In India, Hero MotoCorp has introduced the Xpulse 200 4V Rally Edition. This ADV is inspired by the Hero MotoSports Rally bike and comes with a factory-fitted rally kit for improved off-road capabilities. The new Xpulse 200 4V Rally Edition will be available for purchase online on Hero MotoCorp's official website beginning today (July 22nd) at 12 PM and ending on July 29th at 12 PM.
In terms of updates, the Xpulse 200 4V's factory-fitted rally kit includes a taller and fully-adjustable front suspension with 250mm travel and a fully-adjustable 10-step rear suspension with 220mm travel. With a seat height of 885mm, handlebar risers of 40mm, ground clearance of 270mm (+50mm over the standard version), wheelbase of 1426mm (+26mm), and an increased trail of 116mm, the motorcycle gains improved off-roading dynamics. It also has a longer gear lever, 21-inch front and 18-inch rear spoke wheels and dual-purpose tyres.
The Hero Xpulse 200 4V Rally Edition is powered by the same 199.6cc, single-cylinder, oil-cooled, fuel-injected, 4-stroke, 4-valve engine that powers the regular Xpulse 200 4V. This engine produces 18.9 bhp and 17.35 Nm of peak torque when paired with a 5-speed manual transmission. It has an LED headlight with DRL, a digital instrument cluster with Bluetooth connectivity, and other features.
According to Malo Le Masson, Head of Strategy & Global Product Planning at Hero MotoCorp, “Hero Xpulse 200 has created a league of its own. For the Adventurer making its own track, technology and performance packed to go anywhere, the Xpulse 200 4V is the best companion. The Rally Edition brings exceptional off-road capabilities through factory-fitted Rally kit and tuned for the very best riders, together with a unique design inspired by our Dakar machines.”
The new Hero Xpulse 200 4V Rally Edition is priced at Rs 1.52 lakh ex-showroom and will be available for pre-order on July 22 at 12 PM. The Hero Xpulse 200 4V Rally Edition is said to be a limited-edition model however, the figure has yet to be revealed.