Hero MotoCorp has launched the BS6 iteration of Xpulse 200 at Rs 1,11,790 (ex-showroom Delhi). The price is up by Rs 5,790 from its BS4 FI model. It is still India's most affordable adventurer tourer bike.
BS6 Hero Xpulse 200: Is there any changes in the bike?
Hero Xpulse 200 is powered by the same 199.6cc, single-cylinder engine. However, earlier this engine was available with both fuel injection and carburettor option. But now it will only come with a fuel injection system. Apart from this, the company has additionally introduced an oil-cooling system. Also, there is a significant drop in its output due to the more confined emission norms. Now, it produces 18.08PS at 8500rpm and 16.45Nm at 6500rpm which is 0.32PS and 0.65Nm lower than its BS4 version. The engine is mated to a 5-speed gearbox with a wet clutch.
Hero has also rerouted the exhaust system. The company has redirected the header-pipe to the muffler, moving it from the underside of the engine. Hence, now it won't run next to the engine. Due to all these changes, the kerb weight of bike increased by 3kg, compared to the 154kg figure of its BS4 version.
Features & Underpinnings
Hero hasn't made any changes in its features list. It still packs a full LED headlamp, LED taillamp, USB charging port and an advanced instrument cluster with smartphone-enabled navigation support. To suit its adventure touring nature it comes with dual-purpose knobby tyres, 220mm of ground clearance, long-travel suspensions, a sump guard, 21-inch spoke wheel at the front & 18-inch wheel at the rear, and high-mounted exhaust.
Telescopic (37 mm Dia) with Double DU Bush (190 mm Stroke)
10 step Rider-adjustable Monoshock
276 mm Petal disc, Single Channel ABS
220 mm Petal disc
Rally kit is also on offer
Hero has recently introduced a rally kit for Xpulse 200 at a cost of Rs. 38,000. This kit includes a Maxxis rally-spec tyres, a flatter seat, handlebar risers, fully adjustable longer travel suspension, bigger footrest and a larger rear sprocket and many more. It is available for both existing and new customers of the Hero XPulse 200. Customers can buy these off-road-ready accessories individually also.
BS6 Hero Xpulse is available in 5 colours options: White, Matte Green, Matte Grey, Sports Red and Panther Black.
In the price bracket of Rs 1.2 lakh, there is no direct rival of Hero XPulse 200. However, it comes as a cheaper alternative to the Royal Enfield Himalayan. Though, it cannot provide you with highway cruising capabilities like Himalayan. But in a tighter budget, it can definitely give you the same feel and that too with adventure touring capabilities. Also, the rally kit has made the icing on the cake for the enthusiast riders.