After a ton of teasers and anticipation, Hero has finally taken the wraps off the updated Xpulse 200. It not only features some cosmetic changes but also a lot of mechanical changes as well! Priced at ₹1.28 Lakh, the Xpulse 200 4V will come in three new colours namely Trail Blue, Blitz Blue and Raid Red.
Hero XPulse 200 4v: What’s new?
The main changes to the Adventure bike are in terms of it’s engine. The 199.6 cc, single-cylinder, oil-cooled engine now produces 19.1 hp and 17.35nm of torque. This is thanks to the 4 valve technology as opposed to the previous iteration which featured 2 valves. For reference, the old engine produced 18 bhp and 16 Nm. The 5-speed transmission has also been updated for better performance. There is also an improved oil cooling system to ensure that the engine is stress free in demanding situations. Other changes include a new LED headlight. Hero has also changed the seat profile making the seat more comfortable. Lastly, it can also be fitted with a Rally Kit straight from the factory.
Other mechanical bits and specifications of the XPulse 200 4v remain the same. It gets 220mm of ground clearance and 835mm of seat height. The 21-inch front and 18-inch rear wheels also remain the same. The braking is taken care of by a 276 mm front and 220 mm rear disc brakes with single-channel ABS. It uses 37 mm hydraulic telescopic forks with 190 mm front wheel travel. Whereas the rear makes use of a 10 step pre-load adjustable mono-shock with 170 mm of wheel travel.
The digital instrument cluster also remains the same and it displays a ton of information such as tachometer, gear position indicator, fuel gauge, speed, trip meter, odometer,etc. It also gets Bluetooth connectivity which can be used for turn-by-turn navigation as well. Other features include the Hero Connect app. This app provides information such as geo-fence alert, live vehicle tracking, topple alert, trip analysis, driving score, speed alert, etc.
Future Updates for The XPulse Range?
The possibility of other motorcycles based on the same platform receiving the same set of updates cannot be ruled out either. In the coming few months, it won’t be surprising to see the Xpulse 200T and Xtreme 200S receiving a 4-valve engine configuration with dual-tone shades on offer but we will have to wait for more information to flow in before we can confirm this. The Hero XPulse 200 and the Xtreme 200S are likely to be launched around the festive season and carry a premium of Rs 6,000 over the current model.