- XPulse 200T gets touring design and features
- Gets alloy wheels, different exhaust
- Likely to be launched alongside XPulse 200 in India
The T in the 200T stands for touring, which basically means that this model is being positioned as a tourer, unlike the XPulse 200 which is an entry-level adventure bike. While the XPulse 200T is based on its ADV counterpart, there are a few things that it gets different.
Firstly, the front-wheel is smaller at 19-inch and is wrapped with road tyres. The wheels are alloy in nature. The 200T misses out on the raised-front fender and fork gaiters. It also gets a different exhaust system that does go with the overall design. Rest everything remains the same – ergonomics, seat, tank design and headlamp assembly. The XPulse 200T gets disc brakes at both ends. It’s likely to get a single-channel ABS system.
In terms of mechanicals, there are no changes. The Xpulse 200T is powered by the same 200cc air-cooled single-cylinder engine as the Xtreme 200R, but with revised gearing. This unit produces 18.4bhp and 17.1Nm of torque via a five-speed gearbox. It gets a 14-litre fuel tank capacity with a range of 450km.
We are expecting Hero MotoCorp to launch the XPulse 200T along with the adventure version late this year. Expect the 200T to be marginally cheaper than the ADV version.