The Hero Xpulse 200 is the latest entrant in the budget adventure-tourer offerings in the Indian market. The Xpulse 200 offers a proper ADV look with high ground clearance, rugged looks and wire-spoke wheels.
The Xpulse 200 comes with a high-mounted mudguard, LED headlamps and a long travel suspension up front. The front also features knuckle guards for the handlebars, further enhancing the rugged off-road looks of the Xpulse 200.
The side and rear profile continue with the rugged looks, with high ground clearance, bash plate and a sculpted fuel tank with stylish body graphics. The rear profile has an extended rear fender while also featuring LED tail lights and dual-purpose tyres.
The Hero Xpulse 200 offers wide handlebars and neutral set footpegs, offering an upright riding position. The seats themselves are narrow, which can become uncomfortable over long distances.
The Hero Xpulse 200 features the same 199.6cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine seen on the Xtreme 200S and Xtreme 200R. It produces 18bhp at 8000rpm and 17.1Nm of torque at 6500rpm; mated to a five-speed gearbox. Hero offers the Xpulse 200 in either a carburettor or fuel-injected version.
The Hero Xpulse 200 doesn’t exactly offer the best off-the-line performance. However, there is enough grunt from the engine to easily move around the city with ease. The gearbox falls easily into place although it does feel a bit clunky.
Highway rides aren’t exactly fun either, unless you cruise at around 80km/h. There is noticeable vibrations from the handlebars, especially near the redline. The best part of the Xpulse 200 though is the suspension, which makes light work of most of the road undulations.
Off-road capabilities of the Xpulse 200 however is impressive. The motorcycle takes everything in its stride and being lightweight, it allows the rider to easily maneuver through the tough sections without any issues.
Hero MotoCorp is yet to officially reveal the mileage figures for the Xpulse 200. However, we expect the Hero Xpulse 200 to return a mileage of roughly around 35km/l or slightly higher.
The Hero Xpulse 200 comes with a number of features and equipment. The motorcycle rides on 21-inch front and 18-inch rear wire-spoke wheels. The suspension on the Xpulse 200 is through 37mm telescopic forks at the front with 190mm of travel and a 10-step rider adjustable monoshock at the rear with 170mm of travel. Braking is handled by 276mm and 220mm discs at the front and rear, respectively. The brakes are supported by a single-channel ABS as standard.
Other features on the Hero Xpulse 200 include a fully-digital instrument cluster with bluetooth connectivity and turn-by-turn navigation, luggage plate with bungee hooks, knuckle guards, protective windshield and USB charging.
The Hero Xpulse 200 is the latest entrant in the growing adv segment in the Indian market. It is currently the most affordable adventure-tourer motorcycle on sale in the country and comes equipped with a host of features. The Xpulse 200 offers a good performance, impressive off-road capabilities and decent mileage as well, making it a highly recommended budget off-roader.
The Hero Xpulse 200 rivals the likes of the Royal Enfield Himalayan and the BMW G 310 GS in the market.
The most impressive feature on the Hero Xpulse 200 is the digital instrument cluster which features turn-by-turn navigation and bluetooth connectivity.
Yes, the Hero Xpulse 200 comes with a single-channel ABS as standard.
Yes, Hero has begun bookings of the Xpulse 200 in the Indian market, with deliveries set to start soon.
The Hero Xpulse 200 comes in two variants: carburettor and Fi.
|Front Brake Size||276 mm|
|Front Brake Type||Disc|
|Front Suspension||Telescopic (37 mm Dia) with Double DU Bush (190 mm Stroke)|
|Front Tyre Size||90/90-21|
|Front Wheel Size||21 inch|
|Rear Brake Size||220 mm|
|Rear Brake Type||Disc|
|Rear Suspension||10 step Rider-adjustable Monoshock|
|Rear Tyre Size||120/80-18|
|Rear Wheel Size||18 inch|
|Chassis Type||Tubular Diamond|
|Ground Clearance||220 mm|
|Kerb Weight||157 kg|
|Overall Height||1,258 mm|
|Overall Length||2,222 mm|
|Overall Width||850 mm|
|Seat Height||823 mm|
|Clutch||Multi Plate Wet Clutch|
|Cooling System||Oil Cooled|
|Fuel Delivery System||Fuel Injection|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||13 litres|
|Ignition||Digital DC CDI Ignition System|
|Max Power||17.8 bhp @ 8,500 rpm|
|Max Torque||16.45 Nm @ 6,500 rpm|
|Mileage - ARAI||--|
|Mileage - Owner Reported||40 kmpl|
|Reserve Fuel Capacity||--|
|Transmission||5 Speed Manual|
|Transmission Type||Chain Drive|
|Valves Per Cylinder||2|
|AHO (Automatic Headlight On)||Yes|
|Battery||12 V - 7 Ah (MF Battery)|
|Brake/Tail Light||LED Tail Lamp|
|Braking System||Single Channel ABS|
|Digital Fuel Guage||Yes|
|DRLs (Daytime running lights)||--|
|Front storage box||No|
|GPS & Navigation||Yes|
|Headlight Bulb Type||--|
|Headlight Type||LED Head Lamp|
|Low Battery Indicator||Yes|
|Low Fuel Indicator||Yes|
|Low Oil Indicator||--|
|Mobile App Connectivity||--|
|No. of Tripmeters||2|
|Start Type||Electric Start|
|Under seat storage||No|
|USB charging port||--|