Hero MotoCorp has finally revealed the details about the much-awaited XPulse 200R in the Indian market. The all-new bike was first officially showcased at the 2017 EICMA in Italy and then at the 2018 Auto Expo in India, the production-spec pictures of the upcoming bike are out now. The all-new Hero XPulse will be launched in the Indian market soon and it will be available in two variants – regular and off-road spec.
The pictures show that there are a number of differences between both the variants. The regular spec Hero XPulse is known as the XPulse 200T and gets alloy wheels as standard. The off-road variant gets spoked rims and other changes.
Hero XPulse 200T standard variant
From the pictures, we can make out that the Hero XPulse standard variant looks modest. It gets an exhaust outlet placed at a regular position, blacked out engine with a bash plate, regular telescopic forks, disc brakes in both the wheels with single-channel ABS at the front, one piece seat for the rider and pillion, LED headlamp, fully digital instrument cluster, LED tail lamp, luggage rack at the rear that can be used to place a top box too.
The instrument cluster is quite elaborative and gets Bluetooth connectivity too. It can connect to smartphones to show various notifications. However, it is not known if it can also work with navigation.
Hero XPulse 200T off-road variant
The off-road spec Hero XPulse looks promising and is something that will attract a lot of long-distance bikers. The off-road spec Hero XPulse 200T gets additional equipment.
Apart from the features that can be seen on the standard version of the bike, the XPulse 200T off-road spec also gets a small visor mounted on the headlamp, an off-road spec front mud-guard, repositioned high-mounted exhaust a stronger looking engine bash plate, no centre stand that allows more ground clearance, spoked rims, handlebar guards, off-road spec footpegs and dust protecting gator sleeves at the front.
Other features like a fully digital instrument cluster, single-channel ABS, LED headlamp, LED tail lamp, luggage rack, petal front and rear discs and other parts remain the same. The engine details of the upcoming bikes have not been revealed completely. However, it gets powered by the same 200cc engine that powers the Hero Xtreme 200R in the Indian market. In the Xtreme 200R, the carbureted version of the engine produces a maximum of 18.4 PS and 17.1 Nm.
However, the engine gets fuel injection system with the off-road version, which is clearly mentioned on the tank of the bike. In the standard version of the XPulse, the engine is expected to remain carburetted only. The XPulse 200T will become the most affordable ADV bike in the Indian market when it is launched. The base price is likely to be around Rs 1.10 lakh.