Hero XPulse 200 vs Royal Enfield Himalayan

Royal Enfield Himalayan Price starts at Rs. 2.10 Lakh which is Rs. 87,223 costlier than base model of Hero XPulse 200 priced at Rs. 1.23 Lakh. The claimed mileage of Hero XPulse 200 is 49 kmpl whereas the mileage of Royal Enfield Himalayan is 32 kmpl. In technical specifications, Hero XPulse 200 is powered by 199.6 cc engine , while Royal Enfield Himalayan is powered by 411 cc engine. Hero XPulse 200 is available in 8 different colours while Royal Enfield Himalayan comes with 6 colours. 54% users have chosen Royal Enfield Himalayan over Hero Moto Corp XPulse 200 in a survey being conducted on zigwheels.com.

Hero XPulse 200 vs Royal Enfield Himalayan Comparison

Key Highlights XPulse 200 Himalayan
Ex-Showroom Price Rs. 1.23 Lakh Rs. 2.10 Lakh
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol
Engine Displacement 199.6 cc 411 cc
Power 18.08 PS @ 8500 rpm 24.31 PS @ 6500 rpm
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Hero XPulse 200 vs Royal Enfield Himalayan Summary

Basic Info XPulse 200 STDHimalayan Gravel Grey
Brand Hero Moto Corp Royal Enfield
Ex-Showroom Price Rs. 1.23 Lakh View On Road Price Rs. 2.10 Lakh View On Road Price
(378 Ratings)
(447 Ratings)
Engine Type Oil cooled, 4 Stroke 2 Valve Single cylinder OHC Single Cylinder, 4 stroke, Air cooled, SOHC
Max Power 18.08 PS @ 8500 rpm 24.31 PS @ 6500 rpm
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol
XPulse 200 Colors
Himalayan Colors
Brakes Front Disc Disc
Brakes Rear Disc Disc
Wheel Size Front :-533.4 mm,Rear :-457.2 mm Front :-533.4 mm,Rear :-431.8 mm
Wheels Type (Pressed Steel/ Alloy) Spoke Spoke
ABS Single Channel Dual Channel
Starting Kick and Self Start Self Start Only
Speedometer Digital Analogue
Insurance Rs. 9,109 XPulse 200 Insurance Rs. 17,007 Himalayan Insurance

Engine Type
Oil cooled, 4 Stroke 2 Valve Single cylinder OHC
Single Cylinder, 4 stroke, Air cooled, SOHC
Engine Displacement
199.6 cc
411 cc
Max Power
18.08 PS @ 8500 rpm
24.31 PS @ 6500 rpm
Max Torque
16.45 Nm @ 6500 rpm
32 Nm @ 4000 - 4500 rpm
Emission Type
66.5 mm
78 mm
57.5 mm
86 mm
No Of Cylinders
Drive Type
Chain Drive
Chain Drive
Valve Per Cylinder
Fuel Type
Digital DC CDI Ignition System
Digital Electronic Ignition
Compression Ratio

Brakes Front
Brakes Rear

Quarter Mile
18.92sec @ 107.87kmph
Braking (60-0 kmph)
Braking (80-0 kmph)
Braking (100-0 kmph)
Mileage (City)
49.01 kmpl
32.04 kmpl
Mileage (Highway)
42.37 kmpl
39.96 kmpl
Top Speed
110.82 kmph
Braking 60-0 km/h

Telescopic (37 mm Dia) with Double DU Bush (190 mm Stroke)
Telescopic, 41 mm forks, 200 mm travel
Tubular Diamond
Half-duplex split cradle frame
10 step Rider-adjustable Monoshock
Monoshock with linkage, 180 mm wheel travel

Tyre Size
Front :-90/90-21 Rear :-120/80-18
Front :-90/90-21 Rear :-120/90-17
Wheel Size
Front :-533.4 mm,Rear :-457.2 mm
Front :-533.4 mm,Rear :-431.8 mm
Tyre Type
Radial Tyre
Wheels Type (Pressed Steel/ Alloy)

2222*850*1258 mm^3
2190*840*1370 mm^3
1410 mm
1465 mm
2222 mm
2190 mm
Ground Clearance
220 mm
220 mm
850 mm
840 mm
Fuel Capacity
13 Liters
15+/- 0.5 Liters
Kerb Weight
157 Kg
199 Kg
Tail Light
Front Brake Diameter
276 mm
300 mm
Rear Brake Diameter
220 mm
240 mm

Battery Type
Charging at Home
Charging at Charging Station
LED tail lights
Turn Signal Lamp

Single Channel
Dual Channel
Body Type
Adventure Tourer Bikes
Adventure Tourer Bikes, Tourer Bikes
Body Graphics
Kick and Self Start
Self Start Only
Seat Type
Pass Switch
Trip Meter
Average Fuel economy
Low Fuel Warning Lamp
Stepup Seat
Passenger Footrest
Cooling System
Oil Cooled
Air Cooled
Analogue and Digital
Mobile Connectivity
Switchable ABS

Pros and Cons

  • Pros
  • Cons

Hero XPulse 200

  • Light and easy to handle
  • Extremely capable at off-roading
  • A great city slicker
  • Most affordable adventure motorcycle in India.

Royal Enfield Himalayan

  • Spot on ergonomics for touring or standing and riding
  • Brilliant off-roading credentials like long-travel suspension
  • spoke rims and tall ground clearance
  • Finally gets switchable ABS
  • allowing you to lock the rear wheel while off-roading.

Hero XPulse 200

  • Engine runs out of breath fairly quickly
  • Poor NVH levels
  • Needs handlebar risers for better riding ergos while standing up.

Royal Enfield Himalayan

  • We have always been impressed with the simple and rugged design of the Royal Enfield Himalayan. The new colours make it look more delectable
  • heightening the appeal of the adventure motorcycle. In addition
  • the new windscreen
  • revised tank braces
  • and new tan brown seat (only for Mirage Silver colour) also add to the aesthetics of the Himalayan.

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XPulse 200 and Himalayan Competitors

Recently Asked User Questions

Q. What is the different between Hero Moto Corp XPulse 200 BS4 and BS6
  • There are few differences which all together make the motorcycle feel slightly different while riding. Addition of cat-conThe exhaust pipe placement has been changed to accommodate the cat-con, addition of cat con also results in a slight power drop, this has drastically changed the way the engine performs. Reduced vibes, linear power delivery and better mileage I suppose.Addition of oil cooler.For now this is all that has changed in the bs6 xpulse. If you have ridden the bs4 motorcycle you’ll definitely feel the difference in the engine performance.
  • The major change your n BS6 variant is now this bike comes with oil cooled engine at place of air cool engine is BS4. I have BS4 variant and I feel the hot engine without oil cool engine. Can Hero add oil cooler to my BS4 xpulse 200.
  • Difference between BS-IV and BS-VI fuel and vehicles primarily is the significant lower content of sulphur. The sulphur content on both petrol and diesel will come down to 10ppm in BS-VI fuel as compared to 50 ppm in BS-IV fuel
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Q. I am planning to buy the XPulse 200. I am confused between carburetor and FI- which one would be easier to maintain in the long run? Also, I have read reports of the rust issue of the wheel and rim, has this been resolved?
  • Xpulse carb is more better than fi.but you want more refinement and mileage go for xpulse fi.both segment make for long riding distance. after a long time rust issues but it's can be resolved.
  • For better mileage go for Fi, for less maintenance go for carb edition, rusting issue is not seen on every bike, even though if you face the issue the hero moto corp is replacing the rusted parts with new one......
  • Is there any sound comming from engine side in BS6 model
Q. I have back pain problem. Which one you suggest among Himalyan and CB 350 for long rides? One thing attracts me is tubeless tyres in CB 350, with which you are tension free incase of puncture.
  • As per your requirements, Royal Enfield is the clear pick. If the Himalayan is on your shopping list, it’s quite likely that it’s going to be your only motorcycle. And as an only motorcycle, it’s as close to perfect as you can get in this price range -- or even a few rungs higher, for that matter. This really is the Swiss Army Knife of motorcycles -- a capable, versatile, one-size-fits-all motorcycle. Need something to ferry you to the office and back? No problem. Want to cruise the highways on weekends? It’ll do it all day and all night long. Finally had your leave approved and want to ride to Ladakh? This is just the bike for the job. It’ll even keep you entertained on the twisty bits of tarmac you’ll find on the way. Short of hooning about on track, this is the one motorcycle that’ll do pretty much any and everything you ask of it, without protest or complaint. The Himalayan BS6 is a slightly more well-rounded and desirable motorcycle than before. Do take a test ride in order to get better clarity. Check out authorised dealership details.
  • Hey hello r you suggesting him to go for royal Enfield 350.. wait wait don't listen to him. don't go for 350. it will be you r big mistake in you r life. don't go for it.. buy a highness 350. it is nice bike to ride. no vibrations, no issue, reliable engine. no tappet noise.. I have sold my classic 350 in six months only because of tappet and vibration
  • My age 49 no back pain issues 2years back I purchased re 350 and sold it to others after usage of 6months, it is bad choice . In single long ride I found - lot of vibrations throughout the body, after 60kmph the problem further increases
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