Hero MotorCorp has updated its official website and listed the BS6 emission compliant Hero XPulse 200 and the Hero XPulse 200T indicating that the brand will be launching the motorcycles soon in the Indian market. Hero MotoCorp at the Hero World 2020 revealed the BS6 compliant Hero XPulse 200.
The Hero XPulse 200 in its BS6 avatar is expected to come with an upgraded air/oil-cooled engine with an external oil-cooler mounted vertically on the left-hand side that helps the off-roader run cooler and sustain higher RPMs as compared to the air-cooled-only predecessor. The BS6 model will also be available only with fuel-injection and the carburettor version is likely to be discontinued.
The BS6 compliant XPulse 200 is powered by the same 199.6cc single-cylinder air-cooled, 4-stroke 2-valve OHC mill that now produces 17.8 PS of power and 16.45 Nm of torque matched to a 5-speed constant mesh gearbox with a wet-multi-plate clutch. To put things into perspective, the BS4 compliant XPulse 200 used to produce 18.4 PS of power and 17.1 Nm of torque coupled to a 5-speed constant mesh gearbox with a wet multi-plate clutch.
The BS6 emission compliance is likely to be achieved using a larger catalytic convertor system that reroutes and runs down from the header under the engine and then back up to the muffler. On the predecessor, the exhaust header runs next to the engine block and goes back up to the muffler. Even with the new rerouted exhaust system, which goes underneath the belly, the brand claims that the ground clearance has been retained to its original 220mm, but the new BS6 model tips the scale at 157 kgs which is 3 kgs more than the BS4 (fuel-Injected) version and 4 kgs more than the BS4 carburetted version, owing to the larger and heavier catalytic convertor system as well as the added oil-cooling system.
Hero MotoCorp at the Hero World 2020 event also launched the XPulse 200 Rally Kit priced at INR 38,000 which includes a fully adjustable telescopic front fork with 250mm of stroke, a ten-step fully adjustable rear Mono Shock with 220mm of stroke, rally-spec tyres from Maxxis, a ‘Flat Bench’ seat, handlebar risers, an extended gear lever to accommodate large off-road boots and long side stand. These Rally Parts can also be bought individually from select Hero dealerships.