Hero MotoCorp has substantially upgraded the Xpulse 200. The motorcycle makes more power and gets revised mechanical bits for a nominal price hike of Rs 5,000.
Hero has upgraded the Xpulse 200 adventure motorcycle. The updates include a new four-valve engine head, revised gear ratios and new colour schemes.
All of the updates have come at an additional cost of Rs 5,000. The Hero Xpulse 200 4V costs Rs 1.28 lakh (ex-showroom). Courtesy of a new engine head, the Xpulse 200 4V makes marginally more power than the outgoing Xpulse 200.
The four-valve, 199cc, single-cylinder, oil-cooled engine puts out 18.8 bhp at 8,500rpm and 17.3Nm at 6,500rpm. These figures are more by 1bhp and 0.9Nm compared to the two-valve engine head setup of the Xpulse 200.
The cycle parts, however, are the same as the older motorcycle. The braking hardware has been carried forward as well, therefore, the Xpulse 200 4V continues with a single-channel ABS.
Hero says the new motorcycle has an enhanced LED headlamp unit. The instrument cluster is the same all-digital unit and offers features such as turn-by-turn navigation, Bluetooth connectivity and gear shift indicator.
In terms of looks and design, the new motorcycle is unchanged. Hero has offered a new set of colour schemes – Trail Blue, Blitz Blue, and Red Raid. Also, the popular Rally Kit will be is sold alongside the new motorcycle.
The next launch that is expected from the Hero MotoCorp stable is the new Pleasure Xtec. Following that, Hero is expected to bring in the updated version - four-valve - of the Xtreme 200S that will have the same power plant as the Xpulse 200 4V.