- Hero Xpulse 200 gets spoke wheels to take on the off-road trails
- The Xpulse 200T runs on alloy wheels and gets a touring-friendly seat
- Both the motorcycles are powered by the same 200 cc motor
- Xpulse 200 can be dubbed as the successor of the discontinued Impulse
Hero Xpulse 200 and Xpulse 200T are scheduled to be officially launched on May 1. Both the motorcycles are now available for bookings in India. The bookings can be done by depositing a sum of Rs 5,000 at the nearest Hero MotoCorp dealership. The Hero Xpulse can be dubbed as the successor of Impulse which was discontinued due to a low-powered engine and decreasing demand.
Hero showcased the Xpulse 200 at the EICMA 2017 and then the Delhi Auto Expo 2018. In the same year, Hero unveiled the road-based tourer - Xpulse 200T at the EICMA 2018. Both the motorcycles get their propulsion from the same single-cylinder, air-cooled, 200 cc mill that also powers the Hero Xtreme 200R. The motor is capable of churning out 19 bhp of max power and 17.1 Nm of max torque. The fuel-injected motor is mated to a 5-speed gearbox.
The motor will be tuned distinctively for both the Xpulse 200 and Xpulse 200T, keeping in mind the different roles of the siblings. The Hero Xpulse 200 is equipped with knuckle guards, smoked windscreen, upswept exhaust muffler, spoke wheels, metal engine bash plate, front fork gaiters and the suspension is set for maximum wheel travel. The Xpulse 200 runs on 21 inchers at the front and 19 inchers at the back shod with Ceat Gripp rubber. It also gets a dual tone paint scheme.
The Hero Xpulse 200T gets a touring friendly, well cushioned and single piece seat. The riding triangle of this bike compliments the touring character of the Xpulse 200T. It runs on 17-inch alloy wheels at both front and back, shod with MRF Nylogrip Zapper and MRF REVZ-S, respectively. Both the motorcycles get a digital instrument cluster with Bluetooth connectivity and turn-by-turn navigation system. Other features include an underseat USB charging port and LED DRLs. The homegrown brand will announce the pricing tomorrow but we expect it to be between Rs 1 lakh to Rs 1.30 lakh. The Xpulse 200T will be priced a little less than its off-road sibling, the Xpusle 200. At this price point, both the bikes will rival Bajaj Pulsar 220F and TVS Apache RTR 200 4V.