Hero MotoCorp, the world’s largest two-wheeler manufacturer has sold over 10,000 units of XPulse 200 entry-level adventurer motorcycle in Kerala state since its launch in April 2019. It is the first Indian state to achieve this breakthrough.
Commenting on the occasion, Naveen Chauhan, Head of Sales and Aftersales, Hero MotoCorp, said –
XPulse has been resonating very well with biking enthusiasts across the country and it’s great to see an immensely positive response from them. Kerala is the first state to have crossed the milestone of having it’s 10,000 happy customers. We are truly humbled to achieve this milestone and we want to express our gratitude to the strong community of XPulse owners in the state. XPulse 200 has stood for providing an unrivalled experience backed by its superior technology, modern design and differentiated appeal. In keeping with our vision to ‘Be the Future of Mobility’, Hero MotoCorp will be launching a host of new motorcycles & scooters over the next five years, in addition to expanding our global footprint.”
About Hero XPulse 200
Priced at Rs 1,15,230 (ex-showroom), the Hero XPulse 200 is the most affordable adventurer motorcycle (ADV) available in the Indian market. The heart of the XPulse is a 199.6cc, single-cylinder, oil-cooled, 4-stroke, 2-valve advanced fuel-injected engine that comes with XSens technology. With the conjunction of a 5-speed manual transmission, the engine delivers 18.08PS of maximum power at 8500rpm and 16.45Nm of peak torque at 6500rpm.
The XPulse 200 is well-known for its impressive city and off-road riding quality. It is based on a tubular diamond frame, which is suspended on a 37mm conventional telescopic front fork and 7-step preload-adjustable monoshock at the rear, offering an impressive wheel travel of 190mm and 170mm respectively. The bike rides on 21-& 18-inch wire-spoke rims that comes wrapped in Ceat dual-purpose tyres. The braking setup, on the other hand, consists of a 276mm front disc and 220mm rear disc brake paired with a single-channel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS).
On the feature front, the XPulse 200 gets an LED lighting system, a Bluetooth-enabled full-digital instrument cluster, USB charging port, sump guard, and high-mounted exhaust system helping it on long trips and off-roading terrains. And if you're a hardcore off-roader, then there is an additional Rally Kit on offers, priced at Rs 38,000. This kit includes Maxxis rally-spec tyres, a flatter seat, handlebar risers, fully-adjustable long-travel suspension, a bigger footrest and a larger rear sprocket and many more. It is available for both existing and new customers of the Hero XPulse 200. Customers can buy these off-road-ready accessories individually also.
The Hero XPulse 200 doesn't have any direct rival in the Indian market. However, the Royal Enfield Himalayan is considered its closest competitor in nature, which is priced between Rs 2.01 lakh and 2.08 lakh (ex-showroom).
In the other news, the Hero MotoCorp has recently surpassed the 100 Million unit two-wheelers production mark. Click here to read about it in details.