Hero XPulse 200 BS6 Review: strong off-road bike in affordable price

Hero XPulse 200 BS6 is a lightweight multi-purpose bike that you can use for daily rides, and you can also adventure with this bike on challenging routes.

In the Indian market, however, the cheaper off-road bikes are few and there are few two-wheeler companies. However, this segment now seems to be growing slowly and enthusiasts of adventure bikes are seen looking for affordable off-road bikes. However, to end the hunt for these people, Royal Enfield, KTM and BMW have launched their adventure bikes in the off-road segment, but there are many who find these bikes quite expensive. Well, now for those people, Hero Motocorp has got a new option through Hero XPulse and how powerful does it look in performance as well as being affordable? To answer these questions, we have brought a review of this bike for you.

Design : First of all, in terms of design, the Hero XPulse 200 BS6 also has a full LED headlight, a black and white fully digital instrument cluster with Bluetooth connectivity via smartphone, which allows you to connect to your phone using the Hero Ride Guide app. Can use turn-by-turn navigation.

The bike comes in 5 color variants white, matte green, matte gray, sports red and panther black and the bike we are driving is a matte green color variant. The BS6 model has a new bash plate with a new catalytic converter as compared to the BS4 model.

The bike has 21-inch front and 18-inch spoked wheels at the rear which are the best in this segment for off-road bikes. The bike weighs 157 kg, which has increased by 3 kg as compared to the BS4 model. It comes with a 13-liter fuel tank.

The ground clearance of the bike is 220 mm like the BS4 model. Its seat height is 823 mm and under the seat you also get a USB charging socket to charge your smartphone.

Engine and performance

The company has given an oil cooled, fuel injection system of 199.6 cc in the Xpulse 200 BS6. This engine generates 17.8 bhp power at 8500 rpm and torque of 16.45 Nm at 6500 rpm. The engine comes with a 5-speed transmission with Multi Plate Wet Clutch. The engine output is lower than the BS4 older model. You find it very fun while running in cities and the performance of mid-rand is quite tremendous. However, if you speed up on the highway, then after a speed of 100 kmph, you start seeing vibrations on the hands and feet and your confidence in the bike also starts to waver. Therefore, in mid-range, this bike gives very good performance as well as offers a better mileage. You can remove this bike from anywhere even in traffic. Its seat also appears to promise comfortable riding with no tiredness.

Off-roading is the most fun to drive this bike, as the 190mm stroke double DU bush with 37mm telescopic suspension in the front works quite well. The 10 step adjustable monoshock in the rear also does not let you feel any trouble. Talking about braking, the company has given 276 mm petal disc with single channel ABS in the front and 220 mm petal disc in the rear, which gives you better braking on-road and off-road. Overall, take the bike off-road or on-road does not disappoint you anywhere in terms of performance.

Our decision: 

Hero XPulse 200 BS6 is a lightweight multi-purpose bike that you can use for daily rides, and you can also adventure with this bike on challenging routes. The price of this bike is Rs 1.11 lakh (ex-showroom). Hero Xpulse is not currently competing with any bike in the market, but it may prove to be better for those who cannot afford to buy Royal Enfield Himalayan.

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