Dealership sources have hinted that Hero Xpulse 200 could be launched in India by March 2019. Xpulse 200T will also be launched alongside.
Hero Xpulse 200 and Xpulse 200T are confirmed to launch in India this year, most likely by March 2019. Xpulse 200 was showcased at the 2018 Auto Expo along with Xtreme 200R.
During the launch of Hero Destini 125, a senior Honda official had confirmed the launch for early 2019. Now, a couple of dealerships have hinted that they expect the bikes to reach them by March 2019.
Hero will also bring the Xpulse 200T, a touring motorcycle based out of Xpulse 200. 200T is a touring motorcycle and it looks a lot different than its better half.
Hero Xpulse 200 comes in as a replacement to the Impulse, which was discontinued a couple of years back. Impulse had a smaller engine and less features compared to its replacement.
Powering the ADV is a 199.5cc air-cooled fuel-injected engine that puts out 18 BHP and 17 Nm of peak torque. The engine comes mated to a 6-speed gearbox. Also, the engine will be tuned for delivering torque at the low-end.
The same engine comes in Xtreme 200R and will further come in Xpulse 200T. Although, Xtreme uses a 5-speed gearbox setup instead of the 6 gears on both the other motorcycles.
Features onboard will include LED headlamps, a tall windscreen, engine skid plate, upswept exhaust muffler, fully digital instrument cluster, Engine Kill Switch and GPS navigation assist on the cluster.
Safety features willl include front and rear disc brake with ABS as standard fitment. Since Hero Xpulse 200 is an ADV, it might get switchable ABS.
We believe that Xpulse 200 will be the cheapest ADV in India. Its expected price is around Rs 1.1 Lakhs. 200T will be priced very near to it, probably a little premium more.
Hero Xpulse 200 will compete with the likes Royal Enfield Himalayan, which is the current cheapest ADV in India. UM DSR 200 is also rumoured to launch in India soon.
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