EXCLUSIVE: Hero XPulse 200 BS6 Bookings Commence
Select dealers across the country have started accepting bookings for the bike unofficially
- The booking amount ranges from Rs 1,000 to Rs 2,000 depending on the dealership.
- Expect Hero MotoCorp to launch the motorcycle next month.
- It is likely to command a premium of around Rs 10,000 over the BS4-compliant model.
Unofficial bookings for the Hero XPulse 200 BS6 have commenced at select dealerships across the country. The booking amount ranges from Rs 1,000 to Rs 2,000, depending on the dealership. Expect the brand to launch the motorcycle next month and deliveries to start soon after.
As per our dealer sources, the Hero XPulse 200 BS6 will command a 10-15 per cent hike in its price. This translates to at least around Rs 10,000 over the current BS4 Hero XPulse 200, which retails at Rs 1,06,500. Sources have also revealed that it might come with an oil cooler. This justifies the steep hike in price. Also, the addition of the oil cooler will help the engine run optimally for a longer duration than a conventional engine.
At present, the 199.6cc air-cooled fuel-injected motor churns out 18.4PS at 8000rpm and 17.1Nm at 6500rpm, paired with a 5-speed transmission. Expect a slight drop in power or torque in the BS6-compliant model owing to emissions restrictions. Only the FI variant will be available in a BS6-compliant guise.
The rest of the motorcycle will remain unchanged. It will continue to employ long-travel suspension, disc brakes, and spoke wheels on both ends.
If you’re still looking to buy the BS4 Hero XPulse 200, you might want to hurry up as several Hero dealerships across the country have started clearing out stocks. Some dealers may even offer discounts as a part of their stock clearance sale. The nearest rival to the Hero XPulse 200 is the Royal Enfield Himalayan BS6.
BS4-compliant Hero XPulse 200 shown for representation
All prices ex-showroom, Delhi