Recently Hero MotoCorp has axed their only Adventure motorcycle ‘Impulse’ from their product portfolio. Since then it was speculated that company might introduce something interesting and bigger to fill the gap. The new Hero XPulse will surely fit the bill for the adventure seeking junkies of our country and the product will certainly revitalize the growth of the company.
Commenting on the occasion, Malo Le Masson – Head of Global Product Planning, Hero MotoCorp Ltd., said,
Our focus for this year is clearly the premium motorcycle and the scooter segment. We began this year by unveiling the Xtreme 200R and now we are expanding our Premium portfolio with the XPulse. There was a clear gap in the on-off category, the usage was there but no relevant offer. The XPulse will address the growing trend of adventure riding in India and in Global markets. On the other side, our 125cc scooters will grasp the shift happening towards higher capacity segments in scooters, enabling us to cover 99% of the scooter segment.”
The XPulse is equipped with new 200cc Fuel Injection Engine which delivers 18.4 PS of Power and 17.1 Nm of Torque for a real-world performance. First-in-class ‘Turn-by-Turn Navigation’, Full-LED Headlamps, protective wind-shield, Luggage rack, Knuckle Guards, enable limitless journey, while ABS tuned for on/off road usage offers added control and safety in all conditions.
The XPulse is featured with steel Diamond frame for strength and agility. There is an Aluminum Skid/Bash plate is also featured owing to the off-road capability of the bike. The bike comes shod with dual purpose 21’’ front and 18’’ rear tyres, the bike is suspended on long distance front telescopic and rear mono shock absorber. Hero will bring the bike on sale at the festive season ahead this year and it is expected to be priced very competitively as the in-house R&D will surely help the company to bring the price to a greater extent.
By: Farhan Kashif