Market Ready Hero Xpulse Spied Testing; likely to Launch Soon

The Hero Xpulse 200 which was debuted for the first time as a concept model at the 2017 EICMA Motorcycle Show and later, at the 2018 Auto Expo, has witnessed in a market-ready guise while performing test runs in the country. Apparently, the motorcycle appeared to hit the Indian roads soon. From the set of spy images, the revealed details about the motorcycle include a 21-inch wheel up front and 18-inch unit at the rear, a high set exhaust, and a comfortable single seat. However, the seat height of 825mm could be a problem for short heighted Indian riders. Further, it received conventional telescopic forks with a travel distance of 190mm and a rear monoshock with 170mm of travel.

Powering for the Xpulse will come from the same 200cc single-cylinder engine shared from the Hero Xtreme 200R. On the Xtreme 200R, the mill is rated to spawn out 18 bhp and 17.1Nm of peak torque. On the Hero Xpulse 200 bike, we expect a different state of tune for better performance in the low rev range and different gearing ratios as well. The gearbox is expected to be a five-speed manual gearbox unit.

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At its showcase at the 2018 Auto Expo, the XPulse 200 was sharing platform with another model seems like a custom offering without bash plate, front mudguard and the rear tail-piece. Also, a fully flat seat unit making it appear a little taller. There is no information for such displayed model, chances are it could be a special edition or will be sold in the Indian market as a variant of regular XPulse 200. Other than this, there was the XPulse 200T, a road-focused variant of the off-roader XPulse 200. There are chances we could see the launch of both the bikes together at an event in coming next months.