Hero MotoCorp has announced that the brand’s popular adventure motorcycle, the Hero Xpulse 200 has crossed the 10,000 sales landmark in the state of Kerala. The Hero Xpulse 200 made its debut back in April 2019 and the motorcycle was awarded the Indian Motorcycle of the Year (IMOTY) 2020, which is the most prestigious award in the two-wheeler industry. The design and development of the Hero Xpulse 200 is completely in-house and took place at the brand’s research and development centre called the Center of Innovation and Technology (CIT) which is located in Jaipur, Rajasthan.
Design & Styling
The Xpulse 200’s design and styling redefine the 200cc segment with its enduro stance, round LED headlamps, a small flyscreen, high-mounted front fender, knuckle guards, a forward-positioned fuel tank, long bench seat, pillion grab rail that integrates with the tail rack, high-mounted exhaust pipe, long-travel suspension, a strong and durable metallic bashplate, 21-inch front and 17-inch rear spoke-wire rims shod in dual-purpose tyres and disc brakes on both the ends.
Powering the Hero Xpulse is a BS6 emission-compliant 200cc single-cylinder, SOHC engine with an oil-cooler for better thermodynamic efficiency. The Xpulse 200 gets an advanced Fuel-Injection system with 14 sensor Xsens technology that helps produce 18.08 PS @ 8500 RPM and torque of 16.45 Nm @ 6500 RPM. The engine comes with a 5-speed gearbox with a wet multi-plate clutch. The bike comes with a 37mm diameter long-travel front suspension that offers 190 mm of wheel travel and a 10-step adjustable rear monoshock. The lightweight all-terrain motorcycle tips the scales at just 157 kg and offers a generous 220mm of ground clearance.
While the feature list is not expansive but it is practical for the rider that traverses the urban jungle, explore the trails as well as for highway tourers. The Xpulse 200 comes with a fully-digital LCD backlit instruments cluster with a smartphone-enabled turn-by-turn navigation system. The Hero MotoCorp Xpulse 200 comes with a plethora of accessory options which includes an Xpulse specific motocross-style helmet with Xpulse graphics and four styles of seat covers.