Hero MotoCorp has just launched the all-new XPulse 200 4 Valve in India. As the name suggests this new and updated XPulse gets a 4 valve engine which should address the existing issues of low cruising speed and vibrations at higher RPM’s. Of course the slightly more power is also welcome. The new 4 Valve variant of the XPulse 200 will be sold alongside the existing version as of now. It also gets an optional FMSCI approved Road Legal Rally Kit.
In terms of spec, the engine now produces 6% more power and 5% added torque. This, along with an updated oil cooling system, improved seat profile and upgraded LED headlights, makes for a decent upgrade to the existing version.
The XPulse 200 4 Valve has been priced at INR. 1,28,150/- (Ex-Showroom, Delhi) and will come in three new exciting color options – Trail Blue, Blitz Blue, and Red Raid.
The XPulse 200 4 Valve is equipped with a BS-VI 200cc 4 Valve oil cooled engine which produces a power output of 19.1 PS @ at 8,500 rpm and torque of 17.35 Nm @ 6,500 rpm. The 4 Valve oil cooled engine not only provides superior power across the mid and top-end speed range but also offers stress free engine performance even at high-speeds, while keeping the vibrations in control.
For better heat management in heavy traffic, the cooling system is now updated with a 7 fin oil cooler. The significantly improved transmission setup in XPulse 200 4V offers better strength and durability, while the gear ratio has been updated for better tractive effort and acceleration. The LED headlights have also been updated for better throw.
It continues to boast the segment-first features such as full digital LCD instrument cluster with smartphone connectivity and call alerts, Turn-by-Turn navigation, Gear indicator, Eco Mode and two Trip meters and Single Channel ABS as standard offering.
The long suspension travel of 190 mm front and 170 mm rear along with 21” front and 18” rear spoke wheels remain the same. The motorcycle is also equipped with an aluminum skid plate that protects the engine, new toothed brake pedal for maximum grip and control, and an upswept exhaust that enables deep water crossing.
The dual-purpose tyres, 10-step adjustable mono-shock suspension, accessible seat height of 825 mm and high ground clearance of 220 mm firmly assure you a smooth ride regardless of terrain.
The XPulse 200 4 Valve also comes with luggage plate with bungee hooks to carry luggage even with a pillion passenger, a protective windshield and a USB charger.
XPulse 200 4 Valve rally kit
The Rally Kit will transform the XPulse 200 4V into a full blown rally machine. The Rally Kit is completely road legal and also homologated for FMSCI approved motorsports events.