Hero Xpulse 200 4V booking window reopened

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New Hero Xpulse 200 4V
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Hero Xpulse 200 4V was launched in October last year at a starting price of Rs 1.28 lakh

A popular choice for thrill seekers, Hero Xpulse 200 4V is one of the most affordable adventure bikes in the country. About two months after launch, bookings were closed after the first batch sold out. Hero MotoCorp had said it will focus on deliveries before taking bookings for the next batch. For the first batch, the company had a targeted delivery time of 45 days.

Hero Xpulse 200 4V bookings reopened

Those who missed it before can book their Xpulse 200 4V at Hero’s eSHOP. They have to pay an advance of Rs 10k. If the demand is high, the company will take a limited number of bookings just like last time. Along with the reopening of bookings, the price of the bike has been increased by Rs 2k. Ex showroom starting price of Hero Xpulse 200 4V in Delhi is now Rs 1.30 lakh.

With this latest price increase, no new updates have been introduced for Xpulse 200 4V. The decision is likely based on an increase in production costs. Last December, Hero MotoCorp had announced a price increase for most of its two-wheelers.

The new prices would come into effect from January 4, 2022. The prices would be increased to Rs 2k and varied based on the model and variant. In January 2022, several other two-wheeler manufacturers announced price increases. The list includes Royal Enfield, Yamaha, Kawasaki and Ather.

New Hero Xpulse 200 4V
New Hero Xpulse 200 4V

Hero Xpulse 200 4V Motor and Specifications

The Xpulse 200 4V variant comes with a 4 valve motor, compared to a 2 valve OHC setup used with the standard Xpulse 200. A 4 valve setup offers multiple benefits including improved performance. It improves airflow to the engine, which in turn ensures efficient fuel combustion. While increasing power, a 4-valve arrangement also reduces emissions.

In the case of Hero Xpulse 200 4V, power and torque are increased by 6% and 5% respectively. In addition, the power delivery has witnessed tangible improvements in the mid and top range. Vibrations are reduced, which applies even when the bike is reaching top speeds.

The Hero Xpulse 200 4V is powered by a 199.6 cc, oil-cooled engine. It delivers maximum power of 19.1 hp at 8,500 rpm and maximum torque of 17.35 Nm at 6,500 rpm. It is mated to a 5-speed constant mesh gearbox. In comparison, the standard Xpulse 200 delivers 17.8 ps and 16.45 Nm.

Xpulse 200 4V has a diamond-shaped frame with telescopic front fork and monoshock rear suspension. The bike has 21 inch front and 18 inch rear wheels. Braking duties are performed by 276mm and 220mm petal discs front and rear, respectively.

While Hero MotoCorp will continue to focus on gasoline-powered two-wheelers, it is expected to take its first steps into the EV space soon. Hero MotoCorp’s first-ever electric scooter is likely to launch this year. It was developed in collaboration with Taiwan-based Gogoro. The company is also looking at other opportunities, which is evident from its recent investment of Rs 420 crore in Ather Energy.