CUSTOM Honda CB190X mini-adventurer from SOX.

Honda’s CB500X has proved itself as a seriously capable lightweight adventure machine over the past few years – and now, there’s a new, even smaller CB adventurer on the market; the CB190X.

Our friends at YoungMachine in Japan have been shouting about this – and we thought you should see it too. Created by Honda dealer SOX in China, the CB190X is a fully-fledged adventure machine in a compact, affordable package. It’s a limited edition, adventure spec machine which has been created from a bike built as part of Honda’s joint motorcycle production and sales venture in China with Goyang-Honda (Guangzhou) Co. Ltd.  If you’ve not heard of the partnership before, Goyang-Honda is focusing on producing 125cc-190cc air-cooled 4-stroke single-cylinder powered bikes for the Chinese market.

For a little bike, it’s exceptionally well equipped. It comes with a large windscreen, handguards, engine protection, a bash plate and side panniers and a top box. There’s even front ABS and a USB port as standard.


Weighing in at 148kg with a seat height of 790mm, the CB190X is a great option for fledgling adventurers. And it’s not a bad price either, coming in at 349,000 yen – which works out at £2599. Sadly, we’re unlikely to see this particular CB190X make it to British shores – but if there’s a Chinese subsidiary focusing on making serious small capacity adventure bikes, maybe we’ll get a little CB125X in the not too distant future.

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