Hero Xpulse 200 4V Rally Edition was unveiled at launch of new talent hunt by the company… Rally kit will also come for standard variant…
So, a few days back, a type-approval document leaked that revealed that Hero is on the verge of adding a new hardcore off-roading variant to their Xpulse 200 4V line-up and will be calling it the ‘Rally Edition’.
Now, Hero MotoCorp, along with their racing team Hero MotoSport, have officially unveiled the ‘Hero Xpulse 200 4V Rally Edition’. This unveil happened during the announcement of their new ‘Hero Dirt Biking Challenge’ talent hunt and was done in presence of Indian rally champion & 1st Indian Dakar participant – C.S. Santosh.
In addition to the new variant, the company will also be offering the ‘Rally Kit’ to the existing Xpulse 200 4V customers, which is expected to have improved performance than the existing Rally Kit offered only on the Xpulse 200 2V model.
The leaked document has also revealed that the Rally Edition will be a separate variant altogether which will, most probably, sit at the top of the Xpulse 200 Range. Additionally, the document has also revealed that the new variant will be carrying increased dimensions than the standard model to make it more capable off-road –
- New Wheelbase – 1427 mm – 17 mm more than standard.
- New Overall Width – 850 mm – remains unchanged.
- New Overall Length – 2255 mm – 33 mm more than standard.
- New Overall Height – 1320 mm – 62 mm more than standard.
- This new height number means that the Rally Edition will have a total suspension travel of nearly 230 mm, compared to the standard 170 mm in the front.
- New Kerb Weight – 290 Kg – 12 kg more than the standard.
Furthermore, the new Xpulse 200 4V & the Rally Edition are expected to sport the new Headlight design which was revealed recently. With the increased dimension and improved hardware, these off-road bikes will be riding on spoked-rims covered with knobby rubber.
Coming to the mechanicals of the Xpulse 200 4V Rally Edition, we expect that the powertrain will remain untouched. The 199.6 cc, 4-valve, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine will still be producing 19 HP and 17.35 Nm of torque, connected to a 5-speed transmission.
Also, expect the new Rally Edition to carry a hefty premium over its standard model. Currently, the Xpulse 200 4V is available at Rs. 1.32 Lakh. So we are predicting the Rally Edition could be asking Rs. 1.45 Lakh – Rs. 1.5 Lakh (ex-showroom) when launched.