World’s largest two wheeler manufacturer Hero MotoCorp had revealed specification of their BS6 compliant adventure tourer motorcycle XPulse 200 a couple of months ago. Post lockdown, Hero MotoCorp has started dispatching BS6 variants of the motorcycle to dealerships in various parts of the country. It is currently the most affordable affordable adventure motorcycle one can buy in India and here we have a video that gives a detailed walkaround of 2020 BS6 Hero Xpulse motorcycle.
The video has been uploaded by MRD Vlogs on his youtube channel. The video starts by showing the exterior design of the motorcycle. The looks and design of the motorcycle remains the same as before. It gets LED headlamps with integrated DRLs in it, LED tail lamps, digital instrument cluster with bluetooth connectivity, telescopic suspension at front and mono-shock at the rear and it comes with 21 inch and 18 inch spoke wheels at the front and rear respectively. The XPulse 200 has a tall seat and an upright riding position which is required in an adventure bike.
The main update in the motorcycle however is the engine itself. The engine remains same old 200-cc single cylinder engine but, it is now oil cooled instead of air cooled and generates 17.8 Bhp and 16.4 Nm of torque in comparison to the 18.4 Bhp and 17.1 Nm torque in the BS4 version. The BS6 version is much more refined and is now fuel injected instead of carburetor.
The exhaust pipe on this motorcycle has also been re-routed and now passes under the engine. This was done in order to include the catalytic converter which helps in reducing the toxic gases emitted from the engine. This has not affected the ground clearance of the motorcycle and still offers 220 mm of it. All these improvements have definitely affected the weight and is now heavier than the older BS4 version.
The BS6 version of Hero XPulse is also expensive than the BS4 version. It is likely to be priced around Rs 1.15 lakh, ex-showroom which is almost Rs 10,000 dearer than the BS4 version. The Hero Xpulse competes with motorcycles like Royal Enfield Himalayan, KTM 390 Adventure and BMW G 310 GS in the segment. It’s the least priced on-off road motorcycle in India, and is not only great for city commuting but is also a great option as a second motorcycle for trail riding. The motorcycle also gets a rally kit from Hero MotoCorp, which increases suspension travel and makes it supremely capable off the road.