In a strong reaffirmation of its aggressive premium product strategy for the Nepal market, Hero MotoCorp, the world’s largest two-wheeler manufacturer, today launched its highly popular premium motorcycle - XPulse200- in the country.
Introducing a new 200cc adventure biking segment, the distinctly characterized XPulse 200 is now available at Hero MotoCorp dealerships across all major cities in the country.
The XPulse 200 has been attractively priced at NPR 385,000/- (ex-showroom Kathmandu).
Earlier this month, Hero MotoCorp had launched two new premium motorcycles in the country – the XPulse 200T and Xtreme 200S. Coming close on the heels of these two bikes, the XPulse 200 has been introduced in Nepal within just a few months of its India launch. This showcases the Company’s strong commitment to bringing its top-of-the-range products, with modern design and superior technology, for its customers in Nepal.
Within just a few months of its launch, XPulse200 has already become the best-selling adventure bike in India and has received very positive initial feedback from global markets like Latin America as well.
With these three new premium motorcycles, Hero MotoCorp now aims to aggressively grow its presence in the premium motorcycle category in Nepal.
Commenting on the launch, Mr. Rajat Bhargava, Head – Global Business, Strategy and Performance Transformation, Hero MotoCorpsaid, “Nepal is an important market in our global growth strategy. With the launch of our new premium motorcycles here, we are confident of appealing to a new customer group. The XPulse 200 is the perfect companion for customers who want to explore more and go beyond the conventional. We are confident of expanding our presence in the market with our diverse and well-rounded product portfolio.”
The XPulse200 has been designed and developed at Hero MotoCorp’s world-class R&D center, the ‘Centre of Innovation and Technology’ (CIT) in the northern Indian city of Jaipur.
Hero MotoCorp’scomprehensive product range in the country, consisting of a wide portfolio, from entry-level to premium two-wheelers now comprises of XPulse Twins (XPulse 200 and XPulse 200T), Xtreme range (Xtreme 200S, Xtreme 200R and Xtreme Sports), Splendor range (Super Splendor, Splendor iSmart 110 and Splendor+), Achiever, Glamour and HF Deluxe motorcycles. In addition to the motorcycles, the Company has an exciting scooter range, including Destini 125, Maestro Edge, Pleasure, Pleasure+ and Duet.
Hero MotoCorp forayed into Nepal in 2010 with Nepal General Marketing Pvt. Ltd. (NGM) as its exclusive distributor in the country. The Company caters to its customers through a fast-growing network of over 250 touch-points, including 72 dealerships, 82 service centers and more than 100 spare part outlets.
The XPulse 200
Nepal’s first 200cc adventure motorcycle – a dynamic, on-road-off-road bike - is targeted at the young and thrill-seeking riding enthusiasts who are scouting for a comfortable and capable riding companion for adventure excursions.
The XPulse 200 comes with two variants of 200cc engine - CV Carburetor - delivering 18.4 PS Power and 17.1 Nm Torque for real-world performance.
The High Tensile Steel Frame offers superior strength, rigidity and responsive handling on any terrain. The Aluminum skid plate, 21" Front wheel and 18" Rear wheel with dual-purpose tires, 220 mm ground clearance, upswept exhaust, Mono shock with 10 Step adjustable Gas Charged Rear Suspension (170 mm Wheel Travel) and Telescopic Front suspension (190 mm Stroke) provides strength to take on any terrain. The upright riding stance an accessible seat height ensures comfort even on long journeys.
Convenience and Safety
To ensure hassle-free excursions that remain uninterrupted even during the night travel, the XPulse 200 comes with full LED headlamps and taillights, under-seat USB charger, protective windshields and luggage plate with bungee hooks. Single-channel ABS offers added control and safety in all conditions.
The XPulse comes loaded with next-gen smart technology features, such as first-in-class ‘Turn-by-Turn Navigation’, LCD instrument cluster with Bluetooth connectivity, Gear Indicator, Trip meter and a service reminder.
The XPulse 200 is available in three colors, including Pearl Fadeless White, Sports Red, and Black.