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Things to Know About Hero MotoSports Xpulse Rally 200

At the recently held Indian National Rally Sprint Championship 2021 organised by the Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India, Hero MotoSports introduced the new Xpulse Rally 200

Hero MotoCorp’s motorsports division, Hero MotoSports launched the Xpulse Rally 200 at the recently held Indian National Rally Sprint Championship 2021 organised by the Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India. At the tournament, Hero MotoSports racer Yuvakumar rode the new motorcycle and won the group B Modified class (up to 260cc) event. Apart from that, the racer also won the Stock Class Group D event with a stock Hero Xpulse 200 4V. 

Why is this article important?

Hero MotoSports division of Hero MotoCorp is a historic motorsport team that has been representing India in several international motorsport events for decades. The team has taken part in many famous off-road motorsport events such as Rally Du Maroc, Hungarian Baja, Silk Way Rally, Abu Dhabi Challenge, Andalucia Rally, Baja Portalegre, Dakar Rally and more. Therefore, the company’s new rally motorcycle and other developments must be known and appreciated. 

How different is the rally motorcycle from the stock Xpulse 200 4V?

The Xpulse Rally 200 being a rally motorcycle features several elements that are seen on a rally motorcycles/dirt bikes. To begin with, the motorcycle has knobby Maxxis tyres at the front and the rear, and above the tyres is an under-seat exhaust. The fuel tank is compact that allows the rider to grip the tank easily with thighs and knees. Not to overlook, the Rally 200 is equipped with a flat straight seat and at the front, there is a raised fender. 

The engine specs are not confirmed, but it is better than the stock motorcycle

As per the company, the motorcycle features a brand new 200cc engine that delivers better power and torque output. However, the official spec-sheet has not been revealed by the motorsport team. For the record, the Xpulse 200 4V is powered by a 199.6 cc, oil-cooled, single-cylinder, four-valve engine that is mated to a five-speed gearbox. The engine makes a peak power of 18.8hp at 8,500rpm and a maximum torque number of 17.35Nm at 6,500rpm. 

Other rally elements of the Xpulse Rally 200

To take on the off-road challenges, the Rally 200 is equipped with an upside-down fork, whereas the rear suspension has longer travel. Compared to the stock motorcycle, the Rally 200’s weight is only 158 kilograms that has been achieved through the usage of many lightweight components/parts. Last but not the least, foot pegs have been positioned differently along with brand new tapered handlebars. 

Rohit Chatterjee

An alumnus of the Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media, Rohit Chatterjee is a bona fide moto-enthusiast who has worked with several media houses in his brief career. Chatterjee mostly writes features and news articles related to automobiles and motorsports. When not working, he is found on the interstate clocking over 100kmph on his NS200!
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