in the sub-continent.

Honda NXR 160 Bros Patent - Watermarked

The NXR 160 Bros comes equipped with a 162.7 cc, air cooled, single cylinder OHC (Over Head Camshaft,) engine, with rockers arms to reduce friction and vibration, and electronic injection PGM-FI (Programmed Fuel Injection).

The engine also gets an expansion chamber installed near the exhaust outlet to increase torque at low revs, a narrower valve cover and specially lubricated elements, among others. The 162.7cc engine churns out 14.5 hp of power at 8,500 rpm 14.31 Nm of torque at 5,500 rpm. Power is sent to the rear wheels via a five-speed box.

Honda NXR 160 Bros (3)

The Brazilian website lists the price of the Honda NXR 160 Bros at 10,720 Brazilian Real which roughly translates to Rs 1.77 lakh. We hope Honda introduces the motorcycle at a smaller price India.

Would you be interested in the product if and when Honda launches it in India? What should be the right price for this sort of a motorcycle in India?

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  • Nitro says:

    Funny because they accomplished in selling 1 lakh units of the new Unicorn 160 in 8 months time. A feat not even the FZ and Gixxer has managed.

  • Mahesh says:

    The onroad-offroad segment now looks interesting. If I'm not mistaken, this is the same bike which was launched in India some years back with slight modifications as Hero Impulse… While the specs may not change much from the Brazilian model, I am sure pricing of this one is gonna be anywhere between 80k to 1.1L (unlike10,720 Brazilian Real or Rs 1.77 lakh)…

  • Suhas M S says:

    Why cant Honda decently bring in the much Awaiting CX-01 and change the game for all market players once and for all. The CX-01 is a sports tourer+Street naked with the mix of this off road'er too ! Honda is vitally losing heavy on the “Naked Bikes” segment, they have none ! Think about it Honda, the more you delay, even fans like me are now tending to look at other company options such as the Yamaha “MT-250/150” (awaited )and/or the “KTM”. The wait for CX-01 is over and its been too long since the last display at auto expo 2014. You cant be this slow to bringing things to realization.