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Hero Xpulse 200T



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Variant
Standard - BS6
City
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₹ 1,24,418
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Hero has discontinued the Xpulse 200T and the bike is out of production.

Xpulse 200T key highlights

Engine Capacity199.6 cc
Mileage
39 kmpl
Transmission5 Speed Manual
Kerb Weight150 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity13 litres
Seat Height799 mm

Hero Xpulse 200T Summary

Hero MotoCorp has updated its road-biased 200cc motorcycle, the XPulse 200T to comply with the newest emission norms. The new Hero XPulse 200T BS6, similar to its off-road-spec variant, the XPulse 200, benefits from an oil-cooled engine instead of an air-cooled unit on its predecessor.

The updated 199.6cc, single-cylinder, oil-cooled, fuel-injected engine on the BS6 model produces 17.8bhp at 8,500rpm and 16.15Nm of peak torque at 6,500rpm. The BS4 version, for reference, delivered a slightly higher output of 18.1bhp at 8,000rpm and 17.1Nm at 6,500rpm.

The styling and cycle parts remain similar to the BS4 version, and the XPulse 200T BS6 continues to pack features such as an LED headlight and a Bluetooth-enabled instrument cluster with turn-by-turn navigation. The motorcycle is available in three colours – Sports Red, Panther Black, and Matte Shield Gold.

The hardware on the motorcycle includes conventional telescopic front forks and a seven-step adjustable rear mono-shock to perform the shock absorption tasks. The braking setup includes disc brakes on both wheels while the safety-net is handled by a single-channel ABS.

Hero Xpulse 200T Review

  • Good Things

    • Gets modern features
    • Offers comfortable riding position
    • Has good handling dynamics
  • Could be Better

    • Doesn’t get option of fuel-injected engine
    • Vibrates at high speed

BikeWale's Take

The XPulse 200T is the road-biased version of the adventure-friendly XPulse 200. It gets a decently peppy 200cc motor, good handling dynamics and is comfortable for city as well as short weekend rides. It also packs modern features such as full-LED lighting and Bluetooth-enabled instrument cluster.

Hero Xpulse 200T Expert Opinion

Does a road-only version of what is essentially a long travel, on/off-road bike make sense?

Introduction

This, the 200T, is the road-only twin of the XPulse. So, now you know why it looks the way it does. But, we will get to that in a bit. First, let’s talk rationale; the rationale behind having two versions of the same bike. 

“Economies of scale. Not putting all your eggs in one basket. Giving buyers more options.” No matter who you speak to, the rationale behind having just one model on a single platform, is clearly the right way forward. And it’s especially true when you introduce a bike in a category that has always faced headwinds. In this case, that would be dual sports.

So, does a road-only version of what is essentially a long travel, on/off-road bike make sense?

The Visuals

Hero is going for ‘retro’ with the 200T’s design. Therefore, the round head lamp, the flat one-piece handlebar, the raked out stance, and the exposed instrumentation. Is it a great design? I personally don’t think so. But, it is a polarising one. And if it is polarising, it will be talked about. Which in itself is something Hero will be happy about.

The headlamp, the instrumentation, the switchgear, the fuel tank, the tail, and the tail lamps are all identical to the XPulse 200. But, there are differences. The 200T runs 17-inch alloys draped in sporty looking MRF rubber. There’s a tyre hugging front mud guard. The side panels and footpegs are different. And, the handlebar is flatter too.

The Package

Like the XPulse 200, the 200T gets fully digital instrumentation with two trip computers, Bluetooth cellphone pairing for turn-by-turn navigation, switchgear with engine kill and pass-by switches, and LED headlamp and tail lamps. Additionally, thanks to alloy wheels, the T runs on tubeless tyres.

The engine and gearbox on the 200T are exactly the same as the Xpulse. But, instead of fuel injection, the T runs on a carburettor. The 200T has the same exact chassis as well. But, there are more mechanical differences between the two rather than just different sized rims and differently treaded tyres.

 

The rear suspension and swingarm on the 200T is from the Xtreme 200. It uses a completely new front fork. The 200T has a sharper rake and shorter trail compared to the XPulse. And, it has a lower seat height. The ground clearance is much lower, as well. 

The Ride

The first thing that struck us about the 200T after jumping off the Xpulse was the difference in seating ergos. The handlebar is lower, as is the seat. The footpegs have been repositioned as well. This makes the 200T more accessible, particularly for shorter riders. It also makes the bike feel more manageable, and easier to chuck around.

The handling too is nicer on the T. Where the XPulse felt lazy and slow at turn-in, the 200T feels agile and alert. It requires less effort at the handlebar compared to the Xpulse to flick it from side to side. And that means it’s nicer to ride both around twisties and through traffic.

The suspension travel might be lesser on the 200T, but it hasn’t affected its ride for the worse. Sure, the XPulse is better at flattening almost everything. But, unless the pothole is too deep, or the bump has a cliff like edge, or you completely misread a tall speed breaker, the 200T stays flat and comfortable. But if you happen to live out any of the above mentioned scenarios, the T’s front end will bottom out. And, its rear will kick.

The 200T can’t match the XPulse’s performance either. The gap isn’t huge. But the change in fuelling, tyre sizes, and the final drive ratio between the motorcycles, has blunted the T’s performance in comparison to the Xpulse. The T also vibrates more, which again is possibly because all three touch points - handlebar, footpegs, and the seat - are different on the two bikes.

Conclusion

Like we said at the start, Hero is playing the retro card with the 200T. It wants to offer an easy to ride, commute centric machine, which can also manage short road trips. And the bike can do it all with varying degrees of competency.

But, it has a polarising design, which may or may not work for the bike. Plus, the design apart, it doesn’t bring anything significantly new or exciting to the table. Unlike the Xpulse 200, which makes a brilliant case for those looking to go offroad, we can’t see a single USP working in the T’s favour.

Photography by Kastubh Gandhi

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Hero Xpulse 200T mileage

Hero Xpulse 200T mileage

The average of the Xpulse 200T is 39 kmpl, as per the owners of the bike.

Xpulse 200T mileage details

Xpulse 200T Specifications & Features

Standard - BS6

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  • Specifications
  • Features
  • Specifications
  • Features

      Specifications

      • Power & Performance

        • Displacement
          199.6 cc
        • Max Power
          17.83 bhp @ 8500 rpm
        • Max Torque
          16.15 Nm @ 6500 rpm
        • Mileage - Owner Reported
          39 kmpl
        • Riding Range
          507 Km
        • Top Speed
          115 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
          CDI
        • 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 anti friction bush
        • Rear Suspension
          7 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
          Alloy
        • Front Wheel Size
          17 inch
        • Rear Wheel Size
          17 inch
        • Front Tyre Size
          100/80 - 17
        • Rear Tyre Size
          130/70 - R17
        • Tyre Type
          Tubeless
        • Radial Tyres
          Yes
        • Front Tyre Pressure (Rider)
          25 psi
        • Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider)
          28 psi
        • Front Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion)
          25 psi
        • Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion)
          30 psi
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      • Dimensions & Chassis

        • Kerb Weight
          154 kg
        • Seat Height
          799 mm
        • Ground Clearance
          177 mm
        • Overall Length
          2120 mm
        • Overall Width
          807 mm
        • Overall Height
          1090 mm
        • Wheelbase
          1393 mm
        • Chassis Type
          Diamond Type
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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
          No
        • Clock
          Yes
        • Service Reminder Indicator
          -
        • Battery
          12 V - 4 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
          Yes
        • 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 200T User Reviews

      4.2/5

      (118 Ratings) 55 Reviews

      4

      Visual Appeal


      3

      Reliability


      4

      Comfort


      3

      Service Experience


      4

      Value for Money

      3

      Performance


      3

      Maintenance cost


      3

      Extra Features

      good mileage

      5 weeks ago


      Sravan

      I really appreciate this bike go for it I travel too much, the riding experience is so awesome, and service and maintenance are lower cost than other bikes, looking an awesome bike, I have been using it for the last year I always feel like bike racer, nice grips, and good control. I give a four-star rating for this, really awesome bike, with good mileage, and a pickup

      Rating Parameters

      (out of 5)

      4

      Visual Appeal


      4

      Reliability


      4

      Comfort


      4

      Service Experience


      4

      Value for Money

      About the Reviewer

      Used it for

      Tours

      Owned for

      > 1 yr

      Ridden for

      5000-10000 kms

      Tips for other riders

      Not for daily using purpose, just for long trips ,looking is average.felling awesome,

      Was this review helpful?

      0


      0


      Hero showroom is fraud company don't buy it without enquiry

      1 year ago


      Kishore

      The worst bike and showrooms are taking extra money from me. Hero is a fraud company. They told me the final amount is Rs.1,35,000/- and I paid 50,000 advances and they told me 0% EMI charges and the remaining amount of Rs. 85,000 I have to pay for 18 months that they told to me. Without informing me they changed it to 24 months. They are taking Rs.1,40,000/- approximately instead of Rs.85,000/-
      Please don't take this bike they are frauds.

      Rating Parameters

      (out of 5)

      2

      Visual Appeal


      3

      Comfort


      1

      Service Experience


      1

      Value for Money

      About the Reviewer

      Used it for

      Occasional Commute

      Owned for

      > 1 yr

      Ridden for

      10000-15000 kms

      Got mileage of

      30 kmpl

      Was this review helpful?

      2


      0


      Review

      1 year ago


      Jitesh

      I buy my first bike 1 year ago. The bike is very amazing to ride. When you increase the throttle bike goes like a flying plane. Awesome experience with this bike and my lovely memories. Never saddens me on long road trips also. I am happy. Service cost is low maintenance.
      I think no cons from my side. Thank you.

      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

      6 months-1 yr

      Ridden for

      5000-10000 kms

      Got mileage of

      50 kmpl

      Was this review helpful?

      1


      1

      Amazing bike

      1 year ago


      Dusmanta Chhatriya

      When I went to the Showroom I saw this amazing bike and fell love in with it. I have had a wonderful experience driving 9000 km to date. Once a small issue happened regarding the oil motor so my bike has been stopped ie starting problem but after repairing the byke gave its best. I just travel so many of terrain and am always excited to ride it. Eco-friendly and sustainable byke which I have to own it.

      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

      6 months-1 yr

      Ridden for

      5000-10000 kms

      Got mileage of

      40 kmpl

      Was this review helpful?

      1


      1

      Unreliable bike frequent breakdowns

      1 year ago


      Pradeep Kumar

      Worst bike ever rode. Pathetic service centers rode only 620 km in 6 months and bikes broke down 5 times. Got extended warranty its of no use. The service center guys are clueless about the issues. Never ever buy hero products. They have lost it all to honda and others. Always serviced on time despite not having ridden for the required kilometers. The seat is super uncomfortable so is the engine. The bike vibrates after 50 km.

      Rating Parameters

      (out of 5)

      1

      Visual Appeal


      1

      Reliability


      1

      Performance


      1

      Comfort


      1

      Service Experience

      About the Reviewer

      Used it for

      Everything

      Owned for

      6 months-1 yr

      Ridden for

      < 5000 kms

      Got mileage of

      28 kmpl

      Was this review helpful?

      10


      3

      Pocket friendly cruiser cum sports bikes

      1 year ago


      Munish Verma

      I purchased Xpulse 200T because it was pocket friendly. My personal riding experiences are satisfactory & adventurous due to looking my bike is most popular in Alwar city. The maintenance cost was never more than 520 rupees.
      Pros are look, pickup, ABS, eco mode & Xconnect.
      Cons is at high speed it starts vibration & rider get a little bit to confuse from where vibration sound is occurring.

      Rating Parameters

      (out of 5)

      5

      Visual Appeal


      5

      Reliability


      4

      Performance


      5

      Comfort


      5

      Service Experience

      About the Reviewer

      Used it for

      Everything

      Owned for

      6 months-1 yr

      Ridden for

      5000-10000 kms

      Got mileage of

      35 kmpl

      Tips for other riders

      Brake oil and tyre pressure should be within an accurate limit.

      Was this review helpful?

      2


      5

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