Adventure tourer segment has matured in the past few years otherwise there was a time when customers had to spend a lot to own these bikes. They are versatile and offer an experience that is unmatched resulting in huge demand, ultimately even pushing bike manufacturers to come up with as many adventure tourers as they can. Recently, Hero MotoCorp has updated its already existing budget-friendly adventure tourer, the XPulse 200 4V for 2023 and the changes are significant.
Planning to enter this segment? Check out the details related to the 2023 Hero XPulse 200 4V below.
- 2023 Hero XPulse 200 4V has made its debut.
- Powered by a BS6-Phase 2 compliant motor.
- Available in two variants: Standard and Pro.
2023 Hero XPulse 200 4V: What’s new?
The 2023 XPulse 200 4V is not the regular Hero bike one would expect it to be. Rather, it is an adventure motorbike that focuses primarily on an unmatched off-road experience. For starters, there are two variants called Standard and Pro.
The Pro variant here is superior and is more off-road focused. It gets a fully adjustable 250mm front suspension and a 220mm rear setup. The seat height of the same is 850mm with a revamped handlebar and stand to serve the purpose.
Hero MotoCorp once again launched the bike with a price tag starting at Rs.1.43 Lakhs (Standard) and 1.50 Lakhs (all prices, ex-showroom, Delhi) for the Pro variant.
The new XPulse 200 4V has received the biggest update in the form of a revision in its heart. It is the same 200cc 4V unit but is now E20 compliant. The engine also matches the BS6 Phase-2 emission norms, making it cleaner when compared to the outgoing model.
So many updates related to the same component, phew! But what hasn’t changed is the output from this motor. It remains the same at 19.1PS and 17.3Nm, making XPulse 200 4V reasonably powered.
For optimum performance, Hero is offering three ABS modes on the updated bike. These are Road, Off-Road and Rally, and are basically there to adjust the overall performance and riding dynamics according to the terrain. The automaker has also worked on the visibility factor of the new XPulse 200 4V and even the windscreen is taller when compared to the outgoing model. What else differentiates the new bike from the outgoing model? Well, it is the colour scheme with bold graphics that makes a difference. To be precise, there are four shades namely Techno Blue, Matte Nexus Blue, Pro White and Black Sports Red for sale. And to make the Rally variant exclusive, Hero has decided to offer variant-specific graphics as standard.
While addressing the media, Ranjivjit Singh, Chief Growth Officer, Hero MotoCorp said “The introduction of the E20 and OBD-II compliant XPulse 200 4V is a strong reiteration of our focus on the premium segment, in a sustainable manner. The XPulse has rapidly become one of our most popular premium motorcycles among customers in India and across our global markets. This motorcycle caters to the new-age explorers who are equally conscious about making eco-friendly choices. Fulfilling their aspirations for adventure and offroad thrill, the new XPulse 200 4V aims to create a differentiated experience for the riders with significant advancements on all key fronts – performance, connectivity, technology, and styling.”