Hero MotoCorp is world’s largest two wheeler manufacturer and this Indian brand has a variety of models in commuter and premium segment. In India, the popularity for adventure tourer motorcycle has been increasing. Hero also had launched an adventure tourer motorcycle XPulse 200 in the market. It is currently the most affordable adventure tourer motorcycle one can buy in the market. It is already a popular motorcycle among those who love to explore rough terrains. It has a no nonsense design and looks rugged. Here we have a render image that shows how the Hero Xpulse might look like if they were to launch an army edition of the same.
The render image has been created by an eka_custom_designs on their Instagram page. It looks like the artist did not have to make many changes to the stock XPulse. The Xpulse 200 was already a rugged looking motorcycle with go anywhere attitude. All that the artist did here was to just made minor changes to make it more capable of handling off-road situations.
The artist did not change the paint of the motorcycle. It still comes with the matte green paint job which looks similar to the army green. The render still looks like an XPulse but, it more off-road friendly now. The front suspensions have been upgraded and it now gets chunky looking knobby tyres. It now gets USD forks at the front. It still gets blacked out steel rims with spokes.
It looks like the new suspension setup has increased the ground clearance of the motorcycle by a lot. Another reason why the ground clearance looks like a lot is because the exhaust pipe on the motorcycle has been re routed. It now gets an upswept exhaust pipe which reminds us of Hero Impulse. There is a small beak installed at the front and there is a small windshield or fly screen and headlight protector shield as well. An engine protector plate is also installed on the motorcycle.
On the handle bar, there are knuckle protectors and apart from that, everything else remains the same at the front. The XPulse badging on the fuel tank is retained and so is the long single piece seat. Moving to the side profile, there is a jerry can placed on the side panel of the motorcycle. A luggage box is also installed on the bike. There is a green camouflage panels seen on the side of the bike.
The rear mudguard on the motorcycle has been completely removed and the chunky and knobby tyres are exposed. The sprockets and chain are also exposed. Both front and the rear get different disc brake units. Hero XPulse 200 is powered by a 199.6-cc, single cylinder, fuel injected, oil cooled engine that generates 17.8 Bhp and 16.45 Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a 5-speed transmission. Hero is also offering an official rally kit for Xpulse 200 for those who want to convert their regular Xpulse 200 into a proper adventure motorcycle. This kit includes, adjustable front and rear suspension, knobby tyres, long gear shifter, flat seat and handlebar risers.