Hero Xpulse 200 is all set to be launched tomorrow, along with the Xpulse 200T. Here are a couple of things you need to know about the adventure motorcycle.
Hero is all set to launch its adventure motorcycles in India – Xpulse 200 and 200T. As we know, the former one is the off-road-friendly model and the 200T is meant for the road.
It is all set to be launched tomorrow, after desperately making us wait for more than a year. The Xpulse 200T was later unveiled at the EICMA 2018, as a surprising addition to the lineup.
The bookings have unofficially commenced across many dealerships, for a booking amount of Rs 5000. Before you think of buying the Hero Xpulse 200, here are some points to consider.
1. Hero Xpulse 200 is basically a replacement for the Impulse. It carries the dirt-bike looks with the wire spoke wheels, tall fenders, raised exhaust muffler and knuckle guards.
2. It uses the same engine that comes on the Xtreme 200R. The 199.5cc oil-cooled fuel-injected single-cylinder engine is tuned to deliver 18.1 BHP at 8000 RPM and 17 Nm of peak torque. The engine will be remapped on the Xpulse for better low-range performance.
3. For suspension, Hero Xpulse 200 uses telescopic forks at the front and a 10-step adjustable gas-charged monoshock at the back. You can either choose soft suspension or a stiffer side.
4. Features onboard will include a Bluetooth connected digital speedometer, split LED headlamps, single lot seat, wired spoke wheels, knuckle guards (accessory) and a small luggage rack at the back.
5. Braking will be taken care of by disc brakes at both the ends with a single-ABS channel as standard. The ABS will be switchable to disable it during off-roading.
6. Since Xpulse 200 is an entry-level off-roader, it does not get any premium features that you find in bigger adventure motorcycles. However, the ergonomics and chassis will ensure that it works decently off the road.
7. We expect the prices to range near Rs 1.1-1.2 Lakhs (ex-showroom). It will now be the most affordable adventure motorcycle, which earlier would be the Royal Enfield Himalayan.