Hero Xpulse 200 4V Rally Edition revealed ahead of launch, features long suspensions
Hero Xpulse 200 4V Rally Edition has been revealed ahead of launch in India. It sports new bold graphics in red and black shades for a sporty look. The engine head gets a red finish unlike the usual Xpulse engine head’s silver finish.
The suspension and exhaust have been completely blacked out and the headlamp clamps get a grey finish. The pictures are likely to have been clicked during an internal event for dealerships.
Overall, the bike looks massive with a true-blooded off-road attire. It’s likely to offer some serious performance off the roads. The bike is expected to kick-start the off-roading culture in the country.
Hero is not only readying the Rally Edition, but also the updated Rally Kit for the existing Xpulse customers. The kit, which is already on sale for a price tag of Rs. 38,000/-, will get subtle changes this time around.
Earlier, a leaked type approval certificate revealed the dimensions of both the Rally Edition as well as the regular model installed with the Rally Kit. Both the iterations have increased dimensions than the regular model.
While the Rally Kit’s length, width, and height is 2243 mm, 850 mm, and 1308 mm, the Rally Edition is even more bigger at 2255 mm, 850 mm, and 1320 mm. While the wheelbase of the Rally Kit has been increased to 1419 mm, the Rally Edition sports a even bigger wheelbase at 1427 mm.
Both the iterations will be based on the Xpulse 200 4V and not the 2 valve model. The Rally Kit weighs 1 kg more and the Rally Edition weighs 2 kg more than the regular Xpulse 200 4V. The increased dimensions are a result of increased suspension travel at both ends.
Expect increased ground clearance and seat height as well. Hero will also offer a host of accessories when both the iterations go on sale sometime soon. When launched, the Xpulse 200 4V Rally Edition will become the country’s first true-blooded production off-roader.