Hero XPulse 200 Rally Kit Price List Revealed
The complete rally kit for the Hero XPulse 200 costs Rs 38,000
- The Hero XPulse 200 Rally kit that’s currently on sale is road legal.
- The rally kit shown at EICMA had an Akrapovic exhaust and bigger sprockets, which aren’t road legal.
- This kit greatly improves the off-road performance of the stock motorcycle.
- It’s available at select Hero dealerships.
Hero MotoCorp introduced the rally kit for its flagship dual-purpose motorcycle, the XPulse 200, back at EICMA 2019 and then launched it in the country in February 2020. The complete kit costs Rs 38,000 and now, we’ve gotten our hands on the detailed price break up of the kit:
The one shown at EICMA as well as Hero World 2020 featured an Akrapovic exhaust and larger sprockets (12 and 40 teeth). While these two parts enhance the dynamics of the motorcycle, they aren’t street legal. Hence, Hero MotoCorp decided to skip the two parts and is currently offering the rest of the bits so that it can be fitted onto the stock bike while keeping it road legal.
The cartridge type front fork offers damping adjustability and 250mm travel as opposed to the stock freevalve non-adjustable forks’ 190mm. At the rear, the 10-step preload adjustable monoshock with 170mm travel in the stock bike is replaced with a preload and damping adjustable monoshock with a longer 220mm travel. Thanks to the longer travel suspension in the rally kit, the ground clearance has been increased from 220mm to a generous 275mm. This along with the 108mm taller seat (933mm tall seat in the rally kit) could make maneuvering the bike a bit difficult for shorter riders.
The stock 90-section front and 120-section Ceat Gripp XL dual-purpose tyres are replaced by Maxxis Cross Cl knobbies measuring 80-section front and 100-section rear in the rally kit. Thanks to the risers, the handlebar is 40mm taller. To ensure motocross boots are compatible with the gear lever, it has been extended by 27mm in the rally kit. Additionally, the bike also gets a 10mm longer wheelbase (1420mm), 0.5 degree greater caster angle (27 degrees) and a 6mm longer trail length (116mm) to enhance the bike’s offroad dynamics. The rally kit is available at select Hero dealerships.
That said, there have been no changes done to the engine. In its BS6-compliant avatar, the stock 199.6cc single-cylinder air-cooled fuel-injected engine with oil cooler churns out 18.08PS at 8500rpm and 16.45Nm at 6500rpm. It works alongside a 5-speed transmission. Brakes include a 276mm front petal disc with single-channel ABS and a 220mm rear petal disc. Priced at Rs 1.06 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) for the BS4-compliant, stock XPulse 200, it has no natural rivals but the upcoming Yamaha WR 155R comes pretty close. Another off-road worthy alternative in the current market would be the Royal Enfield Himalayan. Now that the lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic has been relaxed a bit, expect Hero MotoCorp to launch the BS6-compliant version soon.