EICMA 2018: Hero XPulse 200T Unveiled

Hero MotoCorp has unveiled a brand new motorbike referred to as the Hero XPulse 200T on the EICMA motorbike proven in Milan, Italy. The XPulse 200T is a brand new mannequin primarily based on the 200 cc platform that already has the premium commuter, the Xtreme 200 R, and the journey tourer, XPulse 200, which can be launched along with the XPulse 200T in early 2019. The XPulse 200T has been positioned as a "Tourer," in accordance with Hero MotoCorp. The bike has been designed preserving in thoughts the sensible necessities of a touring motorbike, with concentrate on ergonomics, and loading functionality with its giant baggage plate.

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The Hero XPulse 200T Desert Idea builds on the XPulse 200T with an even bigger entrance wheel and extra floor clearance

The XPulse 200T is powered by the identical 198 cc, single-cylinder, two-valve engine that's shared with the Hero Xtreme 200R. On the Xtreme 200R, the engine places out 18 bhp at eight,000 rpm, and 17.1 Nm of peak torque at 6,500 rpm. In contrast to the Xtreme 200R although, the XPulse 200T can be extra feature-rich. Along with LED lights, entrance and rear, the XPulse 200T may also function single-channel ABS, and a full-digital speedometer with Bluetooth connectivity and turn-by-turn navigation. Clearly, with the brand new vary of 200 cc bikes positioned extra as inexpensive, but premium merchandise, Hero has set its eyes on volumes within the quickly rising 200-400 cc motorbike section.

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Hero unveiled a number of 200 cc ideas, together with an XPulse 200T Cafe Racer Idea

"Hero MotoCorp is globally identified for its fuel-efficient and dependable merchandise, sustainable manufacturing and frugal engineering that drive the wheels of financial system in a number of areas. Whereas we consistently attempt to maintain bettering our present iconic merchandise, we have now been presently focussing on creating increased capability, youthful and thrilling merchandise. Going forward, we plan to set the benchmark within the excessive capability premium segments as nicely, like we have now carried out within the different segments," stated Pawan Munjal, Chairman, Managing Director and Chief Govt Officer, Hero MotoCorp.

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Hero additionally explored a Scrambler-styled idea bike primarily based on the XPulse 200T

"The journey and touring motorbike segments are very talked-about internationally and right here we're showcasing Hero's imaginative and prescient for these segments with the XPulse 200T primarily based on our distinctive XPulse platform. We intention to additional increase this platform and add extra merchandise to our portfolio by the second quarter of the subsequent yr. Concurrently, we have now used the brand new XPulse 200T for a singular initiative of co-creating numerous ideas with customisation specialists, and showcased the engineering prowess of creating a flexible platform. This additionally gives us a possibility to seize the rising development of direct buyer engagement whereas opening the door to a brand new line of companies," stated Malo Le Masson, Head of World Product Planning, Hero MotoCorp.

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Hero will organise a voting contest, and primarily based on votes, one of many ideas just like the Flat Observe above, will make it to manufacturing

The 4 customized bikes - a Café Racer Idea, a Desert Idea, a Scrambler Idea and a Flat-Observe Idea - have all been designed and developed on the XPulse 200T platform. Hero will launch a voting contest, and the idea which will get most votes, will go into manufacturing. The completely different ideas might additionally see manufacturing primarily based on particular wants and calls for of variants to concentrate on particular buyer wants and Hero's world markets. The ideas, in-built collaboration with world design homes, might also be used to develop Hero's equipment division, aimed toward offering the client extra customising choices.