XPulse 200: a production-ready adventure tourer set to launch this year
First showcased at the Milan Motorcycle Show, the Hero MotoCorp XPulse 200 is a production-ready concept 200 cc adventure motorcycle that is set to make its debut in the Indian market right before the festive season kicks off in 2018. Designed and developed in-house at the brand’s Centre of Innovation and Technology (CIT) near Jaipur, the bike signals towards exciting times ahead for the company as they gear up—to step into the premium range of motorcycles with innovative offerings that are well-suited for the Indian environment.
The dual purpose on/off-road XPulse 200 is a motorcycle that is touted to offer a thrilling riding experience for those who seek an adventure on two wheels. The 200 cc fuel injection engine delivers 18.4 PS of power and 17.1 Nm of torque. Add to that, the manufacturer is offering the bike with turn-by-turn navigation which is a segment-first feature, full-LED headlamps, a protective windshield, luggage rack, knuckle guards, and ABS that is tuned for both on/off road usage.
Its lightweight construction ensures that you get the very best in terms of performance as well as efficiency. The high tensile steel diamond frame provides the right amount of strength and agility. The bike also gets an aluminium skid plate, a 21-inch front wheel, and an 18-inch rear wheel fitted with dual purpose tyres. The XPulse 200 boasts of a 220 mm ground clearance, with a telescopic front suspension, and a monoshock rear suspension. True to its nature, the tourer also gets an upswept exhaust to allow for excellent water wading capability.