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Honda XR150L vs Hero Xpulse 200 4V: Specification Comparison

11 March 2023, 12:00 PM Anuj Mishra
Honda XR150L vs Hero Xpulse 200 4V: Specification Comparison

Honda recently introduced its small-size adventure motorcycle, the XR150L, in select international markets. As enticing as this package is, the chances of it entering the Indian market are equally low. As of now, the only small ADV we have in India is the Hero Xpulse 200 4V. However, if the XR150L ever comes to India, the Xpulse will be its close rival in terms of purpose and body style. While we wait for that to happen, let’s see which one is better on paper. 

Hero Xpulse 200 4V Right Side View


The design of both bikes is that of a typical adventure motorcycle comprising a tall and upright stance with minimal body panels. However, there are certain aspects which set them apart. The XR150L, for instance, follows a more angular theme with sharper fuel tank extensions and tail. The Xpulse, on the other hand, gets a circular headlamp, a chubbier fuel tank, and a stubby tail. The Xpulse also gets fancier graphics as opposed to the XR’s subtler decals. 

Hero Xpulse 200 4V Right Side View


On the feature front, the XR150L is substantially more outdated with an analogue instrument cluster and conventional headlamp and turn indicators. Whereas, the Xpulse gets a fully-digital console with Bluetooth connectivity which facilitates turn-by-turn navigation and smartphone notifications. It also gets a full-LED headlamp and a USB charger. 

Hero Xpulse 200 4V Right Side View


Powering the Xpulse 200 is a bigger 199.6cc, oil-cooled engine that churns out 18.8bhp and 17.35Nm. Handicap on the displacement front, the XR runs on a smaller 150cc, air-cooled mill that produces 12bhp and 12.5Nm of peak torque. Meanwhile, the transmission system is a common five-speed gearbox on both bikes. Although the XR is inferior in terms of engine performance, it’s about 29kgs lighter than the Xpulse with a kerb weight of a mere 129kg. 

Hero Xpulse 200 4V Right Side View

Cycle parts 

The Xpulse 200 rides on a 21-18-inch spoke wheel combination which is larger as compared to Honda’s 19-17-inch units. However, the latter offers 25mm more ground clearance which should give it an edge in terms of tackling varying terrains. Braking hardware in the Xpulse comprises a disc at both ends, as opposed to the XR’s disc-drum combination.


In India, the Hero Xpulse 200 4V is priced at Rs 1,37,496 (ex-showroom, Delhi). If we consider the Honda XR150L’s pricing in the US, it costs $2971 which is approximately Rs 2.43 lakh. Now, if Honda plans to bring the XR to India in the future, we hope it will fall on the affordable side of the spectrum. 

Hero Xpulse 200 4V

Hero Xpulse 200 4V

  • Displacement199.6 cc
  • Mileage - Owner Reported40 kmpl
  • Max Power(bhp)18.8 bhp
  • Kerb Weight158 kg
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Avg. Ex-showroom price

₹ 1,37,577

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