Hero MotoCorp is finally ready to launch Hero XPulse 200 and the 200T in India today. First showcased at the EICMA in 2017 as a concept, the production version made its debut in February 2018, at the Auto Expo. Upon launch, the new Xpulse range will be the smallest ADV motorcycles in India, with XPulse 200 being an off-road-focused motorcycle, and the XPulse 200T a more road-biased bike. The new XPulse 200 and the tourer-friendly XPulse 200T share their underpinnings with the Xtreme 200R, but will get a host of equipment as well. With the Hero Xtreme 200R being competitively priced, we expect the XPulse to see an aggressive pricing strategy. Here's what we think will be the price tag carried on the Hero's new ADV.
Hero XPulse 200 and XPulse 200T Price in India (Expected)
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While the 2019 Hero XPulse 200 and the XPulse 200T do share several components with the Xtreme 200R, there are plenty of changes on either motorcycles to make them off-road and touring ready. The XPulse 200 gets upgraded with spoked wheels with a 21-inch wheel at the front and a 18-inch wheel at the rear wrapped in dual purpose tyres. You also get a high mounted mudguard, engine bash plate, high mounted exhaust and a knuckle guard enhancing the off-road capability. The XPulse 200T is the road-friendly version and gets alloy wheels with road biased tyres, conventional exhaust, and a tall windscreen.
For all the additional equipment on offer, the Hero XPulse 200 and the XPulse 200T are expected to be priced around the ₹ 1-1.10 lakh mark (ex-showroom), which will make them about ₹ 10,000-15,000 more expensive than the Xtreme 200R. In addition to the off-road equipment, the new XPulse will also get a digital instrument cluster with smartphone connectivity via Bluetooth, full-LED headlamp and a LED taillight as well.
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Power will come from the 200 cc single-cylinder, air-cooled engine tuned for 18.4 bhp and 17.1 Nm of peak torque, while paired with a 5-speed gearbox. The bike is suspended by the long travel telescopic forks up front and a monoshock unit at the rear. Braking performance will come from the disc brakes at either end with single-channel ABS as standard.
The Hero XPulse 200 and the XPulse 200T will go on sale tomorrow and we will get to know the official prices then. Keep watching this space for all the updates live from the launch event.
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