Honda NX500 price, India launch, deliveries, design, features

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Deliveries for the NX500 are believed to begin in February-March 2024.

Since its reveal at EICMA 2023, the Honda NX500 has been something enthusiasts have been wishing for to come to India and now we can confirm that it is indeed going to be launched very soon. A dealer message has been circulating on social media regarding the NX500’s India launch and the bike will join the Transalp 750 and the Africa Twin in Honda’s ADV tourer lineup in India.

  1. Gets a TFT screen, twin front discs, USD fork
  2. Will be available in two colours – Red, Black

The Honda NX500 is powered by the same liquid-cooled, 471cc, parallel-twin engine found in the erstwhile CB500X and it is rated for 47.5hp and 43Nm in this application. At 196kg, the NX500 weighs about the same as the new Royal Enfield Himalayan and it has a seat height of 830mm. 

Unlike the CB500X and other rivals in this space, the NX500 uses twin disc brakes at the front, being the only one to do so. Braking hardware is supplied by Nissin and dual-channel ABS is standard. Another change to the CB500X is the 5-inch TFT dash found on the NX500.

The last recorded price for the CB500X was Rs 5.79 lakh just before it was silently discontinued, so expect the NX500 to cost somewhere around that ballpark, if not more. The bike will be available in two colours – red and black – and deliveries are believed to begin as soon as February-March. 

At that expected price, the Honda NX500 will sit closer to something like the Kawasaki Versys 650 (Rs 7.77 lakh) than competitors like the Royal Enfield Himalayan (Rs 2.85 lakh – Rs 2.98 lakh, ex-showroom, Chennai) and the KTM 390 Adventure (Rs 2.81 lakh – Rs 3.61 lakh). 

All prices ex-showroom, India.

Would you pay the higher asking price of the NX500 and choose it over its rivals? Let us know in the comments section below. 

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