Ever had the experience of soaking your bike’s tyres with mud while going through slushy roads? Well, off-roading is preferable on adventure/dirt bikes. In India, there is only Himalayan, which comes under Rs 2 Lakhs. Now, the upcoming Hero Xpulse 200 will cost around Rs 1 Lakh to be India’s cheapest adventure bike.
Hero‘s last performance bike was the Hero Impulse, which was a flop show. It was an adventure bike with the ability of both off-roading and on-road driving. Now, the Impulse is going to be replaced by the Hero Xpulse, a 200cc adventure/dirt bike. It was unveiled at the Auto Expo 2018 and is expected to launch by this year-end. It is built on a body, similar to Impulse, but gets a lot of upgrades for better comfort and performance. Currently, the only adventure bike under Rs 5 Lakhs is the Royal Enfield Himalayan. After its launch, the Xpulse will become the cheapest adventure bike in India. The bike is expected to be priced around Rs 1 Lakh, as per Hero’s plan to keep their bikes priced under Rs 1 Lakh. Read ahead to know more about the price, launch date, specs and mileage of this bike.
Hero Xpulse 200 Launch Date:
|Launch Date||Year End 2018|
The bike might launch in second half of 2018. The pricing details have not come yet, but the details will come with the launch date itself. The deliveries also might 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 cost 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. It sports a tall stance with minimalistic body panels. The body is sleek and sturdy. In the front, it gets a round LED headlamp and a high shape 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 come with 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 Charge. 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.
Hero Xpulse 200 Specification Sheet:
Hero Xpulse 200
Year End 2018
Rs 1 Lakh to Rs 1.1 Lakhs
full-LED headlamps, a tall windscreen, engine skid plate, upswept exhaust muffler, fully digital instrument cluster, Engine Kill Switch, GPS navigation assist on the cluster and ABS./
Front and Rear Disc brakes with ABS
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