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Hero MotoCorp Xpulse 420 adventure bike delayed to 2025?

Written by Kanad Kalasur

It is widely known that Hero MotoCorp has been working on a larger Xpulse bike for a while now. However, according to a media report, this project has been delayed. The current timeline for the launch of the larger Xpulse 420 is around early 2025.

Delay in Hero Xpulse 420 adventure bike : Reasons

Hero MotoCorp recently had a national dealers conference. One of the talking points was the new Xpulse 420. According to officials present, the timeline for the same has been pushed forward by one year. Hero wants to make certain that this adventure bike meets all the quality standards before launch. The company doesn’t want to launch a half-baked product. At present, the Research and Development team is currently working on some issues that have come up.

An early prototype of the Xpulse 420 was showcased some years back, but there has not been any update since then. The bike’s smaller sibling, the Xpulse 200 is well known in the Adv segment. Its high points include ride quality, fuel economy and its engine. The larger Xpulse 420 will want to build up on these.

Hero Xpulse 420 target audience

According to Hero, this motorbike will not only offer an upgrade opportunity to current Xpulse 200 buyers but also bring in fresh customers for the 200-400cc Adventure bike segment. At present, the main players in the segment are the Royal Enfield 411, KTM 390 Adventure and the BMW G310GS.

Price and launch timeline of the Xpulse 420

Hero could debut the Xpulse 420 at the 2024 EICMA. This means, an India launch could happen in early 2025. In terms of pricing, we can expect the adventure bike to cost around INR 2.5 lakh (ex-showroom).

In other news, Hero had a bumper month in May 2023. The bike maker retained its position as the market leader in two-wheeler sales in India with over 5 lakh sales.

Also Read – Hero MotoCorp sold 5.19 lakh motorcycles & scooters in May 2023.