What I have always loved about the Hero Xpulse 200 is that it’s a very comfortable motorcycle to ride in the city. I have been using the bike as my daily commuter because I can ride it effortlessly in the city. When the roads are open, the 200cc motor offers punchy acceleration. When the traffic begins to pile up, the bike is very light and easy to ride and manoeuvre through the crowded roads.
I also really like the seat height because I can get a commanding view of the road ahead. Parking the bike is very easy and it’s just such an easy bike to live with. The best part about the Xpulse though has to be its suspension setup. Because it’s a commuter-enduro machine you can just glide over any bad road that comes your way. When I ride to rural locations just outside of the city, I can confidently go over any bad road surface. I still think that the Xpulse is perhaps one of the best commuting motorcycles for Indian cities.
After about two months of riding this new bike, I do feel like the brakes have lost a bit of bite. The bike is due for its first service though and I think I will also update the bike with the Rally Kit. Watch this space for more updates.
When it came: September 2020
Current Odo reading: 1,450kms
Mileage this month: 350kms
Fuel efficiency: 28km/l
What’s good: Great for commuting
What’s not: Front brakes
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