Mahindra Thar is currently one of the most affordable 4×4 SUVs one can buy in the country. It was launched in the market last year and since then, there has been an increase in demand. Mahindra is now working on maintaining the demands by increasing the production. It is a proper 4×4 SUV and we have already seen several videos of Thar performing off-road duties. When it comes to two-wheelers, Hero Xpulse 200 is the most affordable adventure motorcycle one can buy in India. Here we have a video where Mahindra Thar and Hero Xpulse 200 are seen in a drag race video not on road but, on a beach.
The video has been uploaded Crankshoot Paasil Vyas on their YouTube channel. Both vehicles are entirely different when it comes to engine spec, power and torque figures. The vloggers choose an empty stretch on a beach for this experiment. Both vehicles line up and the starting point and as soon as they get signal, the race starts. As they were racing on sand, the Xpulse had bit of a wheelspin at the start.
Mahindra Thar as it had 4×4 in action moved off the line smoothly. The rider can be seen pushing the motorcycle to move it forward and he did manage to do it eventually. Once, the Xpulse 200 had gained momentum, it went ahead. Meanwhile, the vlogger who was driving the Thar was trying his best to overtake the Xpulse but, the uneven surface was not allowing him to maintain a constant speed. The Hero Xpulse won the first round.
The vlogger can be heard saying on video that there was a lot of body roll and he was afraid that, if he continued to push the Thar to higher speeds, it might have toppled. He even applied brakes at couple of places as seen in the video. Hero Xpulse rider on the other hand did not face any of those issues.
For the second round, they changed the location and chose a stretch of mud road near beach. Here the surface was less sandy in comparison to the beach. The vlogger continues to drive the Thar whereas his friend rides the Xpulse. The race starts and the Xpulse 200 once again takes the lead. The Mahindra Thar did not get the best start, it felt like the traction control was turned on the SUV. There was no wheel spin at the start.
Hero Xpulse easily took the lead in second round as well. The vlogger was trying hard to overtake the bike but, the uneven surface was turning out to be a problem here as well. Hero Xpulse won the second round also. This does not mean Mahindra Thar is a bad SUV by any means. Mahindra Thar is an SUV and is not meant for high speed runs. It is meant to tackle tough terrains. The Hero Xpulse is a lot less powerful than Thar and even then it managed to win the race only because it was lighter and easier to handle on such uneven terrains.