Hero MotoCorp has commenced deliveries of the Hero XPulse 200 and Hero Xtreme 200S in the domestic market. The new bikes were launched on 1 May 2019 in the typical Hero MotoCorp fanfare. Interestingly, we connected with several dealers in Delhi and they confirmed that there is no waiting period on the motorcycles.
The Hero XPulse 200T is a road-biased version of the adventure motorcycle, focused on touring. Powering the bike is a 199.6 cc single cylinder, oil-cooled carburetted mill. The engine produces 18.4 PS of power and 17.1 Nm of torque. In terms of features, the bike gets an LED headlamp, Bluetooth-enabled digital instrumentation and an under-seat USB charger. The instrumentation not only connects to your phone and shows turn by turn navigation but also shows call alerts.
The Hero XPulse 200T has an ex-showroom Delhi price of INR 94,000 and costs INR 1,13,345 on-road. The latter includes delivery and handling charge of INR 750 and a helmet worth INR 999. Available colour options include Sports Red, Panther Black, Matte Shield Gold and Matte Grey.
For all the folks who miss the Impulse, Hero also has the XPulse 200 on sale. The bike is based on the standard 200T and differs with spoke wheels - 21-inch front unit and 18-inch rear unit - and chunky tyres sourced from Ceat. The Hero XPulse 200 benefits from an engine bash plate, upswept exhaust and a high mounted mudguard as well. The rear suspension has been given a 10-step adjustable setup unlike a 7-step unit in the XPulse 200.
The Hero XPulse 200 is priced at INR 97,000 (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the carburetted version. It has an on-road price of INR 1,25,520. A fuel-injected version of the motorcycle is also available, for a price of INR 1,05,000 (ex-showroom, Delhi).
The fully-faired Hero Xtreme 200S employs the same powerplant as the Hero XPulse 200. Instead of being an outright sports motorcycle, the Xtreme 200S focuses on usable power. The bike is available only in three colour options – Sports Red, Mapple Brown and Panther Black. The Hero Xtreme 200S has been priced at INR 98,500 (ex-showroom, Delhi). This translates to an on-road price of INR 1,18,215.