Fresh reports suggest that a more hardcore version of the Hero Xpulse 200 will be available later. Recently, spy shots of 2 different models had come up.
Hero Xpulse 200 and 200T are most likely to make a debut in India by the end of April. While the 200T is the road-biased tourer, the other one is built for some mild off-roading.
Now, reports suggest that sometime later after the launch, Hero might launch a more off-road focused version of the Xpulse 200. It will follow a more hardcore design and get better off-roading equipment.
Recently, we spotted Hero XPulse 200 and an another model testing off-roading at some adventure zone. The mystery bike looked exactly like an even more hardcore off-roading bike.
For starters, the new model gets knobby off-road spec tires. The suspension travel in this bike is higher than that on Hero Xpulse 200. Some styling bits have also been revised to display an overall dirt-bike look.
We expect the seat height to be a bit taller and offer less space for the pillion. While the exact details remain unknown, but it definitely looks more built for the purpose of off-roading.
The 200cc engine from Xtreme will be retained on the more hardcore Xpulse 200. However, we expect a bigger sprocket setup for aiding the off-roading performance.
The 199.5cc air-cooled carburettor engine produces 18.7 BHP and 17 Nm of peak torque, with the engine mated to a 5-speed gearbox. However, the Hero Xpulse 200 will receive liquid-cooling and Fuel injection system.
Since the Xpulse 200 is meant for off-roading, we expect
For suspension purposes, it will come equipped with telescopic forks with rubber gaiters at the front and Swing arm suspension with a monoshock at the back. Braking will be handled by disc brakes at both the ends paired with Single-ABS.
We expect the bikes to be priced between Rs 1-1.2 Lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi). Hero Motocorp had earlier confirmed that they will try to place most of their bikes near the Rs 1 Lakh.