With the concept version shown at EICMA, it seems that Hero is ready to launch the off-roader Xpulse in the market sooner than expected. As per reports, the bike is set to be launched by mid-2018. It is expected to arrive at Hero dealerships across the country by June or July, 2018.
Heavily inspired by the Impulse, the Xpulse is expected to take a bigger step than the latter, which was powered by a 150cc motor. Hence, we expect the Xpulse to be powered by a single-cylinder, air-cooled, 200cc engine that was first seen on the Hero Xtreme 200S concept which was showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo. It will be powered by a 200cc engine that is expected to produce around 20PS of power. With a kerb weight of just 140kg, the Xpulse promises to be light, fun and easy to ride on the rough stuff. Hero is likely to price the Xpulse competitively and we expect it to cost anywhere between Rs 1.2 lakh and Rs 1.5 lakh.
The Xpulse certainly stands out from the crowd. It looks modern while retaining a classic charm with its long and sharp mudguard, round headlamp, a teardrop-shaped fuel tank and the long, single piece saddle. Unlike the Impulse, the Xpulse will get a digital screen for instrumentation. It will also get telescopic front forks and a monoshock at the rear. To make it an out-and-out off-roader, the Xpulse will feature spoked wheels as well. The Xpulse shown at 2017 EICMA featured a tall windscreen, huge panniers on either side and a luggage rack at the rear. We expect these accessories to be offered as an option here.
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