Trails of India
Hero MotoCorp first introduced the concept of XPulse at EICMA 2017 which led to its debut in the Indian market in 2018 at the Auto Expo. One can say that this is one of the most awaited projects by most Indian bike professionals and enthusiasts because of its off road performance. There are several other features which make this bike one of the best off road bikes in the Indian market- the ground clearance, sturdy off road tyres, changeable seat height and wind protection which will provide you with a very exciting and comfortable biking experience.
The bike is designed very carefully by the manufacturers to give it a more commanding look over other bikes. It is sturdy, upright with a commanding stance. This makes the bike looks like a veteran which is always ready for some action. The engine and the seat is single piece which is a common feature which one can find in any endure bike. The engine also has protection which is compact and provides the bike with utmost protection with its drilled underbelly bash plate. The whole design has a functional look to it. Hero MotoCorp also state that XPulse has more ground clearance and better suspension than most bikes of this category which is available in the market and thus, males it the right bike to go off road.
The XPulse has a lot of equipment which adds to its quality and all over performance. The bike has a raised front fender and a full LED headlight which is round in shape and also compliments the windscreen. The digital instrument console has been made keeping a lot of things in mind. It has the gear position indicator and a lot of other things which will help you to ride without ant problem at all.
One of the best features of this bike is that it also has an underseat USB charger for your phone or any other device at the time of an emergency or simply when your battery is low. The bike also has Bluetooth connectivity which provides the rider with turn by turn navigation assistance through the digital display on the bike.
Another important feature of this bike is its single downtube chassis which uses a monoshock rear suspension, a smaller disc brake and most importantly, a box section swingarm, all of which has been tested and have been successful at the Raid de Himalaya rally in 2017. The ground clearance is of 220mm with a seat height of 825mm. The XPulse runs on a 18.4 HP, 200cc single cylinder, fuel injected engine which is almost similar to that of the Xtreme 200R model with a fuel tank capacity of 14 litres.
The price of the bike has not yet been disclosed but it is expected to be around Rs. 1.10 lakh rupees. Hero MotoCorp has even said that they are trying to cut down on their manufacturing costs so that they can make this bike available to most people who are willing to buy it here in India. This bike, with all its features and comparatively cheaper price, has created a good impression which has lead most people to wait for this bike to come out in the market.
With the right marketing and pricing strategy, Hero MotoCorp has successfully created awareness over its new model in the market. The product is expected to do quite well as it will be appealing to most people in the market because of its loaded features and comparatively cheaper price. We wish them all the very best in their future endeavour and wish the bike becomes successful in the present Indian market.