New Hero XPulse 200 offroader was first showcased at the 2017 EICMA Show back in Nov 2017. It has been a long wait post that debut. The bike was then showcased at the at the 2018 Auto Expo and many other auto shows. At the 2019 EICMA, Hero showcased another concept based on the Xpulse 200, called the Xpulse 200T. Now both, Xpulse 200 and Xpulse 200T are ready for launch, and the launch date is 1st May.
Spied undisguised in production ready format, 2019 Hero XPulse 200, true to its off roader stance, boasts of a tall windscreen and wire spoke wheels, instead of alloys seen on the XPulse 200T tourer. Xpulse 200 is a more of an off-roader, while the 200T is more of a tourer, and there are some design bits which separate the two motorcycles.
Seen in white, Xpulse 200 gets all terrain tyres, measuring 21” front and 18” rear. It also gets a sharp front mudguard, rounded LED headlamps, single piece saddle and wide set handle bars for better rider comfort along with large panniers and luggage rack. Ground clearance stands at 220mm for better off-road capabilities.
Hero XPulse 200T was spotted in a matte black color scheme and gets 17” alloy wheels fitted with MRF Nylogrip Zapper 100/80-17 tyre front and MRF REVZ-S 130/70-R17 tyre rear. It also gets a tall smoked windscreen. Ground clearance is 30mm lower than that seen on the XPulse 200.
In terms of engine specifications, the Hero XPulse 200 and XPulse 200T share the same 200cc engine which also powers the Xtreme 200R. This is an oil cooled, single cylinder engine offering 18 bhp power at 8,000 rpm and 17 Nm torque at 6,500 rpm mated to a 5 speed gearbox. Braking is via single petal disc brakes at both ends. Suspension is through 37mm telescopic in front and adjustable monoshock at the rear. Single channel ABS is offered as standard along with other features such as a digital speedometer, LED head and tail lamps.
No official word on pricing as on date, but expect Hero XPulse 200 and XPulse 200T in a price range of Rs.1-1.1 lakh in India. There are not really any rivals for the purpose Xpulse 200 is on offer. But in the same price range, there are many options on offer. There are more concepts based on Xpulse 200 which are in the making. Same are detailed in photos below.