The recently spied Hero Xpulse 200 4V had the same styling as the current 2-valve model
Hero MotoCorp’s upcoming Xpulse 200 with a 4-valve (4V) head has been spied while it was undergoing on-road tests with 2 people aboard.
The main giveaway is the presence of a ‘4 valve’ sticker on the fuel tank of the motorcycle that features a new paint scheme and a few other notable changes.
At present the 199.6cc, oil-cooled, 2-valve engine that powers the Xpulse 200 (making 17.8 BHP and 16.45 Nm of torque) runs out of puff while propelling the 157 kg motorcycle at highway speeds.
Thus, it seems that Hero has decided to give the bike a bit more oomph by swapping the current head to a 4-valve unit by way of which the largest bike manufacturer will be able to extract more power from the 200cc motor.
As mentioned above, the dual-purpose motorcycle did have a few other notable changes over the 2-valve model with which it shares its styling.
Sporting a Blue with Black paint scheme, the bike has revised graphics, grey-coloured engine casings, while the heat shield and a part of the exhaust canister come painted in a shade of grey as well.
No other changes have been made to the bike which sports a circular LED headlight, flyscreen, 13-litre fuel tank, single piece seat, wire-spoked wheels (21-inch up front and 18-inch at the rear), disc brakes and single channel ABS.
Similarly, its full-digital instrument display, switchgear and Bluetooth connectivity feature should remain untouched as well.
Although the spied Hero Xpulse 200 4V did have the same suspension setup of the 2-valve model, the automaker might tweak the setup in light of the changes made to the engine.