EICMA 2023 was eventful and an exciting event for Honda, having showcased a wide range of motorcycles, including the NX500. According to reports, Honda has now begun accepting unofficial pre-bookings for the NX500. A dealer message that’s being circulated on social media has provided insights into the imminent addition of the NX500 to Honda’s big bike line-up in India.
The Honda NX500 is equipped with a liquid-cooled 471cc parallel-twin engine, boasting 48.5 bhp and 4.3 kgm of torque. Weighing in at 196kg, it shares a comparable kerb weight with the Royal Enfield Himalayan and offers a comfortable seat height of 830 mm. Noteworthy changes from its predecessor, the CB500X, include the adoption of twin front disc brakes by Nissin, featuring standard dual-channel ABS and an upgraded 5-inch TFT dash.
While the last recorded price for the CB500X stood at Rs 5.79 lakh before its discontinuation, expectations are that the NX500 will be priced similarly, if not higher. If Honda launches it here, the NX500 will be going up against the Kawasaki Versys 650.