The Hero XPulse 200T has reached Colombia as the Hero Thriller 200T. Interestingly, unlike the Hero XPulse 200T, the Hero Thriller 200T has a fuel-injected engine.
The Hero XPulse 200T isn't sold with a fuel-injected engine even optionally, while the Hero Thriller 200T has it as standard. The former, with its carburetted engine, is priced at INR 94,000 (ex-showroom Delhi). Another difference between the two is that the export model has a smoked fly-screen.
Like the rest of the Thriller range (X range in India), the Thriller 200T is designed and developed at the Hero Centre of Innovation and Technology (CIT). The motorcycle is a road-focussed version of the Thriller 200X, and thus, rides on 17-inch alloy wheels. The addition of alloy wheels brings the convenience of tubeless tyres, a feature that is not available on the off-road spec Thriller 200X.
Being road-focussed, the Thriller 200T doesn't have aluminium bash plate and knuckle guards. Instead, it uses a black coloured fibre engine cowl. Every other feature is the same as that of the off-road-oriented motorcycle, including LED headlamp and tail light, Bluetooth enabled digital speedometer with turn-by-turn navigation and an underseat USB charger as standard.
Like the Thriller 200X, the Thriller 200T employs a 199.6 cc single-cylinder, oil-cooled motor that makes 18.4 PS of maximum power at 8,000 rpm and 17.1 Nm of peak torque at 6,500 rpm. The engine is paired with a 5-speed gearbox.
Braking setup includes 276 mm and 220 mm petal-type disc brakes, while the safety tech includes single-channel ABS. Shock absorption tasks are handled by conventional telescopic forks at the front and a 7-step adjustable monoshock at the back.