The authorized sole distributor of Honda Bikes in Nepal, Syakar Trading, launched Honda XR 190L in Nepali market in February. Talking about the previous generation of Honda XR, XR 150L it is known as “Nepal’s Highest Selling Dirt Bike”. Now, Honda is planning to take on the market of 200cc to 250cc dirt series with the release of Honda XR 190L.Honda XR 190L is given price tag of Rs. 5,70,000 in Nepali market. As per the information obtained from Honda Big Bike Nepal, currently, all XR 190L is booked. Therefore, customers are told to visit Honda Showroom for test rides at Teku or Kantipath after 21 March 2018. Till the date 80 of Honda XR 190 has been sold in Nepali market.
Pre-booking of Honda XR 190L is available at the showroom of Teku and Kantipath. According to the information of official dealers of Honda, this bike can be booked with Rs. 5000. So, if you are planning to get new dirt model of Honda, book XR 190L before 21 March 2018 as only 28 Honda XR 190L is arriving in Nepali market in current shipment.
190cc engine of Honda XR 190L is air cooled single cylinder DOHC engine which is capable of producing 11.1kW of power at 8000rpm and 15.7Nm of torque at 5500rpm. It is the first off-road motorcycle in Nepal to have PGM-FI (Fuel Injection) system which enhances the amount of fuel flowing to the engine, easier cold starts and better mileage with consistent power delivery.
Braking capability of bike boosts up the confidence of riders while riding a motorbike. But Honda XR 190L does not seem to have decent braking capabilities as this bike misses out in providing rear disc. It consists of 240mm single-disc hydraulic front brake at the front wheel and drum brake at the rear wheel.
The XR 190L is competing against Crossfire XZ 250RR, which is comparatively cheaper and also consists of an enhanced braking system of dual disc brakes. Although Honda XR 190L misses out in the rear disc, it has refined and durable engine which can bear off-road condition of Nepal.