Hero XPulse 200 Adventure has been revealed at the 2018 Auto Expo, Delhi. It will launch in India this festive season as one the most affordable ‘proper’ adventure motorcycles in the country.
Hero is seeing the XPulse as a spiritual successor to their Impulse- which though not a huge market success, was a capable off-roader in its own. The new bike gets additional features and equipment, and is infinitely more impressive.
Hero XPulse – GENERAL INFORMATION
|Latest update||Revealed at the 2018 Auto Expo|
|Price (ex-showroom, Delhi):||Rs. 1,10,000/-*|
|Launch date||August, 2018*|
|Top speed||110 kmpl*|
|Competition||Royal Enfield Himalayan|
The Indian manufacturer has not gone in the same way as Bajaj whose ‘Adventure’ tags are more in name than design. The XPulse has everything in it to be a proper lightweight ‘off-roader’ and perhaps even more.
Design-wise, the bike has good-looking LED headlamp, long beak, upswept exhaust and a comfortable single seat. It’s taillight is an LED unit as well. Other features include digital instrument console, knuckle guard and first-in-segment turn-by-turn navigation.
Hero XPulse- Engine & Specs
Specs are impressive and the bike comes with telescopic front forks, 10-step adjustable gas charged monoshock at the rear and petal discs on braking duty. Switchable single-channel ABS is provided.
The suspension offers 190mm and 170 mm travel to the bike’s 21-inch front and 18-inch rear spoke wheels respectively. They are aptly shod in dual purpose tyres. The XPulse has a ground clearance of 220mm and water-wading capacity will be even more generous due to its up swept exhaust.
Power for the Hero XPulse 200 comes from the same 200 cc single cylinder mill doing duty on the Xtreme 200R. It is capable of producing 18.4 PS of power and 17.1 Nm of torque. A silver engine guard is provided for protection.
|Engine||200cc, Single Cylinder, BSIV, 4-Stroke|
|ABS- Single Channel|
|Wheel & Tire||Front: 21”, dual purpose|
|Rear: 18” dual-purpose|
DESIGN FEATURES AND VARIANTS AVAILABLE
|Ground clearance: 220mm
Instrument console: Digital
Headlight: Single LED
Tail light: LED