23 Mar 2021 Shakti Nath Jha
In recent times, adventure motorcycles have become very popular in India. A lot of bike manufacturers have now come up with affordable adventure tourers in their portfolio and one such bikemaker is Hero MotoCorp. The company launched the new Hero Xpulse 200 in May 2019 and it became an instant hit. The Xpulse 200 is the most affordable ADV in India and we also have its touring version called the Xpulse 200T. So, today in this article, we will be comparing the new 2021 Hero Xpulse 200 vs the Xpulse 200T BS6.
Wheels and Tyres - The Hero Xpulse 200 BS6 gets spoke wheels with tubed tyres, however, the Xpulse 200T gets alloy wheels with tubeless tyres. The Xpulse 200 runs on dual-purpose tyres. Its front tyre measures 90/90-21 while the rear one is a 120/80-18-inch unit. The Hero Xpulse 200T gets 100/80-17 road-biased tyre at the front and 130/70-R17 unit at the rear.
Suspension Bits - Both these new Hero motorcycles get identical hardware components but there are differences. The Xpulse 200 gets 37 mm telescopic forks at the front with 190 mm of travel and also a 10-step rider-adjustable mono-shock absorber at the rear. The Xpulse 200T gets 37 mm telescopic forks at the front and a 7-step adjustable mono-shock absorber at the rear.
|Specification||Hero Xpulse 200T||Hero Xpulse 200|
|Length||2118 mm||2222 mm|
|Width||806 mm||850 mm|
|Height||1089 mm||1258 mm|
|Seat Height||800 mm||823 mm|
|Wheelbase||1393 mm||1410 mm|
|Ground Clearance||178 mm||220 mm|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||13-litres||13-litres|
|Weight||154 kgs||157 kgs|
Different Handlebar and Exhaust
The Hero Xpulse 200T is a tourer and so it gets a slightly flatter handlebar compared to the Xpulse 200. Also, the Xpulse 200 gets a high-slung exhaust set-up as it's an off-roader whereas the Xpulse 200T gets traditional exhaust.
So, these were the major differences between the Hero Xpulse 200 and the Xpulse 200T. Also, they get a distinct cosmetic appeal and different colour variants too, which is quite obvious. Talking about the powertrain option, so both these motorcycles are powered by a BS6 compliant 199.6cc, single-cylinder, oil-cooled engine. They also get Hero's XSens programmed fuel-injection technology that delivers better performance and fuel-efficiency. This BS6 motor churns out 18.1 PS of power at 8500 RPM and 16.15 Nm of peak torque at 6500 RPM. They come mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox.
The Hero Xpulse 200 is priced at Rs. 1.15 lakhs while the Xpulse 200T BS6 is priced at Rs. 1.13 lakhs. All prices stick to Ex-showroom Delhi. This was all about the new 2021 Hero Xpulse 200 vs Xpulse 200T BS6. So, between these two motorcycles which one will be your personal pick? Do feel free to share your thoughts with all of us in the comments section below. You can also join our 91Wheels Auto Enthusiast Telegram group (click via mobile to join) curated exclusively for the fans, enthusiasts and owners. Further, also subscribe to our YouTube channel for more such amazing motoring updates.