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Re: Hero X Pulse 200
« Reply #20 on: April 14, 2021, 07:24:04 am »
You can also check out Bajaj:

there used to be a forum member who commuted on a bajaj pulsar. He once posted his full running cost after something like 75000kms of trouble free riding and it was dirt cheap to buy and  to run
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Re: Hero X Pulse 200
« Reply #21 on: April 14, 2021, 07:28:36 am »
They claim 66 kms per litre on that 125, this sound hard to believe.
 

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Re: Hero X Pulse 200
« Reply #22 on: April 14, 2021, 09:40:17 am »
You can also check out Bajaj:

there used to be a forum member who commuted on a bajaj pulsar. He once posted his full running cost after something like 75000kms of trouble free riding and it was dirt cheap to buy and  to run

Dogmatix has a 180 Bajaj.  He's done over 50 000 kilos with absolutely no issues.  He says he gets over 650 km to a tank and when this one is worn out he'll get another.
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Re: Hero X Pulse 200
« Reply #23 on: April 14, 2021, 09:42:36 am »
                                          Xpulse 200                                     Honda CRF300L
Power:                            13.3 kw (17.8 bhp)                            20.1 kw (27 bhp)
Weight:                                 157 kg                                              142 kg

I don't think there's much to compare.
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Re: Hero X Pulse 200
« Reply #24 on: April 14, 2021, 09:46:09 am »
It worries me when it is said that a bike is "basically a Honda" but it is half the price.

Worry all day long Dan, but it is !
Will you feel better if I tell you that Honda makes, made actually so btw due to their agreement/cooperaion (Hero & Honda) having expired, money on every single one sold?
These days the Honda support-bit is not present anymore..... but with what, 7 million units sold I doubt such is needed  :P
Yeah, yaya, any future Hero models will not have the official Honda genes in them, but I'd trust Hero blindly to make newer models which will be as utterly reliable as the current & older models because they've been busy as this game for quite a while already, with staggering numbers of units produced which put Honda's unit numbers into the shade!
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Re: Hero X Pulse 200
« Reply #25 on: April 14, 2021, 09:47:37 am »
price 40999 vs 84999


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Re: Hero X Pulse 200
« Reply #26 on: April 14, 2021, 10:12:05 am »
Does Honda still sell the 180XR ? Would that not be a better option, even second hand.
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Re: Hero X Pulse 200
« Reply #27 on: April 14, 2021, 11:27:56 am »
Why would it be better?

You all sound like Toyota owners who buys the Bakkie for the resale value......

Aussies compare the Mahindra with the Land Cruiser, so good it is. It's only souf Africans who dishes it.

Same with this little bike.

It has sold millions world wide, but SA people will still tune go buy a Honda instead of a Hero Honda ???

Nee fok, ek weet nie Meer nie.
« Last Edit: April 14, 2021, 11:30:51 am by LouisXander »
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Re: Hero X Pulse 200
« Reply #28 on: April 14, 2021, 11:43:40 am »
Just do it Ross, Hero is a great brand with solid bikes..... you cannot go wrong :thumleft:
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Re: Hero X Pulse 200
« Reply #29 on: April 14, 2021, 11:50:17 am »
Aussies compare the Mahindra with the Land Cruiser, so good it is. It's only souf Africans who dishes it.

I know of a cattle-farming family, a dad & 2 sons.
Dad, holding the purse strings, suggested they use Mahindra's and not buy Cruisers anymore, "too costly".
He and one son did so, the other son said stuff that and bought a new cruiser.
2 Mahindra's each further - TWO! - and the current Mahindra's need replacing again, however that same Cruiser is still going strong.... as per expected of course, their reputation doesn't grow on trees.
"Goedkoop is Duurkoop" applies here, and it is for THIS reason that 'souf Africans who dishes it', for very proper reasons!
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Re: Hero X Pulse 200
« Reply #30 on: April 14, 2021, 11:52:44 am »
Why would it be better?

You all sound like Toyota owners who buys the Bakkie for the resale value......

Aussies compare the Mahindra with the Land Cruiser, so good it is. It's only souf Africans who dishes it.

Same with this little bike.

It has sold millions world wide, but SA people will still tune go buy a Honda instead of a Hero Honda ???

Nee fok, ek weet nie Meer nie.

Not quite true Louis, rural farms and business are ruled by Mahindra's for the daily hard grind and generally accepted as rock solid hard work horses (WHILE THEY LAST)  :thumleft:.... LC's have become just too expensive to generally use as they traditionally were in days gone by as daily workhorses.... Only problem is the Mahindra depreciates faster than your GS can do 0-100 (disposable LDV).... reason why most, me too, stick to Toyota rather because they continue to command a premium price second hand and demand is and will stay high for forseeable future  ;)

« Last Edit: April 14, 2021, 01:12:42 pm by Roxtar »
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Re: Hero X Pulse 200
« Reply #31 on: April 14, 2021, 11:55:10 am »
Ag nee wat Burp. Me on the other hand knows of a farmer who bought Mahindra and had to replace his Cruiser and his Mandindra is still going strong. Known of a few of them actually. But nou ja, it's off topic
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Re: Hero X Pulse 200
« Reply #32 on: April 14, 2021, 11:57:12 am »
Why would it be better?

You all sound like Toyota owners who buys the Bakkie for the resale value......

Aussies compare the Mahindra with the Land Cruiser, so good it is. It's only souf Africans who dishes it.

Same with this little bike.

It has sold millions world wide, but SA people will still tune go buy a Honda instead of a Hero Honda ???

Nee fok, ek weet nie Meer nie.

Not quite true Louis, rural farms and business are ruled by Mahindra's for the daily hard grind and generally accepted as rock solid hard work horses (WHILE THEY LAST)  :thumleft:.... LC's have become just too expensive to generally use as they traditionally were in days gone by as daily workhorses.... Only problem is they also depreciate faster than your GS can do 0-100 (disposable LDV).... reason why most, me too, stick to Toyota rather because they continue to command a premium price second hand and demand is and will stay high for forseeable future  ;)
Is so ne Andre, that's also the reason most Toyota Bakkie are found in JHB/PTA. Farmers can't afford them anymore.....
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Re: Hero X Pulse 200
« Reply #33 on: April 14, 2021, 12:03:25 pm »
It's easy to outsell the competition when their bikes last twice as long as yours  :pot:

On a serious note, I despise anything Indian built - not because of the brand, but because of the hands that put it together.
Quality control is a very big factor in why there are so many people touting Honda's success.
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Re: Hero X Pulse 200
« Reply #34 on: April 14, 2021, 12:15:15 pm »
Funny how everybody dished the Chinese built XR125L for poor welds etc back in 2011. The clutch cable snapped eventually last month after 10 years, bought it new in 2011 for my daughter, now 26,then my eldest rode it, he's 21,now my youngest rides it, he's 16
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Re: Hero X Pulse 200
« Reply #35 on: April 14, 2021, 12:26:31 pm »
Why would it be better?

You all sound like Toyota owners who buys the Bakkie for the resale value......

Aussies compare the Mahindra with the Land Cruiser, so good it is. It's only souf Africans who dishes it.

Same with this little bike.

It has sold millions world wide, but SA people will still tune go buy a Honda instead of a Hero Honda ???

Nee fok, ek weet nie Meer nie.

You know Louis, this is where the internet is so wonderful.

I quickly Googled Landcruiser problems, and Mahindra Scorpio problems.

My goodness, you must be daft to buy a Mahindra.
 

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Re: Hero X Pulse 200
« Reply #36 on: April 14, 2021, 12:31:16 pm »
Older Scorpio or the new S series Dan?
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Re: Hero X Pulse 200
« Reply #37 on: April 14, 2021, 12:33:54 pm »
I rode a Honda Estorm 125 for many years the 3km to work and back. Nice bike, but I now have a 2nd hand CRF250L.
Just get one and thank me later. The issue is that the smaller bikes are just to small for what you want to do. From 250cc onwards they start getting a life.
In this case 50cc makes a huge difference. I can actually ride on the N1 with the CRF250L and pass slower traffic @ 130km/h, which you will not be able to do on the Hero 200 or smaller.
Hero tried to open here in 2014 and did not succeed. Maybe they will now at the 2nd attempt, but Honda is the safe bet.
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Re: Hero X Pulse 200
« Reply #38 on: April 14, 2021, 12:39:36 pm »
Why would it be better?

You all sound like Toyota owners who buys the Bakkie for the resale value......

Aussies compare the Mahindra with the Land Cruiser, so good it is. It's only souf Africans who dishes it.

Same with this little bike.

It has sold millions world wide, but SA people will still tune go buy a Honda instead of a Hero Honda ???

Nee fok, ek weet nie Meer nie.

You know Louis, this is where the internet is so wonderful.

I quickly Googled Landcruiser problems, and Mahindra Scorpio problems.

My goodness, you must be daft to buy a Mahindra.

Toyota Landcruiser 76:  R731 000.00
Toyota Landcruiser 200: R1 152 000.00
Mahindra Scorpio S11: R350 000.00

Or, daft to compare them?   :pot: :peepwall:
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Re: Hero X Pulse 200
« Reply #39 on: April 14, 2021, 12:52:49 pm »
I looked at the Hero bikes at Fire It Up this morning.
They seem quite nice.
They certainly seem, at first glance, to be made of stronger stuff than the usual alternative brands.
The little Xpulse thing looks like a cross between an old XL500 & a RE Himalayan.
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