The road-biased version of Hero MotoCorp’s XPulse 200 ADV was finally launched on December 20, 2022. Ever since the BS6 norms came into effect, the two-wheeler maker stopped selling the 200T 2V and focused only on its off-road adventure-focused sibling. Meanwhile, the company developed a new 4-valve head for the 200cc oil-cooled mill and updated the XPulse 200 4V.
And now, the tourer bike is also equipped with its sibling’s 4-valve engine with added power and torque figures. Priced at Rs 1,25,726 (ex-showroom, Mumbai), the XPulse 200T 4V becomes a complete package in Hero’s two-wheeler portfolio. This update makes the 200T an attractive and youthful product and shows the brand’s commitment to launch more such offerings.
Let’s take a detailed look at what’s new with the XPulse 200T 4-Valve.
The XPulse 200T 4V is offered with three all-new dual-tone paint schemes namely Sports Red, Matte Funk Lime Yellow, and Matte Shield Gold. These color schemes make the bike bold, funky and attractive. Sports Red is a combination of black panels with red highlights. While the Matte Funk Lime Yellow scheme features matte silver paint panels with fluorescent lime decals. Finally, Matt Shield Gold is just a new iteration of the old bike color.
An interesting element in the new version is the colored cylinder head depending on the chosen color scheme. In the Sports Red color, the cylinder head is painted red while in Matte Shield Gold, it appears in a shade of bronze gold. Although in the Matte Funk Lime Yellow paint scheme, it is painted regular black.
Compared to its predecessor, the 4V gets a few extra bits including fork cover gaiters, a visor, and new graphics. The front visor above the all-LED headlight is smaller than its ADV version. Circular full LED headlamp with chrome ring enhances the look of the new retro styled motorcycle.
Specifically, based on customer feedback, Hero has lowered the headlamps by 20mm to improve the bike’s throw and visibility. Its fuel tank and body panels remain unchanged with 17-inch alloy wheels at both ends.
Engine and gearbox
The 200cc, single-cylinder, oil-cooled engine in its 4-valve form proves to be much better than the previous 2-valve setup. The addition of a 4-valve head allows for much smoother power flow, especially at higher RPMs while being vibration-free. Power has also increased to 19.1PS at 8500rpm, while torque is up to 17.3Nm at 6500rpm.
In addition to more power in the mid- and top-range, the 4-valve fuel-injected engine delivers stress-free performance even at highway speeds. Thus, making the Turing badge more suitable. Hero has left the 5-speed gearbox untouched.
On board, the XPulse 200T 4V features an all-digital LCD instrument console with smartphone connectivity, call alerts and turn-by-turn navigation. Additionally, it features an underseat USB charger, a gear indicator, and a side-stand engine cut-off function to ensure safety.
The Tourer is suspended by 37mm front forks and a 7-step adjustable monoshock with braking duties handled by 276mm front and 220mm rear petal disc brakes. The company has equipped the bike with single channel ABS and 130 mm wide radial tires. The rear plain grab handle has also been changed to a more retro, tube type one.
Overall, Hero MotoCorp has made the XPulse 200T 4-Valve a more rounded proposition with the updates, and here’s hoping that this time around, the bike sells in big numbers.