The adventure touring segment in India has recently become a very important space to be in. Every manufacturer wants a piece of that pie. With this in mind, Hero has unveiled the 2019 XPulse 200T at EICMA last year. The bike has been launched today. The price of the bike is Rs 94,000 (Ex-showroom, Delhi). Do check out the pictures down in the gallery below. We can share our initial views and reviews only later this week after the bike’s launch. The bike is based on the Hero Xtreme 200R. So the engine and many mechanical parts are the same. The Hero XPulse 200T is more focused on touring and the Xpulse 200 will be more focused on hitting the trails. Thus, while engines are the same, the bike will have some differentiating characteristics.
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2019 Hero XPulse 200T Price
The estimated price of the bike was around Rs 1 lakh. The XPulse200T is actually cheaper than the Xpulse 200, its off-road able twin. The price of the Ex. The price will be revealed 2 days from now when the bike is launched.
|2019 Hero Xpulse 200T||Rs 1,05,000 lakhs|
2019 Hero XPulse 200T Gallery
2019 Hero XPulse 200T Design
The bike has been designed keeping in mind the practical requirements of a touring motorcycle, with a focus on ergonomics, and loading capability with its large luggage plate. The bike has been made in India with inputs from Hero’s international teams. It gets alloy-wheels, side exhaust, road tyres with the rear being a radial unit. The 200T also gets a plastic bash plate. Also unlike the Xtreme 200R though, the XPulse 200T will be more feature-rich. In addition to LED lights, front and rear, the XPulse 200T will also feature single-channel ABS and a full-digital speedometer with Bluetooth connectivity and turn-by-turn navigation.
We expect the bike to get a cool a host of accessories to make it more customized to the rider’s preferences.
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2019 Hero XPulse 200T Specifications
The 2019 Hero XPulse 200T will be powered by the same 198cc, single-cylinder two-valve engine that is shared with the Hero Xtreme 200R. On the Xtreme 200R, this engine puts out 18 bhp at 8,000 rpm, and 17.1 Nm of peak torque at 6,500 rpm. The bike engine output figures are the same. The gearing a=has not been changed too. The rake of the forks at the front and the seat height make all the difference on this bike.
|Engine Type||Single cylinder, Air-cooled 4 stroke|
|Fuel System||CV Carburettor|
|Gearbox||5 -speed constant mesh|
|Rear suspension||Monoshock – 7 step preload adjustable|
|Front brake||276mm disc with single-channel ABS|
|Rear brake||220mm disc|
|Fuel tank capacity||13-litres|
2019 Hero XPulse 200T Competition
Even with varying price ranges in this segment. People are always willing to spend more for a more capable bike. The 2019 Hero XPulse will compete directly with the Bajaj Pulsar 220F and the TVS Apache RTR 200 in terms of pricing. But this bike seems to cut a niche for itself in the market with its looks and versatility.