Hero XPulse 200 4V Rally Edition Launched At Rs 1,52,100
The hardcore, rally-inspired variant will be available in limited numbers only
The motorcycle is draped in Hero MotoCorp’s factory racing colours of white and red and has graphics in tune with the livery of Hero MotoSports Team Rally. What is a bit surprising but should bode well for amateur off-roaders is the absence of the tall, flat rally seat.
What makes the already seasoned off-roader even more capable is its altered dynamics. The XPulse 200 4V Rally Edition gets a fully adjustable front fork with 250mm travel and a 10-step adjustable rear shock with 220mm wheel travel. This makes it the most affordable bike in India to get fully-adjustable suspension as standard or as a variant, displacing the TVS Apache RR 310.
The seat height has gone up from 825mm to 885mm and the ground clearance too has increased by 50mm. The bike also gets a raised handlebar, longer gear shift lever and a lengthened side stand (to account for the increased ground clearance). Tipping the scales at 160kg, it’s a miniscule 2kg more than the standard XPulse 200 4V.
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The 21-inch front and 18-inch rear wire-spoked wheels wrapped in dual-purpose rubber and the braking hardware have been retained. Even the LED illumination and Bluetooth-compatible LCD console remain unaltered.
Xpulse 200 4V Rally Edition is powered by a 200cc single-cylinder air-cooled mill with oil cooler. It makes 19.1PS and 17.35Nm, same as the XPulse 200 4V.
Hero has said the XPulse 200 4V Rally Edition is a limited-run model. However, the detail on the number of models the marque plans to dish out hasn’t been revealed yet. What further boosts the exclusivity factor is that the Rally Edition gets signed by Indian National Supercross and Motocross champion, CS Santosh The Rally Edition is priced at Rs 1,52,100 (ex-showroom Delhi), which is Rs 16,122 more than the standard XPulse 200 4V.
Official bookings for the bike commence on June 22 on Hero’s website. If you have the standard XPulse 200 4V, you can still opt for the Rally Kit, which offers even more goodies like Maxxis knobby tyres and a flat, rally-style seat. The Rally Kit will cost you Rs 46,000 though.