Paper Fight: Hero XPulse 200 Vs Royal Enfield Himalayan

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The Hero XPulse had made its India debut at the 2018 Auto Expo. Since then, the bike was delayed due to some reasons, and it became one of the most awaited adventure motorcycles. Finally, the XPulse 200 has been launched at a price of Rs 97,000 (ex-showroom, Delhi), while the FI version is priced Rs 8000 more than the standard variant. Let’s have a look at how this new affordable adventure tourer can give a tough competition to the segment leader, the Royal Enfield Himalayan.

Hero Impulse 200 review front quarter low

Dimensions

The Hero XPulse is 2223 mm in length, 850 mm in width and 1257 mm high, while the Himalayan is 2190 mm in length, 840 mm in width and 1360 mm high. Even though the Himalayan is shorter in length it has a longer wheelbase of 1465 mm, compared to the Xpulse’s 1412 mm wheelbase. The XPulse gets a seat height of 823 mm and the Himalayan gets a seat height of just 800 mm, but both the bikes get the same amount of ground clearance at 220 mm. The Himalayan can carry 2 more litres of fuel in its tank but the Xpulse 200 weighs a whopping 40 kilos less than the RE!

Hero XPulse 200Royal Enfield Himalayan
Length2223 mm2190 mm
Width850 mm840 mm
Height1257 mm1360 mm
Wheelbase1412 mm1465 mm
Seat Height823 mm800 mm
Ground Clearance220 mm220 mm
Kerb Weight154 kg194 kg
Fuel Tank13 litre15 litre

 

Chassis and Tyres

The Hero XPulse 200 gets a Diamond type frame with a 37 mm double-bush telescopic suspension in the front and a 10-step adjustable monoshock at the rear. On the other hand, the Himalayan gets a 41 mm telescopic suspension at the front and a monoshock at the rear which is attached to a half-duplex split cradle frame. The Himalayan and XPulse both get 21-inch tyres at the front, but the XPulse gets an 18-inch tyre at the rear, while the Himalayan gets a 17-inch tyre.

Hero XPulse 200Royal Enfield Himalayan
FrameDiamond TypeHalf-duplex Split cradle
Front Suspension37 mm Telescopic41 mm Telescopic
Rear SuspensionMonoshockMonoshock
Front Tyre21 inch21 inch
Rear Tyre18 inch17 inch
Front Brake276 mm300 mm
Rear Brake220 mm240 mm

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Features

The XPulse gets single-channel ABS, while the Himalayan gets a dual-channel ABS. The XPulse also gets a more advanced full digital instrument console with Bluetooth connectivity. The Himalayan gets a semi-digital cluster with a compass, but no Bluetooth connectivity. Since both the bikes are made for adventure touring, they share a similar feature, dual-purpose tyres. In addition to all this, the XPulse also gets a side stand and a mileage indicator.

Hero XPulse 200Royal Enfield Himalayan
ABSSingle-channelDual-channel
Digital Instrument ConsoleYesNo (semi-digital)
Side Stand IndicatorYesNo
Mileage indicatorYesNo
Dual-purpose TyresYesYes

 

Engine and Transmission

The XPulse gets an air-cooled, OHC, single-cylinder 200cc engine which produces 18.4 HP at 8000 rpm and 17.1 Nm of torque at 6500 rpm. The Himalayan gets an air-cooled, SOHC, single-cylinder 411cc engine which produces 24.5 HP at 6500 rpm and 32 Nm of torque at 4500 rpm. The RE might weigh 40 kilos more than the XPulse 200, but its motor also develops twice the amount of torque, compared to the Xpulse. Both the bikes get a 5-speed gearbox and fuel injection.

Hero XPulse 200Royal Enfield Himalayan
Displacement199.6 cc411 cc
Power18.1 HP @ 8000 rpm24.5 HP @ 6500 rpm
Torque17.1 Nm @ 6500 rpm32 Nm @ 4500 rpm
Fuel-InjectionYesYes
Gearbox5-speed5-speed

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Also Read: Hero Xpulse 200 Review | Big on Adventure, Small on Price

Price

The Hero XPulse 200 (FI) is priced at Rs 1.05 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi), while the non-FI variant is priced at Rs 97,000 (ex-showroom, Delhi). The Royal Enfield Himalayan is priced at Rs 1,79,000 (ex-showroom, Delhi).

Hero XPulse 200Royal Enfield Himalayan
Price (ex-showroom, Delhi)(FI) – Rs 1,05,000 / Non-FI – Rs 97,000Rs 1,79,000
Hero Impulse 200 review rolling side quarter
Hero Impulse 200 review seat
Hero Impulse 200 review tank side profile

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