Hero Xpulse 200 Vs Hero Xpulse 200T – Which One To Choose?

hero xpulse 200 vs hero xpulse 200t

Find out which one amongst the two recently launched motorcycles is ideal for your daily city commute as well as other purposes

Hero launched the Xpulse 200, 200T and Xtreme 200S in India a few days ago. The newly introduced Xpulse 200 replaces the old Impulse that was launched back in 2011. The Xpulse 200 will attract the attention of those buyers who always wanted a cheaper adventure motorcycle which is lightweight, comfortable and of course has low maintenance.

The Xpulse 200T that is based on the same platform and also shares the same chassis and powertrain with the Xpulse 200 adventure motorcycle. The Xpulse 200 T is a road-biased motorcycle that will rival directly against some other 200 cc motorcycle including the Bajaj Pulsar NS200 and the Apache RTR 200 4V.

Both the Xpulse 200 and 200T get plenty of features and are perhaps the most loaded motorcycle that Hero has launched in India. That said, we will be comparing both the Xpulse 200 and the Xpulse 200T on the basis of their styling, powertrain, suspension, brakes, and pricing. So without wasting any more time, let us get straight into the details first:

Hero Xpulse 200 Vs Hero Xpulse 200T Styling Comparison

Like we already mentioned above the Xpulse 200 has been built to take on any terrain with ease. Hero has taken a simple approach while designing its newest motorcycle. The adventure motorcycle gets a high mounted mudguard towards the front and an engine bash plate to protect the engine, Swept up the exhaust, and long suspension travel to give it a more practical and purposeful appearance.

hero Xpulse 200 launched in india

The motorcycle also gets a 21 inch spoke wheels towards the front and an 18-inch wheel towards the rear wrapped with dual purpose Ceat Gripp tyres. The Xpulse 200 shares the same headlamp, LCD instrument cluster, seats and fuel tank with the Xpulse 200T.
The Xpulse 200T, on the other hand, gets a more conventional approach.

It gets the same round shaped LED headlamps but misses out on the flyscreen that you will find in the Xpulse 200. The fully digital instrument cluster like we said has been shared with the Xpulse 200 and it features smartphone connectivity via Bluetooth and turn-by-turn navigation.

hero xpulse 200t launched

It also offers service reminder indicator, gear indicator two trip meters. Unlike the Xpulse 200, the Xpulse 200T gets 17-inch alloy wheels and road spec MRF Nylogrip rubbers. Both the bikes get 13 litres fuel tank.

Hero Xpulse 200 Vs Hero Xpulse 200T Powertrain Comparison

Both the Xpulse 200 and the 200T shares the same 199.6 cc, 2-valve, air-cooled engine tuned for 18.4 Ps of peak power at 8,000 rpm and 17.1 Nm of peak torque at 6,500 rpm. The engine is paired with a 5-speed gearbox. For your information, the Xpulse 200 is also available with fuel injection as well whereas the Xpulse 200 is available only with a carbureted variant.

Specs Xtreme 200S Xpulse 200T
Engine Single Cylinder Fuel Injected/Carb OHC Single Cylinder Fuel Injected/Carb OHC
Displacement 199.6 cc 199.6 cc
Power 18.4 PS at 8,000 rpm 18.4 PS at 8,000 rpm
Torque 17.1 Nm at 6,500 rpm 17.1 Nm at 6,500 rpm
Gearbox 5-Speed 5-Speed


Hero Xpulse 200 Vs Hero Xpulse 200T Suspension and Brakes Comparison

The Xpulse 200 gets a completely different 37 mm telescopic fork up front and a 10-step pre-load adjustable monoshock unit at the rear with 170 mm travel. The long suspension travel makes sure that the motorcycle is able to soak up some serious amount of bumps when there is no tarmac. The Xpulse 200T on the other shares its suspension setup with the Xtreme 200R.

hero xpulse 200 wheel

The motorcycle depends on 37mm conventional telescopic forks at the front and a 7 step pre-load adjustable monoshock unit at the rear. Both the motorcycle uses the same 276 mm disc at the front and 220 mm disc at the rear. A single channel ABS is also offered as standard with both the motorcycle for the safety of the rider.

Hero Xpulse 200 Vs Hero Xpulse 200T Price Comparison

Hero Xpulse 200 Hero Xpulse 200T
Rs. 97,000 (carb) and Rs. 1.05 lakh (Fi) Rs. 94,000

The Hero XPulse 200 ADV is priced at Rs. 97,000 for the carburetted version and Rs. 1.05 lakh for the fuel-injected model. The road-biased Hero XPulse 200T is priced at Rs. 94,000 (all prices, ex-showroom Delhi).

 Hero Xpulse 200 Vs Hero Xpulse 200T Verdict

The Hero Xpulse 200 is a dedicated adventure motorcycle that is lightweight, low maintenance and affordable at the same time. This motorcycle has all the potential to become one of the favourite offroad spec motorcycles that can create its own separate fanbase. The Xpulse 200T, on the other hand, is a road-biased motorcycle that promises to offer an easy rideability and has enough power and grunt to be a perfect and powerful daily commuter within the city limits.