Hero Xpulse 200 BS6 Long-Term Report: January 2021

By Jared Solomon | on January 29, 2021

We just got the first servicing of the Xpulse 200 done and our little urban enduro is no longer the fantastic commuter motorcycle it once was. That’s because we have now fitted the Xpulse 200 with the ‘Rally Kit’. It now gets a new front and rear suspension, handlebar risers, new gear lever, side stand, higher ground clearance and a much higher seat.

The Xpulse was one of my favourite commuter bikes but now that it also gets the knobby Maxxis off-road tyres it can no longer be ridden on the road properly. The new Rally Kit, instead, makes this bike one of the most affordable dirt-bikes in the country and as we found out in our off-road feature in this issue, the Xpulse 200 with the Rally Kit is a very capable machine and it can even be entered into rally competition racing. Now, if we just change the tyres to the normal road tyres, then the Xpulse can be ridden once again on the street, and I do think that I just might do that. The Xpulse looks amazing when fitted with the Rally Kit and I would still very much like to ride it on the road. But, for the next few weeks, I will be hitting the dirt a lot with this wonderful machine.

  • LOGBOOK

When it came: September 2020

Current Odo reading: 1,575kms

Mileage this month: 125kms

Fuel efficiency: 28km/l

What’s good: Off-road ability

What’s not: Weak handlebar

Read more:

Hero Xpulse 200 BS6 Long Term Report: December 2020

Hero Xpulse 200 BS6 Long Term Report: November 2020

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