Hero MotoCorp has just launched the Hero Xpulse 200 Rally Kit in India at Rs 38,000. The kit will be available at select Hero dealerships across the country starting March this year.
The Xpulse 200 Rally Kit, designed and developed at the company’s Center of Innovation and Technology at Jaipur, was first unveiled at the EICMA 2019 at Milan in Italy.
Hero involved their MotoSports Rally Team during the development phase of the Rally Kit. The kit arrives with a certification by the (FMSCI) Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India, and is certified as street legal – meaning it can be used on public roads.
The new Xpulse 200 Rally Kit brings a bunch of visual and mechanical changes to the stock motorcycle. The kit brings with it a compression and rebound adjustable set of front forks that offer 250mm of travel.
It also features a ten-way adjustable rear mono-shock that offers 220mm of travel. The Rally Kit also features handlebar risers and a flat seat layout, offering purpose built ergonomics.
The motorcycle features knobby tyres by Maxxis, an extended gear shifter to accommodate rally style boots, and a longer side stand. The motorcycle also arrives with upgraded sprockets (12 teeth at the front, 40 at the rear), making the bike quicker off the line as compared to the stock Xpulse 200 model.
No changes have been made to the engine and the motorcycle continues to feature a 199.6cc air-cooled single-cylinder engine that produces 18 brake horsepower and 17.1Nm of torque.
The engine is available with both a carburetor and fuel-injected formats, and comes mated to a five-speed gearbox. The Xpulse 200 Rally Kit does not include the Akrapovic exhaust system that was featured on the motorcycle showcased at the EICMA 2019.
The motorcycle is currently priced at Rs 99,500, and will cost Rs 1.38 lakh with the Rally Kit. All prices mentioned are ex-showroom, Delhi.