This August, Hero introduced its first liquid-cooled motorcycle, the Karizma XMR. And now, the engine will power two brand-new motorcycles. A recent spy image that leaked online recently showed two Hero bikes being tested, the Xtreme 210 and the XPulse 210.
In both shape and colour, the engines on both bikes resemble those on the Karizma. A close-up of the XPulse 210 also reveals that the bike has a radiator, indicating that the engine is the 210cc liquid-cooled one. While the video isn’t long, we can see that the XPulse 210 now has all-LED lighting, with bulb-style indicators replaced by sleek LED ones. Other details, like as the spoke wheels, slim profile, and overall tall stance, resemble the contemporary XPulse 200 4V. Surprisingly, it lacks an inverted fork, which we’ve seen on the smaller Xtreme 160R 4V.
When it comes to the Xtreme 210, its headlight may be hidden, but it looks pretty aggressive. And the pointy tank extensions enhance that aggression. The gasoline tank is also heavily sculpted and appears muscular.
While we’re pleased that the Xtreme and XPulse names are benefiting from liquid-cooled engines, Hero will need to address one issue. During our initial ride assessment, we discovered the Karizma’s engine to be fairly peaky. While it works well on a streetfighter like the Xtreme, we’re not sure how it would do on an ADV. It may improve its touring capabilities (which have been the XPulse’s Achilles Heel), but Hero will need to alter the gearing to give it more bottom-end power, which is essential for adventure bikes.
Both motorcycles are expected to arrive near the end of 2024, possibly around the holiday season in October. The Xtreme 210 may thus be priced at Rs 1.60 lakh, while the XPulse 210 might be priced at Rs 1.90 lakh, ex-showroom. In comparison, the top trim of the Xtreme 160R 4V costs Rs 1,36,500, while the XPulse 200 4V Pro costs Rs 1,52,151 (ex-showroom Delhi).