Auto Expo 2018: Hero XPulse Unveiled - Expected Launch Date, Price, Specifications & Images

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Auto Expo 2018: Hero XPulse adventure motorcycle unveiled. Hero MotoCorp has unveiled the new XPulse, India's first 200cc adventure motorcycle. The XPulse is a dual-purpose bike with advanced technology for the thrill-seeking young riders in the country. The XPulse will be the replacement for the popular Impulse which was retailed with a 150cc engine.

Auto Expo 2018: Hero XPulse Unveiled - Expected Launch Date & Price, Specifications, Features & Images

The new Hero Xpulse will draw power from the all-new 200cc air-cooled, fuel injected engine producing 18.1bhp and 17.2Nm of peak torque. The engine is mated to a 5-speed gearbox. The overall design of the motorcycle is simple with minimalistic body panels, tall riding position and long-travel suspension setup.

Auto Expo 2018: Hero XPulse Unveiled - Expected Launch Date & Price, Specifications, Features & Images

The new Hero XPulse features a full-LED headlamp, windscreen to avoid wind buffeting, luggage rack and knuckle guards which help in adventurous and long rides. Hero XPulse also gets first-in-segment Turn-By-Turn Navigation system which will be extremely useful for touring.

Auto Expo 2018: Hero XPulse Unveiled - Expected Launch Date & Price, Specifications, Features & Images

The Hero XPulse is based on the high tensile steel diamond frame which offers greater strength and agility. Apart from that the adventure motorcycle is also equipped with a aluminum skid plate which protects the engine and oil sump. This feature is very useful, especially in off-road conditions. The up-swept exhaust offers impressive water wading capacity.

Auto Expo 2018: Hero XPulse Unveiled - Expected Launch Date & Price, Specifications, Features & Images

The suspension duties on the Hero XPulse are carried by telescopic front forks with 190mm travel and ten-step adjustable gas-charged monoshock suspension at the rear with the travel of 170mm. The XPulse is equipped with 21-inch front wheel and 18-inch rear wheel and offers a ground clearance of 220mm.

Auto Expo 2018: Hero XPulse Unveiled - Expected Launch Date & Price, Specifications, Features & Images

DriveSpark's Thoughts On The Hero XPulse

The Hero XPulse is a entry-level adventure motorcycle which is expected to go on sale in the Indian market by the end of 2018 or 2019. The Hero XPulse might be launched with a price tag of around Rs 1.2 lakh. When launched in India, the Hero XPulse will be the most affordable adventure motorcycle in the country.

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