The country’s largest two-wheeler manufacturer Hero MotoCorp recently delivered the first batch of its limited edition adventure motorcycle the XPulse 200 4V Rally Edition. The company delivered the first batch of 100 motorcycles during the inauguration of its first-ever ‘Xpulse Xperience Centre’ in India. According to the company, the first batch of these motorcycles was sold-out within four days of opening the initial booking.
Hero MotoCorp has introduced the Xpulse 200 4V Rally Edition last month in the country at an ex-showroom price of Rs 1.52 lakh. This ADV, which was modelled after the Hero MotoSports Rally bike, has a factory-installed rally package for improved off-road performance. Soon after the launch the company also commenced its bookings and as mentioned earlier it was sold in just four days. Currently, the reservations for the motorcycle are on halt but it is anticipated that it will resume soon.
The deliveries of the first batch of motorcycles took place in Hero’s first-of-a-kind Xpulse Xperience Centre’ at the Big Rock Dirt Park on the outskirts of Bengaluru. The state-of-the-art Xpulse Xperience Centre, complete with tailored riding courses and infrastructure, is designed to give Xpulse 200 4V owners and enthusiasts an unrivalled off-road bike training experience. Hero MotoCorp will gradually expand the number of Xpulse Xperience Centres across the country.
The Xpulse Xperience Centre will feature renowned trainers as well as a fully-rounded curriculum aimed at developing the skills, knowledge, and personality necessary to be an experienced off-road biker. Participants at the first site in Bengaluru will have the rare opportunity to be mentored by Indian star CS Santosh. The venue adheres to all safety standards established by the Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India (FMSCI), and has appointed marshals and the appropriate medical infrastructure.
Speaking on the launch of this one-of-a-kind facility, Ranjivjit Singh, Chief Growth Officer, Hero MotoCorp said, “As a pioneer in the adventure biking segment, Hero MotoCorp has consistently put forth products and initiatives that appeal to the adventure-seeking motorcyclists. Built to fulfill the riding passion of avid bikers, the Xpulse Xperience Center embodies the essence of the iconic Hero Xpulse 200 – a thrilling off-road experience. Through these facilities we aim to provide riders an unmatched opportunity to improve their off-roading skills, on the limitless, power-packed performance of the Xpulse 200 4V. Going forward, we plan to set up similar experiential centres in other parts of the country as well.”
Hero has improved the Xpulse 200 4V Rally Edition over the base model. The Xpulse 200 4V’s factory-installed rally package includes a lifted, fully adjustable front suspension with 250 mm of travel and an adjustable, 10-step rear suspension with 220 mm of travel. An expanded gear lever, a larger side stand, and dual-purpose tyres are some of the further upgrades of the rally edition. This version has Rally Code graphics, Rally Edition decals on the front fender, and CS Santhosh’s signature on the fuel tank in addition to the hardware upgrades.