THE HONDA CX-02 CONCEPT UNVEILED AT THE 2016 INDIAN AUTO EXPO IS EXPECTED TO GET INTO PRODUCTION AND IT COULD BE THE NEXT-GEN CB500X.
The Honda CX-02 concept was unveiled at the 2016 Auto Expo and said to be developed in-house by the company's Indian R&D team could make the country proud. Some patent images of a bike have been leaked recently that looks much identical to the CX-02 concept, which means that the developed and designed in India concept may go in the production.
By filing the patent for the design, Honda has proved that it doesn't want to loose its copyrights and having some big plans for it. The patents have been applied by Honda Japan. When the CX-02 was unveiled at the Auto Expo, the company didn't reveal any detail about the motorcycle, however, it was sporting the same liquid-cooled, parallel-twin motor which is used by the CB500X and many other 500cc Honda products.
The existing model of the Honda CB500X got some minor updates this year but it is likely to get a complete revamp by 2018. If the next-gen model will be based on the CX-02 concept, it will get features like inverted front forks, radially mounted brake callipers and aluminium swing arm. As the concept was developed in India, we can expect the company to bring it to our country as well which is already having a good market for the middleweight adventure machines like Triumph Tiger and Kawasaki Versys.