Hero MotoCorp has just launched an update for its small, adventure-style motorcycle in the form of the 2022 Hero XPulse 200 4V, which is priced at Rs 1.28 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The only significant change with this adventure bike from Hero is the engine employing a four-valve setup instead of the existing Hero XPulse 200’s two-valve setup. This change in the 200 cc single-cylinder engine has slightly increased the XPulse 200’s power output figures. The four-valve, oil-cooled engine makes 19 hp at 8,500 rpm and 17.35 Nm of peak torque at 6,500 rpm, which is one horsepower and one Nm more than the two-valve engine variant.
Other changes on the XPulse 200 4V include an updated cooling system that should improve heat management on rides within city limits, a tweaked transmission, and altered gear ratios to provide better tractive effort and acceleration.
Feature-wise, the XPulse 200 4V continues to boast a complete digital LCD instrument cluster with smartphone connectivity and call alerts, turn-by-turn navigation, gear indicator, eco mode, and two trip meters along with single-channel ABS as standard.
The XPulse 200 4V remains all-terrain-friendly with its long-travel suspension (190 mm front and 170 mm rear, with 10-step rear monoshock adjustment) and 21-inch front and 18-inch back spoke wheels, an aluminum bash plate, and dual-purpose tyres. Stopping power comes from 276 mm front and 220 mm rear disc brakes, with standard single-channel ABS.