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The Hero XPulse, showcased at the Auto Expo 2018, looked production-ready and we expect Hero MotoCorp to launch it soon. When launched, the Hero XPulse will replace the Hero Impulse, and here are the top features of the Hero XPulse:
Hero XPulse Design Features
The Hero XPulse is based on the same platform as the Xtreme 200R. At a ground clearance of 200mm, the Hero XPulse is definitely a tall motorcycle. The full-LED headlamps, the windscreen and the knuckle-guards add to the rugged, yet modern looks of the Hero XPulse.
The Hero XPulse also features a raised front mudguard as in most adventure bikes. The seats are set low to balance with the height of the motorcycle. The exhaust is set noticeably high, to avoid hitting obstacles while going off-road.
The LED tail lamps is crowned with a rear luggage rack. The rear mudguards however, doesn't blend well with the overall design of the Hero XPulse, and is best suited for commuter motorcycles. Hero MotoCorp is expected to offer the customers a choice of accessories to enhance the looks of the XPulse, even more.
Hero XPulse Riding Features
With a 21-inch front wheel and an 18-inch rear wheel, the Hero XPulse will be offering a decent off-roading experience. The Hero XPulse also features a suspension travel of 190mm at the front and 170mm at the rear. This, in combination with a ground clearance of 220mm (same as the Royal Enfield Himayalan), ensures that the Hero XPulse is a go-anywhere motorcycle.
Hero XPulse Safety Features
The Hero XPulse features disc brakes on both wheels. ABS comes standard and is a front single-channel unit. Hard off-roading sometimes involves getting the rear wheel out by braking. ABS doesn't allow this, and Hero MotoCorp has put some thought on this. Hence, ABS comes only on the front wheel.
Other Hero XPulse Top Features
The Hero XPulse features a fully-digital instrument console which displays all the vital information one would expect. Along with this, the Hero XPulse also gets a turn-by-turn navigation system; something very useful for adventure motorcycles.
The off-road button tyres and a 10-step adjustable gas-charged rear mono-shock makes the Hero XPulse even more desirable.
Thoughts On The Hero XPulse Top Features
The Hero XPulse is the second adventure motorcycle from Hero MotoCorp, after the 150cc Impulse. The new 200cc XPulse is based on an entirely new platform and will also be an affordable offering for beginners in off-roading. In short, the Hero XPulse features enough kit to make it a desirable option.
For more about the full-specification, expected pricing and launch, check out our First Look Review of the Hero XPulse.