The Hero Xpuse 200 4V is expected to get a Rally Kit soon. And if that doesn't excite you, what about an altogether new Rally Edition variant?
A recently leaked type approval document suggests that Hero is working on a rally kit for the Xpulse 200 4V. Interestingly, the document also hints at an altogether new variant, called the Rally Edition.
Now, the Xpulse 200 4V was already a significant upgrade over the 2-valve version. But we were in the hopes that Hero would come up with a rally Kit for the bike. Something that we loved in the previous version as well. In the 2-valve version, the Rally Kit came with longer-travel suspension and more off-road focused tyres and ergonomics, among other things. And now, Hero seems to have something similar in the pipeline for the 4V, but it will have a little more than before.
If you’re among those who want a bespoke package to suit specific needs, then the Rally Kit will be the way to go about it. With the complete package, the motorcycle will be taller and slightly longer, with a longer wheelbase. The package will also add a kilo to the kerb weight adn will retain previous features like the flexibility of suspensions, more off-road friendly tyres, and tweaked ergonomics, courtesy of a new seat and handlebar risers.
The document in question also reveals that the manufacturer is planning to introduce a new Rally Edition of the bike, which will come with significant changes. Most of these changes will dial its off-roading prowess to 11. The Rally Edition variant is expected to be even taller and longer and get a longer wheelbase than that of the Rally Kit-equipped version.
As far as the pricing goes, we expect the new Rally Kit to be priced similar to that of the 2-valve version, which would be around Rs 38,000. The Rally Edition, on the other hand, is likely to demand a high premium.