Hero Xpulse 200T is an affordable touring friendly variant of the Xpulse 200 which will be priced almost in the same range as the adv
Hero Motocorp has been quietly working on this new motorcycle for a long time besides the Xpulse 200 and they have finally unveiled it at the 2018 EICMA motorcycle show. The new motorcycle which was showcased at the event is called the Xpulse 200T and it is based on the Xpulse 200 adventure platform.
Hero has decided to unveil the touring friendly variant of the Xpulse exactly after a year they showcased the Xpulse 200 concept at the EICMA while the production version of the same motorcycle was showcased at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo. That said, here is the list of 5 things which you should know about this upcoming Xpulse 200T from Hero Motocorp.
1. Meant for Touring
The Hero Xpulse 200T is a more road-friendly variant of the Xpulse 200 Adventure. The motorcycle gets 17-inch wheels on both ends wrapped with more road-friendly tires (the Xpulse 200 gets knobby offroad tires). The 200T also features a relaxed riding stance and comfortable well-padded seats. The 200T offers 190 mm ground clearance which is actually 30 mm lower than its adventure variant. However, Hero has provided a metal engine guard as well to protect the engine from any damage when the tarmac gives up on the rider.
2. Plenty of segment first features
There is no doubt in the fact that the upcoming 200T is definitely the most loaded Motorcycle from Hero Motocorp’s stable that will launch in India. Hero has offered a single channel ABS system, LED headlamps and tail lamps as standard. Furthermore, it also gets a full digital instrument cluster with Bluetooth connectivity feature and turns by turn navigation.
3. Refined and smooth engine
Both the Xpulse 200 and the 200T will be powered by the same 199.6cc, air-cooled, 4-stroke 2 valve, single cylinder engine which has made its debut with the recently launched Xtreme 200R. This air-cooled unit is capable of producing about 18bhp of peak power and 17.1 Nm of peak torque (on the 200R). Chances are that the engine too will be tuned differently for this upcoming motorcycle with slightly more power and torque output available with a twist of the throttle.
4. Optional Accessories
The Hero Xpulse 200T variant which was showcased at the 2018 EICMA featured a rear parcel rack. While we also believe that Hero will also offer plenty of optional accessories as well to make this motorcycle more touring friendly and purposeful machine.
5. Pricing and launch date
Expect Hero to price the new Xpulse 200T in the region of Rs 1.1-1.2 lakh. As far as the launch date is concerned the renowned Indian two-wheeler manufacturer will most probably launch the new Xpulse 200T towards the second half of 2019.