Recently, two motorcycles by Hero Motocorp were spotted testing, and now there is another one. Previously spotted were the adventure bike and a fully faired sports bike, and the newly spotted test mule is an adventure tourer, which is photographed for the first time. This upcoming bike is anticipated to be powered by a 300cc single-cylinder engine. This bike is fitted with a digital instrument console and a half fairing.
In addition to it, there is an upswept exhaust canister, a rectangular swingarm, and USD front forks. Remarkably, the bike is outfitted with wire-spoked wheels and block pattern tyres. When compared to the Xpulse 300 test mule, this is a lower motorcycle with smaller tyres—maybe 17 inches at both ends. The rear tyre looks to be larger than that of the Xpulse. As a result, suspension travel and ground clearance are reduced.
The intention appears to be to build as many motorcycles as possible on the same chassis to maximise economies of scale. As a result, Hero Motocorp will also be able to target different client groups as a result of this. However, this also implies that the Xpulse will continue to focus on being a more off-road-focused bike, while the Adventure Tourer may meet a broader buyer need.
Given the incompleteness of this test mule, we feel we are still a long way from launch, with a final showdown likely early next year at the very least. We're not sure if Hero will call this model the Xpulse T, although a different moniker would be more appropriate. These new upcoming models of the popular two-wheeler will undoubtedly surprise speed enthusiasts.