Hero launched the new Xpulse 200 and 200T adventure motorcycles in India, earlier this month. Both use a 200cc engine but are built for different purposes.
Hero Motocorp has launched three new motorcycles in India including Xpulse 200, 200T and Xtreme 200S. The first two are adventure motorcycles while the later is a fully faired sportsbike.
Talking about the Xpulse series, the bookings form both the bikes have commenced across dealerships. The test rides are yet to commence, which is likely to start from first week of June.
Reports suggest that the deliveries of the Xpulse 200 and 200T will commence by the second week of June 2019. The bikes will start reaching the dealerships in the first week of June.
Further, dealerships also state that the Xpulse bikes have given a good response. The bookings numbers are also decent. Well, for the most affordable adventure motorcycles in India, it is expected to garner some attention.
Hero Xpulse 200 is priced starting at Rs 97,000 (Carb) and Rs 1.05 Lakhs (FI) and the 200T goes for Rs 94,000 (Ex-showroom prices). The 200T is available only with Carburettor, whereas the other one gets Fuel Injection too.
Both use the same 199.5cc air-cooled engine, that puts out 18.4 BHP and 17.1 Nm of peak torque. The engines come paired to a 5-speed gearbox. The same engine is seen on Xtreme 200R and 200S.
The suspension setup on both the motorcycles is the same – telescopic forks at the front and a monoshock at the back. Braking power comes from a 276mm disc at the front and a 220mm disc at the back, with single-channel ABS.
Xpulse 200 gets spoke wheels, raised mudguard, bash plate, dual-purpose tires and an upswept exhaust, making it different from the 200T. Since, the 200T is the road biased version, it gets road-spec tires and alloy wheels.
Features onboard include LED headlamps, LED tail lights, low seat height and a fully digital instrument console with Bluetooth-connectivity and Turn-By-Turn navigation.