The Xpulse was a concept when displayed at EICMA in November last year. This February, a pre-production version was on display at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo. It has retained a lot of elements of the concept like the styling and 21/18 inch wheel rims front and rear, but what has changed is the paint scheme, for one. A lovely white finish is what Hero has gone for, and it has made it very fetching. The name is also clear now: it will be called ‘Xpulse 200’, because it shares its motor with the Xtreme 200. Expect the same 18bhp/17Nm output from the Xpulse, but there is one big difference: fuel injection will be present on the latter. Along with the long-travel suspension and LED headlamp, the all-digital instrument cluster can be connected to the phone via Bluetooth and can also display simplified turn-by-turn navigation.
The Xpulse has no real competition in the Indian market, and should launch in time for the festive season.