The Hero Xpulse 200 4V Rally Edition dials things to eleven.
Hero MotoCorp has launched the limited-run Xpulse 200 4V Rally Edition in India. The motorcycle has been priced at Rs 1.52 lakh (ex-showroom), which means that it demands a premium of Rs 16,000 over the base model.
The motorcycle gets the brand’s factory racing colours of white and red and is powered by the same 200cc single-cylinder oil-cooled engine, producing 18.9bhp and 17.35Nm of torque.
The Xpulse 200 was already a seasoned off-road motorcycle, but what dials things to eleven in the Rally Edition is its altered dynamics. The motorcycle gets fully-adjustable front forks with 250mm travel and a 10-step adjustable rear shock with 220mm travel. The seat is now higher at 885mm as opposed to the 825mm of the standard version. In addition to this, the ground clearance has also increased by 50mm. The motorcycle also gets a longer gear shift lever and a longer side stand.
The braking hardware of the standard version has been retained, and the motorcycle rides on 21-inch front and 18-inch rear wheels wrapped in dual-purpose rubber. Other things that have been retained include the LED lighting and Bluetooth connectivity features in the instrument panel.
While Hero has said that the Rally Edition will be a limited run, the number of units that will exit the production ramp has yet not been disclosed. Apart from the rally edition, a few internal documents that were leaked recently also suggest that Hero is also planning to offer a Rally Kit with the 4V. While not much information about it is available yet, we expect the company to introduce it soon.