Hero MotoCorp To Launch XPulse 200 and XPulse 200T On 1 May

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  • Apr 26, 2019
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The brand also has a little surprise planned in the form of a new fully-faired bike

[Update: Hero MotoCorp has launched the XPulse 200, XPulse 200T and the Xtreme 200S. Head here for the launch story]

  • The Hero XPulse 200 is an adventure tourer with large spoked wheels, knobby tires and a high-mounted exhaust.
  • While the 200T is a road-biased variant with 17-inch alloy wheels.
  • Both bikes feature a digital instrument cluster with Bluetooth connectivity & turn-by-turn navigation.
  • Expect the XPulse 200 to cost around Rs 1.2 lakh and the 200T to be priced around 1.1 lakh (ex-showroom).

It feels like an eternity since Hero first unveiled the Xpulse 200 at EICMA back in 2017. But the wait’s about to come to an end as the brand has finally confirmed the launch of the Xpulse on 1 May 2019. The bike will be offered in two variants: the XPulse 200, which is an adventure tourer, and the Xpulse 200T, which is more of a road-biased touring motorcycle. That’s not all: Hero also has a little surprise planned alongside the launch, but we’ll get to that later.

The XPulse range is powered by a 200cc air-cooled, fuel-injected engine that generates 18.7PS of power and 17.1Nm of torque. It’s mated to a 5-speed transmission. Through the engine configuration is the same, the XPulse 200 could be tuned differently considering its off-road orientation.

Speaking of off-road, the XPulse 200 gets long-travel suspension and larger spoked wheels (21-inch up front and 18-inch at the rear) wrapped in knobby Ceat Gripp tyres. It also features a front beak, a high-mounted exhaust for better water-wading capability, knuckle guards and a sump guard.

On the flipside, the more road-touring friendly 200T uses the same suspension setup as the Hero Xtreme 200R. It comes with 17-inch alloy wheels shod with a 100/80-section tyre at the front and a 130/70-section tyre at the rear. The duo may be kitted differently to suit their intended usage but they do share some similarities. For instance, both the bikes feature a windscreen (although slightly different), a full-digital Bluetooth enabled instrument console, LED lights at both ends and single-channel ABS as standard.

The introduction of the XPulse 200 is sure to ruffle some feathers in the adventure touring segment in India, which seems to be on the cusp of more growth. We expect the XPulse 200 to cost around Rs 1.2 lakh and the 200T to be priced around 1.1 lakh. With this, it will also be positioned as the most affordable adventure tourer in the Indian market, a spot currently occupied by the Royal Enfield Himalayan, which costs Rs 1.79 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). 

As for the little surprise we were talking about earlier, the brand will be launching a fully-faired bike alongside the XPulse, which could either be the next-gen Karizma or a faired Hero Xtreme 200R. Not much is known about the bike apart from a small video clip that was recently uploaded on Instagram. Our complete analysis of the clip is available here.

Hero XPulse 200 Video Review

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