Honda has applied for a patent on the CRF190L dual-purpose motorcycle.
New Honda CRF190L – Overview
Honda recently filed a new patent in India for a new motorcycle known as the CRF190L worldwide.
It’s simply a tiny capacity off-roader that looks a lot like the Africa Twin.
The Honda CRF190L features a Dakar-inspired front fairing with a split vertical headlight with LED daytime running lights.
The bike is equipped with a single long seat, a pillion grab rail, and a luggage rack.
It has mid-set footpegs and an upright handlebar, making it suitable for both urban and off-road riding.
The seat height is 830mm, which is 5mm higher than the Hero Xpulse 200 4V, its closest competitor in our market.
At 8500rpm, the 184cc engine produces 17.2hp and 16.01Nm of torque at 6,000rpm.
This bike comes mated with a 5-speed transmission.
The China-spec CRF has a front disc brake and a rear drum brake.
Unlike the road-oriented CB200X, the CRF190L appears to have the more robust off-road capability, similar to the Hero Xpulse 200 4V, which will be its primary opponent.
The bike’s tubular steel frame is equipped with a long-travel suspension system that provides 241mm of ground clearance.
It comes with a 19-inch front wheel and a 17-inch rear wheel with dual-purpose knobbies on both.
Recently, the ADV category has gained much traction, particularly in the low to mid-capacity segment. The Hero Xpulse 200’s success demonstrates this.
If it is released, the Honda CRF190L promises to be a powerful off-road package that may find a lot of buyers in our market if it is priced correctly.