Hero XPulse 200T 4V launched at ₹1.26 lakh
- Hero XPulse 200T 4V: The motorcycle now gets a four-valve engine instead of a two-valve unit. It also gets numerous cosmetic upgrades.
After several spy shots and teasers, Hero MotoCorp has finally launched the XPulse 200T 4V in the Indian market. It starts at ₹125,726 (ex-showroom), so the prices have been hiked marginally. The motorcycle has been updated cosmetically as well as mechanically. At this price, the XPulse 200T 4V will be competing against the Honda Hornet 2.0, Bajaj Pulsar NS200 and TVS Apache RTR 200 4V.
In terms of cosmetic upgrades, the XPulse 200T 4V now comes with neo-retro styling and there are more prominent graphics now with new colour schemes which are Sports Red, Matt Funk Lime Yellow and Matt Shield Gold.
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The LED headlamp gets a chrome ring around it with a visor. The LED position lamps have been repositioned and lowered by 20 mm. There are also fork gaiters that protect the front forks from dirt accumulation. The grab rail for the pillion is new and the engine head is finished in red.
In terms of features, the motorcycle comes with a digital LCD instrument cluster with smartphone connectivity and call alerts, turn-by-turn navigation, an under-seat USB charger, a gear indicator and a side-stand engine cut-off sensor.
The engine is now a 200 cc 4 Valve oil-cooled unit that produces 18.8 bhp at 8,500 rpm and a peak torque output of 17.3 Nm at 6,500 rpm. It comes mated to a 5-speed gearbox and the gear ratios have been revised for better acceleration and for tractability. The 4 valve configuration has helped in improving mid-range and top-end power because of which the engine now stays stress-free at higher revs.
Suspension duties are handled by 37 mm forks in the front and a 7-step adjustable mono-shock suspension at the rear. Braking duties on the motorcycle are done by a 276 mm disc in the front and a 220 mm disc at the rear. At the rear, there is a 130 mm radial tyre and Hero MotoCorp is using petal discs.