The upcoming fully faired motorcycle from Hero Motocorp will be priced quite aggressively and it will rival directly against the Bajaj Pulsar RS200
For those of you who are not aware Hero will launch the much anticipated Xpulse 200 and the Xpulse 200T on 1st May 2019. The Xpulse 200 is the highly anticipated off-roader and the successor of the popular Impulse. The Xpulse 200T, on the other hand, is a touring variant based on the same platform that will be launched alongside the Xpulse 200. There are reports that the homegrown manufacturer is also planning a third motorcycle that will also join their lineup tomorrow as well.
The glimpse of the upcoming full faired motorcycle that looks to be inspired by the Hero HX 250R concept was recently caught in a spy video. However, the motorcycle seen in the spy video looked a bit different than the concept version of the HX 250R. That said, here are the five things you need to know about the upcoming Hero HX 250R based 200cc motorcycle launching soon:
1. Production Variant Looks A Bit Different Than Concept
The fully-faired motorcycle that was caught in the spy video featured a single headlamp unit instead of the twin headlamp setup seen on the HX 250R concept. Although we are not exactly sure at this moment, the production variant of the upcoming motorcycle will most probably feature an LED headlamp setup that can also be seen in the soon to be launched Xpulse 200 and the Xpulse 200T.
The concept also had an under seat exhaust unit but the upcoming motorcycle will get a conventionally styled exhaust positioned towards the right side of the motorcycle. The HX 250R concept showcased at the 2014 Auto Expo also featured a round fully-digital instrument cluster but the upcoming motorcycle will share the same rectangular shaped full digital instrument cluster with the Xpulse 200 and the Xpulse 200T.
2. Will Share Engine With Xtreme 200R
The upcoming fully faired motorcycle from Hero Motocorp will also be powered by the same 199.6cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine that powers the Xtreme 200R currently. This unit produces about 18.4 hp of peak power and 17.1 Nm of peak torque on the Xtreme 200R. However, we have already said this earlier that Hero will tune the engine differently for this faired motorcycle.
There is a fair chance that the engine could also be a fuel injected unit that will most probably debut with the Xpulse 200. The fuel injected unit will provide a better throttle response and better fuel efficiency figures than the carburetted unit found on the Xtreme 200R.
3. Fully Digital Instrument Cluster With Bluetooth Connectivity
The upcoming full faired motorcycle from Hero Motocorp will feature a completely new fully digital instrument cluster. The instrument cluster will provide plenty of information to the rider including distance to empty, odometer, two trip meters, and a speedometer.
Moreover, there will also be an option to connect the riders Smartphone via Bluetooth to the instrument cluster and get turn by turn navigation option and other important information which will be a completely new feature for this particular segment.
4. Suspension And Brakes
The upcoming full faired motorcycle from Hero will share most of its parts including the platform, engine and other cycle parts with the existing Xtreme 200R and the upcoming Xpulse 200. It will rely on a conventional telescopic fork towards the front instead of an upside down forks and a monoshock setup towards the rear.
The upcoming motorcycle will rely on a disc brake towards the front as well as rear to bring it to a halt. A single channel ABS will also be offered as standard with the motorcycle for the safety of the rider.
5. Pricing And Rivals
There is no official word on the prices available yet, however, you can expect it to be priced quite aggressively and well within the reach of the customers. If we are not too wrong, expect the upcoming full faired motorcycle to be priced at around Rs 1.30 lakh (ex-showroom). The upcoming motorcycle will rival the likes of the Bajaj Pulsar RS200 and the Yamaha YZF-R15 V3.0 when it finally launches here in India.