The Hero Xpulse is a favorite among Indian motorcyclists due to its reliable nature, ease of riding, low maintenance costs and very affordable asking price. The Xpulse 200 4V improved on this formula, and we liked it so much we were expecting one to join the evo Fleet (take the Hero hint!)
Hero MotoCorp is now stepping things up with the Xpulse 200 4V Rally Edition which has been launched at a price of Rs 1.52 lakh (ex-showroom), complete with factory fitted rally kit and modifications to further enhance its off-road capability. The Xpulse 200 4V Rally Edition is offered as a limited edition and will only be available between July 22 and July 29.
What’s different about the Hero Xpulse 200 4V Rally Edition?
The Hero Xpulse 200 4V Rally Edition benefits from fully adjustable suspension at both ends with more travel – 250mm front and 220mm rear, which is 60mm and 50mm more than the travel at both ends of the standard Xpulse 200 4V. Although it retains the same 21-inch and 18-inch wheel setup front and rear, ground clearance has increased by 50mm, now measuring 270mm. At 1426mm the wheelbase is 16mm longer and you’ll also sit higher thanks to the 885mm seat height, which is 60mm higher than on the standard 200 4V. The 270mm ground clearance should also add extra confidence in overcoming off-road obstacles, given that it is 50mm higher than the standard Xpulse. With the increased height and ground clearance, the Xpulse 200 4V Rally Edition also benefits from a longer side stand, as well as a longer gear lever. Luckily, all of these changes only resulted in a 2kg weight gain to 160kg, meaning the Xpulse 200 4V Rally Edition should retain the nimbleness and nimbleness of the standard Xpulse.
Design-wise, the Xpulse 200 4V Rally Edition remains identical to the standard Xpulse, save for increased height and a paint scheme inspired by the Hero MotoSports rally bike. It also features CS Santosh’s autograph on the fuel tank.
The Hero Xpulse 200 4V Rally Edition also retains the same 199.6cc liquid-cooled powertrain that produces 18.9hp at 8500rpm and 17.35Nm of torque at 6500rpm, and is mated to a five-speed transmission. In terms of equipment, the Xpulse Rally retains the digital LCD instrument cluster, and with it turn-by-turn navigation, smartphone connectivity, gear position indicator, single-channel ABS, 40mm handlebar risers , eco mode and two meter trips.
Considering that the rally kit with all that extra gear alone costs Rs 46,000, the Xpulse 200 4V Rally Edition should make more sense, as it comes with a factory fitted rally kit and you will only have to pay a premium of Rs 13,000 on the standard Xpulse 4V. However, you only have a limited time to reserve yours on the Hero eShop portal, as reservations start from July 22 and will remain open until July 29.