Hero MotoCorp will launch the Xpulse 200 and Xpulse 200T along with the HX200R fully-faired motorcycle on 1 May
Hero MotoCorp is well known for displaying some mouth-watering concepts and then making the prospective buyers wait for a lifetime to get their hands on the production model. However, the company is finally close to making three of its concept motorcycles a production reality, which will include the Hero Xpulse 200, Xpulse 200T and HX250R.
These motorcycles will launch next month and the most affordable of these will be the Xpulse 200, which will cost roughly Rs 95,000. The Xpulse 200T could cost close to Rs 1,05,000, while the HX200 R should cost no more than Rs 1,15,000. All of these motorcycles will join the Xtreme 200R to complete the 200cc range of models from the company.
Out of these, the Hero Xpulse 200 will become the logical successor to the long-defunct Hero Impulse, which never sold in good numbers but enthralled the off-roading enthusiasts. The Xpulse 200T will please those who need a rugged motorcycle for both street and mild-off-roading use, while the HX200R will become the fully-faired successor to the Karizma twins.
Speaking of the Hero HX200R, it will share the bodywork with the HX250R concept that made its debut several years ago and promised to spawn a Honda CBR250R-rival. However, the new motorcycle, which will share its 200cc engine with the Xtreme 200R, will go on to rival the likes of Bajaj Pulsar RS200 and Yamaha Fazer 250.
The Hero Xpulse 200 and Xpulse 200T will also share their engine with the Hero Xtreme 200R. However, for both the motorcycles, the engine will be differently tuned to support their nature. Like we said, the Xpulse 200 will be an off-road-friendly motorcycle with strong low-end torque, while the Xpulse 200T will be more potent on the road with a decent mid-range. The HX200R, which will be a sports-tourer, should offer strong top-end performance.
All the three motorcycles are likely to come loaded with features like a single-channel ABS, rear monoshock, digital speedo (or at least a part digital setup), split grab rails, and dual disc brakes. It will be interesting to see if the new Hero 200cc motorcycles can take on the likes of Bajaj Pulsar RS200 and TVS Apache 200 4V.