CB200X vs Xpulse – List of Differences

The next question for any ADV buyer with a budget of around 1.5 Lac will be between CB200X vs Xpulse. We list the key spec differences between these two models..

The new budget ADV from Honda the CB200X has launched after a short phase of hype. In this article, let us check out how tech specs-wise the New CB200X is different from another affordable ADV Xpulse from Hero MotoCorp.

CB200X vs Xpulse
Honda CB200X

CB200X vs Xpulse

Here are the major differences

Engine & Power: The XPulse packs in a slightly bigger engine and it also produces more power and torque.

Suspension: While the Xpulse gets conventional telescopic shock absorbers at the front, the CB200X comes with more premium looking golden colored upside down front forks. However, travel of Xpulse’ is more.

Tyres: The CB200X continues with the same tyre specs of the road-going Hornet 180 but they are block pattern. Xpulse comes with more off-road friendly 21-18 inch set-up.

Ground Clearance: GC is one of the most important trait for ADVs and the Xpulse comes with a very high ground clearance of 220 mm whereas the CB200X continues with the same 167 mm set up of the streetfighter.

Weight: One area where the Honda outscores the Hero is the weight. CB200X is lighter by full 10 kilos.

Fuel Capacity: The Xpulse comes with an added fuel tank capacity of 1 liter over the CB200X.

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Seat Height: The CB200X comes with a more accessible seat height of 810 mm; the Xpulse is higher by 13 mm.

Xpulse vs CB200X – Spec Differences

SpecificationsHonda CB200XHero Xpulse
Engine Displacement184.4cc199.6cc
Engine Type4 Stroke, SI Engine, BS-VIOil cooled, 4 Stroke 2 Valve Single cylinder OHC, BS-VI
Max Power12.7 kW @ 8500 RPM13.3 kW (17.8 bhp) @ 8500 RPM
Max Torque16.1 Nm @ 6000 RPM16.45 Nm @ 6500 RPM
Fuel SystemPGM-FiAdvanced Programmed Fuel Injection
IgnitionSelf-startSelf Start and Kickstart
ClutchMulti-Plate Wet ClutchMulti-Plate Wet Clutch
Frame TypeDiamond TypeTubular Diamond
Front SuspensionUpside Down Front Fork (USD)Telescopic (37 mm Dia) with Double DU Bush (190 mm Stroke)
Rear SuspensionMonoshock10 step Rider-adjustable Monoshock
Front Tyre110/70-17 M/C 54S (Tubeless)90/90-21
Rear Tyre140/70-17 M/C 66S (Tubeless)120/80-18
BrakingSingle Channel ABSSingle Channel ABS
Brake type & size (front)Disc 276 mmDisc 276 mm
Brake type & size (rear)Disc 220 mm
Disc 220 mm
ElectricalsFull LEDFull LED
Kerb Weight147 kgs157kgs
Ground Clearance167mm220mm
Fuel Tank Capacity12 liter13 liter
Seat Height810mm823mm

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Despite scoring much higher on almost all parameters, the Hero Xpulse has been priced pretty well. It starts at INR 1.20 Lac whereas the Honda CB200X costs INR 1.44 Lac. Hero also offers an off-road kit for the Xpulse at an additional cost.

CB200X vs Xpulse

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So, if there is a question of one motorcycle between these two – the Xpulse definitely is better in terms of specs and ADV features. However, if you are looking for a motorcycle for both city rides and occasional soft roading, with a semi-fairing, you can also check out the Honda.