Was a third product necessary? I wish it were easy to answer that question definitively but it’s a yes and a no in equal measures. No because this could’ve been a facelift for the Hornet and a reduced price tag is always welcome. A yes because well, the more the merrier. More options means a wider array of products thus more customers. The X Blade brings enough to the plate to stand its own with its siblings as a sorted product that delivers on various fronts. Loaded with ample performance and features to match what the competition offers, Honda tops it off with a good price too.