One of India's largest two-wheeler manufacturers, Hero MotoCorp has ventured into the premium bike segment with the launch of two new models - Hero XPulse 200, XPulse 200T and Hero Xtreme 200S. The launch showcases how Hero MotoCorp is strongly focusing on premium models and modern design with superior technology. Both XPulse 200 and XPulse 200T immensely awaited products look similar to Hero's previous model Impulse.
Here EeYuva brings you the detailed review of Hero's premium bikes – XPulse 200, XPulse 200T and Xtreme 200S.
Hero XPulse 200
As the company claims that XPulse 200 is India's first 200cc adventure motorcycle. Targeted at the young and thrill-seeking riding enthusiasts, the XPulse 200 is on-road & off-road bike with dynamic performance figures. Hero is offering X Pulse 200 in two engine variants - 200cc CV Carburetor & Fuel Injection.
Coming up with true adventure features, the XPulse 200 is good looking and built quality is a point well. The bike's larger wheel with dual purpose tyres 21-inch front and 18-inch rear, 220mm ground clearance, upswept exhaust, monoshock 10-step adjustable rear suspension and Telescopic front suspension provide strength to take the bike on any terrain.
The bike gets protective windshields and luggage plate with bungee hooks are additional features of the bike. The XPulse 200 FI variant is available in three colours, including Matte Green, Pearl Fadeless White and Matte Axis Grey, while the Carburetor variant comes in two colours – Sports Red and Black.
Hero XPulse 200T
Featuring modern day technology and retro styling, the XPulse 200T is tourer motorcycle for touring admirers. Retro styled fuel tank, wide handlebar and tinted windscreen offer extensive look to the bike.
The bike also gets 7-step adjustable monoshock suspension at the rear and telescopic suspension at the front, and 17-inch wheels at front and rear, large pillion grip with tie points and luggage plate with rubber pads.
The XPulse 200T comes in four exciting colours - Candy Blazing Red, Black, Matte Shield Gold and Matte Axis Grey.
Common Features Of XPulse 200 & XPulse 200T
As both models look different but they have a few common similarities such as engine specifications and features. The XPulse 200 and XPulse 200T comes equipped with a 200cc engine that delivers 18.4PS power, 17.1Nm of torque and mated 5-speed gearbox. Compared to the standard and CV Carburetor engine Fuel Injection (FI) makes quick power delivery.
Single channel ABS, first in class turn by turn navigation, LCD instrument Cluster with Bluetooth connectivity, gear indicator, trip meter and a service reminder. LED headlamps and tail lights, under seat USB charger are the other common features of XPulse 200 and XPulse 200T.
Hero Xtreme 200S
Adding more sporty appeal and a host of first - in - segment features like full LED Headlamp and tail light, Bluetooth connectivity, Turn -by -Turn Navigation, chiselled Rear Cowl design, anti-slip seats and full Digital LCD cluster that includes Gear indicator, Trip meter and service reminder, the new Xtreme 200S is nothing but Xtreme 200.
The Xtreme 200S comes with an all-new aerodynamic fairing for a sporty stance and better wind protection on highways. The Xtreme 200S is also powered by the same Xpulse's 200cc engine that delivers 18.4PS Power and 17.1Nm Torque, mated to a 5-speed gearbox.
The Xtreme 200S additionally comes with 7-step adjustable mono shock suspension, 276 mm Front Disc with single channel ABS and 220 mm Rear disc Brakes system for added safety. The company is offering it in three exciting colours - Sports Red, Maple Brown and Panther Black.
Both XPulse 200 and XPulse 200T are undoubtedly capable bike in their respective segments. Those who look for an off-road bike at an affordable price can choose XPulse 200 adventure model and XPulse 200T is an affordable machine for touring. Both are considerable for daily commuting too. New Xtreme 200S is apt for those who look for a stylish sporty bike at an affordable price tag.
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