Hero XPulse Debut at Auto Expo 2018, Gets Xtreme 200R’s Engine


Hero XPulse to borrow engine from new Xtreme 200R. India debut next week at Auto Expo 2018

As per the latest reports, the new Hero XPulse will get the same engine that powers the recently introduced Xtreme 200R. For those who came in late, the XPulse is a dual-purpose motorcycle from Hero MotoCorp that made its global premiere at the EICMA 2017. Powering the Xpulse will be a new 200cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine that outputs a maximum power of 18.1 Bhp along with a peak torque of 17.1 Nm. The new motorcycle will soon make its India debut at the fast-approaching Auto Expo 2018 next week.

hero xpulse images wallpaper

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Other than having the same engine, the Hero Xpulse will even get the same chassis as the new Xtreme. However, there are good chances that the company will re-tune the motor fir the new on-off road motorcycle. Even the transmission is likely to have different gear ratios. The official launch of the Xpulse should happen by the end of this month. Prices are likely to be slightly higher than that of the Xtreme 200R. Expect the XPulse to cost at least Rs 1.1 lakh when it launches in India. The new motorcycle will become a cheaper alternative to the Royal Enfield Himalayan, which costs upwards of Rs 1.90 lakh. Hence, a price advantage of roughly Rs 80,000 should work in favour of the new Hero motorcycle.

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Hero XPulse Images

Hero XPulse Features

  • Wind protector
  • Larger front wheel
  • Raised front fender
  • Flush-fitting fuel tank cap
  • Metzeler off-road tyre
  • High ground clearance
  • Off-road tyres
  • Round headlight
  • Upswept exhaust
  • Single-downtube chassis with a box-section swingarm
  • Long-travel front fork
  • Large windscreen
  • Blacked-out Engine
  • Crash guard
  • Underbelly bash plate
  • Olive green-painted handlebar and hand guards
  • Monoshock setup
  • Smaller disc brake

Hero XPulse Design

The XPulse concept gets a larger front wheel, which, at least in the concept stage, comes shod with Metzeler off-road tyre. It also gets twin long-travel front forks with rubber fork gaiters, a raised front fender that is typical of an adventure motorcycle, and a round headlight that is flanked by a windscreen. The new Hero Xpulse concept offers an enduro-bike-like handlebar along with olive green-coloured handguards.

The fuel tank has well-defined knee recesses and the new motorcycle boats a very upright stance. There’s a one-piece seat that, again in adventure bike fashion, goes on to extend onto the fuel tank. There is really no information on the engine at the moment. However, there are very good chances that the new motorcycle will come with a motor that’s based on the engine for the upcoming Xtreme 200S. The production-spec Hero Xtreme 200S will make its debut at the Auto Expo 2018. The motorcycle features an upswept exhaust and the new XPulse is built around a single-downtube chassis with a box-section swingarm. Both the wheels get a disc brake each. The rear also gets a monoshock suspension.

So, are you waiting for the Hero XPulse launch in India? Share your answers by penning them down in the comments section below. Also, stay tuned to CarBlogIndia for latest news updates on cars and motorcycles relevant to India.

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