The entry-level adventure segment remained unchallenged with the Hero MotoCorp Xpulse 200, an enduro-style motorcycle. But Honda just launched the new CB200X that now directly compete with the Xpulse 200 and, to some extent, the KTM 250 Adventure. While the Hero MotoCorp Xpulse 200 offers a more off-road set-up, most buyers would like to have an all-around motorcycle. Honda offers just that with a road-biased set-up, offering a balance between daily commutes and weekend adventures. In this technical specification comparison, we compare the Honda CB200X with the Hero MotoCorp Xpulse 200, which will allow you to make an informed buying decision.
Honda CB200X Vs. Hero MotoCorp Xpulse 200 – Price & Colours
The Honda CB200X comes with a price tag of INR 144,500 ex-showroom, Delhi. In comparison, the Hero MotoCorp Xpulse 200 comes with a sticker price of INR 120,800 ex-showroom, Delhi. The Honda adv bike comes with three colour options – Sports Red, Pearl Nightstar Black and Matte Selene Silver Metallic. Hero MotoCorp offer the Xpulse 200 with five colour options – White, Matte Green, Matte Grey, Sports Red and Panther Black.
Honda CB200X Vs. Hero MotoCorp Xpulse 200 – Engine Specifications
Powering the Honda CB200X is a BS6-compliant 184cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine with a PGMFI fuel injection system. The motor produces 17.3 PS of power and 16.1 Nm of torque paired to a 5-speed gearbox. On the other hand, the Xpulse 200 comes with a BS6 compliant 199.6cc air-oil-cooled single-cylinder engine that produces 18 PS of power and 16.45 Nm of torque. The Advanced Programmed Fuel Injection engine also comes with a 5-speed gearbox.
Honda CB200X Vs. Hero MotoCorp Xpulse 200 – Chassis & Dimensions
The Honda CB200X features a diamond type frame. The bike measures 2035 mm in length, 843 mm in width, 1248 mm in height, 1355 mm of the wheelbase. The motorcycle also comes with a 167 mm ground clearance and 810 mm of saddle height. The bike features a 12-litre fuel tank and weighs 147 kg weight. The Hero MotoCorp Xpulse 200 comes with a tubular diamond frame. The motorcycle measures 2222 mm in length, 850 in width, and 1258 mm in height. The wheelbase measures 1410 mm and 823 mm of saddle height. The Xpulse 200 offers a healthy 220 mm ground clearance and comes with a fuel tank capacity of 13-litres along with a kerb weight of 157 kg.
Honda CB200X Vs. Hero MotoCorp Xpulse 200 – Suspension
Honda offers an upside-down telescopic front fork paired to a monoshock. Unfortunately, Honda has not yet revealed the suspension travel figures, but the set-up appears to be lifted off the Honda Hornet 2.0 and appears to be road tuned. On the other hand, the Xpulse 200 comes with a 37mm conventional (right-side up) telescopic front fork with 190mm of long travel and a 10-step adjustable monoshock on the rear. The long-travel suspension is tuned for riding on the road as well as off-road.
Honda CB200X Vs. Hero MotoCorp Xpulse 200 – Brakes & Wheels
The Honda CB200X comes with 276 mm front, and 220 mm rear petal disc brakes. The Xpulse 200 also features 276 mm front and 220 mm rear petal disc brakes. Both also feature ABS for safety. The CB200X rides on 17-inch front and rear alloy wheels with 110mm front and 140mm rear special Tough Tread Pattern Tyres. The Xpulse 200 comes with a 21-inch front, and 18-inch rear spoke rims shod in 90/90 front and 120/80 rear dual-sport tyres.
Honda CB200X Vs. Hero MotoCorp Xpulse 200 – Top Features
The Honda CB200X comes with all-LED lighting, hazard switch, upswept exhaust, turn indicators integrated with knuckle guard, a tall touring style visor, underbelly cowling, split seats and a full-digital LCD display. The Hero MotoCorp Xpulse features LED headlamps and taillamps, a clear flyscreen, high mount front fender, high mount exhaust, single bench seat, tail rack integrated pillion grab rail, knuckle guards, an aluminium engine bash plate and LCD instrument panel with smartphone-enabled navigation.