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2017 Honda CMX500 is the production ready CX-02?

 

Being designed at the Honda India’s R&D facility, Honda CMX500 is in the making and scheduled for launch sometime next year.

Two patent drawings of what seems like the CX-02 concept’s production ready variant, has emerged online. At the same time, import-export data reveals that Honda Indonesia has imported a new motorcycle from India, which is christened as Honda CMX500.

Designed at the Honda Two Wheeler R&D facility in India, this is the second Honda bike which has been completely designed in India, after the Navi.

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Though it is not yet clear how will the new Honda CMX500 will be positioned in the market. As per a report, Honda CMX500 will co-exist with Honda CB500 with the former set to be more of a crossover model. (CX stands for Concept Xross).

Images reveal that the 2017 Honda CMX500 features an upright riding position, making it comfortable for the rider to take on urban as well as off-road environment. It also gets higher front fairing and larger exhaust. Built on a new steel frame, it gets adjustable screen and a swingarm with larger travel, so that you can conviniently take on those off-roads. It gets Avon Distanzia 120/70-R17 and 160/60-R17 dual purpose tyres.

Honda CX-02 Concept

Honda CX-02 Concept

Other details on board the CMX500 include LED headlights and tail lamps, instrument cluster with full color digital display that could be synced with your smartphone via Bluetooth. Speaking about the engine, while it will be powered by an in-line two cylinder liquid cooled 500 cc engine. Power and torque figures are not revealed as of now.

via morebikes

 

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