Hero MotoCorp has launched the BS6 Xpulse 200. At this price point, the BS6 bike costs almost Rs 20,000 more than the BS4 model. In the months leading up to its launch, Hero updated its website with some technical information on the new Xpulse. Now that it’s been officially launched, here’s what’s new:
The Xpulse 200 is powered by the same 199.6cc, single-cylinder, fuel-injected engine. However, the bike has lost a little power and torque in the transition to BS6 specifications. Peak output figures stand at 17.8hp at 8,500rpm and 16.4Nm of torque at 6,500rpm, in comparison to the BS4 bike’s 18.4hp at 8,000rpm and 17.1Nm of torque at 6,500rpm. Another significant change is the addition of an oil-cooler.
The oil-cooler and the catalytic converter in the exhaust have brought along with them a 3kg increase in weight, putting the BS6 Xpulse’s weight at 157kg. The rest of the bike, meanwhile, remains identical to the BS4 model.
The Xpulse is available in five colour schemes – White, Matte Green, Matte Grey, Sports Red and Panther Black – with deliveries set to begin very soon. Hero has also made available a Rally Kit for the Xpulse 200. The kit comprises Maxxis off-road tyres, longer travel, adjustable suspension, a taller seat, handlebar risers, bigger footrests and a larger rear sprocket, and is available for both, existing and new customers of the XPulse.