As I bid adieu to our long term Xpulse, I'm going to miss the little adventures I had with it. I've taken it for touring, used it for my daily commute, and even some off-roading, considering the conditions of our roads during monsoon. In the monsoons, many a time the roads get flooded and water blocks the way. Despite this, I had no hesitation riding straight through the water in the Xpulse. The 220mm ground clearance and bigger wheels helped me cruise through with ease. My commute also has a lot of speed breakers and broken tarmac patches, and the Xpulse has tackled them very smoothly. Well, no speed breaker is too high, and no pothole is too deep for the Xpulse. The perks of an adventure motorcycle!
I've been riding the Xpulse for three months, and I've had a good experience with it. Although it's a 200cc engine, but it lacks power compared to other 200cc bikes. But it's not disappointing at all. At city speeds, it delivers power instantaneously when needed and it's the most affordable dual-purpose motorcycle in the segment. I would recommend starting off with this if you want an entry level off-roader.
When it came: November 2019
Current Odo reading: 3,704kms
Mileage this month: 279kms
Fuel efficiency: 37km/l
What’s good: Riding comfort, easy to handle
What’s not: Low top end, narrow seat
Also read - Hero Xpulse 200 FI Long Term Report: July 2020