So far, we have seen an all-out rally version of the Hero XPulse 200 only in racing or rally events. However, that is likely to change soon. According to the latest reports and a type-approval document leak, Hero MotoCorp is working on an even more off-road-focused version of the XPulse 200 4V. Currently, the company offers the XPulse 200 in two models – XPulse 200 2V and XPluse 200 4V. Additionally, both are also available with an additional Rally Kit.
Hero MotoCorp XPulse 200 4V Rally Edition – What Do We Know?
From a recent type-approval certificate that the brand submitted to the Transport Department, we know that Hero is readying an XPulse 200 4V Rally Edition. Interestingly, the document indicates that Hero will sell the Rally Edition as an all-new variant. The components from the Rally Edition will also be available in the form of a kit for the regular model.
It is unlikely Hero will make any changes to the engine. However, we know that the Rally Edition will use the engine from the XPulse 200 4V. Therefore, it will get a 199.6cc oil-cooled single-cylinder engine. This motor produces 18.9 BHP at 8,500 rpm.
The new Rally Edition will also have bigger dimensions. It will measure 2,255 mm in length, 850 mm in width and 1,320 mm in height. The wheelbase, at 1,427 mm, will also be longer. The Rally Edition will also weigh 2 kg more than the standard XPulse 200 4V. The reason for the bigger dimensions and more weight will be a long-travel suspension at both ends. The Rally Edition will also get handlebar raisers, a longer side-stand and knobby tyres.
Hero MotoCorp XPulse 200 4V Rally Edition – Expected Launch & Price
Currently, there are no details available about the Rally Edition’s launch. We do expect to see teasers and leaks when the launch nears. We will likely get this new version around the festive season. With all the additional equipment, the model will carry a price premium over the standard model. For reference, the standard XPulse 200 4V retails for INR 1.32 lakh ex-showroom.