A hardcore version of Hero’s entry-level ADV, the XPulse 200 4V Rally Edition has recently been introduced in the Indian market. It will be sold in limited numbers and you can book it online from 22 July 2022, 12 pm onwards till 29 July 2022, 12 pm. But what makes the Rally Edition different from the standard XPulse 200 4V with the optional Rally Kit? Let’s find out.
– Visible Changes: Thanks to the Hero MotoCorp’s factory racing colors and graphics, the XPulse 200 4V Rally Edition looks distinct from the model with Rally Kit. That said, the Rally Edition comes draped in a red-white & black triple-tone color scheme with Hero MotoSports Team Rally decals. Further, it misses out on the flat rally seat that you get with the Rally Kit. But it sports an autograph of Chunchunguppe Shivashankar Santosh on the fuel tank.
– Dimensional Changes: – To aid better command off-road, the Rally Kit gets a flattered & significantly taller bench-style seat (933mm seat height), whereas the Rally Edition features a single-piece contoured seat at a much more accessible height of 885mm. Complementing these figures is the massive 270mm of ground clearance in the Rally Edition, 5mm lesser than the model with Rally Kit.
– Tyres: A significant difference between the Rally Kit and the Rally Edition is the Maxxis knobby tyres, which are included in the Rally Kit.
– Price: The Hero XPulse 200V Rally Edition costs Rs 1,52,100 (ex-showroom) that makes it Rs 16,122 more expensive than the standard model. On the other hand, the optional Rally Kit adds Rs 46,000 to the regular model, which makes the bike cost Rs 1.82 lakh (ex-showroom), around Rs 30,000 more than the Rally Edition.
Aside from the above-mentioned changes, both the Rally Edition and Rally Kit offer fully adjustable front forks (250mm travel) and a 10-step adjustable rear suspension (220mm travel), a taller side stand, handlebar risers, and an extended gear lever. At the heart of these off-road focused variants is the same 200cc 4-valve-oil-cooled engine that makes 19.1PS of maximum power at 8500rpm and a peak torque of 17.35Nm at 6500rpm.