Today we here are talking about the small displacement XPluse 200 tourer from Hero Moto Corp. With 157 kgs kerb weight, the tourer is light when compared to its fellow competitors.
Due to low sales, Hero had to stop the production of Impluse in 2016. However, the displacement of the engine was 50cc lower than the present BS6 Xpluse 200.
The latest BS6 Xpluse 200 arrives as the successor of the Impulse.
BS6 Xpluse 200
The 199.6 cc motor comes with Oil cooled, 4 Stroke 2 Single Valve cylinder OHC with the power of 13.3 kW (17.8 bhp) @ 8500 rpm and torque as 16.45 Nm @ 6500.
The commuter comes with a 13-litre fuel capacity and milage around 45 to 50 km per litre and gets a top speed of around 115 km.
- Matte Green
- Matte Grey
- Sports Red and
- Panther Black
How does it fare with other competitors?
Well, the idea of comparing the Xpluse 200 with Royal Enfield Himalayan will be little outlandish as BS6 Himalayan gets 411cc which is almost the double of XPluse 200’s displacement.
And of course, the Himalayan comes with more power which is 24.83 PS @ 6500 rpm and more double the torque 32 Nm @ 4500 rpm.
As far as the Yamaha’s R3 goes, it still has to come in BS6 avatar and then again it is faired and not a tourer.
On another front specs-wise, the BS6 Apache RTR 200 4V comes closer with the power of 20.5 PS @ 8500 rpm and engine 197.75 cc displacement.
But then BS6 Apache RTR 200 4V comes under naked segment.
We will have to wait to get the real competitor which is KTM Adventure 250
Hero Motocorp also provided the Rally kit which comes to around Rs 38,000 and has multiple rally components like
- Maxxis Rally Tyre Kit
- Rally Suspension Kit
- Ergonomics Kit