Honda is all set to bring a new alternative to the Hero Xpulse 200 adventure bike to the Indian market. Let’s see what to expect.
The Hero Xpulse 200 is a unique adventure bike that comes with an affordable price tag. It can be used for a daily commute or highway journeys. Now, Honda is all set to launch a new dual-sports bike to compete with the Honda XPulse 200. It has already filed a patent application for the same. The Honda CRF190L is made in China and is expected to have competitive pricing. Let’s take a look at the specs (including engine configuration) and the design of the upcoming design.
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Honda CRF190L Specs
The Honda CRF190L is powered by a 184cc single-cylinder engine (similar to the Honda Hornet 2.0 and CB200X) that offers 15bhp and 15.7Nm of torque. In India, the engine outputs 17bhp and 16 Nm of torque. The new bike has a kerb weight of 145kg. In terms of design, the Honda XPulse 200 competition features a tubular steel cradle frame and upside-down telescopic forks. It comes with mid-set footpegs, upright handlebars, and an integrated pillion grab rail. There is also a single, vertically stacked headlamp and a single-piece seat. You will get spoked wheels with dual-sport tires. It comes with a 19-inch front wheel and a 17-inch rear wheel.
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The Hero Xpulse 200 comes with a starting price of Rs 1,20,644. It comes in 5 color options. The adventure bike is powered by a 199.6cc BS6 engine that offers a power of 17.8 bhp and a torque of 16.45 Nm. You get an anti-locking braking system with both front and rear disc brakes The Hero Xpulse 200 has a fuel tank capacity of 13 liters and weighs 157 kg. In terms of design, it features spoke-wheels, dual-purpose tires, high-rise front mudguard, fork gaiters, bash plate, and an upswept exhaust. You will get 21-inch front and 18-inch rear wheels (disc brakes on both ends with a single-channel ABS). There is also a full-LED headlamp and a digital instrument cluster.