The Hero Xpulse 200T 4V has finally gone on sale after months of being spied and teased on the internet. Here are the top five things to know about the latest Hero bike in the market.
The 200T 4V is the road-biased version of the Xpulse family and, as a result, looks markedly different from the on/off-road bike. While the tank and body panels are the same, it is finished in new two-tone colours – Sports Red, Matt Funk Lime Yellow and Matt Shield Gold. It also gets a smaller flyscreen that crowns an LED headlight, which sits lower than the Xpulse 200 4V. The high-mount mudguard over the front wheel has been taken off, and instead, you get a conventionally mounted unit. The wheels themselves are smaller, 17-inch alloy wheels at both ends shod with tubeless, road-biased tyres. The rear tyre, in fact, is a radial and is 130mm wide.
Same engine as the Xpulse 200 4V
A big step up for the 200T comes in the form of the modern, 4-valve engine that also powers the Xpulse 200. The 199.6cc air-and-oil cooled engine makes 19.1hp at 8,500rpm and 17.3Nm at 6,500rpm. It is paired with a 5-speed gearbox. Compared to the Xpulse 200T 2V, the peak output figures are 0.7hp and 0.2Nm higher.
The Xpulse 200T 4V has a decent set of features such as an LED headlight and tail-light, an all-digital instrument cluster with Bluetooth connectivity, which also shows turn-by-turn navigation. Hero has also thrown in a nifty, USB charger under the seat, and side stand engine cut off.
Hero has done a great job with the pricing of the Xpulse 200T 4V. At Rs 1.25 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) you get a 200cc class, 20hp bike for the price of 150cc bikes such as the Yamaha FZS-Fi and the Honda XBlade. The only motorcycle that can come close to it – based on output figures and price – is the TVS Apache RTR 160 4V.
The Hero Xpulse 200T 4V can be booked at any Hero MotoCorp dealership in India. Deliveries of the bike are expected to begin shortly.