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Hero Xpulse 200



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₹ 1,27,116
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Hero has discontinued the Xpulse 200 and the bike is out of production.

Xpulse 200 key highlights

Engine Capacity199.6 cc
Mileage
40 kmpl
Transmission5 Speed Manual
Kerb Weight153 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity13 litres
Seat Height823 mm

Hero Xpulse 200 Summary

After removing the Impulse from its product portfolio, Hero MotoCorp filled the void with the addition of a higher displacement ADV motorcycle, the XPulse 200. Unlike the Impulse, the new XPulse is an adventure tourer motorcycle. The company had first unveiled the motorcycle at the 2017 EICMA Show in Italy. The XPulse 200 carries forward the legacy of the Impulse, but it is more accessible and more purposeful. The motorcycle has been updated to comply with the newest, more stringent emission norms.

True to its adventurous nature, the XPulse 200 is equipped with spoke-wheels, high-rise front mudguard, fork gaiters, bash plate, dual-purpose tyres and an upswept exhaust. The motorcycle rides on 21-inch front and 18-inch rear wheels. Suspension duties are carried out by telescopic units on the front with 190mm of travel and 10-step adjustable mono-shock at the rear with 170mm of travel.

The motorcycle has a seat height of 823mm and a high ground clearance of 220mm. For braking, the XPulse 200 employs disc brakes on both ends along with a single-channel ABS. On the tech front, the motorcycle incorporates a full-LED headlamp and a digital instrument cluster complete with Bluetooth connectivity for navigation and call alerts. It boasts of a 14-litre fuel tank capacity.

Powering the XPulse 200 BS6 is a 199.6cc, single-cylinder engine that now features an oil-cooled setup instead of the air-cooled layout on the BS4 model. The updated motor produces 17.8bhp of power at 8,500rpm and 16.45Nm of torque at 6,500rpm. The engine is mated to a five-speed gearbox.

Hero offers the XPulse 200 BS6 in a single variant with fuel-injection. The carburettor version has been discontinued. In terms of colour options, the motorcycle is available in five colours – White, Matte Green, Matte Grey, Sports Red and Panther Black.

Hero Xpulse 200 Review

  • Good Things

    • Ergonomics are comfortable
    • Gets refined engine
    • High ground clearance
  • Could be Better

    • Headlamp illumination needs longer range
    • Could get better brakes

BikeWale's Take

The Hero XPulse 200 is an ideal gateway to enter into the world of adventure riding. Most affordable ADV in the country, the XPulse features a refined 200cc engine and off road-friendly components which make it a great choice to explore uncharted terrains. 

Hero Xpulse 200 Expert Opinion

The XPulse 200 is possibly the most talked about product in the Hero MotoCorp line-up right now. And this is only possible due to its aspirational styling, good price point and feature list. Plus, it is targeted at a set of buyers who have always liked the idea of exploring the country on two-wheels with a shoe-string budget.

Introduction

Hero Xpulse 200 Exterior

The XPulse 200 is possibly the most talked about product in the Hero MotoCorp line-up right now. And this is only possible due to its aspirational styling, good price point and feature list. Plus, it is targeted at a set of buyers who have always liked the idea of exploring the country on two-wheels with a shoe-string budget. Now, the XPulse 200 has been present in the country for a little over a year now, and it has a great fan following too. But it is 2020, and that means, it needs to meet the stringent BS6 emission norms. And with this new 2020 variant, the XPulse 200 has. We spent almost a week on it, rode on some pretty roads, some terrible roads and even took it to some monsoon-hit areas. And this is our take-away about the Hero. 

The Visuals

Hero Xpulse 200 Exterior

In its 2020 avatar, the XPulse continues to have that rugged, tall and slim ADV look. In fact, this design language was well-received by the country. The long travel suspension and a huge ground clearance churn out a great off-road ready stance. The only visual change that the BS6 gets is the exhaust pipe routing. It is now placed between the engine cover and bash plate. Also, the catalytic converter does take up some aesthetic space. Rest is similar to the BS4 variant and honestly, we quite like it. 

The Package

Hero Xpulse 200 Exterior

Let’s start with the fanciest of all – the Bluetooth instrument cluster. It is fully digital and gives out some useful information. There’s an eco-indicator too, that lights up depending on the amount of throttle the rider gives out. Then there’s turn-by-turn navigation that works pretty accurately. The LED headlights and taillight work brilliantly too.  

Hero Xpulse 200 Exterior

From the utilitarian aspect, there’s the large bash plate and knuckle guards. The exhaust has been mounted quite high, making it a good machine to cross streams. The bike has a large ground clearance of 220mm which makes it perfect for some good off-roading sessions. The suspension travel meanwhile, is 190mm at the front and 170mm at the rear. There’s a single-channel ABS as standard. The tyres are dual-purpose in nature. 

Hero Xpulse 200 Exterior

The 200cc motor is fuel-injected and now gets air-cooling. The overall power figures have gone down marginally. The five-speed gearbox continues to have the same ratios as the BS4 model. 

The Ride

Hero Xpulse 200 Exterior

Before we get to the actual ride, let us talk about how the engine feels. Due to fuel-injection, this motor runs much smoother and crisp now. The overall NVH has reduced quite a lot. Plus, the bike runs much quieter now, thanks to the presence of the air-cooler.  The power delivery is linear and the mid-range feel has changed drastically, as the BS6 variant is running richer overall. So overtakes and on the trails, the XPulse runs much quicker. There’s a slight increase in top-end performance too.  

Hero Xpulse 200 Exterior

Coming to the road riding experience, the BS6 XPulse has managed to impress us. Firstly, the seat has been updated with a new foam. This was done to decrease the fatigue that usually comes with long distance riding. Even in the city, it felt quite good to experience the seat.  There’s a slight change in overall ergonomics as well. The mounting angle of the handlebar has changed a bit which resulted into a better riding experience in the city. But the seating triangle hasn’t been affected.  

Hero Xpulse 200 Exterior

The highway cruising speeds have been improved. In the previous version, the XPulse was comfortable at 90kmph, but now it can be pushed to around 100kmph. The vibes, the engine stress and noise have decreased quite a bit. The high speed stability continues to be good. 

Hero Xpulse 200 Exterior

But the best place to enjoy the XPulse the most is off the road. That’s where its long-travel suspension, good ground clearance and dual-purpose tyres perform brilliantly. Plus, with the stronger mid-range now, it’s easier to tackle some trails or even some jumps for that matter. The increase in kerb weight doesn’t really bother here. The XPulse continues to be nimble in such dirt conditions. In fact, you can thrash around or abuse the motorcycle and the XPulse will take all the beatings with ease. And in case, you are one of those who taste the mud more often than not, your backbone will be thankful despite the numerous lifting sessions. 

Our Take

Hero Xpulse 200 Exterior

The BS6 XPulse has been priced at Rs 7000 more than the BS4 model at Rs 1.12 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). For the extra few thousand rupees, you get a motorcycle that has seen some major mechanical improvements and an engine that is much better to experience. Plus, the XPulse continues to perform well on the road, as well as off the road. And it can handle commuting tasks pretty well too. There’s still some wants with the bike though. Like a more powerful motor and better brakes. But for its price tag, the BS6 XPulse is a great motorcycle. You should get one if you want to explore the countryside and also ride in a city which is filled with bad roads. I did.

Photography by Kapil Angane

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Hero Xpulse 200 mileage

Hero Xpulse 200 mileage

The average of the Xpulse 200 is 40 kmpl, as per the owners of the bike.

Xpulse 200 mileage details

Xpulse 200 Specifications & Features

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  • Features

      Specifications

      • Power & Performance

        • Displacement
          199.6 cc
        • Max Power
          17.8 bhp @ 8500 rpm
        • Max Torque
          16.45 Nm @ 6500 rpm
        • Mileage - Owner Reported
          40 kmpl
        • Riding Range
          520 Km
        • Top Speed
          111 Kmph
        • Riding Modes
          -
        • Transmission
          5 Speed Manual
        • Transmission Type
          Chain Drive
        • Gear Shifting Pattern
          1 Down 4 Up
        • Cylinders
          1
        • Bore
          66.5 mm
        • Stroke
          57.5 mm
        • Valves Per Cylinder
          2
        • Compression Ratio
          10:01
        • Ignition
          -
        • Spark Plugs
          1 Per Cylinder
        • Cooling System
          Oil Cooled
        • Clutch
          Wet Multiplate
        • Fuel Delivery System
          Fuel Injection
        • Fuel Tank Capacity
          13 litres
        • Reserve Fuel Capacity
          2.6 litres
        • Emission Standard
          BS6
        • Fuel Type
          Petrol
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      • Brakes, Wheels & Suspension

        • Front Suspension
          Telescopic (37 mm Dia) with Double DU Bush (190 mm Stroke)
        • Rear Suspension
          10 step Rider-adjustable Monoshock
        • Braking System
          Single Channel ABS
        • Front Brake Type
          Disc
        • Front Brake Size
          276 mm
        • Rear Brake Type
          Disc
        • Rear Brake Size
          220 mm
        • Calliper Type
          Dual Piston
        • Wheel Type
          Spoke
        • Front Wheel Size
          21 inch
        • Rear Wheel Size
          18 inch
        • Front Tyre Size
          90/90 - 21
        • Rear Tyre Size
          120/80 - 18
        • Tyre Type
          Tubed
        • Radial Tyres
          No
        • Front Tyre Pressure (Rider)
          25 psi
        • Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider)
          33 psi
        • Front Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion)
          25 psi
        • Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion)
          36 psi
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      • Dimensions & Chassis

        • Kerb Weight
          157 kg
        • Seat Height
          823 mm
        • Ground Clearance
          220 mm
        • Overall Length
          2222 mm
        • Overall Width
          850 mm
        • Overall Height
          1258 mm
        • Wheelbase
          1410 mm
        • Chassis Type
          Tubular Diamond
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      • Manufacturer Warranty

        • Standard Warranty
          5 Year
        • Standard Warranty
          70000 Km

      Features

        • Touch Screen Display
          -
        • Instrument Console
          -
        • Odometer
          Digital
        • Speedometer
          Digital
        • Fuel Guage
          Yes
        • Digital Fuel Guage
          Yes
        • Hazard Warning Indicator
          -
        • Average Speed Indicator
          -
        • OTA Updates
          -
        • Call/SMS Alerts
          -
        • Geo Fencing
          -
        • Distance to Empty Indicator
          -
        • Tachometer
          Digital
        • Stand Alarm
          Yes
        • No. of Tripmeters
          2
        • Tripmeter Type
          Digital
        • Gear Indicator
          -
        • Low Fuel Indicator
          Yes
        • Low Oil Indicator
          No
        • Low Battery Indicator
          Yes
        • Clock
          Yes
        • Service Reminder Indicator
          -
        • Battery
          12 V - 7 Ah (MF Battery)
        • Front Storage Box
          No
        • Under Seat Storage
          No
        • Mobile App Connectivity
          Yes
        • DRLs (Daytime Running Lights)
          Yes
        • AHO (Automatic Headlight On)
          Yes
        • Shift Light
          No
        • Headlight Type
          -
        • Brake/Tail Light
          -
        • Turn Signal
          -
        • Pass Light
          Yes
        • GPS & Navigation
          Yes
        • USB Charging Port
          Yes
        • Riding Modes Switch
          -
        • Traction Control
          -
        • Cruise Control
          -
        • Hazard Warning Switch
          -
        • Start Type
          Electric Start
        • Killswitch
          Yes
        • Stepped Seat
          No
        • Pillion Backrest
          No
        • Pillion Grabrail
          Yes
        • Pillion Seat
          Yes
        • Pillion Footrest
          Yes
        • Front Suspension Preload Adjuster
          -
        • Rear Suspension Preload Adjuster
          -
        • Additional Features
          XSENS Advantage Technology
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      Hero Xpulse 200 User Reviews

      4.4/5

      (372 Ratings) 119 Reviews

      4

      Visual Appeal


      4

      Reliability


      4

      Comfort


      4

      Service Experience


      4

      Value for Money

      3

      Performance


      4

      Maintenance cost


      3

      Extra Features

      Hero Xpulse 200

      21 weeks ago


      R Rajkumar

      Used this Bike for over a year, and faced only 2 issues which were that the seat was a little uncomfortable for the long ride and didn't have a center Stand as the side stand was not up to the mark. Need the Center Stand if we bought it separately but does not fit properly. Other than that bike was superb to ride.

      Rating Parameters

      (out of 5)

      5

      Visual Appeal


      3

      Reliability


      4

      Comfort


      3

      Service Experience


      4

      Value for Money

      About the Reviewer

      Used it for

      Everything

      Owned for

      > 1 yr

      Ridden for

      > 15000 kms

      Got mileage of

      48 kmpl

      Tips for other riders

      If Plan to Alter anything just plan to alter the Seat to Feel the ride as more comfortable

      Was this review helpful?

      1


      1


      Xpulse 200 quick review

      27 weeks ago


      Prathvik Ramadas Nayak

      It is a wonderful bike. Great riding posture. Great comfort. No vibration. Decent looking, with great performance. It has a top speed of 125kmph. Fuel efficiency is up to 40kmpl. Less service cost and less maintenance. Affordable offroader in this range. The bike is strongly built. The headlamp range could have been better.

      Rating Parameters

      (out of 5)

      4

      Visual Appeal


      5

      Reliability


      4

      Comfort


      4

      Service Experience


      4

      Value for Money

      About the Reviewer

      Used it for

      Tours

      Owned for

      < 3 months

      Ridden for

      < 5000 kms

      Got mileage of

      40 kmpl

      Was this review helpful?

      2


      5


      Eye catchy machine

      50 weeks ago


      Dhaval Jain

      To be honest, this bike is fantastic, I purchased this bike on 26 Oct 2022 and I am fully satisfied with this machine
      The engine is smooth, the pickup is good, and the main thing its look very different from other bikes, one thing that I don't like about this bike is the headlight, I have made some modification.

      Rating Parameters

      (out of 5)

      5

      Visual Appeal


      5

      Reliability


      5

      Comfort


      4

      Service Experience


      5

      Value for Money

      About the Reviewer

      Used it for

      Daily Commute

      Owned for

      3-6 months

      Ridden for

      < 5000 kms

      Was this review helpful?

      3


      2

      One of the best bike in India

      1 year ago


      Eddie

      It is one of my India dream bikes as I have driven one of my friends I really like everything... Just want to own it... It's like a machine to me what a bike... Hero, you really make a good bike... Thank you. I recommend buying this bike over all it's good and I hope one day I will own it if everything is under my budget.

      Rating Parameters

      (out of 5)

      5

      Visual Appeal


      4

      Reliability


      5

      Performance


      5

      Comfort


      5

      Service Experience

      About the Reviewer

      Used it for

      Everything

      Owned for

      Never owned

      Got mileage of

      40 kmpl

      Was this review helpful?

      3


      4

      Abs issue

      1 year ago


      Nitin

      Before buying check whether your abs are working properly cause you will notice in a few days your front brake will be locked automatically and then you have to change the whole kit of rs. 9245 which nowadays hero giving free of cost cause of company default. Otherwise, my experience with this bike is good. Best.

      Rating Parameters

      (out of 5)

      5

      Visual Appeal


      3

      Reliability


      1

      Performance


      5

      Comfort


      1

      Service Experience

      About the Reviewer

      Used it for

      Daily Commute

      Owned for

      > 1 yr

      Ridden for

      > 15000 kms

      Got mileage of

      42 kmpl

      Was this review helpful?

      3


      1

      Satisfied user

      1 year ago


      Tanmoy Debnath

      The cycle is really awesome. It takes very low time to charge and goes along. The speed and gears are very helpful. Everyone should buy this cycle as it is budget-friendly. The riding experience is very smooth and awesome. Buying experience of this is also satisfying. People should buy this and enjoy riding.

      Rating Parameters

      (out of 5)

      5

      Visual Appeal


      5

      Reliability


      5

      Performance


      5

      Comfort


      5

      Service Experience

      About the Reviewer

      Used it for

      Everything

      Owned for

      3-6 months

      Ridden for

      5000-10000 kms

      Got mileage of

      60 kmpl

      Tips for other riders

      It is awesome!

      Was this review helpful?

      1


      5

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