After making fans wait for years, Hero has finally launched their updated Impulse, with a more powerful engine, called Xpulse. The Hero Xpulse range consists of Xpulse 200 and Xpulse 200T. Both motorcycles have been launched today. Prices are as follows;
Hero Xpulse 200 Carb – Rs 94,000
Hero Xpulse 200 FI – Rs 1,05,000
Hero Xpulse 200T Carb – Rs 97,000
Hero Xpulse 200T is only offered in carb variant. Both motorcycles are powered by the same engine, which is BS4 compliant. All prices are ex-sh. Engine on-board the XPulse twins will be a 200 cc single-cylinder, oil-cooled unit that generates 18 bhp of max power at 8,000 rpm and 17 Nm of max torque at 6,500 rpm. Engine is mated to a 5-speed gearbox.
Hero Xpulse 200 is offered in a choice of five colours. FI variant is offered in Matte Green, Pearl White, Matt Grey. Carb variant is offered in Sports Red and Black. Xpulse 200T is offered in four colour options of Candy Red, Black, Matte Gold, Matte Grey. Dispatch of both motorcycles will start in about 10 days, after which test drives at dealerships will commence. Bookings are now open. Deliveries to customers will start by end of this month.
Speaking about the two motorcycles, XPulse 200T uses 17-inch alloy wheels at both ends whereas XPulse 200 comes with 21-inch wire-spoke wheels at the front and 18-inch wheels at the rear. 200T also comes with a taller windscreen. Xpulse 200 is made for off-roading, while the 200T is made for touring.
Common features in both bikes include LED headlight, LED tail lamps, and digital instrument console with navigation and Bluetooth connectivity. Hero XPulse twins come with conventional telescopic forks at the front and an adjustable monoshock unit at the rear. Braking duties are performed by petal-type disc brakes at both ends. Single-channel ABS is offered as standard on both bikes.