Hero Xpulse 200, Hero’s latest off-road bike is in works and might launch in second half of 2018. The bike will replace Hero Impulse to become country’s cheapest adventure bike. Recently unveiled at the Auto Expo 2018, we have given details about the launch date, expected price, features and more of the Xpulse 200.
Hero‘s newest hot bike, Xpulse 200 will launch this year. Having the proper off-road dirt bike looks, Xpulse 200 can easily glide into on-road travelling too. Despite, having similar looks like Impulse, Xpulse offers better seating and a more powerful engine. After Hero’s decision to launch new bikes around Rs 1 lakh, Xpulse will come with a price tag of around Rs 1 Lakh – Rs 1.10 Lakh (ex-showroom). It will be competing with India’s current cheapest adventure bike – Royal Enfield Himalayan.
Hero Xpulse 200 Launch Date:
|Launch Date||Year End 2018|
The bike is reported to launch in second half 2018. The pricing details have not been mentioned yet, but the details will come with the launch date itself. The deliveries are expected to roll out in a few time after the launch.
Hero Xpulse 200 Pricing and Competition:
|Price||Rs 1 – Rs 1.10 Lakhs (ex-showroom)|
Hero Motocorp said that it will be producing bikes under the Rs 1 Lakh range, as 70% of the Indians prefer that budget. Accordingly, Xpulse 200 will be priced between Rs 1 Lakh – Rs 1.10 Lakh, making it the cheapest adventure bike. Currently, the cheapest adventure bike is Royal Enfield Himalayan starting from Rs 1.68 Lakh (ex-showroom). Currently in the market, Himalayan is the main competitor, as very less off-road bikes are available in India.
Hero Xpulse 200 Design:
Copying the looks from Hero Impulse, Xpulse 200 has upgraded itself. Xpulse sports a tall stance with minimalistic body panels. The body is sleek and sturdy. In the front, it gets a round shaped LED headlamp and a high shaped beak like mudguard. The fuel tank gets the ‘Xpulse 200’ decals. The rear fender gets a good height with an LED tail light and a silver coloured pillion handle. The upswept exhaust and muffler are put to evade water problems. Also, the space between the fenders and the tires are good to enable travelling in marshy lands.
Hero Xpulse 200 Engine:
|Driving Range||400 Kms|
|0-100 KMPH||4.4 Seconds|
As for specifications, Hero Xpulse 200 will use a 200-CC, four-stroke engine with fuel injection. This air-cooled, single-cylinder motor will produce 18.4 PS of peak power and 17 Nm of peak torque. The estimated mileage is around 40 KMPL, fairing enough for a 200-cc bike. Given the power and torque and a weight of 140 Kgs, the bike can easily climb high altitude areas. It will be mated to a six-speed transmission.
Hero Xpulse 200 Dimensions and Chassis:
|Frame||High Tensile Steel Diamond|
|Front Suspension||Long Travel Telescopic Fork|
|Rear Suspension||Mono Shock Suspension with 10 Step Adjustable Gas Charged|
Being an off-road bike, Hero Xpulse 200 gets a high ground clearance of 220 mm. It gets a High Tensile Steel Diamond Frame. In the front, the bike gets Long Travel Telescopic Fork Suspension and in the rear, it gets Mono Shock Suspension with 10 Step Adjustable Gas Charged. The bike weighs around 140 Kgs, which is 50 kgs less than the Himalayan. It gets disc brakes in the front and rear tubeless tires with ABS equipped. The front tires are 21 inches and the rear ones are 19 inches.
Hero Xpulse 200 Features:
Hero Xpulse 200 gets full-LED headlamps, a tall windscreen, and a high-set beak-shape front mudguard. It also features knuckle guards. engine skid plate, upswept exhaust muffler for water wading capabilities, dual-purpose tires and spoke wheels. Citing technology, it gets a fully digital instrument cluster, Engine Kill Switch and GPS navigation assist on the cluster. It also comes with ABS, which can be disabled for off-road travelling.
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