Hero Xpulse 200 Long Term Report: December 2019

By Divyank Kushagra Bansal | on December 29, 2019

The Hero Xpulse 200 FI is the latest entrant into our two-wheeler long-term fleet, and I must say that the bike offers a surprisingly good riding experience on regular roads despite being a thorough adventure motorcycle. While I’ve only had the bike for a few days, a short ride in and around the city has made it clear that the Xpulse 200 can easily become an everyday riding companion. The 199.6cc motor has a smooth thrum, and since I have the top-spec Fuel-Injected (FI) version, cold starts are not an issue at all. Thanks to the large wheels & long-travel suspension, the Xpulse 200 glides over uneven surfaces. However, go over a deep pothole or a sharp speed bump, and the rather firm suspension setup ensures a body-rattling jolt. The gear & clutch operation is smooth as well, but some might feel the gear lever is set a tad bit too high, resulting in awkward ankle movements. One area where the Xpulse 200 can improve is braking. While the brakes have plenty of bite, the feel of both the front & rear brake levers is really numb that detracts from the overall riding experience. More details on the riding comfort & engine performance coming soon!  

  • LOGBOOK

When it came: November 2019

Current Odo reading: 1,037kms

Mileage this month: 95kms

Fuel efficiency: 37km/l

Faults: None

What’s good: Ride quality

What’s not: Braking feel

Also read - Hero XPulse 200 Review

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