Hero XPulse 200 and XPulse 200T were recently spotted in India carrying red test plates and production ready equipment. The T moniker stands for touring, with these three examples further clearing the difference between both the variants. The XPulse 200T is seen here in gloss red and matt grey shade while standard XPulse 200 is available with plain black shade in the images. Hero MotoCorp will definitely bring more shades for the touring model while the off-road specific XPulse 200 could support just the black shade. Both the variants share the same frame and basic design language.
Hero XPulse 200T comes with black alloy wheels, street tires and two different versions of exhausts, both being lower mounted for regular use. The rear grab rail features bag holding capability on both the models. XPulse 200 comes with spoke wheels, off-road specific tires and high mounted exhaust that will stay safe during off-road riding. Apart from the difference in rubber, these two can have different levels of suspension travel for better differentiation. The front round headlight and rear flat LED tail light also stay similar between both the bikes. The all-digital console is expected to offer class-leading connectivity options for ease of use during long distance travels.
Another difference is seen through covers of the front suspension on XPulse 200, with fender used here looking similar to typical off-road bikes. A close look will also reveal the engine protector that stays exclusive to the off-road variant. All these parts may be available as an accessory with the xPulse 200T but stock fitted exhaust and tires offer better practicality than spending more on the visual enhancement of the motorcycle. Hero MotoCorp is expected to use a powerful 199.6cc, single-cylinder engine with different state of tune in comparison to the Xtreme 200R. The front brake ABS stays standard on all variants while price could start from INR 1 lakh. Hero XPulse series is expected to launch in India in March 2019.